AGV have released a replica of the ‘Donkey‘ helmet that Valentino Rossi wore at the 2009 MotoGP in Misano.
Rossi came first in the race, and the ‘Donkey’ design was created to poke fun at himself for crashing out of the Indianapolis MotoGP in the previous race. Rossi admitted his first thought when he crashed at Indy in 2009 was “what a donkey”.
The helmet designed was thought up by Rossi and designed by Aldo Drudi – the helmet featured a large cartoon donkey (with Rossi’s eyes) and has “THE DONKEY” written on the back in Valentino’s ‘Doctor’ lettering. It also features the word “EL SUMÈR” (the donkey in the local dialect of Rossi’s home town of Tavullia).
As with all of Rossi’s helmets it also features the Rossi’s two dogs Cesare and Cecilia (this time wearing donkey hats), the sun and the moon, and the number 46 on the sides of the chin.
This is a very distinctive Rossi replica helmet from the top of the range GP-Tech specification of AGV helmet, and will come in a strictly limited edition box. Definitely one for collectors.
- SSL (Super-Super-Light) Carbon Kevlar construction
- 3 Shell sizes for the perfect fit Ventilation System IVS( Integrated Ventilation System) with wide channels hollowed directly in the shell for enhanced air-flow into the helmet and improved aerodynamic penetration
- 3 intake vents, 5 exhaust vents
- Liners fully removable and washable (including neckroll)
- Multi-featured fabrics with hygienic treatment for maximum comfort
- Humidity and sweat absorbing CoolMax for forehead, temples, and at the back of the neck
- Hyper-breathable material for the top and rear area for effective air-flow
- Micro-fiber material on the cheek pads to guarantee comfort and coolness Shield New flat
- Anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate with a wider field-of-vision; tear-off system
- 100% UV protection Retention System Double D Ring Shield Mechanism New and Improved XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) to replace the shield without any tools in just seconds
- A new safety feature deters shield detachment in the case of an impact
- Certification DOT/ECE
Gallery of the AGV GP-Tech Donkey Helmet:
Where to buy the AGV GP-Tech Rossi Donkey Helmet
This is a limited edition helmet, so stocks go quickly, but you can find it online below:
- Buy the AGV GP-Tech Donkey helmet from Amazon