Here is your Valentino Rossi ‘big eye’ helmet replica

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 7, 2011

Dainese/AGV dealers are now offering a limited edition replica of Valentino Rossi’s ‘big eye’ helmet that was worn during the Mugello MotoGP round. The unique AGV helmet has a price tag of £499.99. This helmet doesn’t use the usual graphics and was created with the aid of famous designer Aldo Drudi. This helmet features the Italian flag’s colors as well as one of Rossi’s big blue eyes.

The helmet is used to voice a message to Rossi’s fans telling them to: “watch out because sooner or later there’s going to be a change.” This replica is of the GP Tech, the AGV model that Rossi wears regularly. The GP Tech is a range-topping helmet. Its development was made possible with the assistance of the nine-time World Champion and the technicians at AGV. The GP Tech also features the best elements from the other race helmets from AGV – the GP Pro and Ti-Tech.

Technical features: Outer shell available in three sizes with SSL layering (Fibreglass, Kevlar, Carbon); IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with extensive ducting directly in the shell for more efficient air flow inside the helmet and improved aerodynamic performance; Three front air inlets and five rear extractors; Micro aperture visor system for efficient anti-misting even in the most extreme conditions; New visor mechanism using the XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) for fast, tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds.

Safety system prevents detachment of the visor in the event of a fall; Removable nose guard; Removable wind-proof, throat protection; Fully removable and washable inner liner (including neck roll); Hygienically treated fabrics with differentiated zones for maximum comfort: high humidity absorption Cool Max on forehead, temples and nape of neck; super breathable fabric for effective air circulation at the top of the head; soft microfibre for a cool, comfortable fit on cheeks; Double D retention system; Sizes: XXS-XXXL.

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