AGV Corsa Wish HelmetAGV has released another Valentino Rossi replica helmet – the AGV Corsa Wish. The “Wish” lid – playing off Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album – pays tribute to the nine-time World Champion’s late friend Marco Simoncelli, who perished during a crash at Sepang MotoGP in 2011.
The lid was first unveiled during the 2013 San Marino Grand Prix, and is now available for a limited edition for Americans.Speaking of the AGV Corsa Wish, AGV says the “design evokes the cover of Pink Floyd’s legendary Wish You Were Here album. On top of the helmet, two robotic hands join with four natural elements on the background (water, air, earth and fire).“Meanwhile, the rear of the helmet displays an iconic image from the legendary British group’s masterpiece: two men—one in flames—shaking hands in an industrial setting. The Corsa ‘Wish’ is faithful to Vale’s race original, even including the Monster Energy ‘M claw’ logo on the helmet’s chin guard and sides.”For additional information, visit AGV.com.About the AGV Corsa:AGV’s Corsa combines road-going characteristics like adjustable ventilation and improved comfort with the performance standards of the racing-focused Pista GP. The Corsa was developed with AGV Extreme Standards, an innovative process that revolutionizes the helmet design method to measurably and demonstratively improve protection, ergonomics, comfort, reliability and environmental impact.The design process starts with the components that are in direct contact with the head and progresses outward to the outermost shell. Fully designed and produced in Italy by highly specialized personnel with the most advanced equipment, AGV Extreme Standards helmets are 100% Made in Italy, environmentally friendly and made with the best technologies.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!