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Was watchin the GP race online and at around the 39:50 mark on lap 11 the commentator makes a comment on his helmet saying "We're riding with Shinya Nakano with those John Cooper eyes on his helmet"

Does anyone know anything about it? Always been curious about those eyes lol
 

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Don't know the story behind them but they are definitely an attention grabber. Especially riding on the street. I liked his helmet myself, too bad they didn't come in red cos I would've picked one up for sure.
 

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Taken from this link - '10 questions with Shinya Nakano'

http://www.honda.co.uk/news/motorcycles/20070305.html


"When I was 16 and I was part of a Japanese racing team whose distinctive symbol was the two big eyes. All the racers who were part of that team had the same helmet with the big eyes on it. I continue having the eyes on the helmet to say thank you to the team that taught me everything about racing and gave me the necessary help and support to enter the racing world for the first time. Without their help I do not know if I would have continued racing."

I don't know what was meant by the John Cooper comment tho.

Cheers
 
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