This is the Valentino Rossi ‘Wish’ or ‘Wish You Were Here’ helmet design that he wore for the Misano MotoGP in 2013.
The meaning behind the design is simple – Valentino Rossi was expressing his feelings for his friend Marco Simoncelli who died at Sepang in 2011. The Misano race track was subsequently named after Marco Simoncelli, who was a local rider from just up the road in Cattolica, so it was a natural track to pay tribute to Simoncelli at.
The design is very unusual in that it takes artwork from the Pink Floyd album ‘Wish You Were Here’ as the inspiration. The top of the helmet features the robot arms from the album, and the rear of the helmet features the now famous photo of two men shaking hands, one of whom is on fire.
The sides of the helmet feature Valentino’s race number and the back has a small Sun and Moon icon.
This is a really eye-catching helmet design, and it is now being made available by AGV in Limited Edition numbers in their Corsa helmet range.
This beautiful Valentino Rossi helmet replica will go quickly, so if you are interested in picking one up we have provided links to trusted and official online stores that are selling it and can ship it worldwide. Check them out at the bottom of the page, or read AGV’s official description of the helmet below:
Product description of the AGV Corsa ‘Wish’ helmet:
The Corsa model combines the performance of the Pista GP with the characteristics needed for use on the road.
The Corsa has a carbon-fibre/glass-fibre/aramid fibre ssl (super super Light) shell which was designed using fem techniques and Features EPS internal ducts to create a small, light helmet Which is both comfortable and extremely safe. The result is a helmet that is significantly superior to the limits set by ECE Standards and that weighs just 1350g* (+/- 50 g) in MS size (the weight refers to the ECE 2205 version) Unlike the Pista GP, the Corsa comes with a system for opening And closing the air vents which makes it a less extreme, more versatile helmet. The entire ventilation system was designed Using computational fluid dynamics studies and wind tunnel tests.
This helmet is highly efficient at removing heat and moisture from the rider’s head. Thanks to its large rear spoiler, the Corsa boasts unparalleled performance as in terms of aerodynamic penetration and high speed stability. Overall, the visor area is 9% bigger meaning a 15° improvement in vision which obviously enhances the active safety factor.
The fit of the Corsa was developed using the new “human Engineering” process with which design starts from the surfaces in contact with the wearer’s head. The padding inside the helmet starts with a concave 3D structure that is pre-shaped to match the contours of the rider’s head and any surfaces in contact with the head are stitch-free.
The Lycra® and Shalimar® sanitised internal components are fully adjustable due to the fact that the position and depth of the crown pad can be modified as can the thickness of the cheek pads. The combination of these solutions, which are covered by Three separate patents, make the Corsa fit different shapes of skull as never before.
Extreme standards helmets is the name of the Revolutionary new range of AGV helmets which Includes the Corsa. It is based on the “human engineering” concept and applies to a new design process which starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell. As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact thus providing greater safety and smaller dimensions
- SSL Carbon-kevlar construction
- 4 shell sizes
- IVS (Integrated Ventilation System)
- Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric
- Fully removable and washable inner liners
- Pinlock ready Race 2 flat, non-scratch visor
- Pinlock visor insert comes as standard
- Unique rear diffuser
- XQRS (in metal) shield replacement without tools
- Visor tear-off system
- Double D retention system
- Weighs 1350g (+/- 50g)
Image gallery of the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi ‘Wish You Were Here’ Helmet:
Video review from Revzilla.com on the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi ‘Wish You Were Here’ Helmet:
Remember that this is a limited edition and it will be very collectible so expect stocks to go quickly. Check out where you can by the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi ‘Wish You Were Here’ Helmet below:
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