Valentino Rossi’s 2017-2018 Winter Test helmet

Valentino Rossi Winter Test Helmet Huichol Mexican

Valentino Rossi Huichol Helmet

Valentino Rossi has revealed his MotoGP winter test helmet for 2017-2019 and it is a thing of beauty.

In the last few years Rossi has gone for cartoon designs that have been focused around ‘winter’ and ‘snow’ as an attempt to poke fun at the fact that the first MotoGP pre-season winter tests take place in the extreme heat of Sepang.

This year he teamed up with Aldo Drudi’s design studio to create a stunning helmet design that is based on the folk-art of the Huichol people of Mexico. The Huichol are Native Americans who are indigenous to the Sierra Madre Occidental area in Mexico. They are famous for their yarn art and their colourful beaded art techniques.

Rossi became interested in their beaded art on a recent trip to Mexico and decided to recreate it on his AGV Pista GP R for the winter tests. The usual Rossi themes and symbols are presents, such as the Sun, the Moon, a turtle etc…but all made to look like they were created from hundreds of coloured beads.

Davide Degli Innocenti, the graphics and colouring manager at Drudi Performance, painstakingly painted each individual bead, as you can seen from his instagram video below:

Valentino Rossi explained the new helmet design saying:

“Huichol art immediately intrigued me, because it uses many of my symbols, like the sun and moon or the turtle. We have tried to recreate the effect of the beads that the Mexicans use to bring colour and shape to these objects, but to do so with a Valentino Rossi twist. The helmet looks really good, Aldo Drudi did a great job, as did Davide in particular – hecreated the beads with a brush, one by one. We might say that the helmet has become a work of art, something we’ve never seen before.”

Check out all the photos below of Valentino Rossi’s beautiful new winter test helmet:

Valentino Rossi Winter Test Helmet Huichol Mexican

Valentino Rossi Winter Test Helmet Huichol Mexican

Valentino Rossi Winter Test Helmet Huichol Mexican

Valentino Rossi Winter Test Helmet Huichol Mexican

Helmet fans will most probably be salivating at the thought of this helmet design being released as a production replica! Check out all Valentino Rossi helmets currently available.

Valentino Rossi’s Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

You know the drill by now, every year for the Mugello MotoGP Valentino Rossi produces a new one-off special helmet design to mark the occasion. This year, Valentino Rossi has gone for a football theme with a couple of tribute woven into the design.

This year’s Mugello helmet is a tribute to Rossi’s good friend Francesco Totti who announced his retirement from football. Totti had spent about 26 years at Roma and has just called time on his career. The helmet shows a cartoon of Valentino about to take a penalty on a football pitch, the cartoon Rossi is pictured as saying “Shall I chip it?“. This is a reference to a penalty known as a ‘paneka’ where the player chips it in over the goalkeeper. The rear of the helmet features the Italian flag with the phrase “One captain. There is only one captain” as a tribute to Totti.

The helmet also features a tribute to Nicky Hayden. Hayden sadly lost his life in a cycling incident in Italy and Rossi has merged his famous ’46’ race number with Hayden’s ’69’ race number.

Here is a 360 degree video of Valentino Rossi’s 2017 Mugello helmet:

A post shared by AGV Helmets (@agvhelmets) on

Also, check out the picture gallery below to see more shots and close-ups of Valentino Rossi’s new Mugello helmet for 2017:

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi's Mugello helmet (2017)

Valentino Rossi’s Sepang 2017 Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

The 2017 MotoGP Winter Tests are underway at Sepang and true to tradition, Valentino Rossi has hit the track with new graphics on his AGV Pista GP R helmet.

This year Valentino has played on the winter theme once again and has used his helmet design to poke fun at the irony of having a winter test in the humidity and heat of Malaysia.

This year Rossi and Aldo Drudi have created a snowy scene of Rossi’s home town Tavullia that covers his helmet. You can see the local iconic landmarks of Tavullia on the helmet like the church that rings its bell everytime Rossi wins at the San Marino MotoGP, and the famous road-sign in Tavullia that shows the speed limit as ’46’ (Rossi’s iconic race number).

We have no doubt that this will be released as a replica at some point in the future.

Check out the photos of Valentino Rossi’s 2017 Winter Test helmet from Sepang:

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017 Winter test helmet

Drudi Designs creating the ‘Sweet Home Misano’ helmet

Valentino Rossi and Uccio

You get to peer behind the curtain here and see how Aldo Drudi’s studio get those iconic Misano helmets ready for Valentino Rossi.

This is a quick video giving a glimpse into Aldo Drudi’s design studio as the create and prepare Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Misano MotoGP helmet called ‘Sweet Home Misano’ – a design that used the classic movie ‘The Blues Brthers’ as its influence.

Watch the team creating it in this video below:

AGV have now released the ‘Sweet Home Misano’ helmet in their premium Pista GP R range, buy it here.

Huge savings – get 40% off the Valentino Rossi GP-Tech Faces helmet for a limited time only

Valentino Rossi Face Helmet - get 40% off
Wanna save some big money on an AGV GP-Tech Valentino Rossi helmet? Well we may just have something that can help you do just that. are currently offering a huge 40% discount on the AGV GP-Tech Valentino Rossi ‘Faces’ helmet. This is a limited edition Rossi helmet of the design that Rossi raced with at Laguna Seca in 2010. Rossi had just returned from injury, and the helmet design featured the faces of all the people who were important to him in his life and career.

So how do you take advantage of this offer? It’s easy, no voucher code is required, just head over to and add it to your basket.

Even if you aren’t a Rossi fan, these Limited Edition GP-Tech helmets usually hold their value (they are ‘limited’ so once they are gone, then they really are gone) so they can make a good investment……or provide a short-term gain for any smart eBay sellers.

Click here: Save 40% OFF on the AGV GP-Tech Rossi Faces Limited Edition helmet at No code required.

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!”

Valentino Rossi’s ‘Marco Simoncelli’ tribute helmet

Valentino Rossi's Marco Simoncelli tribute helmet
This is a photo of the helmet that Valentino Rossi will be wearing in Valencia this weekend as a tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

The helmet design features the same red and white stripes that Marco Simoncelli’s helmet had, and also features the number 58 in the middle and at the front.

The back of the helmet features Valentino Rossi’s usual ‘AGV Elements helmet‘ design.

It is a nice, understated tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

Valentino Rossi Misano T-Shirt (expletives!)

Valentino Rossi Misano T-Shirt (Limited Edition)

It’s helmet related, so not too far off remit….so we’ll feature it.

This is the new limited edition from the official Valentino Rossi merchandise range. The design of the t-shirt is based on the helmet design and graphics that Rossi wore for this year’s Misano MotoGP.

Rossi always brings a custom lid to the Italian MotoGPs, and this designs was created to express the anger, frustration, and general crappy season that Rossi has been having on the Ducati.

You can get this Valentino Rossi Misano T-Shirt now from who have stock at £29.99 ($48.29 / €34.10) and deliver worldwide. BUY IT HERE

Valentino Rossi AGV GP-Tech Helmet Sale

Valentino Rossi AGV GP-Tech Helmet Sale are currently running a limited time discount sale on selected AGV GP-Tech helmets, and the sale includes a few Valentino Rossi GP-Tech Limited Editions that can be picked up with a 25% saving off the RRP.

The popular ‘5 Continents’ helmet is now available at a 25% discount, as are 2 Limited Edition designs – the ‘Faces’ helmet that Rossi wore at Laguna Seca, and the ‘Hands’ helmet, that was orn at Mugello.

Revzilla are based in the US, but do international shipping, so head over and check out their AGV GP-Tech sale with Valentino Rossi replicas HERE

Save 25% Off Select AGV GP-Tech Helmets at

Valentino Rossi’s new custom helmet for Misano

He may not be doing too well on the track this season, but Valentino Rossi has once again proved that he is still the champion of amusing custom helmet designs.

It is a Rossi tradition to wear a new lid design at his home races in Italy, and past seasons at Misano have seen designs like the Donkey Helmet and the Alarm Clock.

This year, Rossi is poking fun at the state of his current season since his switch to Ducati, and is using the helmet design to express his frustrations to the fans.

The helmet features a giant speech / thought bubble that show swear words and general anger coming from under his visor and on to the top of his helmet.

Check out the photos below of Valentino Rossi new Misano lid:
Valentino Rossi's new custom helmet for Misano

Rossi Misano Helmet 2011