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AGV Corsa R - Rossi Goodwood - $1399
FOR MY RECENT trip over to Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge, my wife Alana and I sported two very stylish helmets from the AGV range. I opted for the big dollar race replica Corsa R in the Goodwood Rossi colour scheme and Alana chose the unique
Rossi Five Continents colour scheme from the well-priced K3-SV range, and wouldn’t you know it, she got more people talking to her about her helmet than I did about my much more expensive helmet! Or is it that she’s blonde and good looking? Hmm…
The AGV Corsa R is a premium sport- riding helmet for the most demanding rider and features a carbon-aramid- ?breglass shell. The shell comes in four sizes and is designed to maximise aerodynamic performance, and having now used this helmet on the track I can tell you that there’s no buffeting at high speeds. The IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation has ?ve large front vents and two rear extractors. They all work well but as the helmet is closer ?tting around the mouth/chin area, low speed dense traf?c riding can heat things up a little. Then again, this helmet is designed for speed!
The visor is as clear as you’ll get in either clear or tinted options and when ?tted with the Pinlock, offers fog free riding. The visor locks at the front of the helmet and AGVs patented Visor Lock System (VSL) is claimed to reduce the risk of accidental opening in the event of an accident. There is no ratchet type system with this visor so it’s either open, in the ?rst (just open) lock position or full closed. I’m used to cracking the visor open a couple of inches at a stop and not being able to do this was a bit of a pain.
The best feature I ?nd with the Corsa R is its interior. The plush padding is lined with super soft velour-like material and the shape of the interior wraps your skull nicely for a feeling of added safety. The strap features a Double D retention system. The Corsa R is available in a variety of colours and the wide range of sizes XS-2XL. If you want a top level helmet as worn by those on the world MotoGP and World Superbike stage, then here it is. Available from your local bike shop or visit www.agvhelmets.com.au
AGV K-3 SV - Five Continents - $399
When Stuart said he was getting me a fancy Valentino Rossi helmet I was quite excited. I had been on the lookout for a unique helmet as my limited edition ‘Colours’ Shark helmet was getting old although it was still a talking point whenever anyone saw it. When I saw pictures of the Five Continents K-3 SV helmet I knew I’d found just THE helmet I was looking for. You can stare at the graphics for hours and still fi nd new bits you haven’t seen before. Aldo Drudi certainly produced a great design for Valentino when he raced with it a few years ago. As you can imagine by the name there is a bit of everything from around the world – it’s an amazing looking helmet, that’s for sure.
The K-3 SV is an affordable,adaptable helmet with a surprising array of features; these include an internal drop down sun visor, excellent aerodynamic performance, very efficient ventilation and an expansive fi eld of vision. The shell is made of thermoplastic and the inner liner is AGVs Dry-Comfort fabric. The IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) ventilation with 5 large front vents and 2 rear extractors (as mentioned) works very well – better than my previous Shark helmet which was fairly good. The dry-comfort fabric interior is very comfy and the helmet does come with a removable nose guard and wind protector. All parts are easily removable and washable. An anti-scratch visor with Pinlock anti fog technology lets me see if Stuart is being stupid on the speedo or when he gets that cheeky grin on his face meaning that he’s going to do a wheelstand with me on the back! The visor is also good in low speed traffic as the micro-opening system allows you to crack it just open for a bit of airflow, and probably the other best thing I like about the K-3 SV is the XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) visor mechanism with multiple steps. I find it much easier than a traditional D-ring strap. If you want all the fl air and features you’ll only fi nd that in the K-3 SV range of AGV helmets, I’m really happy with its comfort, style and features and for the price of only $399 how can you go wrong!
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