This is the AGV K3 Valentino Rossi ‘Clock’ helmet, which is also sometimes called the ‘Wake up’, or ‘Time to wake up’ helmet.
The helmet design dates back to the 2010 Misano MotoGP race. Misano is a track where Valentino Rossi always creates a special one-off helmet design as it is effectively his home race (his home town of Tavullia is only a few miles away) and the fans go crazy for ‘The Doctor’ at Misano. On race weekend the track basically becomes a cathedral for Rossi fans with the colour yellow and the number 46 dominating most stands.
The ‘Wake Up’ helmet is one of the more distinctive Rossi helmet designs, featuring a giant clock face on the top of the helmet. The cartoon clock depicts the alarm going off, and also features cartoons of Rossi Bulldogs on the rear, with the number 46 at the back.
The ‘Clock’ design is a great throwback Rossi graphic design, and the design was supposed to be an attempt at poking fun at Rossi always being late for track sessions and team meetings. The clock and the alarm going off was supposed to symbolise that Rossi had better not be late for his home race. The Clock was also said to be a wake up call for Rossi who had missed a number of races in the 2010 season after breaking his leg at Mugello earlier in the year and needed to basically step up and start winning again.
Initially the ‘Clock / Wake Up’ helmet was only available as a limited edition in the AGV GP-Tech range (which is one of their premium ranges), but it is now available in the AGV K3 range. This is good news for consumers as it is a far more affordable range so it allows you get a decent priced AGV road / track helmet with some great Valentino Rossi graphics at a reasonable price.
About the AGV K3 Range:
The K3 range was released as AGV’s entry level helmet which has been designed for street and sports riding. It is a helmet that looks like a race helmet, and can be used on track days, or simply for day to day riding.
The K3 range takes a lot of features from the premium GP-Tech and AGV Pista ranges, and the thermoplastic resin shell, and the neutral oval head shape comes from the research and development work that went into created the GP-Tech and Pista. The aerodynamic shape is also influenced by AGV’s race research and testing – so this is helmet that is very at home on the track and feels very comfortable at high-speeds, cutting through the air.
Ventilation on the K3 is via the chin, with 4 exit points at the rear to keep the air flowing through while you ride.
The visor is anti-scratch and anti-fog enabled, and the internal cheek pads are Dry-Lex antibacterial antimicrobial that are easy to remove, but feel solid and secure when in place.
The AGV K3 is a very solid entry level helmet that really gives you value for money and does a great job in handing down some nice features that have originated from AGV’s premium level and high-end race helmets.
Official Description: The entry-level full face helmet from AGV offers exceptional value, great quality and features that you would expect from a helmet of a much higher price. As standard with all AGV’s the K3 features a fully removable washable lining, in Dry Comfort, with a sanitized treatment keeping your helmet fresh even with everyday use. Available in two versions the Rossi version has the addition of a rear spoiler/extractor and anti-fog visor.
- HIR-TH (High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin) shell
- ECE 2205 ACU GOLD
- Ventilation system with 3 front vents, 2 lateral extractors (Rossi version includes rear spoiler/extractor)
- XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) for tool-free removal and replacement of visor in seconds
- Visor mechanism with PVS system (Perimetrical Visor Seal) for improved seal and protection against draughts and noise thanks to the seat for the visor edge
- Street 8 polycarbonate, anti-scratch visor (Rossi version has anti-fog visor)
- Fully removable and washable inner liners (excluding neck roll)
- Sanitised Dry-Comfort fabric
- Micrometric retention system-Rossi, Seat beat style buckle
- Anti-theft ring on strap
- Weight 1430g (size M)
- Sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL
Check out the really useful and informative review by the Revzilla team on the AGV K3 range:
A user video from YouTube showing a full 360 view on an unboxed ‘AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Clock’ helmet:
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