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.
Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV Helmets T-shirt:
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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 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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Valentino Rossi’s special helmet design for the 2016 Misano MotoGP has been revealed today and it features a tribute to one of Valentino Rossi’s favorite films – The Blues Brothers.
Rossi and Uccio both feature on the front of the helmet dressed as the iconic Blues Brothers, and the words ‘Sweet Home Misano’ is written in large letters above them – this is a play on words with the Blues Brothers song ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ from the film. The side of the helmet also features the police car from the film.
On the rear Valentino Rossi’s cartoon dogs and cat are also dressed as Blues Brothers.
Check out the photos here of Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Misano helmet:
Remember the Shark helmet design that Valentino Rossi wore for the 2015 Misano MotoGP race – well someone has taken that design and applied to their entire motorcycle. And it has turned out really well – you have to admire the creative mind that came up with this, plus the execution is perfect.
The original helmet was created to signify the pressure that Valentino Rossi was under at Misano and Valentino stated that it symbolised the fact that he was a target for all other riders to beat given that it was his home race. On the original design Rossi was portrayed as a cartoon yellow fish being hunted down by a large blue shark.
In reality most people assumed the design signified Rossi’s slight lead in the Championship over Jorge Lorenzo who was the shark closing in on the fish of Rossi.
Anyway, back to the bike – this is an incredible paint job that features the Shark on the main tank of the motorcycle and the fish is placed on the front mud-guard.
This is one amazing custom paint-job for a motorcycle.
Right, this is going straight into our shopping basket – this is the new Valentino Rossi MotoGP baseball cap in yellow.
This is the new version of Rossi’s baseball cap that he first wore during the tense pre-season race conference, where Rossi, Lorenzo and Marquez all came face-to-face for the first time since the dramatic events at the end of the 2015 MotoGP season, and it was met with huge approval from fans who went straight to twitter to ask where they could buy one.
The hat attracted a lot of attention – probably because pretty much the entire cap is in bright yellow (aside from the sponsor logos), making it a very eye-catching piece of merchandise..
The good news is that this cap is now available on general sale for you to buy online (we have provided links below).
The cap is bright yellow all over, aside from under the peak which is black with a small. The green Monster Energy logo sits at the front, and there is a small black VR46 logo stitched into the left-hand side of the peak. The sides features the number ’46’ and the Yamaha logos. Very nice indeed.
Official Description: Valentino Rossi VR46 Dual Monster Energy Monza Replica Cap Official, part of this season’s Dual Monster Energy range. Sponsor cap of 2016 Moto GP season, which Vale wears every time he appears on TV. It’s in chin cotton. The front size shows an embroidered Monster claw and a little VR46 on the peak. On both sides a number 46 and Yamaha graphic. This item is perfect for any Rossi fans wanting to show their support this season!
Image gallery of the new Valentino Rossi yellow MotoGP cap:
Okay, so where can you buy this new Valentino Rossi hat? Check the links below to see where it is available and in stock:
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Every year at the Mugello MotoGP the crowd is decked out in yellow and they show their support for their local hero Valentino Rossi by letting off yellow smoke bombs. Plumes of yellow can be seen billowing from most of the stands around the iconic Italian circuit on race day.
But it was smnoke that signalled the end of Valentino Rossi’s dream of winning at Mugello for the first time since 2008. The Doctor suffered an engine failure on lap 9 which saw his Yamaha M1 engulfed in smoke forcing him to retire from the race. This is Rossi’s second DNF of the 2016 season.
Here is what Valentino had to say about the incident: “In English they say ‘shit happens’!”
“It’s a great shame, because it’s always a pity when you have a problem with the bike in the race, but here even more so because it was in Mugello in front of all the crowd. I was very competitive in the race and very fast, I had a good start and I was there. I think I could have fought for the victory because I had a very good feeling and a strong pace. It’s also a great shame because this zero points score for the championship weighs very heavily. Lorenzo and Marquez finished first and second, so now the distance is hard, but it’s like this. The positive thing is that I was competitive over the whole weekend and I was strong. I could have fought for the victory, so now we wait for the next race in Montmeló. Catalunya is one of my favourite tracks, I like to race there a lot, so I think we will have a good potential, but now we have to wait ten days and after that we will see.”
Here we go……Valentino Rossi has now revealed his special hemet design for the 2016 MotoGP. Rossi revealed the design for the Saturday morning FP3 session.
The helmet is bright yellow and features the Mugello track on the top and the words ‘Mugiallo’ written in black text around the front.
‘Giallo’ is Italian for yellow, and the helmet is designed as a tribute to the Mugello circuit, which features as an image on the top of the helmet. The text which reads ‘Mugiallo’ is a play on words that basically combines ‘Mugello’ with ‘Yellow – a tribute to the fans that screams out ‘Mugello is yellow’. And if you take one look at the crowds there, then it is hard to disagree with that statement and this helmet design pays a huge tribute to the “Popolo Giallo” (the Yellow crowd) that swarm on Mugello every year to support Valentino.
‘Giallo’ is also an Italian genre of literature and film, usually involving supernatural plots, horror elements, mystery, and twists and turns – a metaphor perhaps for the Mugello track itself? We’ll find out soon enough.
The helmet also features some of Rossi’s usual icons, such as a cartoon of his two bulldogs, Cesare and Cecilia, and his cat, Rossano on the rear of the helmet. The Italian flag is on either side of the chin.
The Mugello MotoGP is just around the corner, and while we wait to see what special helmet design Valentino Rossi has in store for the fans, Rossi is expressing confidence that he can be competitive in the latest press release from Yamaha.
Fresh on the heels of the news that Maverick Vinales will be joining Valentino in a two year deal at the factory Yamaha team from 2017 and 2018, Vale stated that getting the Yamaha set-up right early in the weekend wil be key to success at Mugello.
Read what Valentio said below:
I love Mugello and its atmosphere. It’s very difficult for me to keep my concentration here because there are always so many of my friends and fans around, but the Mugello race is also special for me for that reason. I’ve had some victories here, many great battles and a lot of good memories. I think this year we can be competitive because our bike is good and I’m getting into a good shape. At the Le Mans GP we arrived late at achieving the right set up for the race, at Mugello we will not make this mistake again. After Le Mans I’m relaxed and now I’m ready to try to attain the maximum level of concentration for the Mugello GP.
The Mugello MotoGP will soon be upon us, and by the looks of it Valentino Rossi and Aldo Drudi are already thinking about what eye-catching design they can come up with for Valentino’s helmet this year.
They have a tough job on their hands in making something better looking than last year’s reflective and beautiful ‘Yellow Energy‘ helmet.
Rossi and Drudi tweeted a photo showing them looking at come of Rossi’s recent Mugello helmet designs for inspirtaion, check it out below.
Can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Check out all of Valentino Rossi’s Mugello helmets in our guide.
Valentino Rossi took his first pole position of the 2016 MotoGP season at Jerez today.
Rossi pushed hard towards the end of the Qualifying session to snatch pole away from Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, who had previous been trading the pole between them. Lorenzo ended up in second place with Marquez taking third.
Valentino attributed his pole position to the progress that he and the Yamaha team are making with the new Michelin tyres.
“We work a lot because last year we struggled too much during qualifying,” said Rossi. “This year with the Michelins I feel better and we started twice on the front row already, but pole position is different – especially here in Jerez.
“I know that I can be competitive but in these past races, we had some problems, I did the mistake in Austin, so we didn’t take what we expect. So we have to go to start now.
“For sure tomorrow will be very very hard with Lorenzo and Marquez, but we are there. We can fight.”
“At the end, starting from pole position is important – but it’s nothing,” he added. “The race will be tomorrow and it will be very difficult.
“I think Marquez and Lorenzo will have great pace. But we work very well from yesterday morning, I feel good with the bike, and I think we can fight.”