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For the Misano round of the 2020 MotoGP Championship, Franco Morbidelli partnered with Aldo Drudi to create a special helmet with a custom livery inspired by Spike Lee’s movie Do The Right Thing.
“When I decided to make the special helmet for this event, I wanted to deal with a big matter and a big topic, which is racism. But I wanted to also hug the whole 2020 year because 2020 started in a real bad way and many, many not likeable things happened in the world. But we are trying to put on a show for the audience and we are trying to make the audience feel good, so I wanted to treat this topic with some lightness, not being fully straight or not being heavy. There is a Spike Lee movie that treats this matter in a great way. It’s called Do The Right Thing. I suggest it to all of you. There is this character that at one point of the movie just says, stop all the BS and stop hating each other, and time out. He calls it ‘time out’.”
“So I decided to put myself in his shoes and in his clothes and stamp myself on the helmet. Also I wanted to send an equality message in different languages because I think it’s one of the most important things to remember, that we are all the same. The virus reminds us of this in a bad way, but we need to remember it also for the good things.”
This example was hand painted as a replica of Morbidelli’s helmet.
Per AGV, “Pista GP RR is an exact replica of the AGV helmet used in races by professional world championship riders. It has therefore received FIM homologation, which certifies the highest possible level of protection, even against any dangerous twisting of the head. Every detail is designed to ensure ultimate performance. The Extreme Carbon shell in 100% carbon fiber guarantees extraordinary lightness, which makes it effortless to wear. Its shapes and metal air vents are studied in the wind tunnel and tested by AGV athletes in order to ensure the best aerodynamic penetration and the greatest stability at high speeds, also as a result of the innovative profile of the rear PRO Spoiler. Boasting up to 5 mm thickness, the optical Class 1 Ultravision visor is an integral part of protection that enables 190 panoramic vision. This means the rider sees the track, adversaries, and obstacles more clearly, before anyone else. The exclusive 360 Adaptive Fit system allows for complete customization of the interior, giving the rider the possibility to select the ideal thickness for the upper part of the head, nape, and cheeks. Essential comfort that allows the rider to concentrate on the goal without distractions.”
This helmet was manufactured in October of 2019. The seller acquired it from a distributor in Asia had it custom painted to match Morbidelli’s livery. The helmet has been worn once.
The sale includes the helmet bag, user manual, extra pads to customize the fit, a Camelbak, cleaning solution, and some additional stickers.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this AGV is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Morbidelli stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!