AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

This is the Valentino Rossi 5 Continents helmet, which is available in the AGV K3 and the newer AGV K3 SV range (which comes with a built-in sun visor).

The 5 Continents is a classic Valentino Rossi helmet design, it is colourful, intricate, and visually stunning. Definitely one of Rossi’s most recognizable MotoGP helmets.

Valentino Rossi raced with the 5 Continents as his primary helmet design during the 2009 and 2012 MotoGP seasons, before he left Yamaha for Ducati, at which point he changed his helmet graphics to the ‘Elements‘ design.

The 5 Continents design was created by Aldo Drudi and it features a large and colourful Sun on the front of the helmet, and the rays of the sun radiate back to the rear of the helmet and down the sides. Each ray of the sun contains unique artwork that represents each of the 5 continents that the MotoGP paddock visits during each season.

The rear of the helmet features the usual Valentino Rossi moon logo, filled with stars.

Valentino Rossi 2009

This is an incredible looking race lid, and it was originally released in the high end GP-Tech range, but now it is available in the much more affordable K3 range.

The AGV K3 range is a real rider’s favorite as it pull sin some of the more premium features that AGV developed in their high end ranges like the Pista GP, the GP-Tech, and the Corse, and makes them a lot more forgiving so they are more fitting with everyday road use. The K3 is a superb entry level helmet from AGV who have a high quality bar, so despite being affordable you won’t be compromising on quality.

The AGV K3 is also a great way to get an official lid with race replica graphics without needing to remortgage your house to get one.

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents description:

The K3 is AGV’s entry level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The AGV K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features such as a quick release micro-metric buckle and a clear, anti-scratch & anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor.

The K-3 is near the top end of the entry level AGV range. GP-Tech lines and Valentino Rossi Replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world.

The only full-face thermoplastic model in the AGV range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.

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.

The K3 uses AGV’s 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.

  • Painted HIR-TH (high-resistant thermoplastic) resin shell.
  • One shell size.
  • Dynamic ventilation system with air intakes and rear extractors.
  • Interior uses Dri-Lex� with hygienic treatment fabrics.
  • Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) inside padding.
  • Clear, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor.
  • XQRS (Extra Quick Release System): shield replacement without tools in few seconds; PVS (Perimetrical Visor Seal).
  • Micro-metric adjustment buckle retention system.
  • DOT certified.

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AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 46 Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 46 Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 46 Helmet

AGV have dug into the vaults to resurrect this classic Valentino Rossi helmet design, known simply as the ‘Valentino Rossi 46’ helmet.

This helmet design was worn by Valentino Rossi during the 2003 and 2004 MotoGP seasons – 2003 was the last season he spent on a Honda, and he moved to Yamaha in 2004.

This is probably in out top 3 favorite Valentino Rossi helmet designs, purely because it is unlike most of his other helmets in favoring quite a dark colour scheme, plus the simple use of the Sun and Moon on either side of the helmet and the jagged rays coming off the sun make this a really aggressive looking design.

As usual for Valentino Rossi’s helmets, the original design was by Aldo Drudi, and this is one of the all-time classic Rossi designs, made even more significant by the fact it was the helmet that he won the MotoGP championship in in his first season at Yamaha.

valentino rossi 2004

This Valentino Rossi helmet design hasn’t been available for a long time, so it is great that it now being released in the bestselling AGV K3 range. Depending on where you shop you can pick up one of these for around £100, which is amazing value for a quality road helmet with race replica graphics. The AGV K3 borrows many premium features that were originally developed from their premium range helmets like the GP-Tech and the Pista GP.

Official description for the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi ’46’ helmet:

The K3 is AGV’s entry level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The AGV K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features such as a quick release micro-metric buckle and a clear, anti-scratch & anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor.

The K3 uses AGV’s 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.

Features:

  • 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
  • Sizes XS-XXL

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AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Gothic Black Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Valentino Rossi Gothic Black Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Valentino Rossi Gothic Black Helmet

AGV have dug deep into their rich history of Valentino Rossi helmet designs for this one – this is the Valentino Rossi ‘Gothic’ design, and it is available in both the AGV K3 and the AGV K3 SV ranges. It has been a firm favorite with fans over the years and it keeps getting resurrected.

This design was created by Aldo Drudi and Rossi raced with this set of helmet graphics during the 2006 and 2007 MotoGP seasons.

The helmet features the usual Sun and Moon logos that feature on most of Valentino’s helmets. The Sun and Moon are placed on either side of the helmet in bold and simple lines. The Sun is coloured in white, and the Moon remains dark. The rear of the helmet features the initials ‘VR’ in gothic text.

Valentino Rossi 2007

This is probably one of the most simple and one of the most serious looking Valentino Rossi helmet designs, it is far removed from many of his bright and joke filled helmet designs.

The AGV K3 is one of the best selling AGV models, as it offers premium quality and race replica graphics all at a reasonable price for a street helmet. They also look aggressive and slick.

Official Description:

The K-3 is near the top end of the AGV entry level range. GP-tech lines and Valentino Rossi replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world. The only full-face thermoplastic model in the agv range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.

The K3 is AGV’entry-level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features. 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.

Features:

  • 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
  • Sizes XS-XXL

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AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

This is the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet, a hugely popular Valentino Rossi helmet design in AGV’s popular K3 range – their entry level helmet that represents great value for money.

The design that is featured here is known as the ‘Five Continents’ design, and it was Valentino Rossi’s primary helmet design during the final couple of season at the end of his first spell with Yamaha.

The design was created by Aldo Drudi and features a large colourful Sun placed at the front of the helmet with the rays of the Sun radiating back towards the rear of the helmet. Each ray features a design to represent each of the five continents that MotoGP races are held in during the course of a season.

The rear of the helmet features a night sky with Rossi’s Moon logo and a large number ’46’.

This is a hugely popular design, and you can see why. It is colourful, stylish, and has become one of Valentino Rossi’s most recognizable helmet designs.

It was originally only available as a limited edition in the AGV GP-Tech range, so it is now a welcome addition to the much more affordable AGV K3 helmet range, giving many more riders the chance to get hold of the 5 Continents design.

The K3 takes some of the advanced features from the premium AGV helmet ranges, such as the race helmet shape and aerodynamics that maximizes the airflow whilst also minimizing noise levels. The K3 also takes the back spoiler feature fromt he premium AGV race helmets, which increases stability at high speeds. The ventilation system features three frontal intakes, and six back and side extractors, while a chin wind protector avoid turbulence inside the helmet.

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi 5 Continents Helmet

Official Description: AGV K3 5-Continents Rossi Helmet:

The K-3 is near the top end of the AGV entry level range. GP-Tech lines and Valentino Rossi replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world.

The K3 is one of the most affordable ways to get actual race replica designs on a helmet that is also a quality product, with a real racers aggressive look to the helmet.

The K3 is AGV’s entry-level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product.

The K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features. 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 fiberglass 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.

The only full-face thermoplastic model in the agv range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.

The K-3 design is inspired by the latest AGV developments starting from the Stealth, S-4, and Ti-Tech and continuing with the Blade/Blade LX and GP-Tech that have so clearly and distinctive defined the company’s style. In fact the K3 is one of the 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. This makes the helmets immediately recognizable and distinguished from all the other models currently available on the market.

Features:

  • 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

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AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Dreamtime Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Dreamtime Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Dreamtime Helmet

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.

Dreamtime helmet valentino rossi

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.

Specifications:

  • 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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AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Donkey Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Donkey Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Donkey Helmet

This is the AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Donkey Helmet.

This is arguably one of Valentino Rossi’s most distinctive designs and it was created for the 2009 Misano MotoGP.

The helmet features a large donkey face, much like the donkey from Shrek, on the top of the helmet – echoing the ‘My Face‘ helmet design that Rossi wore for the 2008 Mugello MotoGP. The donkey face has a surprised expression, and if you look closer it also has Valentino’s eyes.

The rear of the helmet has the words ‘The Donkey’ in the usual lettering that is used for Rossi’s ‘The Doctor’ logo, and it also features the words ““EL SUMÈR” which basically means ‘The Donkey’ in the local dialect of his home town.

The helmet also features the usual logos of the Sun and Moon, the number ’46’, and the usual cartoon of Rossi’s bulldogs (who are wearing Donkey ears).

This design was chosen because Rossi had crashed out at the Indianapolis MotoGP in the previous round, so it was Rossi’s attempt at poking fun at himself for dropping 25 points.

rossi donkey

The ‘Donkey’ helmet was originally released as a limited edition helmet in the AGV GP-Tech range, but the good news is that it is now available in the much more affordable AGV K3 range – meaning this is a great way to get a Rossi race replica at a reasonable price.

Official description: AGV K3 Rossi Donkey helmet:
The K3 is AGV’s entry-level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features. 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
  • Sizes XS-XXL

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The Valentino Rossi Donkey helmet may not be a design for everyone’s tastes, but it is certainly striking, fun, and a piece of MotoGP history that will stick in the memories of fans for years to come. Plus it is probably a great helmet for causing surprise and utter confusion for anyone looking in their rear-view mirror seeing a donkey chasing them down on a motorbike.

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AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Chicken Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Chicken Helmet

AGV K-3 Valentino Rossi Chicken Helmet

This is probably one of Valentino Rossi’s most recognizable helmets – The Chicken.

The Chicken helmet was created to celebrate Valentino Rossi’s ninth World Championship victory in 2009, which he secured at the Sepang circuit that year.

The design features a wide-eyed cartoon chicken on the top of the helmet which is laying an egg with the number 9 printed on it. The helmet is a joke that is poking fun at Rossi’s age, he was 31 when he won his 9th World Championship and the helmet is based on the old Italian saying “Gallina Vecchia fa buon brodo”, which can be roughly translated as saying that old chickens are only good for making broth, as they don’t lay eggs.

Despite his age, Rossi was saying that he had managed to lay another egg with his 9th World Championship title.

The Chicken design was initially made available as a replica in the high-end AGV GP-Tech range as a limited edition, but now it is available in the much more affordable AGV K3 range. The AGV K3 range takes many of the learnings and features that AGV have gathered from their research and development work into creating their high-end helmets, and applies some of the features in a more flexible way for everyday road use. The K3 is a great way to get a helmet that looks like a race helmet (aggressive and aerodynamic lines) without having to break the bank on price.

Official description: AGV K3 Rossi Chicken helmet:

The K3 is AGV’s entry-level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features. 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
  • Sizes XS-XXL

Video review of the AGV K3 Chicken helmet by MotoSport.com


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AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Brazil 2001 Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Brazil 2001 Helmet

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Brazil 2001 Helmet

Now this is an awesome old-school Valentino Rossi helmet design. This is the AGV K3 Valentiuno Rossi helmet with the design that he wore for the 2001 Brazil Grand Prix.

The design loosely follows the Sun and Moon pattern that Rossi wore during the early 2000s – with the sun’s face directly at the front, with the rays flowing backwards towards the rear where the moon motif is placed. The difference is this design is that the Sun motif has been redesigned with an almost tribal style approach.

This specific Valentino Rossi design hasn’t been available for quite some time, so it is nice to see it make a return in the affordable AGV K3 helmet range. This is also a nice design for someone looking for a Valentino Rossi replica who doesn’t want to ride around with the more common designs that you usually see on the streets at the moment – this is something a bit different. Bold, bright, and a bit special.

The K3 range takes some of the best features from the higher (and much more expensive) AGV ranges, for example, the high resistant thermoplastic resin shell from the premium models is used on the K3 range. This is a great way for a rider on a budget to get an aggressive looking race replica that is ideal for everyday road use.

Valentino Rossi Brazil

Official Description of the AGV K3 helmet:

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 turbulence inside the helmet.

Features:

  • 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

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Check pricing at these recommended retailers, the K3 range is usually available under $180 or under £120):

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