This is the AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet – and it is a beautiful Valentino Rossi race replica helmet. This version is also extra-special as it comes complete with the Monster Energy sponsorship logos on the helmet, something that rarely happens on Valentino Rossi replicas, making it look even more authentic.
This latest design was created by Aldo Drudi and it has pretty much been Rossi’s primary helmet design since he returned to Yamaha in the 2013 MotoGP season.
It is a stunning design that utilises Rossi’s usual Sun and Moon logos to striking effect. The front of the helmet features a bright yellow sun that has yellow, blue, and red rays sweeping back towards the rear of the helmet where they intersect with a large blue and red crescent moon.
The sharp chin of the helmet features the green and black Monster energy logo, which also appears again on the sides towards the back of the helmet. Either side of the helmet features Valentino Rossi’s race number ’46’.
As race replicas go, this is about as authentic as they come – it is basically the same lid that Rossi races with.
The AGV Pista model is the ‘next generation’ helmet from AGV, and it has been in development since 2012 when Valentino Rossi was seen wearing it during testing for Ducati. It has since gne on to be the racers choice for a number of MotoGP riders including Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro. AGV maintain that the Pista has an ‘exclusive’ ergonomic design that makes the helmet the most aerodynamic lid in its class, and they have even gone as far to state that the Pista will lift the bar higher for all helmets and establish a new standard.
Official Description of the AGV Pista Soleluna helmet:
The Pista GP is the revolutionary new top of the range model. Developed in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and other riders from the World Championship Series, the Pista GP sets new standards in terms of protection and ergonomics and is the benchmark for professional race helmets. The carbon fibre shell and the EPS internal components were optimised using FEM techniques (Finite Elements Analysis) to obtain an extremely high performance helmet in terms of size, light weight and protection. The result is a helmet that is significantly superior than the limits set by ECE standards and that weighs just 1275 g (refers to MS size in the ECE 2205 version).
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 Pista GP 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 Pista GP 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 Pista GP fit the different cranial shapes as never before
- Limited edition monster version
- Shell: made entirely of Carbon composite fibre
- Number of shells: 4 shell sizes
- Ventilation System: IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with channels hollowed directly in the shell
- Inside padding: Fully removable and washable. Available in summer and winter versions.
- Visor: Flat, non-scratch, anti-fog RACE visor with wide field of vision, equipped for tear-off strips with 100% protection from UV rays; Comes complete with Pinlock insert
- New visor mechanism in metal with swivel opening. Quick release system for tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds
- Fastening System: Double D
- Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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