This is the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Icon Helmet – a classic Valentino Rossi helmet design that dates back to 2002 when Rossi debuted it at the Mugello Grand Pix.
The design is a firm favorite among fans as it has a lot of history behind it. The core design is based on the helmet design that Graziano Rossi (Valentino’s father) used to race with – a white base with Green and Red markings around the sides and over the top. Valentino Rossi went a step further and customised his design with various icons that ran around teh base of the helmet. Each icon was an image of something that was indicative of Italian life, or were important to Rossi – the sea, pizza, etc….which turned this helmet design into a tribute to all Rossi held dear.
Unlike many of Rossi’s other helmet designs, this is quite an understated graphic design, and it looks clean and bold.
This design was out of circulation for a while, but it has been re-released in the affordable AGV K3 range, which is great news for bikers, as it means another classic Rossi helmet design is available at a reasonable price. The AGV K3 range is the entry level model race helmet that is slick and aggressive looking, but won’t break the bank.
The K-3 is one of the classical top selling helmets by AGV. Its design derives from the top of the range GP-Tech helmets, bringing most of the latest advanced features on this reasonably priced product. The race helmet-inspired-line maximizes the airflow minimizing noise levels, while the back spoiler assures stability at high speeds. The ventilation system features three frontal intakes, and six back and side extractors, while a chin wind protector avoid turbulences inside the helmet.
- Fabrics: Dry-Lex with hygienic treatment
- Inside padding: Removable and washable (excluding neckroll)
- Number of shells: 1 shell size
- Retention System: Double-D ring
- Shell: Painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin
- Shield Mechanism: Perimetrical visor seal, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) – shield replacement without tools in few seconds
- Ventilation System: Front air intakes and rear extractors
Online video review of the Valentino Rossi AGV K2 Icon helmet by those fine folks at Revzilla:
The AGV K3 range is probably the best option for those riders looking for a quality helmet that can be used on the track as well as the road, that also offers an aggressive style, race replica graphics, and all at a reasonable price.
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