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Pista GP Winter Test Snow Man 2016

In Malaysia temperatures are soaring hot, but Valentino greets everyone with a charming and smiling snowman on his head, cartoon style, complete with yellow scarf and hat featuring the Yamaha logo. Besides the number 46 on the back, the blue background of the sides of the helmet is scattered with other typical winter drawings, like snow flakes and ice crystals. For Valentino and AGV, the 2016 season marks a special milestone: the most representative rider of the Italian motorcycling world has been racing wearing AGV helmets for 20 years. The AGV Pista GP sets performance standards with its wide field of vision, low weight and compact dimensions, extensive ventilation, exclusive ergonomic design and class-leading aerodynamics. Development of the AGV Pista began by taking measurements of riders’ heads with a digital scanner. These measurements were then used to design the helmet from the "inside out". It is based on the “Human Engineering” concept and applies to a new design process which starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell. As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact thus providing greater safety and smaller dimensions. AGV EXTREME STANDARDS HELMETS use FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) to set new standards in safety, comfort and ergonomics. In addition to new levels of safety, the AGV Pista GP sets new standards in environmental protection with the raw materials and new technologies used in production having a focus on low environmental impact. "I consider the PistaGP helmet to be a homage to Gino Amisano, an enterpreneur I admired for his ability to innovate, for the standards he set and for the competitive spirit he had when he faced a challenge. The new helmet is based on AGV Standards, the project that follows Amisanos core values and revolutionizes helmet development, setting new standards for protection and ergonomics that can be demonstrated. The new generation of helmets developed through this project has the task of bringing AGV to lead again in both the market and the technical field." - Lino Dainese

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