RR » Michael Dunlop in break with tradition

'I have a winning machine and tyre package and now with the confidence that comes from wearing Shoei, I can concentrate on the day job' - Michael Dunlop

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irish james - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 2:29 PM

apparently Joey's yellow helmet design with the black stripe down the middle came about when he added a stripe of electrical tape down the middle of the lid to hide some scratches.. how times have changed! Good to see Michael doing what's needed to make a career for himself.

srad - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 5:25 PM

Irish James, you are partly right, Joey's first helmet was polycarbonate, made in a mould in two halves, then joined down the centre, Joey didn't like the look of the join so ran a length of insulation tape down it.

BQ - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 8:57 PM

Sorry to see Michael change from the iconic Arai to Shoei. Some things should not be changed from Tradition, but I suppose money talks the walk. Should not slow him down any.

G.O.M - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 9:40 PM

Changing helmet is no biggie and not a break in any tradition in the Dunlop family.
Consider Joeys first full-face was a yellow Boeri that he stuck the insulating tape down the middle of.
He then switched to Kangol and kept the same scheme.
Arai only came on board as Joey got famous.

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