Valentino Rossi Soleluna 2016 AGV Pista GP R helmet

Valentino Rossi Soleluna 2016 AGV Pista GP R helmet

Valentino Rossi Soleluna 2016 AGV Pista GP R helmet

Feeling flush? I hope so, because this is the new Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet that is now available in the AGV Pista GP R range.

This is the helmet design that Rossi started wearing during the 2016 MotoGP season, and it is an update on his classic Sun & Moon (Soleluna) helmet design. The Sun and Moon still take prominence on the helmet, but this time round the design is covered in geometrical patterns and shapes, and it also includes splashes of coulor that isn;t usually seen on a Valentino Rossi helmet – like fuschia.

It’s a beautiful design and it is available now in limited numbers in the premium AGV Pista GP R range. This is the new version of AGV’s Pista, which is basically their race specification helmet. This is a helmet for serious riders or serious collectors.

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Official Description of the Valentino Rossi Soleluna Pista GP R helmet:
The AGV Pista GP-R is the latest evolution of the groundbreaking Pista GP, it is the most protective helmet ever developed – following the three key elements of the ‘AGV Extreme Standards’ development protocol. This state-of-the-art helmet offers increased field of vision through the introduction of the Race 3 Max Pinlock, a class 1 optical visor – the highest certification possible. The visor locking mechanism has been updated to deal with even the toughest of conditions thanks to a new-patented Visor Lock System, providing a more positive and stronger visor lock. Aerodynamic performance has been vastly improved thanks to the new wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, while comfort benefits from a new patented interiors structure and an implemented Integrated Ventilation System. The AGV Pista GP-R is also the first helmet to include a removable hydration system, featuring internal channels and a drinking valve placed inside the chin area.

Features:

  • Strong carbon fibre outer shell construction
  • MotoGP developed using AGV Extreme Standards
  • Complex five variable density EPS structure
  • Advanced Integrated Ventilation System (IVS)
  • Breathable micro-porous lining and fabric
  • Removable and washable interior and cheek pads
  • Emergency release cheek pads for crash situations
  • Detachable hydration system and drinking valve
  • Class 1 optic Race 3 Max Pinlock visor
  • Max-Vision Pinlock insert is included
  • Updated patented Visor Lock System (VLS)
  • Visor can be removed without using tools
  • Wind-tunnel tested Biplano rear spoiler
  • Includes a track-ready tear-off system
  • Removable breath deflector and chin curtain
  • Racing tear-offs are not included
  • Hard wearing Double-D retention system
  • ECE 22.05, AS/NZS, JIS, ECE/DOT certified
  • ACU Gold approved for use on UK tracks

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AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi SoleLuna Helmet

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi SoleLuna Helmet

AGV Corsa Valentino Rossi SoleLuna Helmet

This is the latest Valentino Rossi design from AGV helmets, now available in their AGV Corsa range.

The design is called ‘Soleluna’ and it is a replica of the primary helmet design that Valentino Rossi has been racing with during the 2015 and 2015 MotoGP seasons.

The Soleluna was also released as a Limited Edition complete with Rossi’s full Monster Energy sponsorship logos in the premium AGV Pista GP range.

The Soleluna was designed by Aldo Drudi, who is responsible for all of Valentino Rossi’s helmet designs throughout his career. It features the dual motifs of a Sun and a Moon, that Valentino Rossi has had featured on pretty much all of his helmets – the Sun and the Moon are supposed to represent the two sides of Valentino’s personality. The Sun is featured at the front of the helmet and rises up above the visor, and the rays of the sun spread back towards the rear of the helmet, where they cross over a dark crescent moon that is positioned directly at the rear.

On each side of the base of the helmet, Rossi’s race number ’46’ can be seen.

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This is an incredible looking lid that is bursting with colour and life, and is really eye-catching on the road.

This has become an iconic Valentino Rossi helmet design, and it takes inspiration from two other of Rossi’s helmets, the ‘Elements‘ and the ‘5 Continents‘, that also featured a similar layout of having the Sun at the front and the Moon at the rear.

Valentino Rossi had some fun with this iconic design during the 2013 MotoGP test sessions and flipped the design, so the Moon was at the front and the rear featured the Sun and a graphic of Valentino’s face peering out of the visor – check it out here.

The AGV Corsa range is a bit more affordable than the Pista GP range and it is a much more forgiving and flexible helmet to ensure it is suitable for everyday road use, but it still retains many of the premium features that you would get in the Pista range. Make no mistake this is a quality helmet that equally at on the road as it is at high speed track days.

Official description of the Valentino Rossi Soleluna Corsa helmet: Featuring a modern take on the classic Sun / Moon Valentino Rossi VR46 graphics, the AGV Corsa Sole Luna Helmet combines the performance of the Pista GP with road-riding features such as adjustable ventilation and improved comfort, without sacrificing the performance standards of the GP model.

The AGV Corsa Helmet has been awarded a Five Star SHARP certification. SHARP (Safety Helmet and Assessment Rating Programme) is the UK Department of Transportation’s independent helmet evaluation system and a 5 Star Rating represents the highest echelon of protection, the Corsa is now listed among the safest helmets in the world.

Built in conjunction with Valentino Rossi and tested at the highest levels. The Corsa is not a full carbon fiber shell but the shell shape, aerodynamics, ventilation and eye-port improvements will be shared cross platform with the Pista GP Helmet.

Key improvements of the Corsa compared to the GP Tech:

  • Weight savings over the GP-Tech to be announced
  • 193% more ventilation surface area
  • 71% smaller visor movement area
  • 48% less HIC index standard (Head Injury Criterion)
  • 44% less lift 36% less g-force transmitted to the head (compared to the ECE regulation)

Features on the AGV Corsa Soleluna helmet:

  • SSL Carbon-kevlar construction
  • 4 shell sizes
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System)
  • Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric
  • Fully removable and washable inner liners
  • Pinlock ready Race 2 flat, non-scratch visor
  • Pinlock visor insert comes as standard
  • Unique rear diffuser
  • XQRS (in metal) shield replacement without tools
  • Visor tear-off system
  • Double D retention system
  • Weighs 1350g (+/- 50g)

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AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet

AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet

AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi Soleluna helmet

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.

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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

Features:

  • 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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