A limited edition replica of Valentino Rossi’s ‘big eye’ helmet, worn by the Italian champion at the Mugello MotoGP round, is now available to buy in Dainese/AGV dealers priced at £499.99.

Sure to attract attention with its unusual graphics, and developed in association with legendary designer Aldo Drudi, the unique AGV helmet shows one of Rossi’s big blue eyes’, along with the colours of the Italian flag. Unusually, Rossi also used the helmet to voice a message to his fans: “watch out because sooner or later there’s going to be a change”.

Limited-edition Rossi ‘eye helmet’ replica

The limited edition replica is an AGV model that Rossi wears on a regular basis, the GP Tech. A top-of-the-range helmet, the GP Tech was designed and developed with the help of the nine-time World Champion, as well as vital knowledge and racing experience gained by technicians at AGV. The GP Tech has taken the best features from AGV’s other race helmets, GP Pro and Ti-Tech, which results in the GP Tech being a lightweight, comfortable and extremely aerodynamic, innovatively designed helmet.

Limited-edition Rossi ‘eye helmet’ replica 2011


  • Outer shell available in three sizes with SSL layering (Fibreglass, Kevlar, Carbon)IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with extensive ducting directly in the shell for more efficient air flow inside the helmet and improved aerodynamic performance
  • Three front air inlets and five rear extractors
  • Micro aperture visor system for efficient anti-misting even in the most extreme conditions
  • New visor mechanism using the XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) for fast, tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds. Safety system prevents detachment of the visor in the event of a fall
  • Removable nose guard
  • Removable wind-proof, throat protection
  • Fully removable and washable inner liner  (including neck roll)
  • Hygienically treated fabrics with differentiated zones for maximum comfort: high humidity absorption Cool Max on forehead, temples and nape of neck; super breathable fabric for effective air circulation at the top of the head; soft microfibre for a cool, comfortable fit on cheeks
  • Double D retention system
  • Sizes: XXS-XXXL