AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet (Limited Edition)

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet (Limited Edition)

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet (Limited Edition)

This is the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet which is now available in Limited Edition numbers.

Valentino Rossi first used this helmet during the first MotoGP winter test session for 2015. The winter test took place in Sepang in the usual sweltering conditions, so Rossi chose to inject a bit of humor to the proceedings by using a helmet design based on a woolly Christmas hat. Rossi even brought a proper woolly winter hat (in the same design as his helmet) with him to Sepang.

Valentino Rossi winter hat

The helmet was designed by longtime Rossi helmet collaborator, Aldo Drudi, and it features the recognizable yellow and blue colour scheme of Valentino Rossi. The helmet is patterned with various Christmas and winter icons, all made to look like they were knitted around the helmet.

The crown of the helmet features a giant yellow snowflake, and further down the helmet are two further rows of blue ‘cable-knitted’ snowflakes. Inbetween these rows of knitted snowflakes are rows of knitted reindeer, and a row of knitted Christmas tress that run around the base of the helmet.

The rear sides of the helmet feature Rossi’s number 46……made to look like it has been knitted in to the helmet.

Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015

This is one of Rossi’s most eyecatching Winter Test helmets.

AGV have now released this design as a Limited Edition in the Corsa helmet range. The Corsa has the performance of the Pista GP (which is the helmet model that Rossi races in) and the characteristics of a helmet for road use. And as an extra bonus, AGV have included a woolly hat in the same style that Rossi wore with each order of this limited edition helmet.

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet (Limited Edition)

Official description of the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet:

The carbon-fibre/glass-fibre/aramid SSL (Super Super Light) shell was designed using FEM techniques (Finite Elements Analysis) and features EPS internal ducts in the shell to provide a small, light helmet which is both comfortable and extremely safe.

The all new AGV Corsa Helmet is constructed from SSL (Super-Super-Light) Carbon-Kevlar and is based on same helmet worn by the top class Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi (Pista GP).

With an all new shell shape and aerodynamically tested venting system hollowed directly in the shell, the AGV Corsa helmet longs to be at the track. The AGV Corsa has a Cool Max removable and washable interior with hygienic treatment.

It has a Double D retention system and a clear, flat, anti-scratch, Pinlock ready polycarbonate race 2 visor with XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) and tear-off system.

  • SSL (Super Super Light) composite fiber, Kevlar® and carbon fiber shell
  • Four shell sizes
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into shell
  • Scratch-resistant visor with wide field of vision with tear-off pins, ready and suitable for tear-off shields
  • Visor is class 1 optical standard approved for excellent vision
  • XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) so you can replace the shield in seconds without the use of tools
  • The field of vision is 15 degrees wider and the overall visor window area has been increased by 9% compared to the previous helmet, without compromising its level of protection
  • The basic visor movement area has been reduced by 71% compared to the GP-Tech helmet, this allows use of the space saved to increase the thickness of the absorption material, benefiting safety
  • Breathable Lycra® micro-porous lining and Dry-Comfort® fabric with sanitizing treatment, fully removable and washable
  • Padding has a 3-D concave structure which is pre-shaped according to the morphological characteristics of the head, while the surfaces in direct contact with the head are free from stitching for guaranteed comfort
  • DOT and ECE 22.05 certified

Image gallery of the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 Helmet:


Video showing 360 view of the Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2015 helmet:


Find out where to get this wonderful Valentino Rossi race replica helmet below – don’t forget that orders include a matching limited edition VR46 beanie and helmet bag:

Get the AGV Corsa Rossi Winter Test 2015 helmet at FC-Moto.com
Get the AGV Corsa Rossi Winter Test 2015 helmet at Revzilla
Get the AGV Corsa Rossi Winter Test 2015 helmet at MotorcycleSuperstore.com
Get the AGV Corsa Rossi Winter Test 2015 helmet at Amazon

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015 helmet (Limited Edition)

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015 helmet (Limited Edition)

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015 helmet (Limited Edition)

True to form, Valentino Rossi unveiled a special helmet design on Saturday morning of his home Italian MotoGP at Mugello in 2015, and the design has now been made available from AGV.

This is the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015 helmet, which is also sometimes known as the Valentino Rossi ‘Mirror’ helmet or the ‘Solar Power’ helmet, or even the ‘Yellow Energy’ helmet.

Rossi wore this helmet design for the 2015 Mugello MotoGP, and the chrome mirror finish on the top of the helmet makes it one of Rossi’s most striking helmet designs. This design is pretty simplistic when compared with previous designs that Valentino has worn for the Mugello MotoGP, but it is equally as striking as the ones that have gone before it in the past.

The helmet was designed by Aldo Drudi and it was supposed to represent how Rossi’s energy rises during the race weekend as he feeds of the energy of the fans, before it reaches its maximum level for race day.

The chin and cheeks of the helmet have a blue design that is supposed to represent a solar panel, and the rear of the helmet features six different energy levels, starting at ‘red’ for the first free practice session before rising all the way to green and eventually ‘yellow’, the highest level, for race day.

Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015

The right hand side of the helmet has the words ‘Energia Rinnovabile’, which basically means renewable energy, running round the rim of the visor, while the left hand side has the words ‘Yellow Energy’ in the same place. The top of the helmet had a mirror effect to reflect back and mirror all the fans the crowd into the hills of the Mugello circuit.

AGV released a statement about the design that reads:

During a typical race weekend, ‘The Doctor’s’ energy level steadily rises until attaining its peak in time for Sunday’s race. To represent this phenomenon, the rear of his 2015 Mugello helmet reflects six different energy levels, beginning with the bright red of the first free practice and advancing session by session to the maximum level—Vale’s signature yellow—just in time for him to line up on the starting grid.

Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015

AGV have released this stunning Valentino Rossi race replica in the Corsa range – the Corsa helmet range sits between the AGV K3 SV and the premium Pista GP range, making it more affordable than the Pista. The Corsa takes many of the premium features from the Pista, but it is more engineered for everyday street and road use than the Pista.

Official Description of the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015 (Mirror) helmet:
The Corsa is a supersport helmet which combines the performance of the Pista GP with road-going characteristics such as adjustable ventilation and improved comfort without having to forget the performance standards of the GP version.

Fitted with a double-D retention system, the outer shell is made up of SSL layers (Aramid and glass fibers) and is available in four sizes. The design is intended to cut to the minimum any interference with the racing suit and protective hump and to optimize safety even at high speed.

The spoiler has been designed to detach from the helmet in the event of an accident to increase the passive safety of the helmet. The visor component area has been reduced by 71% compared with the GP Tech and this allows the space saved to be used to increase the thickness of the impact absorption material with all the safety benefits that brings. The visor can easily be removed as can the washable inner components. To provide improved comfort, the surfaces in direct contact with the head are seamless and the fit can be optimized with special additional padding to the cheeks and back of the neck. Designed to maximize comfort, ergonomics, safety and aerodynamics.

Made in Italy and protective of the environment: the Corsa is designed and made in Italy by highly qualified craftsmen using the very latest technology. These helmets are manufactured using the best technologies with great effort invested in protecting the environment. Waterjet technology is used to cut the carbon fiber shells, the painting system uses eco-compatible water-based paints and a dust suppression / residue treatment system is in operation throughout the entire factory.

Extreme Standards Helmets is the name of the revolutionary new range of AGV helmets which includes the Corsa. It is based on the “human engineering” concept and applies to a new design process which starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell. As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact, thus providing greater safety and smaller dimensions.

Features:

  • Shell: SSL (Super Super Light) in composite fiber, Aramid and carbon fiber.
  • Number of shells: 4 shell sizes.
  • Fabric: Breathable Lycra® lining and Shalimar® fabric with sanitizing treatment.
  • Liners: Fully removable and washable inner liners.
  • Ventilation system: IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell.
  • Air vents with open / close mechanism.
  • Visor mechanism: XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) in metal with roto-translation opening. Visor front micro-lock system that reduces the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident. Quick release system for tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds.
  • Race flat, Class 1 optical standards, non-scratch and anti-fog visor (4 layers) with wide field of vision suitable for tear-off strips.
  • Retention system: Double-D.
  • Removable nose guard.
  • Removable windproof chin strap protection.
  • Homologation: ECE 2205, AS / NZS, JIS, ECE / DOT.

Valentino Rossi Mugello 2015

Image gallery of the AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi ‘Mirror’ helmet:


Where can I get it? – this helmet is being released in February 2016 and you can get it at the links below:

Get the AGV Corsa Mugello 2015 helmet at Revzilla.com (Worldwide Shipping)
Get the AGV Corsa Mugello 2015 helmet at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk (Worldwide Shipping)
Get the AGV Corsa Mugello 2015 helmet at DemonTweeks.co.uk (Worldwide Shipping)
Get the AGV Corsa Mugello 2015 helmet at FC-Moto.com (Worldwide Shipping)
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AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna Qatar 2015 Helmet

AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna Qatar 2015 Helmet

AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna Qatar 2015 Helmet

This is the AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet that Rossi wore for the opening round of the 2015 season in Qatar. It is slightly different in design to the regular SoleLuna helmet that would become his design of choice for the rest of the season.

The SoleLuna Qatar design doesn’t have the Monster Energy logo, and some of the colours used are darker than the other SoleLuna designs.

As usual, the design was created by long-time Rossi helmet designer, Aldo Drudi and it uses the familiar Valentino Rossi ‘Sun and Moon’ motifs to great effect. The front of the helmet is taken up by the sun, with its rays cascading back towards the rear of the helmet, which features a dark crescent moon.

This design, coupled with the sharp AGV Pista shape, really gives an aggressive look to the helmet.

Valentino Rossi Qatar 2015

The Pista GP helmet is basically the top model in the AGV range, and it is equally at home on the road or the racetrack.

Official description for the AGV Pista Valentino Rossi 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.

Features:

  • The residual impact force transmitted to the head is reduced by 36% compared to the limit established by ECE regulations.
  • The HIC index is 48% below the limit established by ECE regulations.
  • The basic visor movement area has been reduced by 71% compared to the GP-Tech helmet. This allows use of the space saved to increase the thickness of the absorption material, benefiting safety.
  • The visor is Class 1 optical standard approved for excellent vision.
  • The field of vision is 15° wider and the overall visor window area has increased by 9% compared to the previous helmet, without compromising its level of protection.
  • The Z-Lift index has been reduced by 44% after wind tunnel tests.
  • The air intakes have almost tripled in size, whereas the entire ventilation system of the PistaGP helmet removes heat and moisture very efficiently. The padding has a 3D concave structure, which is preshaped according to the morphological characteristics of the head, while the surfaces in direct contact with the head are free from stitching for guaranteed comfort.
  • Thanks to its “from the inside out” design, the structural components of the helmet are designed to provide the required performance while minimizing size and weight.
  • The frontal cross section has been reduced by 3% and the lateral cross section by 6% compared with the GP-Tech helmet.
  • The fit of the PistaGP helmet, covered by three patents, provides an extraordinary high level of comfort and adaptability to different shapes, unknown up to now.

Here is the Revzilla review of the AGV Pista helmet:


Image gallery of the AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna Qatar 2015 Helmet:


Check out the AGV Pista Soleluna Qatar helmet at FC-Moto
Check out the AGV Pista at Amazon
Check out the AGV Pista at Revzilla