Yamaha has pulled the covers off the 2012 edition of its YZR-M1, the machines which racers Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will ride to compete in the 2012 MotoGP World Championship. While last year’s M1 was predominantly blue, the new 1000cc version of the M1 sports more white paint with wide bands of Yamaha blue […]
Valentino Rossi Shows Off His Face
With eyes wide open
Perhaps the most memorable helmet this season in MotoGP sat atop the head of the most memorable rider. Coincidence? The ‘Rossi Face’ helmet worn by Valentino Rossi at this year’s Mugello round is now for sale by AGV as a limited edition replica of the original helmet. Based on the range-topping GP-Tech, it benefits from the same safety features as Rossi’s, including the carbon/Kevlar shell. Rossi was recently named honorary president of AGV for his involvement in bringing worldwide attention to the long-time sponsor.
While owning a piece of motorsport history would indeed be well respected by fellow race enthusiasts, I would prefer having a picture of yours truly pasted across the top of my helmet. Call me conceited, I am okay with it.