8. Wood (2004)

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After making the switch from Honda to Yamaha, Rossi won the first race of the season in 2004 – the first rider to win back-to-back races aboard different bikes. However, he followed that win with a pair of fourth-place finishes. Rossi mocked the situation by insinuating he’d won the wooden medal. His helmet was designed to resemble wood with a large, wooden medallion engraved with the roman numeral IV.

  • Starmag

    Rossi obviously fancies himself a blonde. Excellent taste in albums though.

  • ColoradoS14

    I just picked up a Rossi helmet myself, been wearing Shoei forever and thought I would add an AGV to my collection. Got the K3 SV Elements helmet and really like it. Certainly not a nice as my Shoeis and quite a bit louder but still love how bright and colorful the graphics are. Here is Rossi with his version of the lid.

  • Old MOron

    Well yes, I guess the original Sun & Moon helmet has to be number one. After that it’s a four-way tie for 2nd in my book.

    The Wish You Were Here helemt, and the three helmets where he pokes fun at himself. You left out The Donkey:
    http://media.crash.net/original/PA645817.jpg

    Oh, okay, one more that I really liked, his Elvis helmet:
    http://rossihelmets.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/rossi-assen-2007.jpg

    • schizuki

      Yep, totally inexcusable to leave out the Donkey.

      • Old MOron

        Well, we can let it go. What’s a little absent mindedness between friends? But his wife is going to kill him!