Aleix Espargaro MotoGP test helmet (Valencia 2016)

aleix espargaro valencia helmet 2016

aleix espargaro valencia helmet 2016

Starline Designers were obviously very busy towards the end of the 2016 MotoGP season and have knocked out special helmet designs for the 2016 MotoGP Valencia test sessions for a number of riders including Alex Rins, Alvaro Bautista, and also Aleix Espargaro.

Aleix Espargaro’s helmet opts for subtle silver and black camouflage base, with a solid bright yellow on the top and sides. The rear features the hashtag ‘Believe In Yourself‘ – presumably a mantra for Aleix as he embarks on a new challenge with the Factory Aprilia Gresini team.

Espargaro is racing in KYT helmets.

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins revealed a new helmet design for his first outing on the Suzuki at the 2016 Valencia MotoGP tests.

His debut was a mixed affair, he had a solid first day of testing in his first step up to the premier class, but had a crash on day 2 and was taken to hospital with damaged vertebrae.

At least he had a nice new helmet to keep him safe – Alex Rins is racing in Suomy helmets, Starline Designs created the graphics and it is a simple white, black, and red design which matched the rest of his Suzuki test livery.

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)

Alex Rins 2016 Suzuki test helmet (Valencia 2016)
Alex Rins Suzuki

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 test helmet

Alvaro Baustista is rocking a new helmet design for the 2016 MotoGP tests at Valencia.

Bautista moves to the Aspar MotoGP Team for the 2017 MotoGP season riding a Ducati Desmosedici GP16.

His helmet design was created by Starline Designers who have gone for a battery influenced helmet design.

It’s a bright yellow helmet with ‘Charging Battery’ written across it with various electric charge icons. The rear of the helmet features the text ‘Charging Bati-ry‘ – ‘Bati’ is Bautista’s nickname. Bautista is racing with Scorpion helmets.

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 test helmet
Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Alvaro Bautista Valencia 2016 MotoGP test helmet

Pol Espargaro Valencia 2016 Test Helmet

Pol Espargaro Valencia Helmet

Pol Espargaro Valencia Helmet

Pol Espargaro joins the KTM team for 2017 who are returning to the MotoGP class, and he has produced a new helmet design to mark the occasion which he revealed for the 2016 Valencia test.

Pol Espargaro is racing with AGV helmets and his AGV Pista GP R has been given a new paintjob by Starline Designers who have created a simple but slick looking design in black, white, and grey, with Espargaro’s race number ’44’ in gold on the rear.

The pattern on the helmet matches Pol Espargaro’s leathers also. Check it all out below.


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Check out all the photos of Starline Designers Pol Espargaro MotoGP test helmet from Valencia:

Pol Espargaro Valencia 2016 Test Helmet

Pol Espargaro Valencia 2016 Test Helmet

Pol Espargaro Valencia 2016 Test Helmet

Jorge Lorenzo ‘Shark’ helmet for Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

lorenzo shark aragon helmet

Jorge Lorenzo has revealed a special helmet design that he will be wearing for the 2016 Aragon MotoGP – the helmet has been designed with new graphics to look like a vicious Great White shark, with the dark visor being utilised to look like the shark’s mouth. It’s a stunning design that also show’s the shark’s cold black eyes staring forwards above the visor.

Lorenzo revealed this new helmet design on social media:

There is actually a backstory to this helmet design, once that stretches back to the Misano and Aragon MotoGP rounds in 2015. At the 2015 Misano MotoGP Valentino Rossi showed up with a one-off helmet design that showed Rossi portrayed as a small but plucky fish trying to outswim a large grey shark that is closing in to eat him. Rossi stated that the design was supposed to indicate how he felt at Misano where he said that because it was his home race it made him a target for all other the riders and teams to beat. You can read more on this design over at Rossi Helmets.

Despite Rossi’s explanation, pretty much every race fan interpreted the shark on the helmet as Jorge Lorenzo who was in a great run of form and was eating away at Valentino’s points lead in the Championship.

Lorenzo shark fin gesture at Aragon

The next round was at Aragon, where Jorge Lorenzo dominated and took victory. After the race when Lorenzo had parked up in Parc Ferme, Lorenzo stood on the seat of his Yamaha and made a Shark fin with his hand on the top of his helmet and said:

“I feel strong like a shark at this moment so I just wanted to keep a little bit this show in this race after this victory. I liked the idea of being cast as a shark. I’m still playing the role of the shark who is hunting down the yellow fish.”

Plus the fact that Lorenzo signed with Shark Helmets for 2016 after parting company with HJC is an added bonus that gives even more relevance and context to the helmet design.

The shark returns to Aragon – check out the phtos of Jorge Lorenzo’s Shark helmet below:

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo Shark helmet Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo reveals new ‘Green Mamba’ helmet for Indy

Jorge Lorenzo Green Mamba Helmet Jorge Lorenzo used Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to reveal the special helmet that he will be racing with at this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP.

Lorenzo wrote: “La Mamba vuelve… VERDE! / Mamba is coming… GREEN MAMBA!

The design has been dubbed ‘Green Mamba’, and it is basically an update of his ‘Black Mamba’ helmet design that he first wore for the 2012 Mugello MotoGP.

This version of the helmet looks much brighter, so it should look great on the track – expect his gloves and boots to probably have a green snakeskin design too.

Jorge Lorenzo Green Mamba Helmet:

Don’t forget you can still get the ‘Black Mamba’ helmet from X-Lite helmets as a Limited Edition.

Discounts on the Jorge Lorenzo HJC X-Fuera Helmet

Jorge Lorenzo X-Fuera  helmet

The HJC Jorge Lorenze X-Fuera helmet has now dropped in price. This 2013 model is from the HJC FG-17 range, and it is a variant on the usual HJC RPHA 10 Jorge Lorenzo model featuring slightly different graphics.

It still comes with the distinctive Lorenzo ‘X’ motif and the number ’99’ – but it eliminates all the Monster Energy logos that appears on other models, giving it a nice clean look.

It is available now for $215.99 which is a great price for a racing replica. Get it from Revzilla.com or Amazon.com

HJC FG-17 Jorge Lorenzo X-Fuera Replica Helmet

  • Advanced Fiberglass Composite Shell
  • Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport opening for greater visibility
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • Scoop top intake vent combines with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation, helping to pull heat out of the helmet’s interior
  • Chin bar vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging
  • Removable, Washable Interior
  • Removable, washable Silvercool™ antibacterial moisture-wicking comfort liner
  • Rapid Fire II™ Shield Replacement System
  • Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal and installation system
  • Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence
  • Pinlock Prepared HJ-20M Shield
  • Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating
  • Optically correct 3D design
  • 100% MaxVision lens included
  • Approximate Weight
  • 3.48 lbs / 1580 grams (approx, based on size medium solid color)
  • Safety Standards
  • DOT and SNELL M2010

Gallery (click to enlarge):

Get it from Revzilla.com or Amazon.com

 

Jorge Lorenzo moves to HJC Helmets

Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo has announced that he has signed a helmet sponsorship deal with HJC helmets.

Lorenzo had previously been racing with X-Lite helmets, but at a recent Nolan Helmets Christmas event it was announced that Lorenzo would be moving to another manufacturer. Nolan presented Lorenzo with a commemorative helmet to pay tribute to the years and the success that he has had whilst wearing X-Lite helmets.

George Hong, the President of HJC Helmets for America said:
“We are very proud to sign Jorge Lorenzo for the 2013 season as well as our other top riders.”

It is said that Lorenzo will wear the HJC RPHA helmet, a model that has previously been worn and had development input from Ben Spies.

It is rumored that HJC will have the first range of HJC Jorge Lorenzo models available for sale by Spring 2013.

More Jorge Lorenzo Helmets.

Arai release new Colin Edwards helmet – the Indianapolis ‘Patriot’

Arai have just release a brand new Colin Edwards helmet design in their Corsair V range and RX-7 GP range (the Corsair is called the RX-7 GP outside of the US).

The design is really striking – it is a replica of the helmet that Edwards first raced with in the 2011 Indianapolis MotoGP. The design was a tribute to the the US Navy SEALs and features their crest and the Stars and Stripes.

If you want to know where to buy the Colin Edwards Indianapolis Patriot helmet then we have aggregated the best online vendors currently stocking it. Check them out HERE.

Check out the image below:

Arai Edwards Indianapolis Helmet

Video of Valentino Rossi’s tribute helmet to Marco Simoncelli

Here is some officiall video footage of Valentino Rossi showing off his new helmet design for Valencia. The helmet is a tribute to Marco Simoncelli who lost his life in the Sepang race.

The design incorporates the front graphics from Simoncelli’s helmet, with the rear design of Rossi’s usual helmet.

Valentino Rossi said:
“I really miss Sic, and I still haven’t completely realised what happened. I thought the least I could do was dedicate my helmet to him and to his number, 58. Here in Valencia number 58 is all over the paddocks, everyone wants to remember him. Sic, this helmet is for you!”