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RX-7V Spencer 40 year anniversary


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1978. A young 17-year old rookie named Frederick Burdette Spencer, nowadays better known as ‘’Fast Freddie’’ wins the U.S. National Road Racing Championship. 40 years and 3 GP world titles later he is still wearing the same helmet brand. In 1983, Spencer won his first 500cc World Championship at the age of 21, becoming the youngest racer ever to win the title. His epic battles with Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene will be remembered as the absolute highlights of Grand Prix Racing. Freddie achieved all of this wearing an Arai helmet with his now iconic red, white and blue design. To celebrate the close partnership between Freddie Spencer and Arai, we introduce a 40th anniversary version of the Spencer design in two colour schemes.


The RX-7V Spencer 40th Red is the modern version of the classic Spencer design. New are the gold and black striping and the new, yet familiar, lines of the design. A special decal featuring the Stars and Stripes flag and the ‘’Freddie Spencer 1978-2018 Anniversary’’ text can be found at the chin piece.

The RX-7V Spencer 40th Silver offers the same features and design, but is finished in dark blue and silver.


  • Arai uses a net structure core, assembled and bonded within Super Fiber and other special synthetic fibers. These special fibers are also used for the visor panel of F-1 helmets and have superb characteristics in tensile strength and flexibility. Our shells are carefully molded with multiple material layers including a Super Fiber belt across the helmet, just above the visor opening for extra strength. We have also developed a new resin in pursuit of a lightweight but very strong shell.
  • VAS (Variable Axis System)
  • In any helmet, regardless of brand, the amount of energy that can be absorbed is limited. Therefore, avoiding potential impact energy by glancing off should also be a key function of a helmet. So we have been pursuing a sleek shape that is more likely to glance off energy. Most shield mounting systems require indents with a high pivot point in the shell, even Arai, so as to open and close the shield. On the new "VAS", the mounting position was lowered 24mm in pursuit of the ideal smoother shape that increases the ability of glancing off energy. As a result, this has made it possible for the shell to be completely smooth above the test line of the Snell standard.

Additional Information

ColourRed/ Silver
Sizexs:53-54cm S:55-56cm M:57-58cm L:59cm XL:60-61cm