AGV are the long-timer sponsor of 9-time world champion, Valentino Rossi, you may have heard of him, and even though he’s paid to promote AGV goodies any marketing bod will tell you that his time will be allocated for a set amount of promotional days so, when the Italian helmet manufacturer wheel out ‘the GOAT’ to promote their latest offering, you know they hold high hopes for its sales figures.
Here is their latest addition to the sports range of full-face helmets, the new K-1 is designed primarily for road use with the most eye-catching of price points for a brand as superior AGV, with the 6-strong colour range starting at £140 for the plain black or white models. £150 for the matt black and £170-£180 for the three VR46-inspired livery options.
AGV's new K1 in plain black
At a claimed weight of 1.52kg, the K-1 is only a shade heavier than a Shark Speed-R carbon lid though in fairness the Shark has a built-in sun visor which adds a few grams. With it’s aerodynamic shape, front central air vents and wind-tunnel engineered aero spoiler is said to maximize performance while providing stability at higher speed.
The matt black option comes in at £150
Two shell sizes hold four alternatively sized EPS (expanded polystyrene or polypropylene foam) while the dry-comfort soft interior is removable and washable. The panoramic anti-scratch visor is pin-lock ready and handily has a tool-free removal system.
The same rear curtain lip at the base of the helmet, as on the Sport Modular for example, flicks any rain water off instead of letting it run down your neck.
AGV’s website shows the helmet being available from XS (54cm) to XL (62cm)
For more information on the AGV K1 please click here.