Valentino Rossi is a 9 times MotoGP World Champion, and remains one of the most popular motorcycle racers of all time.
This website is a buying guide for the Valentino Rossi replica helmets on the market, we aim to provide information on when new designs are launched, a bit of background on the story behind the design, and tips and links on where you can get Valentino Rossi replica helmets online.
Aside from his success on track, Valentino Rossi is also famous for his colorful personality off track, his race celebrations, and his helmet designs which he changes a number of times each season. Many of his helmet designs are created as replicas for the commercial motorcycle market by AGV helmets, and many motorcycle make sure they are first in line to pick up some of the limited edition designs.
We don’t feature all of the helmet designs that Valentino Rossi has worn, we only feature those that are comercially available as replicas.
So where should you start?
A good starting point is our list of Valentino Rossi helmets that are available, each helmet on this list has all the information that you probably need about each helmet.
Valentino Rossi helmet highlights:
What is the significance of Valentino Rossi’s helmets?:
Valentino Rossi has used his helmet designs over the years as a way to communicate with the fans – the designs celebrate his victories, or poke fun at his mistakes, and they have been used to express thanks to the people that are important and have contributed to Rossi’s successes. They also pay tribute to Rossi’s character and the things in his life that he loves, and they have even been used to show fans how he is feeling during the highs and lows throughout the season. For example, Rossi has used a print of his own screaming face on the front of the helmet he wore at the Italian Grand Prix in 2008 to show fans what it was like trying to brake at the end of the straight at the Mugello circuit. He has also worn designs that reveal his frustration, for example, in 2011 after joining Ducati, Rossi wore a design showing swear-words coming out from under the helmet to reflect his frustration at trying to get to grips with the Ducati.
If you are thinking about buying a Valentino Rossi replica helmet there are a few things you should be aware of.
Firstly, some of the designs are very expensive for a race replica motorcycle helmet. The price differs from model to model. The most expensive end of the range tends to be the GP-Tech and Pista, which is pretty much replacing the GP-Tech as the premier AGV helmet model. These expensive models tend to have the limited edition Valentino Rossi designs, usually made available in a quantity of 500 and usually feature the special helmet designs that Rossi wears for significant races like Mugello or Misano.
The more affordable Rossi replicas are available in the AGV K3 SV range or the AGV Corsa range. The good news is that many of the expensive Limited Edition designs usually become available eventually in the more affordable ranges, so if you can wait until the Limited Editions have run their course then you can usually get the design you want at a reasonable price.
If you are thinking of buying one of the top range helmets, then you can at least be comforted by the fact that they usually retain their value pretty well, and there is a very liquid secondary market and there are no shortage of fans wanting to buy one. Some designs quickly become collectors editions and will be snapped up in the secondary market by buyers who want the model for display only. The limited editions are the most sought after, and some shrewd buyers often can make a tidy profit on selling a limited edition for some of the more popular models.
Brief career overview:
Valentino Rossi’s nickname in ‘The Doctor’, but recently many pundits and fans refer to Valentino Rossi as ‘The GOAT’, a shorthand nickname for ‘The Greatest Of All Time’, and given the massive impact that Rossi has had on the sport of MotoGP it is hard to disagree with that moniker.
During his career Valentino Rossi has won 9 Word Championships, with seven of them coming in the Premier class. His World Titles have come during the 500cc era, as well as the modern MotoGP era, and Valentino Rossi has also won World Titles on different motorcycle manufacturers (Honda and Yamaha) in the Premier class. Rossi is second only to Giacomo Agostini in Premier class (500cc/MotoGP) for the number of championship titles to his name.