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Know Thy Helmet - AGV SoleLuna 2015
by Team Motofever
If you are a fan of MotoGP, then you must know, each rider has their own preferred brand of helmet. In fact, helmet manufacturers even build a completely new graphic design for individual races, and today we are going to be taking a look at one such helmet – the AGV SoleLuna 2015 VR46.
The origins of this particular helmet design can be traced back to 2013, when Valentino Rossi returned to Yamaha after a disastrous two-year spell with Ducati. The origins of this particular helmet design can be traced back to 2013, when Valentino Rossi returned to Yamaha after a disastrous two-year spell with Ducati. The origins of this particular helmet design can be traced back to 2013, when Valentino Rossi returned to Yamaha after a disastrous two-year spell with Ducati. This design was created by Aldo Drudi and it was christened the SoleLuna. It became the primary race helmet for Valentino Rossi touse at the start of the season. The primary layout out of the helmet was such, that it featured a sun at the front, and a moon at the back. The name of the helmet, SoleLuna, was derived from this design itself. In Italian, the phrase SoleLuna means the sun and the moon. Valentino Rossi has always been a fan of the sun and moon design on his helmets since his formative years in two-wheel racing, but what makes the AGV SoleLuna so special is the use of bright colours. As far as replicas go, AGV introduced a few for the VR46 fans. It started with the SoleLuna Pista GP helmet. The Pista GP is AGV’s top-of-the-line range, and is pretty much the helmet Valentino Rossi himself wore during his time in MotoGP. You even got Monster Energy logos (official sponsor) on it, which is a little unusual, as replicas generally don’t carry official sponsor logos.It was also a limited-edition helmet. AGV later released the SoleLuna Corsa helmet. It was meant to be more affordable than the Pista GP helmet, but it also didn’t carry the official sponsor logos of Monster Energy.
But alas, everyone wants a Valentino Rossi helmet to ride everyday and AGV obliged these people by releasing the K1 SoleLuna. The K1 is AGV’s full-face helmet for everyday riding, and as such, is the most affordable helmet for those looking to sport the Valentino Rossi look on their way around town. The K1 is also a very comfortable helmet to have on your head, as unlike the other Moto GP versions like the Pista GP, this one is meant to be used on the street. It has been designed keeping in mind that it will be used for hours at an end. The shell is made out of High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin, and its available in two sizes, along with four EPS sizes. It has an Integrated Ventilation System (IVS) that was optimised in a wind tunnel. There are five front vents and two rear vents for extraction – all of which means that airflow around your head will not be an issue. It also has the XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) visor mechanism for quickly swapping between shields. This is extremely helpful at the track, where changing light conditions could require you to swap your helmet visor. If you are a fan of the AGV SoleLuna 2015 design, then you should definitely check out the AGV K1 SoleLuna 2015 helmet on our online store.