5. The Doctor (2005)

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After the University of Urbino presented Rossi with a láurea ad honorem (honorary degree) in communication and publicity, Valentino henceforth became known as “The Doctor.” According to a report, Rossi was given the award “in recognition of the positive influence he has set as a role model, also to commemorate his achievements as one of the best riders in recent years.” Rossi commemorated the event with a special Doctor helmet at the 2005 Mugello Grand Prix – a race he won over Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri.

  • 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!