AGV K3 SV Valentino Rossi WTF helmet (Misano 2011)

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi WTF helmet (Misano 2011)

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi WTF helmet (Misano 2011)

AGV have reached for a classic and memorable Valentino Rossi helmet design for this new entry in their AGV K3 SV range.

This is the Valentino Rossi ‘WTF’ helmet design that was worn for the Misano 2011 MotoGP.

This helmet is also sometimes referred to as the ‘Comic’ or the ‘Expletive’ helmet.

The actual design was a humorous insight into Valentino Rossi’s mindset during his troubled seasons at Ducati. Rossi had failed to get the Ducati working as well as expected and his frustration with the bike was reflected in the design that he brought to his home round of Misano. The Sun and Moon motifs are relegated to the lower sides of the helmet, and the entire top of the helmet is used for a comic-style thought bubble that is filled with swear-words and exclamations. The rear of the helmet has the number 46 and an image of Rossi’s two Bulldogs.

On the day of the race Valentino was far more political and stated that the swear words were simply a reflection of what went through his mind during a race.

Whichever version of the meaning behind the design that you choose to believe, there is no denying that this is one of the most eye-catching and memorable of Valentino Rossi’s helmet designs.

Valentino Rossi Misano 2011

The Valentino Rossi WTF helmet was first released as a Limited Edition in the AGV GP-Tech range, but now it is available in the affordable AGV K3 SV range. The K3 SV range is one of AGV’s more affordable ranges and is optimized for everyday road use, despite the fact that it also has many premium features included that you get on the premium AGV ranges like the Pista GP.

The AGV K3 SV is latest upgrade to the previous K3 model, the main difference being that it comes with an internal sun visor (hence the ‘SV’ used in the name of the model). For an aggressive looking race replica helmt the K3 SV offers great airflow, a light mold, and a large field of vision.

Official description of the AGV K3 SV Valentino Rossi WTF Misano helmet:

The AGV K3 SV Helmet builds on AGV’s extensive experience in designing the Pista GP and Corsa helmets as well as the legacy of the original K3 helmet. An aerodynamic shell shape is optimized for stability and aggressive aesthetics and features an integrated, compact rear spoiler to reduce turbulence. The narrow chin bar is streamlined to help the helmet cut through the wind at high speeds, further increasing stability.

The AGV K3 SV helmet incorporates a drop-down sun visor, making the helmet a tour de force, aggressive street or touring helmet. The K3 is also communication-ready and features speaker pocket cut outs to minimize discomfort caused by Bluetooth speakers pressing into your ears. The AGV K-3 SV Helmet is an excellent choice for any rider who values sophisticated, modern design in a safe and feature-rich package.


  • HIR-TH (High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin) shell construction
  • 2 shell sizes
  • 4 EPS sizes optimized using the FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) system
  • Ventilation system was designed and optimized in a wind tunnel
  • 4 front vents (3 at the forehead and one on the chin guard) and 2 rear extractors vents
  • XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) visor mechanism for tool-free removal and replacement of the face shield in seconds
  • Face shield mechanism features PVS (Perimetrical Visor Seal) for improved seal and protection against drafts and wind noise
  • GT 2 scratch-resistant, anti-fog polycarbonate face shield with 100% protection from UV rays
  • GT 2 face shield has improved peripheral vision thanks to the specially-shaped profile of the aperture
  • Integrated drop-down Sun Visor (ISV) is scratch-resistant and can be replaced easily and without special tools
  • Removable breath deflector
  • Removable windproof chin strap protection
  • Fully removable and washable 3D inner liner and cheek pads are sanitized and made from Dry-Comfort fabrics
  • Helmet profile contoured around the base to reduce the risk of collar bone injuries
  • Double-D ring chin strap
  • ECE 2205 and DOT approved
  • Weight: 1520g in MS size

The AGV K3 SV represents amazing value for money, and an affordable way to pick up a quality helmet with great Valentino Rossi race replica graphics.

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