Valentino Rossi delighted fans once again in 2016 with his choice of helmet design for the Winter Test sessions. Valentino has a long history of using the MotoGP Winter Tests as a platform for showing off a new, and usually funny, helmet design.
At Sepang he debuted the ‘Snowman’ helmet – another winter themed design that was intended to poke fun at the paradox of MotoGP Winter testing taking place in tropical heat and humid conditions.
The helmet featured a large smiling snowman positioned directly on the front, wearing a yellow hat and scarf featuring the Yamaha logo.
AGV are now releasing the Valentino Rossi winter test Snowman helmet as a limited edition in their premium Pista GP range.
Official Description of the AGV Pista Valentino Rossi Snowman 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
Image gallery of the AGV Pista GP Valentino Rossi winter test 2016 helmet:
Each limited edition box also comes with a woolly hat and a scarf in the same design that Rossi (and the cartoon snowman) wore for the Winter Tests.
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