Valentino Rossi pulled a classic helmet design out of the bag for the recent 2018 MotoGP test sessions at Sepang.
The past test sessions at the end of 2017 had seen Valentino Rossi wearing a beautiful new design that was inspired by a Mexican art technique known as Huichol, but for the latest 2018 test session Rossi chose to resurrect his original 1996 SoleLuna helmet design. This is the same design that Rossi wore when he scored his first World Title about 20 years ago in 1997.
The Sun and Moon have been symbols that Rossi has literaly raced with for every season in some shape or form during his MotoGP career, and this is the design that started it all off – the original Soleluna!
This 2018 version of the design has been slightly tweaked from the original in order to fit Rossi’s AGV Pista GP R helmet, and the updated design for this Sepang test helmet was done by Aldo Drudi, the man behind the original design (and pretty much every Valentino Rossi helmet design ever since).
Here is Valentino Rossi showing off the new helmet at Sepang:
WHERE TO BUY IT:
The good news is that AGV are making this exact helmet available as a limited edition in the Pista GP R range. Basically the same helmet that Rossi wore during the test can be yours also.
Stock is due to be available in February 2018, so if you want to secure yourself one (and have the money, the Pista GP R is AGV’s most expensive helmet) then check the links below for where you can secure one of these beautiful limited edition Valentino Rossi helmets: