Finally, an Edwards Patriot replica Arai

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One of the more distinct schemes we’ve seen on a racetrack, Colin Edwards debuted this “Patriot” Arai at the Indianapolis GP last year. Nearly a year later, an Arai Corsair V replica version is on sale. Featuring the Special Warfare insignia of the US Navy SEALs and the stars and stripes, the design pays tribute to the 22 special forces soldiers who were killed on August 6 last year when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. Most of those soldiers were members of the elite SEAL Team 6, which was responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.

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At the Indy GP last year, our friends at Monster Energy shot this video for us.

The Special Warfare insignia is made up of an eagle clutching an anchor, trident and flintlock pistol. The eagle is America’s symbol of freedom, also representing the SEAL’s speciality in aerial insertions. The anchor represents the Navy, of which the SEALs are a part. The trident represents the sea, which is the core operating environment for the service. The cocked and ready to fire pistol represents preparedness and direct action.

We pinched a couple images from Riders Discount, which has the helmet in stock now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben W

    I normally think the “America, F*** Yeah!” helmets are ridiculous, particularly from non-American companies, but this is pretty cool.

    • Ross

      Seconded. Edwards is a badass, his modification killed it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben W

        Makes me think, “Well, maybe I could replace my old Edwards Corsair with this one.”

        Sadly, the newer Corsairs got a bit too round for me. After the Bell RS-1 didn’t pan out, I’m waiting on the Schuberth SR1.

  • http://www.codyk.net codyk

    Clicking on the photos at the bottom just reloads this article page. Is that a glitch?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Works fine for me if I’m logged in.

      • jp182

        signing in did solve the problem for me

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          Yeah, bear in mind the site is undergoing some changes right now, so there’s bound to be a glitch or two. Bear with us until next week please.

          • SugarCream

            I’m not paid-subscriber but occasionally checking HFL without even signing in. This time though, I come to realize all the site is open. I can see all the articles and comments just as in the old days.

            Although I’ve enjoyed it, I felt uncomfortable. I felt like I’m stealing from you. Obviously something is wrong right now. I want to inform you guys. The site is wide open even to lurkers.

            I shouldn’t even be seeing your response to this, once you guys fix the problem.

            note: charge me monthly fee if you had to. Cuz I’ve read couple articles with comments without paying for it.

            • zipp4

              Karma points, you have them.

            • Mitch

              THANKS sugarcream. *crosses arms, kicks can*

            • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

              You’re not doing anything wrong :)