Valentino Rossi is known for wearing a customized helmet for his home rounds in Italy. During the 2013 Misano round, The Doctor’s lid paid tribute to his late friend, Marco Simoncelli, with a design inspired by Pink Floyd’s legendary Wish You Were Here album. And now, AGV is releasing a replica of that helmet in limited quantities for the American market.
On top of the helmet, 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 the Monster Energy “M claw” 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.
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