It’s here! AGV have made the Valentino Rossi 2016 Winter Test Snowman helmet available as a limited edition in their premium AGV Pista GP range
Valentino Rossi often uses the pre-season MotoGP tests to reveal a new helmet design – and the designs are usually tongue in cheek or laced with humor. In 2015 Rossi had a helmet that was designed to look like a woolly hat which was intended as a joke about having MotoGP winter tests at Sepang in Malaysia which is pretty much always hot and humid….far removed from anyone’s definition of ‘winter’.
In 2016 Rossi did the same again and he showed up at Sepang with a new helmet design that featured a snowman in a yellow Yamaha hat and scarf. Rossi then wore the same design at the following testing session in Qatar leadng up to the opening race of the 216 season.
The snowman design was an instant hit, so it is no surprise that AGV are making it available as a limited edition.
AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Snowman helmet:
The AGV Pista GP is the premium race helmet made by AGV. It is a full carbon fibre helmet that has been specifically designed for racing and is currently used by MotoGP riders like Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl, Jack Miller, Andrea Iannone and more. This helmet is the result of the AGV Extreme Standards Helmets project; this has made it one of the most innovative helmets seen on the market for many years.
It was designed, developed and tested by AGV and Valentino Rossi himself with one single aim; to create a helmet that offers the ultimate protection for racing. Using Finite Elements Analysis (FEM) enabled developers to reach previously unseen standards in terms of protection, comfort and ergonomics. The new integrated Ventilation system (IVS) provides an improved airflow of over 193% compared to its predecessor the GP-Tech. The addition of the rear spoiler and a smaller frontal section has maximised high speed aerodynamic performance. The helmets visor has a front micro-lock system that reduces the risk of opening in the event of a crash, it has a 15 degree larger peripheral vision for optimised vision whilst in the tucked position, and the visor mechanism is 71% smaller than its predecessor.
- Limited edition replica
- Includes scarf and hat
- Full carbon fibre 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
- ECE 2205, AS/NZS, JIS, ECE/DOT certification
- ACU Gold approved
Image Gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV Pista Snowman Winter Test helmet:
One more thing to add – all those that buy this exclusive limited edition AGV Valentino Rossi helmet will also find a scarf and hat, the same as the snowman is wearing on the graphics, included in the box.
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