This is the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Dreamtime helmet.
This is one of Valentino Rossi’s more intricate and detailed designs. The Dreamtime helmet was first worn as a helmet during the 2007 Australian test sessions. It was also used on sporadic occasions during the 2008 MotoGP season.
The helmet design is based on Aboriginal art techniques, and features the usual Valentino Rossi ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ motifs on either side of the helmet. The detail on the Sun and Moon is very complicated and intense, with each ray of the Sun dotted with coloured detail – the Moon is detailed in a similar fashion.
The rear of the helmet features a turtle logo in a white circle.
This is a very special Valentino Rossi helmet that was originally released in the high-end AGV GP-Tech range, so it is a welcome sight to see the design being made available in the affordable AGV K3 helmet range. This isn’t a lid you see out on the streets that often, so it is a nice design to pick up if you want a Rossi replica helmet that is a bit different to what the bulk of bikers are riding around in. It is also a very subtle and eye-catching design for a Valentino Rossi graphic – which are usually much more frenetic and laced with humor.
The AGV K3 helmet range is AGV’s entry level full face helmet design for everyday road use and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product
Official Description of the AGV K3 Dreamtime helmet:
The K3 uses AGV’s well proven HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin shell construction, this shell is very strong and has excellent shock absorbing properties, however the manufacturing process is much quicker and simpler than an equivalent fibreglass shell. This ultimately is reflected in the price of the helmet enabling riders on a budget to have an exceptionally safe and well made product at the fraction of the price you would expect to pay for a premium branded helmet. Using AGV’s CAD design process the inner E.P.S. shell is made of different densities, to match the properties of the outer shell, giving the K3 excellent safety characteristics. Also the shape of the shell reflects the aerodynamic design of the range topping GP-Tech whilst being focused on the needs of the rider on the road; reduced wind noise and excellent stability at speed. The K3 is equipped with twin front ram air intake vents, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler/extractor. There are also vents on the side to aid extraction of warm air from around the face area, and a large chin vent to aid visor de misting. The K3 is equipped with AGV’s street8 visor. The visor features the XQRS (extra quick release system) enabling visor changes in seconds without the need for tools.
The street8 visor also features the NFS (no fog shield) anti fog coating, an anti scratch coating and offers 100% protection from UV light. The K3 has a fully removable washable lining (both cheekpads and head lining). The liners are made from Dri-Lex, this liner has excellent wicking properties keeping the rider comfortable and dry, even in the extreme conditions. The linings are also treated with a hygienic antibacterial coating for prolonged freshness. The K3 is also fitted with a Micro-Metric buckle for ease of use with a range of adjustment. The K3 is also available in the K3 basic version, this model still features all the K3’s safety features without some of the luxury features to keep the cost incredibly low.
- HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin shell
- Multi Density E.P.S. inner shell.
- Dynamic ventilation system, aerodynamic front intakes and rear extractors
- Fully removable, washable Dri-Lex lining with Sanitized antibacterial hygienic treatment. (K3 basic; Dry comfort liner replaces Dri-Lex)
- Street8 visor, with NFS anti fog coating, anti scratch and 100% UV protection. (K3 basic no anti fog coating)
- XQRS; Extra Quick Release System, visor changing in seconds with no tools.
- PVS Perimetrical visor seal (improved sealing and low noise).
- Micro-metric adjustable retention system. (K3 basic seat belt style buckle)
- Aerodynamic rear spoiler/extractor. (K3 basic no rear spoiler)
- Removable chin curtain (K3 only)
- Removable nose protector (K3 only)
- S.H.A.R.P. 4 stars
- ACU gold
- Exceeds UN ECE 22.05
- 2 year warranty plus optional free 1 year warranty extension
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