This is the AGV Corsa VR46 helmet.
This is a unique Valentino Rossi helmet from AGV, as it isn’t actually based on any previous helmet design that he has raced in. The helmet is more of a tribute to the most famous rider that AGV creates helmets for.
It comes available in blue or black, and features a large Rossi number 46 logo in yellow on either side of the helmet. The top of the helmet also features ’46’ above the visor, with a coloured stripe that runs from the chin to the rear of the helmet (yellow on the blue version, and white on the black version.)
This a clean looking design, and makes a nice alternative for someone that wants a Rossi themed helmet, but may not want the frantic and busy graphical designs of the race replicas.
The AGV Corsa is a street helmet that basically takes the best features of the AGV Pista, but is more forgiving and flexible making it perfect for everyday use (which still be a solid candidate for track days).
Official AGV VR46 helmet description:
The carbon-fibre/glass-fibre/aramid SSL (Super Super Light) shell was designed using FEM techniques 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* in MS size. 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® 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 the different cranial shapes as never before .
Outer shell in 4 sizes made from layers of SSL (fibreglass and aramid fibres);
Inner shell in EPS in 4 sizes;
Shell and EPS dimensions optimized using the FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) system.
Designed to maximise comfort, ergonomics, safety and aerodynamics.
Designed to minimise interference with racing suits and protective speed humps.
Ventilation / Aerodynamics:
IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide channels hollowed directly in the shell and holes that direct air flow to the rider’s head.
Ventilation system designed and optimised in a wind tunnel, comprising 4 front air intakes (3 at the front and one on the chinguard) and 2 rear extractors;
Air vents with open/close mechanism. Total surface area of air intakes 193% larger than on the GP-Tech;
Large rear spoiler optimised in a wind tunnel to maximise aerodynamic performances and ventilation even at high speed. Spoiler designed to detach from the helmet in the event of an accident to increase the passive safety of the helmet.
Visor/ Visor mechanism:
New visor mechanism in metal with swivel opening. Rapid visor release system requiring no tools and allowing visor to be removed and replaced in seconds. Surface of the visor mechanism reduced by 71% compared to the GP-Tech;
Can be fitted with an external screw at bottom of the mechanism which reduces the risk of the visor detaching in the event of a fall (with Race screw kit). Visor front micro-lock system that reduces the risk of accidental opening, also in the event of an accident.
Scratch resistant, anti-fog RACE visor (4 layers) with a wide viewing angle and 100% protection against UV rays. Comes ready for tear-offs and with tear-off film kits.
The visor meets Class 1 optical standards and is free from visual distortion with a thickness up to 3.3 mm for extra protection;
The field of vision is 15° wider than on the GP-Tech and its main rivals and has been optimised for a rider lying over the tank. Overall field of vision increased by about 9% compared to the GP-Tech and the main rivals.
Removable nose guard;
Removable windproof chin strap protection;
Fully removable and washable inner liners
Breathable, micro-perforated Lycra® crown pad with concave 3D structure that is pre-shaped in a single piece to match shape of the head. Comes with no stitching in sensitive areas and differentiated density foam padding. Option of personalising the fit of the crown pad: Can be customised at the area around the back of the neck with the insertion of a removable foam pad. Sanitised 3D Shalimar® cheek pads with differentiated density foam and integral neck roll for improved comfort and sound-proofing; Inner liners covered by three patents; The fit of the cheek pads can be personalised
Double D retention system.
Pinlock Visor inclusive
The AGV Corsa VR46 comes in blue or in black. Check out the image gallery below (click to enlarge):
This is a good helmet design for those riders wanting someting a bit different, Valentino Rossi replicas are a failry common site on the streets, so this Rossi inspired helmet makes a nice diversion and a good alternative from the usual ‘5 Continents’ and ‘Elements’ helmet design that you see on the roads.
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