AGV announce limited edition run of Valentino Rossi’s helmet from his November Yamaha test – priced £599 and available from April.
UPDATE: The AGV extreme standard helmet specifications are now available and added to the bottom of the post.
As their own (no doubt profitable) celebration of Rossi’s return to Yamaha AGV are releasing a limited edition helmet for retail based on his test helmet from when he had access to the 2012 championship winning bike from the November test in Valencia.
Here’s a reminder of how the test went:
In the grey/black testing colours and the bright, flourescent yellow associated with ‘The Doctor ‘ the Pista GP helmet features his ever-present sun and moon graphic and also has a symbol on the back for the Japanese word “kando”, usually used to show intense emotion and excitement.
The word was first used by Masao Furusawa when Valentino arrived at Yamaha in 2004 and the version seen on the helmet was designed by Masao’s wife.
The photos show the actual helmet worn by Rossi during the tests at Valencia in 2012. The sponsor logos, components and visor accessories are not included on the limited edition model.
You can reserve one now by ordering from your nearest Team AGV dealer. The link to do and more images of the helmet can be found on AGV’s webpage here: http://www.agv-moto.com/agv-corsa-winter-test-limited-edition
•Shell: SSL (Super Super Light) in composite fiber, Kevlar & Carbon Fiber
•N° of shells: 4 shell sizes
•Ventilation system: IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell
•Fabric: Breathable Lycra® micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment
•Liners: Fully removable and washable inner liners
•Visor: RACE 2 flat, non-scratch visor with wide field of vision, PINLOCK ready and suitable for tear-off strips. PINLOCK comes as standard.
•Visor mechanism: XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) in metal with roto-translation opening. Quick release system for tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds
•Retention system: Double D
•Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL