This is the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi ‘Clock’ helmet, which is also known as the ‘Wake Up’ helmet design. This helmet was worn for the 2010 Misano MotoGP race.
This design was originally available as a Limited Edition helmet in the GP-Tech range, but AGv have thankfully now released it in the open edition K3 range. The K3 is AGV’s upper level entry helmet range, which means it is affordable (usually less than £/$ 200), but also comes loaded with features that you find on more premium AGV helmet ranges. In short, it is an ideal helmet for everyday street use with the added bonus of race replica graphics without the excessive price tag.
This helmet design may not be to everyone’s taste, but it remains an iconic Valentino Rossi helmet design and will be very eye-catching on the road. The helmet was designed by Aldo Drudi and featured a giant alarm clock on the top of the helmet with the alarm bell ringing. This design was used as a double meaning – firstly to poke fun at Rossi’s notoriously bad timekeeping, and secondly as a wake up call for The Doctor who had missed 4 races with a broken leg and came to Misano after a poor result at the US MotoGP.
“The helmet is a joke about my timekeeping. We have put a big clock on the top of it with a different helmet showing the right time for each session so I make sure that I arrive on time!”
The backside of the helmet feature a yellow 46, and a cartoon of Rossi’s 2 bulldogs. The AGV logo is featured on the side, and the Sun and Moon motifs are positioned either side of the chin.
This is a fun Valentino Rossi helmet replica now available at a very affordable price.
Official description of the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi ‘Wake Up’ helmet:
The K3 range was released as AGV’s entry level helmet which has been designed for street and sports riding. It is a helmet that looks like a race helmet, and can be used on track days, or simply for day to day riding.
The K3 range takes a lot of features from the premium GP-Tech and AGV Pista ranges, and the thermoplastic resin shell, and the neutral oval head shape comes from the research and development work that went into created the GP-Tech and Pista. The aerodynamic shape is also influenced by AGV’s race research and testing – so this is helmet that is very at home on the track and feels very comfortable at high-speeds, cutting through the air. Ventilation on the K3 is via the chin, with 4 exit points at the rear to keep the air flowing through while you ride.
The visor is anti-scratch and anti-fog enabled, and the internal cheek pads are Dry-Lex antibacterial antimicrobial that are easy to remove, but feel solid and secure when in place.
The AGV K3 is a very solid entry level helmet that really gives you value for money and does a great job in handing down some nice features that have originated from AGV’s premium level and high-end race helmets.
- HIR-TH (High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin) shell
- ECE 2205 ACU GOLD
- Ventilation system with 3 front vents, 2 lateral extractors (Rossi version includes rear spoiler/extractor)
- XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) for tool-free removal and replacement of visor in seconds
- Visor mechanism with PVS system (Perimetrical Visor Seal) for improved seal and protection against draughts and noise thanks to the seat for the visor edge
- Street 8 polycarbonate, anti-scratch visor (Rossi version has anti-fog visor)
- Fully removable and washable inner liners (excluding neck roll)
- Sanitised Dry-Comfort fabric
- Micrometric retention system-Rossi, Seat beat style buckle
- Anti-theft ring on strap
- Weight 1430g (size M)
- Sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL
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