Photographs of Valentino Rossi’s 2017 Sepang Winter Test helmet

MotoGP winter tests got underway this week at Sepang for the 2017 season, and many of the riders are out on track in their new liveries giving their MotoGP machines their first shakedown of 2017.

Valentino Rossi usually has a new helmet design for these test sessions and over the last few years he has been creating designs that poke fun at the MotoGP tradition of having a winter test in tropical conditions like Mayalsia.

This year is no different and Rossi has hit the track sporting new graphics on his AGV Pista GP helmet that show his home town of Tavullia on a smowy winter night.

Check the photos below.

Rossi Sepang 2017 helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi winter helmet

Rossi Sepang 2017 helmet

Making Valentino Rossi’s ‘Sweet Home Misano’ helmet (video)

Valentino Rossi Misano The Blues Brothers

Valentino Rossi Misano The Blues Brothers

It is now a longstanding tradition that Rossi will always bring a custom one-off helmet design to the Italian GPs on the MotoGP calander and over the years he has raced in many memorable designs.

For the 2016 Misano MotoGP Valentino Rossi produced a special helmet that the fans loved that was based on Rossi’s favorite film – “The Blues Brothers”.

The design featured Valentino and his best friend Uccio dressed up at the main characters from the film, with the slogan ‘Sweet Home Misano’ printed on the lid. The helmet also featured various other iconic imagery from the film, like the police car known as ‘The Bluesmobile’.

The design was created by Aldo Drudi and you can see a hyperlapse video below of how his studio created this iconic helmet step by step below

By the way, AGV have just made this helmet available to buy as a limited edition in their amazing, but very expensive, top-line Pista GP R helmet. See it here.

Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R ‘Mugiallo’ helmet

Valentino Rossi Mugiallo AGV Corsa R Helmet

Valentino Rossi Mugiallo AGV Corsa R Helmet

AGV are putting out some cool looking Valentino Rossi replicas at the the moment that are going to be big hits with fans, first they announced that Vale’s ‘Sweet Home Misano‘ helmet (Misano 2016) was being made available in the AGV Pista GP R range, and now the incredible looking ‘Mugiallo’ helmet (from the 2016 Mugello MotoGP) is being released as a Limited Edition in the AGV Corsa R range.

This helmet design was revealed at the 2016 Mugello MotoGP and it was intended as the ultimate tribute to Mugello and the fans. Designed by Aldo Drudi the helmet was an eyecatching bright yellow with bold black text that ran around the helmet that said ‘Mugiallo‘. The Italian word for ‘yellow’ is ‘giallo’ and Rossi was basically making a play on words with Mugello to say that ‘Mugello is Yellow’ as a tribute to the circuit where he gains so much support from the fans who are dubbed the “Popolo Giallo” (the Yellow Crowd).

The helmet also features the circuit layout on the top of the helmet, with the colours of the Italian flag on either side of the chin of the helmet. The rear of the helmet features a yellow ’46’ and the usual cartoon featuring Valentino’s two Bulldogs and cat.

Mugiallo helmet Valentino Rossi

This is one of Rossi’s most eyecatching helmets, and that is saying something given his history of one-off helmet designs.

It is being made available in the new AGV Corsa R range, which is basically one rung down from the Pista GP R in AGV’s helmet range. It takes many of the features that you get on the Pista GP R but adds more flexibility and customisation options in order to make it a more forgiving helmet making it suitable for road use, as well as track use. Don’t get us wrong, this is a track helmet at heart, but the Corsa R comes complete with features like adjustable air vents (the Pista GP R just has open vents that need to be sealed with a plug) making it a helmet that can hold its own on the track as well as your daily commute.

Description of the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R ‘Mugiallo’ helmet:
Offering most of the same features as the top-of-the-line Pista GP R but in a carbon-fiberglass shell and adjustable vents, the Corsa R is designed for uncompromising performance on the track. A new interior construction provides a stable, pressure-free fit, and the patented, reversible crown pad features two distinct fabrics, allowing riders to select between warm and cool sides depending on conditions or personal preference. A removable nose guard and wind deflector are both included, and the Integrated Ventilation System (IVS) places intake ports at areas of maximum airflow.

360 degree video of the Valentino’s Mugiallo helmet:

  • Shell in CAAF (Carbon-Aramidic-Fiberglass) engineered in 4 sizes with 5-densities EPS structure developed in 4 sizes.
  • Shell shape is designed to maximize aerodynamic performance and to minimize the risk of impact energies being channeled to the collar bone. Rear shape is engineered to minimize interference with racing suits structures in racing position.
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation with 5 large front vents and 2 rear extractors hollowed in the shell which direct air to the rider’s head. The unique central upper air intake has been strategically placed to capture maximum air flow in highest air pressure point. All the air vents are adjustable.
  • New internal chin channels distribute the air flow evenly thru the entire visor surface.
  • The wind tunnel tested spoiler maximizes aerodynamic performance and stability during high speed riding. The spoiler is engineered to detach from the helmet in case of an accident, therefore maintaining helmet’s round shape for increased safety.
  • New Corsa R interiors construction is engineered to allow a stable, embracing and pressure free fit and to maximize dynamic comfort. Removable nose guard and wind protector.
  • Patented reversible crown pad features a double face use that allows rider to select the preferred feel and climate: Warmer Side: with Shalimar fabric for a soft and gentle touch. Cooler Side: with Ritmo fabric for a fluid and fresh fit
  • The inner of the helmet is designed to offer the highest riding comfort. All parts are easily removable and washable.
  • Neck roll: Shalimar and Nabuk fabric with water resistant treatment, preventing water to be channeled inside the helmet.
  • Cheek pads: Ritmo fabric with Sanitized® (antibacterial protection), 2Dry (moisture wicking) and Microsense (premium skin comfort and wearing fluidity) treatments.
  • Crown pad: Shalimar (warmer side) and Ritmo (cooler side) with the same treatments listed for check pads.
  • New Patented cheek pads safety release system engineered to remove conveniently cheek pads in case of accident.
  • New Class Optic 1 visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) anti fog technology is designed for maximum vertical view on racing position (85°) and unmatched horizontal view (190°).
  • Visor is anti-scratch and ready for track use tear-off. A tear-off kit is included in the box.
  • Patented Visor Lock System (VLS) reduces the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident: visor thickness is from 4 to 5 mm, increasing face and eyes protection in the case of an accident.
  • Unique Metal visor mechanism in metal with roto-translation movement for total sealing between visor and shell. Rapid visor release system requiring no tools and allowing the visor to be removed and replaced in seconds. Mechanism is designed to minimize area, therefore supporting peripheral view and impact performance.
  • Double D retention system

Check the Revzilla.com review below of the AGV Corsa R helmet:

Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Mugiallo helmet:

What do you need to know?:

  • Expect to pay upwards from $999 / £699.
  • This is a limited edition and expect it to be very popular. When stock is gone then it really is gone as only a fixed number of units are made available to selected sellers across the globe.
  • If you find it has sold out then ebay will be your best option as this is a highly collectible helmet.

Check the links below to see who is selling the AGV Corsa R Valentino Rossi Mugiallo helmet and where you can buy it:

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Mugiallo helmet at Demon-Tweeks.co.uk (UK based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Mugiallo helmet at Motoin.de (German based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Mugiallo helmet at

Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R ‘Sweet Home Misano’ helmet

Valentino Rossi Misano 2016 helmet featuring The Blues Brothers

Valentino Rossi Misano 2016 helmet featuring The Blues Brothers

AGV are now releasing Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Misano helmet in their top-of-range Pista GP R helmet series. The design is known as ‘Sweet Home Misano’ or sometimes ‘The Blues Brothers’ and will almost certainly sell out quickly given how popular it proved to be on the race weekend.

As you know by now, tradition dictates that Rossi will always show up to the Mugello and Misano MotoGP rounds with a special helmet design and in 2016 he showed up to Misano with this design that was tribute to Misano, to his favorite film, and to his longtime friend Alessio Salucci, aka ‘Uccio’.

The helmet was designed by Aldo Drudi and it feature Rossi and Uccio on the top of the helmet dressed up as the the two characters from the iconic film ‘The Blues Brothers’ (‘The Blues Brothers’ is Vale’s favorite movie).

Positioned above Vale and Uccio are the words ‘Sweet Home Misano’ in large lettering. As well as being a tribute to their home, this was a play on words that saw them adapting the song ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ from the movie to honor their home. The sides of the helmet features the iconic ‘Bluesmobile’ police car from the film while the rear of the helmet features a cartoon of Rossi’s pet Bulldogs and cat all dressed up in shades and fedora hats to complete the look.

Valentino Rossi Misano The Blues Brothers

This helmet design was wildly popular with the fans and AGV are only releasing this in Limited Edition numbers, so you may want to secure one via pre-order if you really want to be sure you can get hold of one.

The Pista GP R helmet:
The Pista GP R is the latest evolution of AGV’s popualr Pista GP helmet. It is basically AGV’s helmet that has been developed for racing and it sits at the top of AGV’s helmet range. This is a helmet that has been developed with riders like Valentino Rossi and is optimised for racing and the latest version included new features have come directly from the racetrack – such as, an integrated hydration system and an improved spoiler that provides more down-force and stability at race speeds. The air vents have also been revised on the new Pista GP R and they now have a metal grill that sits over the vents to increase surface area and provide greater air intake and ventilation.

This is an incredible helmet with a price tag to match.

Description: Valentino Rossi Soleluna 2016 AGV Pists GP R:
The AGV Pista GP R Rossi Soleluna in the very latest design as used in the 2016 MotoGP championship. New for 2017 the GPR has been co-designed by Valentino Rossi and debuted at the San Marino MotoGP round, this radical new sports model is engineered at precision levels to allow the rider maximum concentration and comfort.

The ultimate track helmet is now even better, with an included hydration system, MotoGP developed metal air vents and a wind-tunnel tested “Biplano” spoiler that has multiple wings to maximize aerodynamic performance and add stability at high-speed. The 100% 3K Carbon Fiber shell’s shape is designed to minimize interference with the racing suit, while the interior has an adaptable fit and places no stitching in sensitive areas.

Technical features include an exclusive Hydration System with a drinks valve located inside the chin space, patented ergonomic air vent channels, a premium comfort interior, and a large spoiler to direct and enhance airstream. The optically correct Race 3 Max Vision Pinlock Visor not only prevents fogging, but is created for zero distortion, giving great peripheral vision field. The easy to use ventilation in the Pista GP R has been realigned and CAD designed exclusively for sports riding, for direct and focused airflow.

valentino rossi misano 2016
Features:

  • Shell in 100% Carbon Fiber engineered in 4 sizes with 5-densities EPS structure developed in 4 sizes. The structure offers an extremely compact and light helmet with unmatched safety performance
  • Shell shape is designed to maximize aerodynamic performance and to minimize the risk of impact energies being channeled to the collar bone. Rear shape is engineered to minimize interference with racing suit in racing position
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation with 5 large front vents and 2 rear extractors hollowed in the shell which direct air to the rider’s head. The unique central upper air intake has been strategically placed in highest air pressure point to capture maximum air flow
  • New Moto GP developed metal air vents, combines unique strength and protection with an innovative external fins structure engineered to capture maximum airflow in the front of the shell and increase air pressure on the rear exhaust, therefore incrementing the speed of air transition inside the helmet, leading to an higher cooling performance. New internal chin channels distribute the air flow evenly thru the entire visor surface. Vents covers are included in the box
  • New wind tunnel tested Biplano spoiler features multiple wings to maximize aerodynamic performance, optimize CX, stabilizing the helmet during high speed riding in any conditions
  • Biplano spoiler is engineered to detach from the helmet in case of an accident, therefore maintaining helmet’s round shape for increased safety
  • Moto GP developed interiors engineered for maximum performance on the track with a patented structure that allows riders to optimize fit and select helmet height positioning over the head. Developed with top riders, the neck roll offers easy entry, maximum ventilation and adaptable fit
  • Different thickness crown pad and cheek pads inserts are included in the box, allowing the rider to adapt the helmet fit.
  • Removable nose guard and wind protector.
  • The inner of the helmet is designed to offer the highest riding comfort without any stitches in sensitive areas. All parts are easily removable and washable
  • Neck roll: 2way stretch breathable fabric to guarantee the maximum breathability in a lightweight structure, with high strenght Nabuk inserts for durable performance
  • Cheek pads: soft and gentle Shalimar fabric with Sanitized® (antibacterial protection), 2Dry (moisture wicking) and Microsense (premium skin comfort and wearing fluidity) treatments
  • Crown pad: Elastic Microfibre with the same treatments listed for check pads
  • New Patented cheek pads safety release system engineered to remove conveniently cheek pads in case of accident.
  • Moto GP developed hydration system included in the helmet with internal channels engineered for smooth tube placement and drinking valve placed inside the chin of the helmetb for a constant and smooth hydration during riding. The system is fully removable
  • New Class Optic 1 visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) anti fog technology is designed for maximum vertical view on racing position (85°) and unmatched horizontal view (190°)
  • Visor is anti-scratch and ready for track use tear-off. A tear-off kit is included in the box
  • Patented Visor Lock System (VLS) reduces the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident: visor thickness is from 4 to 5 mm, increasing face and eyes protection in the case of an accident
  • Exclusive metal visor mechanism in metal with roto-translation movement achieves total sealing between visor and shell. Tools free rapid visor release system allows the visor to be removed and replaced in seconds. Mechanism is designed to minimize area, therefore supporting peripheral view and impact performance
  • Double D retention system
  • Homologations ECE 22.05

360 degree video of the Valentino Rossi ‘Sweet Home Misano’ helmet:

Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi ‘Blues Brothers’ Misano helmet:

So what do you need to know?:

  • This is a limited edition so expect stock to sell quickly. Once it is all gone then your best best is going to be ebay.
  • This is a premium helmet that has been designed for the track and it can retail anywhere upwards from £999 / $1599
  • It will be highly collectible, so should hold its value

Not everywhere will have this helmet in stock, so check out the links below for online shops that will carry stock:

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Misano 2016 helmet at Demon-Tweeks.co.uk. UK based and ship globally.
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Misano 2016 helmet at

Huge fan collection of Valentino Rossi helmets

Huge fan collection of Valentino Rossi helmets

Huge fan collection of Valentino Rossi helmets

No idea who this dude is, but man, that is quite the collection of Valentino Rossi helmets – he probably has a van or a trailer just to haul those helmets around with him in the event of photo opportunities like the one above.

He has created the number 46 out of 100% Valentino Rossi replica helmets, as well as offical Rossi replica motorcycle gloves and boots.

It’s not all Valentino Rossi though – I see a Jorge Lorenzo, a couple of Simoncelli’s, an Iannone, a Tomizawa, and various other rider hemets at the bottom.

Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet

Okay, so this isn’t an actual Valentino Rossi replica, but AGV won’t let a good opportunity to shift a few extra units by putting the race number of their most famous rider on the side of a decent helmet. This is the AGV AX-8 Evo Valentino Rossi ’46’ helmet.

The design is simple, a plain black helmet with a Rossi’s race number ’46’ on the sides. Add an AGV logo or two, and you have yourself a minimal and clean helmet design. This stripped back design is actually pretty in-keeping with the AGV AX-8 Evo helmet ethos.

The AX-8 Evo Naked Helmet is the street bike version of the AX-8 DS EVO. AGV have removed a few features, like the peak, in order to strip back this helmet and reduce any excess weight and drag.

Description: Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet
The AGV AX-8 EVO helmet has become a hit favorite thanks to its unique, fighter-pilot looks, the AX-8 Evo Naked also boasts practical features such as light weight and a wide field of vision. The shape of the carbon-aramid-fiberglass shell minimizes buffeting, thereby reducing neck fatigue, the inner parts are removable and washable and the visor resists scratching and fogging.

The AGV AX-8 Evo Naked road helmet has an aggressive look and is well suited to a wide range of motorbikes including Streetfighters, Supermotos and even entry level Nakeds. It addresses a new road-riders generation having a strong personality and constantly seeking for a distinctive look and strong emotions With tense and modern lines, low weight and excellent ventilation, these helmets are also perfect for more experienced riders.

Features

  • Exterior shell in CAAF (Carbon-Aramidic-Fiberglass) in 3 sizes
  • Inner shell in EPS in 4 sizes
  • Chin guard base edge acts as shock-absorber
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with large ducts hollowed into the shell for improved air circulation inside the helmet and better aerodynamic efficiency
  • 3 front vents and 2 rear extractors
  • Chin air vent with open/close position which can be easily removed and replaced without the use of tools and is interchangeable with that on the AX-8 Evo
  • New DUAL visor in scratch-resistant, anti-fog polycarbonate
  • Visor mechanism with customisable opening system
  • Fully removable and washable liners (including the flap on the strap)
  • Dri-Lex® sanitised fabrics. The fixed part of the cheek pads is covered with a soft, easily washed, plastic material
  • Double D retention system

Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet:

Check out the Revzilla review of the AGV AX-8 EVO helmet:

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet at MotoIn.com (DE based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV AX-8 Evo Naked 46 helmet at FCmoto.com (EU based with UK and US sites, ship globally)

Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet

Excellent, AGV are finally releasing Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Soleluna helmet as a replica in their new AGV Pista GP R range. This AGV’s premium model and it is a race-spec helmet, it is basically the same product that Valentino Rossi is racing in each time he hits the track in MotoGP.

This is the beautiful Soleluna design that Valentino Rossi first revealed at the start of the 2016 MotoGP season, and it has become his primary MotoGP helmet design.

Like previous versions of Rossi’s long-running Soleluna design the helmet features a sun radiating back from the front of the helmet that intersects with a crescent moon at the rear, however this 2016 version of the design is most most abstract interpretation of Rossi’s Sun and Moon motif that we have ever seen.

This is a colourful design, full of geometrical shapes with splashes of bright pink and green. It’s a beautiful looking design and will be hugely popular with fans.

The AGV Pista GP R has also had an upgrade – this is AGVs updated version of the Pista GP and it has had modifications and features that have come straight off the race-track with feedback from riders like Valentino Rossi, Andrea Iannone, Jack Miller and many more.

valentino rossi motogp 2016

Description: Valentino Rossi Soleluna 2016 AGV Pista GP R:
The AGV Pista GP R Rossi Soleluna in the very latest design as used in the 2016 MotoGP championship. New for 2017 the GPR has been co-designed by Valentino Rossi and debuted at the San Marino MotoGP round, this radical new sports model is engineered at precision levels to allow the rider maximum concentration and comfort.

The ultimate track helmet is now even better, with an included hydration system, MotoGP developed metal air vents and a wind-tunnel tested “Biplano” spoiler that has multiple wings to maximize aerodynamic performance and add stability at high-speed. The 100% 3K Carbon Fiber shell’s shape is designed to minimize interference with the racing suit, while the interior has an adaptable fit and places no stitching in sensitive areas.

Technical features include an exclusive Hydration System with a drinks valve located inside the chin space, patented ergonomic air vent channels, a premium comfort interior, and a large spoiler to direct and enhance airstream. The optically correct Race 3 Max Vision Pinlock Visor not only prevents fogging, but is created for zero distortion, giving great peripheral vision field. The easy to use ventilation in the Pista GP R has been realigned and CAD designed exclusively for sports riding, for direct and focused airflow.

valentino rossi motogp
Features:

  • Shell in 100% Carbon Fiber engineered in 4 sizes with 5-densities EPS structure developed in 4 sizes. The structure offers an extremely compact and light helmet with unmatched safety performance
  • Shell shape is designed to maximize aerodynamic performance and to minimize the risk of impact energies being channeled to the collar bone. Rear shape is engineered to minimize interference with racing suit in racing position
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation with 5 large front vents and 2 rear extractors hollowed in the shell which direct air to the rider’s head. The unique central upper air intake has been strategically placed in highest air pressure point to capture maximum air flow
  • New Moto GP developed metal air vents, combines unique strength and protection with an innovative external fins structure engineered to capture maximum airflow in the front of the shell and increase air pressure on the rear exhaust, therefore incrementing the speed of air transition inside the helmet, leading to an higher cooling performance. New internal chin channels distribute the air flow evenly thru the entire visor surface. Vents covers are included in the box
  • New wind tunnel tested Biplano spoiler features multiple wings to maximize aerodynamic performance, optimize CX, stabilizing the helmet during high speed riding in any conditions
  • Biplano spoiler is engineered to detach from the helmet in case of an accident, therefore maintaining helmet’s round shape for increased safety
  • Moto GP developed interiors engineered for maximum performance on the track with a patented structure that allows riders to optimize fit and select helmet height positioning over the head. Developed with top riders, the neck roll offers easy entry, maximum ventilation and adaptable fit
  • Different thickness crown pad and cheek pads inserts are included in the box, allowing the rider to adapt the helmet fit.
  • Removable nose guard and wind protector.
  • The inner of the helmet is designed to offer the highest riding comfort without any stitches in sensitive areas. All parts are easily removable and washable
  • Neck roll: 2way stretch breathable fabric to guarantee the maximum breathability in a lightweight structure, with high strenght Nabuk inserts for durable performance
  • Cheek pads: soft and gentle Shalimar fabric with Sanitized® (antibacterial protection), 2Dry (moisture wicking) and Microsense (premium skin comfort and wearing fluidity) treatments
  • Crown pad: Elastic Microfibre with the same treatments listed for check pads
  • New Patented cheek pads safety release system engineered to remove conveniently cheek pads in case of accident.
  • Moto GP developed hydration system included in the helmet with internal channels engineered for smooth tube placement and drinking valve placed inside the chin of the helmetb for a constant and smooth hydration during riding. The system is fully removable
  • New Class Optic 1 visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) anti fog technology is designed for maximum vertical view on racing position (85°) and unmatched horizontal view (190°)
  • Visor is anti-scratch and ready for track use tear-off. A tear-off kit is included in the box
  • Patented Visor Lock System (VLS) reduces the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident: visor thickness is from 4 to 5 mm, increasing face and eyes protection in the case of an accident
  • Exclusive metal visor mechanism in metal with roto-translation movement achieves total sealing between visor and shell. Tools free rapid visor release system allows the visor to be removed and replaced in seconds. Mechanism is designed to minimize area, therefore supporting peripheral view and impact performance
  • Double D retention system
  • Homologations ECE 22.05

Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi 2016 Soleluna Pista GP R helmet

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at Revzilla.com. US based and ship globally.
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at JPcycles.com. US based and ship globally.
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at SportsbikeShop.co.uk. Based in UK but ship everywhere and have an incredible reputation.
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at DemonTweeks.co.uk. Based in UK but ship everywhere.
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at FC-Moto.com (based in Europe but have great stock and pricing).
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at MotoIn.com (DE based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista GP R Soleluna 2016 helmet at Amazon, who have various stock and pricing options.
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Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet

Valentino Rossi Goodwood AGV Corsa helmet

Valentino Rossi Goodwood AGV Corsa helmet

In 2015 Valentino Rossi attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a special guest – Rossi was there to mark Yamaha’s 60th anniversary in motorsport and as part of the celebrations he rode a Yamaha YZR-M1 along the famous Goodwood Hillclimb track. You can read about the whole event and see photos and videos in our write-up.

To celebrate Yamaha’s 60th anniversary Rossi appeared in the famous retro Yellow and Black Molly graphics that were associated with Yamaha’s racing team (especially in the US).

The helmet that Rossi wore adpoted this classic colour scheme and now AGV have made it available to buy as a replica in their AGV Corsa R range, and it is totally beautiful.

Designed by Aldo Drudi, the helmet is yellow and black, with a large ’46’ (also in yellow) on the upper sides of the helmet. The base of the helmet features the iconic black rectangles on a white background that any longtime motorcycle racing fan will recognise and and probably make them think back to Kenny Roberts in the 1970s. Rossi’s signature is also featured on the front of the chin.

This is a really classy and beautiful Valentino Rossi helmet that is steeped in racing history. We expect this one to sell very quickly indeed.

The AGV Corsa R helmet is a upper-range AGV helmet that is packed with features, including many features that you would get on the premium AGV Pista GP R range (AGV’s pure racing helmet), but at a fraction of the price. The Corsa R is actually pretty close to the Pista GP R in terms of specification with the most notable difference being that it uses a carbon fiberglass shell (as opposed to the pure carbon fiber shell that the Pista GP R uses).

Valentino Rossi at Goodwood 2015

Description of the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet:
Offering most of the same features as the top-of-the-line Pista GP R but in a carbon-fiberglass shell and adjustable vents, the Corsa R is designed for uncompromising performance on the track. A new interior construction provides a stable, pressure-free fit, and the patented, reversible crown pad features two distinct fabrics, allowing riders to select between warm and cool sides depending on conditions or personal preference. A removable nose guard and wind deflector are both included, and the Integrated Ventilation System (IVS) places intake ports at areas of maximum airflow.

  • Shell in CAAF (Carbon-Aramidic-Fiberglass) engineered in 4 sizes with 5-densities EPS structure developed in 4 sizes.
  • Shell shape is designed to maximize aerodynamic performance and to minimize the risk of impact energies being channeled to the collar bone. Rear shape is engineered to minimize interference with racing suits structures in racing position.
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation with 5 large front vents and 2 rear extractors hollowed in the shell which direct air to the rider’s head. The unique central upper air intake has been strategically placed to capture maximum air flow in highest air pressure point. All the air vents are adjustable.
  • New internal chin channels distribute the air flow evenly thru the entire visor surface.
  • The wind tunnel tested spoiler maximizes aerodynamic performance and stability during high speed riding. The spoiler is engineered to detach from the helmet in case of an accident, therefore maintaining helmet’s round shape for increased safety.
  • New Corsa R interiors construction is engineered to allow a stable, embracing and pressure free fit and to maximize dynamic comfort. Removable nose guard and wind protector.
  • Patented reversible crown pad features a double face use that allows rider to select the preferred feel and climate: Warmer Side: with Shalimar fabric for a soft and gentle touch. Cooler Side: with Ritmo fabric for a fluid and fresh fit
  • The inner of the helmet is designed to offer the highest riding comfort. All parts are easily removable and washable.
  • Neck roll: Shalimar and Nabuk fabric with water resistant treatment, preventing water to be channeled inside the helmet.
  • Cheek pads: Ritmo fabric with Sanitized® (antibacterial protection), 2Dry (moisture wicking) and Microsense (premium skin comfort and wearing fluidity) treatments.
  • Crown pad: Shalimar (warmer side) and Ritmo (cooler side) with the same treatments listed for check pads.
  • New Patented cheek pads safety release system engineered to remove conveniently cheek pads in case of accident.
  • New Class Optic 1 visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) anti fog technology is designed for maximum vertical view on racing position (85°) and unmatched horizontal view (190°).
  • Visor is anti-scratch and ready for track use tear-off. A tear-off kit is included in the box.
  • Patented Visor Lock System (VLS) reduces the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident: visor thickness is from 4 to 5 mm, increasing face and eyes protection in the case of an accident.
  • Unique Metal visor mechanism in metal with roto-translation movement for total sealing between visor and shell. Rapid visor release system requiring no tools and allowing the visor to be removed and replaced in seconds. Mechanism is designed to minimize area, therefore supporting peripheral view and impact performance.
  • Double D retention system

Check the Revzilla.com review below of the AGV Corsa R helmet:

Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet:

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at JPCycles.com (USA based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at Revzilla.com (USA based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at Demon-Tweeks.co.uk (UK based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at GetGeared.co.uk (UK based, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at FC-Moto.com (EU based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV Corsa R Goodwood helmet at MotoIn.com (DE based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
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Valentino Rossi AGV Helmets T-Shirt

Valentino Rossi AGV Helmets T-Shirt

Valentino Rossi AGV Helmets T-Shirt

This is awesome – this is an official AGV T-shirt that features pretty much all of Valentino Rossi’s AGV helmets since the start of his career (at least all of the helmets until about 2014 from what we can see) on the rear of the T-Shirt.

The front of the t-shirt is plain white with the official AGV logo, and the sleeve of the t-shirt features a small AGV Italian tricolour stripe. The images of the helmets cover the back of the t-shirt.

It is 100% cotton and fully machine washable.

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Where to buy it:
This Valentino Rossi t-shirt is pretty difficult to find, but thos fine folks at MotoIn.de seem to have stock. Buy it HERE

AGV K3 SV Valentino Rossi Bollo 46 Helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet

Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet

AGV don’t always produce exact Valentino Rossi race replica helmets, sometimes they release ‘Rossi inspired’ helmets…..but it has been a while since they have done one like this. This is the AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet that takes Vale’s famous ’46’ as inspiration for a simple and classy looking helmet design.

The AGV K3 SV is bascially AGV’s entry level helmet in their range, however to be honest this helmet comes loaded with features that you’d expect on higher priced helmets, so to call it ‘entry level’ is a bit unfair. The AGV K3 SV is their update to their previous best-selling K3 range and the new version adds a load of new practical features like an internal sun-visor (hence the ‘SV’ in the name), as well as a new shape, a new shell, a new interior….you name it, it’s all new.

The design features a jet black base with a large ’46’ on either side of the helmet in a yellow circle. The ‘VR46’ logo is also featured on either side of the chin and also on the top of the helmet. A simple but striking design.

The AGV K3 SV is also the cheapest way to get an official Valentino Rossi helmet and they usually retail at under the $300 / £250 price point (depending on the model and design), but if you shop around you can get them for less.

Product Description of the AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet:
The K-3 SV was developed from the experience AGV gained during the design process of the Pista GP and Corsa helmets.

Thanks to the use of FEM (Finite Element Analysis), the technical department developed a benchmark product in terms of comfort, aerodynamics and safety. This helmet has a wide appeal and is suitable for young riders with a passion for racing as well as for more mature riders looking for comfort and high performance characteristics. The modern aerodynamic design of the shell has the same characteristics as the most recent AGV models.

An aerodynamic shell shape is optimized for stability and aggressive aesthetics and features an integrated, compact rear spoiler to reduce turbulence. The narrow chin bar is streamlined to help the helmet cut through the wind at high speeds, further increasing stability. The AGV K3 SV helmet incorporates a drop-down sun visor, making the helmet a tour de force, aggressive street or touring helmet. The K3 is also communication-ready and features speaker pocket cut outs to minimize discomfort caused by Bluetooth speakers pressing into your ears. The AGV K-3 SV Helmet is an excellent choice for any rider who values sophisticated, modern design in a safe and feature-rich package.

  • SHELL HIR-TH (High Resistant ThermoPlastic Resin) outer shell. The K-3 SV is available in XS to XXL sizes with two differing outer shell sizes.
  • VENTILATION The IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) was designed using CFD analysis and features ducts hollowed into the shell for improved air circulation inside the helmet and better aerodynamic efficiency. Two front air vents at the sides work with a new larger central vent to provide a constant flow of cool air inside the helmet. The rear extractors use ducts hollowed into the EPS to remove hot, moist air from inside the helmet.
  • VISOR The new GT 2 visor has been treated as standard with special scratch resistant and anti-fog processes. It also offers 100% protection against UV rays. The new visor edge on this model offers a better seal and protection from draughts and noise. The visor also features a new micro-opening system which is easily operated from a button on the chin guard. The K-3 SV also comes with an anti-fog, scratch-resistant, tinted, internal sun visor that can be removed for cleaning and replacement without the use of tools.
  • INNER LINERS The inner liners can be removed and washed and are made from a sanitised Dry-Comfort fabric to prevent the formation of bacteria and the onset of allergies. This fabric contributes to the rapid dispersal of dampness from the skin, the absorption of excess sweat and ensures the rider stays fresh even over long periods of time.
  • FUNCTIONALITY/SAFETY The mechanism for opening and closing the visor has three customisable settings according to helmet use (Touring, Race and City) and features the XQRS system for quick removal. The retention system has a Double-D ring and an anti-theft ring. The K-3 SV comes ready for connection with the new SHARE communication platform.

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Find out where you can buy this Valentino Rossi helmet below:

Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet at Motorcycle-superstore.com
(US based but ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet at Revzilla.com (US based but ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet at FC-Moto.com (EU based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
Check out the Valentino Rossi AGV K3 SV Bollo 46 helmet at MotoIn.com (DE based with UK and US sites, ship globally)
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