Oh man, got to say that this Valentino Rossi helmet is a beauty, and it remains one of our favorite designs ever. Eye-catching, intricate, and stunning, this is the Dreamtime helmet design
Valentino Rossi Dreamtime helmet:
Valentino Rossi first started using the Dreamtime helmet during the Winter Test session in Australia in 2007, but it was also used in his 2008 MotoGP campaign, although nowhere near as much as the 5 Continents design.
The helmet design takes its inspiration from ancient Aboriginal art.
The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, of it’s creation, and it’s great stories. According to their belief it is the beginning of knowledge, from which came the laws of existence. All forms of life – Human, Animal, Bird and Fish are part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime.
The term ‘Dreamtime’ also ‘Dream Time’ is described as the ‘time before time’ or ‘time of creation’ according to the Indigenous Australia Aboriginal people. It is a mythological period of time during which the natural world and universe was shaped by the action of mythical beings. Some of the beings took the form of ‘totemic’ animals or human forms, changing and forming the world around us. It is these mythic beings that are credited with having established social order and its ‘laws’. These ancestral beings often lacked strict morals, having all the habits that are good and bad in humans.
The helmet design is split into two distinct halves, with one side depicting the sun and the other side depicting the moon (permanent themes on Rossi’s helmet designs), with both consistently designed in the style of traditional aboriginal art. The centre of the helmet features a trail of bare footprints that travel from the back to the front. The number 46 features at the front under the visor and the back of the helmet features a picture of a turtle, also designed in the style of Aboriginal Dreamtime art.
Image Gallery of the Valentino Rossi Dreamtime helmet:
WHERE TO BUY THE VALENTINO ROSSI DREAMTIME HELMET:
The good news is that the Dreamtime helmet is available for fans to buy. AGV have made it available on a number of occasions and have also made it available in the affordable, and bestselling AGV K3 SV range, which means a rider on budget can pick up a really stunning Valentino Rossi helmet design for a very reasonable price. Check it out here.