Linda Dunlop, the wife of the late Joey Dunlop, holds the new special edition Arai helmet that is painted in the colours Joey used in 1985.
The helmet is now on sale and coincides with a special commemoration of the Ballymoney man’s career at this year’s Classic TT on the Isle of Man in August that will include a parade lap of machines raced by the 26 times TT winner.
Joey’s widow Linda said: “I am happy that the new Arai has come about, it looks great and i know that Joey’s fans from around the world have been looking for another replica to be done by Arai.” Linda said.
“It keeps Joey’s memory alive. I am also happy that local Northern Ireland company Crossan’s TheVisorShop.com are taking care of the sales and mail order of the new helmet.”
Adrian Crossan, managing director of Crossan Motorcycles Ltd / TheVisorShop.com said: “We are delighted to be entrusted by Arai as the Sole European Retailer of this new Joey 1985 Classic Replica.
“Crossan’s have a long association with the Dunlop family through knowing Joey and Linda personally and also having been the main sponsor of Robert for many years, we also sponsored Michael at the beginning of his career for a number of years. Crossan’s also have a long association with Arai Europe and UK stretching back almost 25 years.
“The new RX7-GP Joey 85 Classic is a replica of the helmet he wore throughout the 85 season with distinctive Downtown Radio livery, with just 300 helmets for europe which are all numbered and supplied with matching certificates personally signed by Linda Dunlop, we expect these to sell out fast.
“Orders are now being taken online at www.TheVisorShop.com with delivery expected by the end of July 2014,” added Adrian Crossan of Crossan Motorcycles.