This is the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter test 2013 helmet.
This Limited Edition is a race replica of the helmet design that Rossi wore during the winter test period upon his return to Yamaha, after a difficult two years at Ducati.
This is a relatively low-key and understated design by Valentino Rossi standards, although the simplicity still makes it striking to look at. The helmet features a yellow number ’46’ placed directly at the front, with a metallic grey and black rear that features the Sun and Moon logos.
The rear of the helmet features a Japanese character representing the word ‘Kendo’. This is a Japanese phrase that is used to convey an intense emotion. It is said that Rossi first encountered the phrase when he met Masao Furusawa, the Executive Officer of Engineering Operations at Yamaha, when he joined Yamaha for the first time in 2004. The symbol seen on this design was designed by Masao Furusawa’s wife.
This Valentino Rossi replica is a little bit different to the usual ones that you see on the street, and you probably won’t see many of them out of the roads as this is being made as a limited edition on the AGV Corsa range.
The AGV Corsa is basically AGV’s street version of their top of the line Pista helmet range. Whilst the Pista is still suitable for road wear, it is primarily a top range race helmet. The Corsa takes many of the features that you will find in the Pista and incorporates them into a versatile road helmet. The Corsa shares the same shell shape, aerodynamics, ventilation and eye port improvements as the GP-Tech helmet – so you know you are getting quality.
The AGV Corsa range sits between the AGV K3 range and the AGV Pista, making it slightly more affordable than the premium AGV range. It is pretty much the replacement model for the AGV GP-Tech.
Official Description of the AGV Corsa Rossi Winter Test helmet:
The Corsa has the performance of the Pista GP and the characteristics of a helmet for road use.
The carbon-fibre/glass-fibre/aramid SSL (Super Super Light) shell was designed using FEM techniques (Finite Elements Analysis) and features EPS internal ducts in the shell to provide a small, light helmet which is both comfortable and extremely safe. The result is a helmet that is significantly superior than the limits set by ECE standards and that weighs just 1350 g (refers to MS size 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 dynamic modelling 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 first class performance in terms of aerodynamic penetration and high speed stability. Overall, the visor aperture is 9% bigger meaning a 15° improvement in vision which obviously enhances the active safety factor.
The fit of the Corsa was developed using “Human Engineering” whereby the design starts from the surfaces in contact with the wearer’s head. The inside of 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® sanitized 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 the different cranial shapes as never before.
- Sizes: cm (ECE 2205): XS | 53-54; S | 55-56; MS | 57-58; ML | 59-60; L | 60-61; XL | 61-62; XXL | 63-64
- Visor: Pay attention: the helmet comes with clear visor only. Other visors are sold separately./li>
- Exterior and interior shell/li>
- Inner EPS shell in 4 sizes/li>
- Interiors: Inside paddings: completely removable and washable/li>
- Ventilation: Ventilation system designed and optimised in a wind tunnel, comprising 4 front vents (3 at the front and one on the chin guard) and 2 rear extractors/li>
- Retention system: Double D/li>
- Weight (ECE2205): 1350 g (+/- 50g) in MS size/li>
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