1997 - First overall in the Japanese Championship as a offical HRC team rider, 250cc class; winner of the Japanese GP race, Suzuka, as a wild card in the 250cc class
2001 - 250cc World Champion, Team Telefonica Movistar
2002 - Seventh overll in the MotoGp class, Team Fortuna Honda Gresini, and "Rookie of the Year"; winner, "8 Hours of Susuka"
In April of 2003, Kato lost his life in a high speed crash during the first race of the Moto GP Series, held at his home track, the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.
The demands that a world-class racer puts on his or her equipment may be second to none, but that hasn't stopped SHOEI from producing a pure racing helmet that can also meet the needs of today’s performance-driven enthusiasts. Born from racing, the X-Twelve combines integral feedback from professional racers around the globe with SHOEI’s 50 years of helmet building experience, the very latest in technology, and the most advanced materials known to man. Track certified by the fastest riders on the planet, the X-Twelve’s innovative features unite to form the most progressive racing helmet on the market.
Aerodynamic Shell Design
Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System
AIM+ Shell Construction (Snell M2010-Approved)
5 Shell Sizes
Aero Edge 2 Spoiler
Dual-Layer EPS Liner
3D Max Dry Interior System
E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick Release System)
Shoei Helmet Parts & Accessories :
Breath Guard (Included)
Chin Curtain (Included)
Maintenance Kit (Included)
Nylon Drawstring Helmet Bag (Included)
Shoei Helmet Shields :
If you need replacement Shoei Helmet Shields please use the following item names :
Size Chart for the Shoei X-12 Daijiro Memorial Helmet