AGV are treating motorcycle riders once again by releasing the Valentino Rossi ‘5 Continents’ helmet design in their bestselling and affordable AGV K-3 SV range. Rossi’s ‘5 Continents’ design was a huge fan favorite, and even if you aren’t a Rossi fan the beautiful and colourful design might be enough to make you pick one of these up, especially given that they are relatively cheap and can be picked up for under $260/£200. The K-3 SV is the evolution of the popular K-3 model and it comes with a shell redesign and new features like an interior sun-visor (which explains the ‘SV’ in the naming of the new model).
Rossi wore this design during his time at Yamaha between the 2008 to 2010 MotoGP seasons, and aside from the odd one-off helmet design (for Mugello etc…) this is one of Rossi’s longest running primary helmet designs.
Created by Aldo Drudi the design takes Rossi’s long-running Sun and Moon motif and places the sun boldly at the front of the helmet, with the rays flowing backward where they meet a crescent moon filled with stars. Each of the sun rays on the helmet feature symbols or artwork representing each of the five continents where MotoGP races take place over the course of a season.
This is a beautiful looking helmet, and the K-3 SV is a solid all-round street helmet that comes with features that other brands would charge more for, so it should be a consideration for anyone looking for a new helmet.
AGV have developed the K-3 SV motorcycle helmet with the experience they gained during the design process of their premium Pista GP helmets, and the Corsa and GT Veloce helmets. Thanks to the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEM), the technical department developed a benchmark product in terms of comfort, aerodynamics and safety. The K3-SV is a very popular helmet and its wide appeal has ensured that it is AGV’s bestselling helmet by a long way. The AGV K-3 SV is suitable for all riders who are looking for comfort coupled with high performance characteristics. The K-3 SV is ideal for everyday riders who are looking for a aggressive looking helmet without compromising on comfort and practicality.
The K3 is AGV’s entry level full face helmet and is designed to offer a rider on a budget the experience of owning a premium product. The AGV K3 has a very high specification and is packed with features such as a quick release micro-metric buckle and a clear, anti-scratch & anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor.
The AGV K-3 SV also comes with a wide selection of race replica designs which means riders can pick up a stunning looking race design (such as this Valentino Rossi one) at a reasonable everyday price. What’s not to love?
Thanks to Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis and wind tunnel testing, the integrated ventilation system provides maximum airflow to the head (through three front vents, chin vent, side vents, and two extractors at the back of the helmet), and the aerodynamics minimize drag, lift and noise, and ensure stability even at racetrack speeds.
- Two sizes of HIR-TH shell High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin
- Inner shell in EPS in 4 sizes; shell and EPS dimensions optimised using the FEM Finite Elements Analysis system
- Homologation ECE 2205 and ACU Gold Approved
- Ventilation system designed and optimised in a wind tunnel, comprising 4 front vents 3 at the front and one on the chin guard and 2 rear extractors
- XQRS X-tra Quick Release System visor mechanism for tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds
- Visor mechanism with PVS system Perimetric Visor Seal for improved seal and protection against draughts and noise thanks to the seat for the visor edge
- Visor micro-opening system
- GT 2 scratch-resistant, anti-fog polycarbonate visor with 100 percent protection from UV rays
- Integrated removable Sun Visor ISV with scratch-resistant visor with tool-free replacement system
- Removable breath deflector
- Removable windproof chin strap protection
- Fully removable and washable 3D inner liners
- Sanitised Dry-Comfort fabrics
- Micrometric adjustable strap system
- Anti-theft ring on strap
- AGV Share Intercom System Ready
- Sizes XS, S, MS, ML, L, XL, XXL
- Weight E2205 c1.470g in size MS
Image gallery of the Valentino Rossi AGV K-3 SV Five Continents helmet:
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Put bluntly the AGV K-3 SV is a great helmet that comes packed with features and a solid safety rating that you would probably end up paying more for from other brands. It is a solid everyday motorcycle helmet masquerading under a race helmet’s shape and design.
The K-3 SV series also has a number of race replica graphics vaialable in the range, including five different official Valentino Rossi designs to choose from. The AGV K3 SV range is one of the best options if you are after a great looking race replica helmet without wanting to pay a premium price, and it is currently the cheapest way to get hold of an official Valentino Rossi MotoGP race replica helmet.
You can expect to pick up a K3 for less than £200 / $260. The good news is that the Valentino Rossi 5 Continents helmet is widely available all over the world in the K-3 SV range, so check the links below for our trusted sellers who carry stock. Should be something there no matter where in the world you are based.
|Get it from Revzilla.com, US based with global shipping, and free US shipping.|
|Get it from MotorcycleHouse.com, US based with global shipping.|
|Get it from GetGeared.co.uk (UK based).|
|Get it from FC-Moto (worldwide shipping available). They have a dedicated US, UK and EU site – so they cover most countries. Plus great pricing and customer service!|
|Get it at MotoIn.com who are German based, but have UK and US sites and shipping.|
|Plenty of stock and price offers at Amazon in all sizes.|
|Check bargains and pricing on from many sellers.|