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The evo­lu­tion of AGV’S flag­ship full car­bon racing hel­met, the Pista GP-R is the first pro­duc­tion lid with a built-in hy­dra­tion sys­tem. As worn by and de­vel­oped with Valentino Rossi and An­drea Ian­none, the GP-R fea­tures a plas­tic tube from the rear up to a re­mov­able valve in­side the chin bar, to help the rider quench their thirst.

A fur­ther de­vel­op­ment is the new twin rear spoiler, which is said to boost high-high­speed aero­dy­nam­ics. Vents are sim­i­lar to those of the pre­vi­ous Pista GP, but scoops are now per­ma­nently bonded to the metal trims in or­der to force a greater vol­ume of air into the open vents. The new vi­sor is 5mm thick, yet still re­mains in the Class One op­ti­cal clar­ity cat­e­gory. It also uses a top-spec Pin­lock 120 Max Vi­sion to elim­i­nate fog­ging, giv­ing even bet­ter pro­tec­tion than the reg­u­lar Pin­lock 70.

AGV has re­tained the pre­vi­ous pre-preg car­bon felt outer shell, which en­sures the lid is the light­est it can be while re­tain­ing con­sis­tent build qual­ity. The Pista GP-R is head­ing into deal­ers now, in sizes XS-XL. It’s avail­able in two plain car­bon de­signs (£899.99), two Rossi replica de­signs and an Ian­none replica de­sign (£999.99).

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