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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet

The AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet has taken one of the most high-end and lightweight dualsport helmets on the market (AX-8 DS) and has made some significant upgrades. Additional technical features like the visor and visor mechanism, a chin air vent that can be opened, and an open-able supplementary ventilation on the top of the AGV AX-8 EVO guarantee all the performance and comfort of a road model.

The AX-DS EVO features internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability. The shape for the outer shell in the chin area combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its "shock-absorber" function.


  • SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell
  • Flat dual face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate
  • Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment
  • Removable and washable cheek pads and internal lining
  • Outer aluminum peak screws 
  • 3 shell sizes
  • DOT Certified

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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet 4.2 5 89 89
Good, but not perfect - A long term review I've had this helmet for about two years now, so I've had plenty of time to see how the helmet has performed, the pros and the cons. In general I'm pretty happy with it, but it's definitely not a perfect helmet. Let's start with the bad: - My biggest complaint with the helmet is that the upper water seal that prevents water from coming inside de helmet from the top is too hard and in time ends up scratching the face visors. I have two visors (clear and smoke), and both have a cloudy mass on top of my eyes because of the scratching. It's manageable, but definitely uncomfortable. (I did read that they fixed the problem eventually, no idea if they actually did) -Noise and wind. This helmet is quite noisy at high speeds, and the shape makes the helmet move when you turn your head. This is with the peak off. Peak + high speeds is out of the question, the wind makes it vibrate at a very obnoxious low frequency. When I go touring, my solution is using some good earplugs and go without a peak, then it is ok. -Safety. I've noticed the helmet doesn't cover as much of the lower-back of the head as other helmets. This is a small cause for concern, however I'm not totally certain it does have an impact on the helmet's safety. Fortunately I haven't had a crash with it yet -Fogging. The visors are supposed to have antifogging coating, but with both shields it fell away very fast even with proper washing care... The solution here is slightly open the visors. It takes some getting used to because it has few stops but you get the hang of it. Not all of it is bad though, it has some very good pros: +Weight. This helmet is LIGHT. I mean super light. It's always come out as the lightest in any direct comparison I've done (with plenty of other moto friends). Once it's on, you basically forget it's there +Vision. The faceshield is huge. It has by far the largest field of view I've seen in any helmet (including Schuberth and Nexxt, which pride themselves in having great fields of view). I love that it doesn't only have lateral FOV, but horizontal. It's super comfortable to just flick your eyes down and see the instrument panel without having the helmet blocking you. +Comfort. The lining is super comfortable, soft and easy to wash. The general fit, strap and weight are superb. This and the amazing field of view add to the experience of not feeling the helmet on your head. +Style. I love this helmet's looks, both the physical design and the paint scheme (I have the white, red and black). I love that it's pretty different from most helmets, it's far from boring but it's not the typical super crowded and blegh raceboi designs. +Versatility. The helmet is designed to have the visor popped out and put some goggles on. I haven't ever done this as I have a dedicated enduro helmet, but it's good to have the option. I also like the option of having the peak. In city riding it's nice to have when the sun is going down, and even to just switch its looks. In the end it's a very cool helmet, with very good features, but it's not the best. The price is a little too high for my liking, however if you manage to find it on discount as I did it's a good option. See the cons, and if you can live with them, go for it, it's a great helmet! September 28, 2015
Best All-Around Helmet I've Used This helmet is an excellent option for those who want a helmet that can transition between off-road/dual sport adventure riding and atraight road/street riding. I ride a lil kawasaki klr 250, in which case a leave on the beak, pop out the clear visor throw on a pair of goggles and good to go! I also have a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S that I ride mostly on-road, in which case I pop off the beak and throw the clear wind visor back in. This helmet has 3 large vents on the front top, and a large vent on the mouth all of which are closable, and allow for excellent airflow. I have been very pleased with the styling and performance of this helmet. Although transitioning between the two styles of helmet that this contains in one, could be made easier by going with a tooless design as other manufactures have started doing, I can transition this helmet in less than 5 minutes, with tools that I always have in my pack. Overall very pleased! September 14, 2015
Overpriced for what you get Helmet is long and narrow externally. Headchecks at higher speeds catch the wind. Also not as stable as some. And this is with the peak removed. Under chin seal is fiddly to get in and out. Light, good looking and comfortable. If it cost $250 rather than $399 I'd be happier. September 7, 2015
Great helmet, just not "$400 great" I bought this helmet about two months ago and I've done about 1500 miles in it so far. Also, it's worth mentioning that I ride a naked bike (no windscreen). First off, I'd like to go over the positive aspects of the helmet: It's super light, reasonably quiet (compared to my previous helmet-Scorpion EXO150...which is a very loud helmet) and the volume really drops when riding with the chin curtain in, it has good ventilation, and the width of the eye Incredibly large field of vision. If I'm looking forward, I can't see the edges of the eye port out of my peripheral vision. So given the positive features, I'm already happy with the helmet. But now, on to the negative stuff: It whistles...It's not a loud whistle, nor is it really maddening or anything, but it whistles at just about any speed above 45 mph. The chin curtain is poorly put together and the fabric started coming off of the plastic bits that hold it in place by the third or fourth time i used it. There's a serious design/engineering oversight where when you open the visor, the top of it rubs against the eye port gasket and now there are two spots on the top of my visor that are scratched, which is super irritating when riding into the sun. Also, according to AGV's size chart, I wear a size large, and when I got my helmet it was too big. I returned it and got a medium which fits fine. The padding inside the hemet certainly leaves something to be desired, especially if you're coming from an Icon, Scorpion, or Shoei helmet. It's reasonably comfortable on long rides but it will beat your ears up if you don't take the time to make sure they're really tucked into place when putting on the helmet. Also, The helmet is listed as being an intermediate oval shape, but I feel its kind of halfway between intermediate and round oval shapes. All in all, I'm happy with the helmet, but for $400, I shouldn't be scratching my visor just from using it normally. August 26, 2015
After a 3300 km road trip I can say it is a great helmet I took the white version of this helmet on a 3300km road trip. On this trip we pretty much hit every weather condition from heat, to down pours and even some snow on a mountain pass. Helmet held up really well. What I liked: -Extremely light for the price. Definitely helped reducing fatigue on long rides. -Visor/peak angle is good. During the day it really help lower glare and cut down on sun directly hitting my face -Visor/peak was okay on highway. Despite the warning found in the box not to exceed 100 km/h and other users reporting vibration, I was regularly riding at 120 km/h and did not experience any noticeable lift or vibrations. This all depends on your bike and wind shield of course. Mind is a Hyperstrada with a Puig touring screen. -Looks cool. I rock the dark shield and it just looks amazing, I get people complementing on how cool my helmet is all the time. What I didn't like: -Helmet is a little hot. Both from the material they chose which felt hot to the touch, to the surprisingly low airflow to the face (compared to my Icon Variant), adds up to a kind of hot helmet for summer. Not unbearable, just not the coolest. -Somewhat load, I rock earplugs or noise isolation earbuds, but wind noise is still pretty harsh for a helmet this price. Though I can see why given all the angles and the peak on this helmet. -My biggest complain, it is almost impossible to fit communicator speakers in. I mean I can put them in but it gets so tight it hurts my ears. So I ended up going with earbuds. Other than that, I would have preferred a ratchet style buckler, but not a big deal. All in all still love this helmet. Not as comfortable as my Arai Signet GT, but way nicer than my Variant. July 31, 2015
Review summary I like it allot. but there's 2 negatives: 1. The upper part of the shield getting scratched from dirt on the seal. When opening and closing the shield, it slides 20-25mm on topp of the seal. so keep the seal clean. 2. Ventilation in the front doesn't close as much as i would like, on cold days i get a running nose cause the cold draft. July 24, 2015
Great at first but then... I watched the reviews and fell in love with the look and specs for this helmet. Bought the helmet and thought, AGV will be a way better improvement than my Vega! Wrong! Immediately after first using it the chin curtain started peeling off! (Cheap glue I guess) I've since crazy glued it 3 times and hot glued it 2 times, but it still doesn't hold well. For the top vent I went to open it, and felt the top screw was loose. It was loose because it broke in half! I tried to drill out the screw because it's plastic, but instead it pushed the whole thing deeper into the helmet. Strike 2. I bought this helmet in a small, it fit snug and seemed great, but now I've had it for 3 months and it is so loose! I tried washing the pads to "fluff them" to perhaps give me a tighter fit, but it's still loose. Strike 3. Lastly, as I read in reviews it is noisy on the freeway, but also when riding on the street too! I can hear a whistling from the visor not sealing and perhaps it's the loose pads that aid in the wind noise, but it is a lot louder than my Vega. Overall I'm disappointed that I spent a good chunk of change for a helmet that should have been an improvement, but instead seemed to be a cheap waste that looks cool :( I don't recommend this helmet. July 7, 2015
Lightweight and cool but poor vision, hot, and noisy I purchased this helmet last winter and have been using it regularly for about 3 months and about 6k miles. I live in Minnesota so my early riding experiences didn't include much hot weather. My first impression of this helmet was great! It looks awesome and it's lightweight. The problems I have with it are as follows: The AGV helmet is very noisy compared to my HJC full-face (CL-17) that I replaced. The padding is tight enough on my ears that they hurt after about 4 hours of riding. I have not installed the bluetooth yet but Andy's review said he had to cut away some of the foam. The visor is big with plety of open shield to see the instruments but that also means it can't go up high enough when I flip it up. The tips of the shield are right smack in front of my vision. I have to only raise it half-way. The visor is more annoying than the tight ears. This helmet is very noisy going down the road. Another reason i have not installed my bluetooth. The venting is not adequate. I don't need to be in an icebox but when the temps get above ~85 degrees my head is hot in this thing. It will be brutal when it reaches 100. The visor is only attached on either side with nothing in the middle. At highway speeds it vibrates so much it tickles my nose. My plan is to reinforce the visor with a center rib to help eliminate the vibrations. Lastly, the D-ring fasteners on the chin strap are difficult to reach, particularly with a heavy riding coat on. A quick release chin strap would be beneficial. My next helmet will likely be something different. June 23, 2015
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Julian N: I chose this helmet based on primarily based on reviews, especially about noise level, weight, and stability at speed. I originally wanted an Icon Variant, but this helmet seemed to be more dual sport oriented. Plus it looks better with the peak off. I'll post a full review when it arrives. Jun 8, 2015
Cesar G: Recommendation from Revzilla Rep based on the description of my odd shaped head. Apr 12, 2015
Rafael Z: Because its stylish. Apr 7, 2015
En H: Looks nice on a sumo. Nov 29, 2014
Patrick C: look at it Sep 23, 2014
Damian V: i chose this helmet because it has a jet fighter look with wide peripheral vision and because the icon vaquero is sold out and because i can't afford the AGV Pista GP carbon helmet right now. Jul 29, 2014
Herve B: I already have an Arai and was looking for another a light helmet of good quality .My local store only carries Arai and shoei Jul 20, 2014
Pedro Miguel C: Best relation price/quality on dual sport offering, Great design Jun 22, 2014
John C: Great features, great look - getting back to owning a bike and new to the market - video breakdown helped with the selection, venting looks easy to use appears to be 3 to 4 season riding helmet and versatile to use off road! May 8, 2014
Mark S: Quality, fit, price/performance. Apr 30, 2014
MELVIN B: Replace prior ax-8 that kissed the road Apr 28, 2014
Tom H: tried on at Cycle Gear, they didn't have it in stock wanted me to order from them pay CA sales tax and drive back to the store and pick it up.. heck with that I'm buying it from Revzilla Apr 27, 2014
James L: Light weight. Apr 22, 2014
Ron W: The video overview you guys did as well as the reviews. Mar 17, 2014
Snorre Kveim : Been acing to try a DualSport. This seems like a good entry-level helmet. Mar 5, 2014
Brian C: AGV makes hands down the best helmet on the market! I spare no expense when it comes to protecting my dome piece. Jan 31, 2014
Mark M: This helmet has all the features I was looking for EXCEPT a drop down sun visor. I will post more after having worn it for a while assuming it fits my head shape.

Have worn the helmet for 3 months now. It fits me well (similar to Arai RX-Q). Great field of view.
Only complaints: Noisy & intercom speakers were a difficult fit. Required trimming the foam which I don't like doing. Check the tightness of the visor mounts before & after riding. Mine fell out on the first ride.
Dec 17, 2013
M L M: Good reviews, fits my atv'n needs Dec 9, 2013
Avery A: Light, good styling for DS bike, removable visor, accepts goggles. Sep 23, 2013
Alex L: I was looking for a white helmet to wear at night in order to increase my visibility. I opted to go with the AGV AX-8 DS Evo for several reasons...1. The increased line of vision which will reduce my blind spot at night, 2. Aggressive style, 3. The quality and affordability of AGV and 4. Planting a seed to eventually purchase a dual sport bike, 5. The white so i can be seen at night.
I'm currently on a Duc Monster with a black jacket and black matte arai... Not safe at night.
Aug 28, 2013
A shopper asked: How is the clarity of the shield? I have a cheap Bilt adventure helmet, It is like looking through a fish bowl. Very distracting. Feb 11, 2014
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Brian C: This is the best full face helmet and shield on any helmet I have ever owned. It is super clear and practically distortion free. There is NO blind spot with this helmet, you have complete peripheral vision and it is super light weight. I love this helmet. It runs a little small but with Revzilla's no hassle exchange its a no brainer. I personally think it looks best without the visor on. Feb 18, 2014
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Joann W: The clarity of the shield has been great. I bought an extra tinted one also which has worked out well. I like that I can fit a pair of googles in there during summer off road riding.

My only complaint is with the threaded inserts for the visor and shield. One insert has completely failed - the screw got stuck in there and I had to cut it off, and I've noticed the other inserts are very sensitive. Way too easy to cross thread, IMO.

It's dissappointing because I choose this model for it's versitility. After less than a years use the visor must remain off and I'm careful about switching out the shields.
Feb 18, 2014
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Anthony B: I wear glasses and experienced the same fish bowl phenomena looking through the shields of other lower priced helmets. No such problems on the AGV AX-8 I own. The only thing worth noting is wearing polarized sunglasses behind the AGV shield can cause a rainbow effect on reflective surfaces. It comes in handy though since oil spots on the road tend to be easier to see. Feb 20, 2014
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Jeffrey B: The AGV shield is very good, there is minor distortion, but it is nothing like the cheaper helmets. I had an AFX helmet prior to this one and its a distinct improvement. Feb 18, 2014
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Tonatiuh O: Works fine for me, when you got the shield full closed you have no problems, some side lighting on nights, but if you open partialy there are some reflections on it Feb 18, 2014
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Mirza P: So far the clarity of the shield is great. The quality of plastic is good and has not deteriorated. My helmet is about 1 1/2 years old. Feb 18, 2014
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Doug O: I personally found it to be fantastic. Zero distortion. A very comfortable well built helmet. Feb 18, 2014
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Ian C: I've not noticed any significant distortion through the shield. Feb 18, 2014
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Stephen K: The shield has almost no distortion, it's a very nice helmet Feb 18, 2014
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abdessamad m: on normal weather its great on a heavy rain not so good Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: There is much talk of this helmet being very light weight. Can you tell me how heavy this helmet is in a large or medium? Dec 29, 2013
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Mark M: I find this helmet to be very well balanced & fairly light. It weighs 3 lbs/ 4.6 oz on my kitchen scale. It feels substantially lighter than my Arai RXQ. As this was a Christmas gift & I live in Alaska & it's currently too slick to ride.
so I can't speak to the noise levels but expect it will have a little extra due to the peak.
Dec 30, 2013
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Mark M: My size M helmet weighs 3 lbs 4oz on my kitchen scale (1490g). It is well balanced & weighs less than my Arai RXQ. As it is winter here in Alaska I can't speak to wind noise yet. Check out Anthony's video on the AX-8 DS Evo. It's right on the money! Dec 30, 2013
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Ian C: I have not weighed it, however it is a very light helmet (albeit not a quiet helmet). Jan 8, 2014
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doug b: relatively speaking it is a nice light weight helmet- I enjoy mine. Dec 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hey i was wondering if the visor peak on this helmet was removable? Sep 5, 2013
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Ellis T: Yes it is. You have to have a screwdriver to do it, but it can be removed. Enjoy the helmet! I love mine! Sep 25, 2013
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Jason M: Yes, in about 20 seconds. great helmet. Best that I have tried out in the dualsport range Sep 28, 2013
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kurt n: yeah it is easy. It is also designed to be removed for replacement . Oct 3, 2013
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Benoit C: Sorry I don't know I bought the helmet for a friend. Sep 25, 2013
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Doug O: Yes it's removable. Sep 25, 2013
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Emmet O: Yes. Sep 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Just bought the helmet. Where can i get a dark visor for it? Apr 16, 2012
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Dougo: Revzilla carries it. It's the version from the previous helmet version but fits the new evo. I have it and it's super cool. May 11, 2012
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NeptuneTriton: The dark visor is available from Revzilla. Just search for AGV Dual Evo and you'll see a visor option. Jun 8, 2012
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RevZilla: The AGV AX-8 DS Face Shield linked below is available in smoke and is compatible with your helmet. Apr 18, 2012
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Avery A: Right here on Revzilla! Sep 23, 2013
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Peter R: thru Revziller Jul 9, 2012
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Paul B asked: I would be installing a Sena BT headset in this helmet. Does anyone else have this set up? I see in the other questions where it says there are no recessed spots for the helmet speakers, is this a problem when it comes to comfort? Sep 23, 2014
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Joann W: I installed the smh-10 headset fairly easily on this helmet. There is room for the speakers.

I removed the padded inserts (they snap out easily) and slid the speakers between the actual padding and the fabric cover. It was very easy to do. I don't remember having to make any modifications to the padded inserts for the speakers. If anything, I might have had to make a small incision to slide them in. You will need to play with the wiring a little bit, but it all fits together nicely.

A couple of tips:

1.My headset came with a wired mic and a boom style mic. The wired option works much better.

2. If you plan on using your headset for listening to music, I highly recommend a set of Torx speakers. They plug into the Sena headset and sound incredibly good.

Hope this helps,
Sep 23, 2014
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Daniel J: Hi Paul. I have the AX-8 DE EVO with the Sena Smh 10. There work perfectly together. When the sena came. Went to a AGV dealer and he had some inner pads that left room good the speakers. I love my helmet and Bluetooth set!! Hope it helps. Sep 23, 2014
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abdessamad m: hi Paul,
i have Sena SMH10 installed never had any issues with the product, nor the EVO lite and comfortable crashed off road with it . its a good product.
Sep 24, 2014
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Wes G: I have a sena smh10 on my xxxl problems Oct 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: There is much talk of this helmet being very light weight. Can you tell me how heavy it is in a large or medium? Dec 29, 2013
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Brian C: This is the lightest helmet I have ever used. It is so light and comfy that I have forgotten I had it on a few times. Fantastic bucket for your brain holder. Seriously you will not be disappointed with this helmet. AGV is the best. Feb 18, 2014
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Justin H: I have the 3XL and it is one of the lightest I have owned. The only one lighter was an OGK full face road racing helmet. Dec 30, 2013
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Thomas A: I have a large AX-8. It is less than 4 lbs. The medium is 3.36 lbs. Definitely the lightest helmet I own. Dec 30, 2013
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Thomas A: I have a large AX-8. It is less than 4 lbs. The medium is 3.36 lbs. Definitely the lightest helmet I own. Dec 30, 2013
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Konstantin U asked: Hello! I'm interested to buy this helmet, but afraid to miss the size. I live in Ukraine, so due to complexity of returning process (to the USA and back - it's neither cheap nor fast) i'd like to pay extra attention picking the right size.
Usually I wear "M" sized helmets. I have tried Icon Variant sized "M", HJC CS-12N sized "M", Shark S650 sized "M". But, the only AGV helmet I tried - it was AGV RC-5 Skull off-road helmet, also sized "M" - was unbeleivably small for me.
I also tried Uvex Enduro and it also should have been size "L" to fit my head.

So, can anyone tell how AGV AX-8 DS EVO compares to other helmets, preferrably of the brands described above?
Many thanks in advance.
Nov 29, 2013
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Ian B P: Hi Konstantin,

I have a large oval shaped head. I originally ordered a LG based on previous HJC Symax sizing. However, in this size although the helmet felt quite tight, I was able to push it up and off from under the chin bar. Exchanged it for a MD and this is perfect. Tight but comfortable with no risk of coming off. A great helmet BTW - quiet, light, well ventilated and the visor keeps distracting sunlight flashes off the screen. Hope this helps, cheers Bruce
Dec 10, 2013
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Brian C: Wow..the Ukraine. Ok...this helmet does run a tad small. I normally wear a medium and have a scorpion that is very small. This helmet is a little snug and wears in very well. I thought it was too tight at first. But now that I have worn it for a year it is perfect. I would go for the medium. This helmetis good quality. The padding is super thick and comfy once it wears in. The visibility is awesome no blind spots. Love mine. Dec 9, 2013
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daniel byron a: i have a ax8 ds evo M its a bit small compared to.shoei ds but still wearable. maybe you op to buy a size bigger. Dec 9, 2013
Dec 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is there a pinlock option for this helmet? Jun 20, 2012
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RevZilla: At this time there is no pinlock shield available for the AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet. Jun 20, 2012
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Doghouse: I ordered it seperately.
pin lock comes std on the long oval model I got for my wife
Jul 16, 2012
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Daniel H: Is there o is not a Pin Lock possibility? Oct 12, 2013
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Avery A: Not with mine. Sep 23, 2013
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Tim M asked: My previous helmets have all been XS (M2R and Caberg). My head is a long oval shape and measures 54.5cm. Would it be best to get the XS or the SM?

Apr 30, 2014
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Ricardo F: I would go with the SM. My head circunference falls in the range of medium helmets, which is ok for an Arai helmet that I have. But I got my AGV AX-8DS EVO in size large and it fits as snugly as my Arai helmet. Apr 30, 2014
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Ian C: Go with the small. I wear an L in some other helmets but had to go up to an XL for this one, so they seem to run a bit snug. Jun 16, 2014
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Jack W: Timothy, I do not know how much good I can do for you. I wear a medium, that fits snug and I measure 58.4cm. Apr 30, 2014
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Keith H asked: What's the difference between the AX-8 DS Evo and the AX-8 DS Evo Tour? Besides the color choices. Mar 10, 2015
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Christopher B: The tour is designed specifically for street use and accommodates body armored jackets better. The non-tour is a dual sport design and the back edge of the helmet is lower for better neck protection and stability. Mar 10, 2015
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Keith H: Thanks for the info. Mar 14, 2015
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JORGE M asked: I can´t seem to find the same color as the one shown in the dual sport helmet overview video. That glossy dark greyish color. Is it Titan Grey? Looks very different on the pics. Thanks!!! Jul 9, 2014
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Juan I G: Sorry, I dont speak english very well.

El casco es comodo, un poco pesado, pero de una exelente calidad, es el casco que yo buscaba para salir a carretera.

Jul 10, 2014
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Travis G: It is black for sure. Be careful with the visor. It breaks real easy and a replacement is always on back order. Other than that, wicked light weight and an overall awesome helmet. Jul 11, 2014
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Strauss B asked: Hi. I want to buy one of these helmets in "matt black" ot "titan grey". how shiny is the titan grey? And is it more grey or silver?
Nov 21, 2013
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Jeffrey B: The Titan Grey is high gloss and more silver to my eyes. Nov 21, 2013
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Ian C: Consider that a gloss helmet is easier to clean. Jan 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: ...with shield "up"; Also, can you close the shield over the googles? Apr 16, 2013
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RevZilla: Here's the breakdown:

* With the Arai XD-4 and Shoei Hornet DS, you can wear both (and you can close the shield over the goggle).
* With the AX-8, you need to remove the shield to wear goggles.
* With the Icon Variant, it's difficult to wear goggles at all.
Apr 19, 2013
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Avery A: You can wear it with goggles, but there's no snap on the back to keep the strap in place, and you need to remove the shield. Sep 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: Im from Argentina, but im visiting U.S in the next Month. i really want this Helmet, but im afraid about the dates. Oct 27, 2011
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Tyler: Could always pay for a faster shipping date. Mine arrived within 5 days with ground shipping. Mar 26, 2012
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Chris K: This helmet is a Pre-Order, which is expected to be released in Spring 2012. Oct 28, 2011
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A shopper asked: I am planning on getting the AGV AX8 DS EVO Helmet. I am size 22 which should I go for small or medium? Jul 30, 2015
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Joanne G: I would go with a small size. I have a small and wish I had gone with an xs. Remember the cheek pads will push out and wear as you wear the helmet. My point is this - if you usually bought medium before, I would go with the small. If you usually wore small, I would go with an xs. Hope this helps. Jul 30, 2015
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Timothy J asked: I bought this helmet, but I lost the removable chin vent slider piece. Can't seem to find one online. Anyone know where I could order another? Jan 31, 2015
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Robert D: You may have some luck talking to the office in the L.A. area office. I have troubles with the visor breaking off and they were no help at all with that. Feb 5, 2015
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David B asked: Can anyone tell me how well this helmet accommodates a scala g9 comms set?
Can the scala be bolted on or does it require the sticker type installation?
Feb 1, 2014
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Brian C: I use the UClear system. No mics or bulk. It runs right inside. I had to hollow out a little cavity for the earpieces but it was worth it. Love the UClear. I don't know about the scala G9. I am sure it requires adhesive as there is no place to bolt anything onto this helmet without drilling holes. Feb 18, 2014
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Helmet Sizing

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)  Measurement (cm)
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4  53-54
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22  55-56
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 3/8 - 22 3/4  57-58
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/8 - 23 1/2  59-60
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8  61-62
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/8  63-64
3XL n/a 25 1/2 - 26 65-66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full AGV Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 813284 7611O4C0002005/7611O4C0-002-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 813285 7611O4C0002007/7611O4C0-002-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 813286 7611O4C0002009/7611O4C0-002-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 813287 7611O4C0002010/7611O4C0-002-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 813288 7611O4C0002011/7611O4C0-002-XXL Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 3XL 813354 7611O4C0002012 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / XS 830764 7611O4C0-002-XS Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Black / 2XS 830763 7611O4C0-002-XXS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / LG 932837 7611O4C0-004-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / MD 932836 7611O4C0-004-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / SM 932835 7611O4C0-004-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / XL 932840 7611O4C0-004-XL Out of Stock
Matte Black / XS 932834 7611O4C0-004-XS Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Matte Black / 2XL 932838 7611O4C0-004-XXL Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Matte Black / 2XS 932831 7611O4C0-004-XXS Out of Stock
Matte Black / 3XL 932839 7611O4C0-004-XXXL Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
White / SM 813289 7611O4C0001005/7611O4C0-001-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / MD 813290 7611O4C0001007/7611O4C0-001-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / LG 813291 7611O4C0001009/7611O4C0-001-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XL 813292 7611O4C0001010/7611O4C0-001-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 2XL 813293 7611O4C0001011/7611O4C0-001-XXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 3XL 813294 7611O4C0001012 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White / XS 830756 7611O4C0-001-XS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 2XS 830757 7611O4C0-001-XXS Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Titan Grey / SM 813295 7611O4C0003005/7611O4C0-003-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Titan Grey / MD 813296 7611O4C0003007/7611O4C0-003-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Titan Grey / LG 813297 7611O4C0003009/7611O4C0-003-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Titan Grey / XL 813298 7611O4C0003010/7611O4C0-003-XL Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Titan Grey / 2XL 813299 7611O4C0003011/7611O4C0-003-XXL Available: Expect 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Titan Grey / 3XL 813300 7611O4C0003012 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Titan Grey / XS 830771 7611O4C0-003-XS Available: Requires 3-5 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Titan Grey / 2XS 830770 7611O4C0-003-XXS Out of Stock

The AGV AX-8 EVO is the successor to the regular AGV AX-8 DS Helmet, and the DS is the dual sport version of their AVG AX-8 Dirt Helmet.  So, we've seen the AX-8 come out, the well adopted within the dirt world. They took it to the next level with the DS where they added the shield. And what I actually have here, the Silver as well as the White are both going to be regular DS's, and I have them out here. This is actually my helmet out here on the right, to compare to the EVO, which I have in the middle.  You're going to see they're very, very similar.

So, the DS took a face shield and some more on-road, off-road, dual sporting ability, and they've added that to the dirt foundation.  What they're doing with the EVO is they're really, they're really refining some of the nuances.  So, I spent a thousand miles in Italy in my AVG AX-8 DS. I have some signatures on it.  I rode with this guy on the Italian Legendary Tour.  And, if you come in tight, you can see what it looks like without the visor; really, I call it Top Gun Style.  It's really just a gnarly looking helmet, but what you're getting around that $400 mark is a very light weight very high end dual sporting helmet.

Now, moving into the EVO, I'm going to move my two helmets that are regular DS's out of the way here.  Moving into the EVO, the first thing I want to hit on besides the fact that it's a high end, really light weight, really functional dual sport helmet is the nuance's, the improvements over the last model which was the regular DS.  Now, on the EVO, we really have three main improvements.  The first one you can't see, and that's going to be the density of the padding on the inside as you get into some of the higher, the higher size range; so a large, extra-large, 2X in this helmet has a slight different fit pattern.  It's still intermediate oval but it's going to be a more consistent and better fit for you guys with big heads.

The second thing I want to note is when I flip it around to the bottom here, I'm going to pull of the chin spoiler, we've changed the way the front peak comes together.  The first thing we've done is we've gone from hard plastic and now, we've moved to a more rubberized piece here that's going to guard against really trauma to your chest and sternum area if you get in a situation where your head goes down and the helmet's going to come into contact with your chest.  It's not something they saw a lot of, but it's just something that they evolved after this helmet being out for a couple years; and so, you know, we want to make it a bit more protective.

The other thing they've done is they've increased the density and the size of the internal guts here right around where your mouth goes, or where this chin vent would be.  So, where this would come into your face in a crash situation, it's going to be a slightly more forgiving area of padding versus the thinner padding that was in the original DS.  The other notable feature here is we've gone to aluminum bolts here for the peak just for durability's sake.  You know, they were plastic bolts that sheared off on the previous DS and they've gone to aluminum.  It adds a nice style touch but again it's they're a little bit more rugged going forward.

If we come back to the helmet, if this is the first time you're seeing it, really, it's going to have all of the other, the same other properties as the original AGV AX-8 DS Helmet.  So, it's dual sport.  It's built off the dirt chassis of the regular AX-8 Helmet.  It's a very light weight helmet shell.  It's very strong.  So, it's DOT and ECE 22.05 rated.  It's going to be carbon fiber Kevlar and fiberglass so you know you're getting that composite shell that's really nice and light weight, but it's using minimal amount of materials because you're using more technical and more specific materials built to manage the energy in this outer shell.

Removable peak, I showed you what that looked like on mine.  The nice part, my favorite things about the helmet, is I noticed, you know, when I spend a lot of time riding in this helmet, I wear it a lot when I'm riding our 12 GS, or again when I was touring with Dainese [SP] on the Italian Legendary Tour, little distortion in the face shield.  It's going to be a UV resistant face shield.  I didn't spend a lot of time changing face shields you know between a clear and a smoke but it is a screw mechanism.  It's not one of the super-fast change modules but again that, that's, I would consider that one of the drawbacks of the helmet.

Ventilation was fine.  I rode in Italy in this helmet.  It's got nice big channels on the inside.  You're looking at four intake vents from the front so you're going to have two brow vents.  You can see if you come in tight opening and close very easily.  A single chimney here right on the top, and as we move down towards the chin you know where you might just have a grill on your dirt helmet, they've gone with a slider up and down that's going to vent to your face, and again we do have a removable, removable breath guard here as well for the cooler times of the year, and also a removable chin spoiler.

If we start to turn it back, you're going to see that nice big rugged shape to it.  It's going to be that dual sport or off-road shape which has the ridge here that's great for putting your goggle strap across.  You can wear goggles with this guy.  And then, you know, hit a dust storm and flip down the shade shield.  But also, as we look at the back here from a venturi perspective, or from a breathability perspective, you're going to have two venturi vents up top as well as two that are built in along the rim here down at the bottom.  What's that going to do is whenever you have a sphere going through the air at high speed create an area of low pressure by the helmet, it's going to help suck out, passively suck out that more moist air that comes in through the front, pull sweat away, pulls that humidity away from your head, and sucks it out the back keeping you cool.

So, as we move into the guts of this DS EVO, we're going to see its similar materials that we've seen in the DS's and the AX-8's of the past.  It's going to be a wicking material, it's anti-microbial from AGV, and cheek pads are easily removable, solid neck roll creates a decent seal.  Again, I've dual sported in this helmet.  I've also spent over a thousand miles on the road on twisties working hard on the bike and I felt it performed reasonably well for my expectations considering I was riding a myriad of different bikes when I was overseas.  And really, you know, I chose a dual sport helmet that was going to be maybe a little bit of an anomaly compared to all the other sport helmets that everybody I was riding with was wearing themselves.

So, here's your cheek pad.  It does have a decent cut away to install a communicator system, but I found that I actually ended up trimming some of the foam, very easily removable on both sides.  So again, if you're sweating, if it's the summertime, pull over at a gas station, rip these bad boys out rinse them under the water.  In about ten minutes, they'll be dried out if you leave them out in the sunlight, and you'll be good to go, easy way to keep yourself cool in the warmer times of the year.  And, it's going to be four snaps to pull out the entire comfort liner, which we'll see encapsulates the head.

There you go, so we have nice big mesh panels that are going to allow the channels to do their job as air enters the helmet and then, circulates towards the back; and notice they've done an okay job of keeping the stitching away from areas that might create a seam.  I would love to see them move some of the snap tabs a little bit further away from pressure points moving forward, that would be one of my critiques of the helmet liner itself.  And if we look at the inside, you're going to see nice big channels, you know, 10 mm vent holes, both forward and aft where vent would, where the air is going to come in and hit your scalp and allow itself to get sucked through those venturi vents in the back and pull it out of the helmet.

The last thing, I did give it, I'm going to give it good marks from a personal opinion standpoint.  I did, I did mention I've ridden in a lot.  I also want to note that you know while I did trim the cheek pads a bit, I did have a good experience.  Notice I have an SMH-10 from Sena here as my comm system installed on my personal helmet, but I did feel that it was very easy to install the comm, it interfaced well.  You know, sometimes, when you get into the dual sport realm of helmets, it's a bit of a different shaped helmet so you might have different, or varying lengths of booms.  With the Sena, it worked really well.  Three of us used this in Italy.  It was a nice touch, and it actually, you know, you can see where this guy's mounted.  It didn't add a ton of turbulence to the helmet so I was, I was pretty happy with it.  You know I also managed to get Agostini, Lucchinelli, and Simoncelli to sign this guy.