WISH - LIMITED EDITION
VALENTINO ROSSI LIMITED EDITION - WISH Valentino Rossi's Corsa “Wish” helmet pays tribute to his late friend and fellow racer Marco Simoncelli
At the official test in Sepang , Valentino Rossi amazed everyone with a brand new helmet for the first laps of 2014. As usual "The Doctor"showed no lack of originality never ceasing to surprise us with his ideas.
After the more conservative yellow and grey graphic, which he wore during the last year's Winter Test to match the color scheme of his bike, the new helmet which was exclusively created for the Malaysia track, is simply spectacular.
The designer, Aldo Drudi, included the famous Sun and Moon symbol Valentino carried during the 2013 World Championship Series. This time, however, he inverted things by 180° with the front and rear apparently the same. From behind it looks as if Valentino's face was peering out from behind the visor almost as if to taunt his adversaries.
By means of the message “I have my eyes on you”, the Tavullia rider appears to be clearly stating his intention to get back in the game, reclaim his name as the best in the world and finally win his 10th World Championship title.
Monster Energy logo on Vale's replica graphics!
For the first time we'll see the logo of the world's biggest energy drink on the chin guard and sides of Valentino’s helmet. The unique and captivating M of Monster Energy is shown in lime green stylized flames with white shading around the edges. Vale has been sponsored by Monster Energy since 2009 when he was one of the first European Motorsports stars. At that time, the president of Monster Energy said: "Striving for greatness" has always been our motto and we share this belief with a true champion - Rossi”.
The Corsa is a supersport helmet which combines the performance of the Pista GP with street-riding characteristics such as adjustable ventilation and improved comfort without having to forgo the performance standards of the GP version.
Both Pista GP and Corsa are AGV Extreme Standards Helmets. This innovative process revolutionizes helmet design with the simple aim of demonstrably improving protection, ergonomics, comfort, reliability and environmental impact.
Made in Italy and protection of the environment: the Pista GP and Corsa are both designed and made in Italy by highly qualified craftsmen using the state of the art technology. Furthermore, both helmets are manufactured using the most efficient technologies developed with great effort in protecting the environment. Waterjet technology is used to cut the carbon fibre shells, the painting system uses eco-compatible water based paints and a dust suppression/residue treatment system is in operation throughout the entire factory.
,, was presented at the Misano circuit during last year’s Grand Prix and will be available in a limited edition for American fans at the end of the month. The design evokes the cover of Pink Floyd’s legendary Wish You Were Here album. Two robotic hands join with four natural elements on the background (water, air, earth and fire). Meanwhile, the rear of the helmet displays an iconic image from the legendary British group’s masterpiece: two men—one in flames—shaking hands in an industrial setting. The Corsa “Wish” is faithful to Vale’s race original, even including Monster Energy flaming M logo on the helmet’s chin guard and sides. AGV’s Corsa combines road-going characteristics like adjustable ventilation and improved comfort with the performance standards of the racing-focused Pista GP. The Corsa was developed with AGV Extreme Standards, an innovative process that revolutionizes the helmet design method to measurably and demonstratively improve protection, ergonomics, comfort, reliability and environmental impact. The design process starts with the components that are in direct contact with the head and progresses outward to the outermost shell. Fully designed and produced in Italy by highly specialized personnel with the most advanced equipment, AGV Extreme Standards helmets are 100% Made in Italy, environmentally friendly and made with the best technologies.