AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Chicken helmet (2009 World Champion helmet)

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Another iconic Valentino Rossi race replica is now available in the affordable AGV K3 range – this may not be to everyone’s taste, but you can’t deny it’s eye-catching.

This is a race replica of Valentino Rossi’s ‘Chicken‘ helmet, the design that he wore to celebrate his 2009 MotoGP World Championship, which he claimed at Sepang.

Created by Aldo Drudi, the design is pretty obvious – a cartoon chicken is placed on the crown of the helmet, and at the rear of the helmet is a cartoon egg that the chicken has laid, with the number 9 on it – a reference to Rossi’s 9th World Championship title.

Valentino was 31 when he won this 2009 World Championship, and the chicken design was used to make a joke about his age. There is an Italian saying “Gallina Vecchia fa buon brodo” which basically means old chickens are only good for making broth and are no good for laying eggs. The egg on the rear of the helmet with the number 9 on it was meant to indicate that despite his age, Rossi could still win championships.

This helmet design was first made available in the premium AGV range as a limited edition, but it is now available in the the much more affordable K3 helmet range – the K3 is AGV’s entry level range, that still retains many features that you find on their premium helmets. It is probably the cheapest way to get a Valentino Rossi race replica that is idea for everyday street use.

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Product description and specifications of the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Chicken helmet:

The K3 is AGV’s entry level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The AGV K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features such as a quick release micro-metric buckle and a clear, anti-scratch & anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor. The K3 uses AGV’s proven HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin shell construction, this shell is very strong and has excellent shock absorbing properties, however the manufacturing process is much quicker and simpler than an equivalent fibreglass shell. This ultimately is reflected in the price of the helmet enabling riders on a budget to have an exceptionally safe and well made product at the fraction of the price you would expect to pay for a premium branded helmet.

  • Painted thermoplastic resin construction
  • Dynamic system with air intakes
  • Dry Lex fabric with hygienic treatment
  • Removable and washable lining
  • Clear anti-scratch / fog visor
  • XQRS shield replacement without tools
  • Micro-metric retention system

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