Photos: The Five AGV Pista GP Helmets in MotoGP

04/08/2013 @ 4:00 pm, by Jensen Beeler19 COMMENTS


Since October is just simply too long of a wait for the Italian company’s new uber carbon fiber racer lid to come to the United States, our bromance with the AGV Pista GP helmet continues to manifest itself online here at Asphalt & Rubber — and yes, we also don’t have the patience for the still-very-racey but-less-uber fiberglass-bodied AGV Corse, which comes a little earlier to the US, in September.

With the MotoGP season starting in earnest this weekend, one of the more minor highlights was the debut of all the riders’ new helmets, and for 2013 we now have five Pistas to drool over on the MotoGP grid, which certainly doesn’t help our “patience is a virtue” mantra.

While we work on centering our chi, there are a bevy of  photos for you after the jump. However, on any given Sunday you can find Stefan Bradl, Andrea Iannone, Danilo Petrucci, Lukas Pesek, and of course Valentino rep’n their Pistas on the grid. Which one is your favorite?

Andrea Iannone:







Danilo Petrucci:





Lukas Pesek:





Stefan Bradl:






Valentino Rossi:








Source: AGV (Facebook)


  1. 2ndclass says:

    Bradl’s lid looked pimp as hell under the floodlights.

  2. Brandon says:

    At first I didn’t like Rossi’s helmet. I liked his previous regular helmet more, but now I kind if like this one a little. Rossi’s new lid looks streamline and fast with the sun rays streaking back. Kind of simple and cool.

  3. L2C says:

    Yeah, I like Bradl’s helmet, too. And Rossi’s just draws me in. It’s mesmerizing. Makes me want to see and study every detail.

  4. paulus - Thailand says:

    None. They are all a mess of colour and bill-boarding.
    Where is the ‘style’ of older GP schemes?

  5. Chad says:

    Bradl’s is sick. I was going to say Rossi’s but after getting a good look Rossi’s will have to be my runner up

  6. SBPilot says:

    Really like Rossi new design, especially from the back. I just hate the energy drink crap on the helmets. Bradls is nice, except it has way too much redbull crap on there.

  7. yuri says:

    It looks like Pol Espargaro was running a pista-did you miss that?

    His was the best color scheme out of them all…

  8. johnc says:

    so jensen,

    when does your PISTA arrive at the d-store san francisco?

  9. BrianZS says:

    As much as I like the Scott Russell throwback that Elena Myers wears, I think I like Crazy Joe’s better. The shame for me is the headshape for all of these great helmets is wrong for my nugget.

  10. article dan says:

    Did anyone see lorenzos backlit lid? You couldn’t see it under the floodlights which is kinda funny but in the pit garage it looked well cool

  11. Damo says:

    I still can’t get over the el’cheapo look of the giant clear plastic spoiler on the back of the Pista.

    I am sure it is extremely functional, but couldn’t AGV have spared the extra paint?

  12. Archer says:

    All are hideous, quite frankly.

  13. Motocrazed says:

    Ugly fugly AGV helmets. I prefer the Bell Satr anyday as I own 3 of them!!!

  14. Gutterslob says:

    ^ Pot, meet kettle

  15. Westward says:

    Pesak and Bradl’s are way cool, but I’m gonna have to go with Rossi’s minus the two Monster logos on the sides, the fro t one is ok…

  16. Adam says:

    Well as I am a looser that is currently in the market for a new lid, both of mine being 7 years old now. I hope they put out the Iannona in the lesser corsa model. that would be my pick.

  17. TonyC says:

    Any of these lids would be perfect with my replica suit and chicken strip.

  18. Gutterslob says:

    ^ Meh. Real men wear polka-dots!!

  19. mrnick says:

    I think they all look pretty good. Typical racing styles I suppose. Rossi’s is the better of the loud and obnoxious designs. Petrucci has the nicest of the tame designs. Bradl just has a bunch of redbull logos all over it. Nothing special there.