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
The X-12 is Shoei's top of the line road racing
helmet. It has an Aim+
shell construction, a dual density vent channeled EPS liner, and one of the best
shield systems on the planet. Daijiro Kato was an incredible racing talent that
passed away after a crash during a race at the Suzuka Circuit in April of 2003.
He sustained severe head, neck, and chest injuries when he struck a foam barrier
at over 125 mph. Much has changed in the way of safety gear technology, track
design, and the methods used for helping an injured rider as a result of crashes
like Daijiro's. This helmet graphic is in his honor and available in three color
ways; a red yellow and blue, this high viz yellow and blue, and a silver gray
and blue version. This graphic is very sharp and features a great deal of subtle
detail. The silver areas have a fine metal flake added and there is a circuit
board motif covering the helmet. Daijiro's racing number 74 is featured on the
spoiler and the back has a cartoon depicting Kato's racing stare. Daijiro Kato's
body may have been given back to the earth, but his racing legend lives on with
the Daijiro Memorial graphic on the Shoei X-12 helmet.