In a ritual as anticipated as packing the sweaters away at the end of winter, AGV and Valentino Rossi have unveiled his latest custom designed helmet for Qatar. Enjoy.
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Drudi’s creativity brought Rossi’s concept to life: a helmet that he would have worn should his racing career have taken place in the 1970’s, an idea the champion from Tavullia, Italy, has had in mind for years.
The design is a pronounced change in direction compared to the style of the latest designs presented by AGV and Rossi, including the extremely colorful Mexican-themed helmet used during the 2018 Winter Tests. For Rossi, the presentation of new helmets has become a true ritual, full of nuance, and often imitated.
The design of the new helmet is deliberately clean and simple, leaving ample room to emphasize the drawing of the Sun and the Moon, and introduces a change in colors including a refined matt finishing for the dark blue areas.
With unmatched protection, performance and comfort, the AGV Pista GP R is the top-of-the-range of the AGV Extreme Standards, an innovative and pioneering integrated design protocol that revolutionizes development, resulting in significant improvements in the helmet’s performance in terms of impact protection, field of vision, compact design, lightweight, aerodynamics, ventilation and ergonomics. The AGV Extreme Standards process raises the level of helmet R&D and represents a milestone in head-protection technology.