If you have already heard about the famous Valentino Rossi AGV PistaGP helmet, then you probably also know that it will be on sale from next year, for priced between $1,300 and $1,500. If you haven’t heard about it yet, all we can say that it represents one of the latest technological marvels from the Italian helmet factory. It will be produced in limited numbers with each helmet having a unique number and, being constructed from carbon fibre, it will tip the scales at just 1250g.
For all you technology “number” geeks, here are the specs:
+15° wider field of vision
9% larger visor area
36% less g-force transmitted to the head (compared to the ECE regulation)
48% less HIC index standard (Head Injury Criterion)
71% smaller visor movement area (area devoted to visor movement)
3.3mm visor thickness
-6% lateral section aerodynamics, -3% front section
-44% z-lift (force of helmet lifting because of aerodynamic forces)
193% more ventilation area
But the most important thing is that this helmet will be the closest thing to what Valentino Rossi wears on the racing track, boosting the “desire” factor by, well, a lot.