AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Carbon Helmet
Lightweight, and exceptional visibility
My previous helmet had a sun visor, cheek air-bladders, and quick removable shield. I was worried because this one has none of those things, but I've come to find out they're thongs I don't need.
I love the visibility this helmet has. Coupled with the light weight makes wearing it feel almost like going without a helmet. This is what happens when you sacrifice those "features" above. It's just a quality, focused helmet that does exactly what it's supposed to do extremely well.
The carbon fiber version I got is probably not necessary because it doesn't save much weight, but I must say I really like it anyway. It's just cool.
And finally, I never knew what "good ventilation" actually meant before I got this helmet. Opening and closing vents ACTUALLY makes a noticeable difference. And I'm no longer flipping up my face shield at every stoplight.
September 28, 2015
The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Carbon Helmet is very, very light, very comfortable, and it looks aggressive: what's not to like?
September 7, 2015
This helmet just makes me happy, simply put. The airflow while moving is exceptional. The special moisture wicking fabric and padding used versus the average helmet is really nice. The vision is gold. And the fact that the face shield comes with anti-fog is awesome too. Not to mention how simply awesome this helmet looks! (You definitely need to buy the smoke face shield to go with it though.)
It does have a bit of noise, but nothing bad in my opinion, and it is a bit narrow, but that also fits me perfectly. The only real reason not to buy this helmet (other than you not liking the style. In which case I'm not sure why you're reading reviews on it) is the price. In all fairness though, anything over your $150 HJC helmet is for comfort, quality, features, and looks anyway. The helmet purely for protection train left a long while ago, but I promise you that you will like this one a lot better anyway.
You might be able to find a better helmet for this price with better features, as some have suggested, but you definitely won't be disappointed with this helmet at all. I 100% recommend it, unless what it offers just isn't the helmet for you.
September 4, 2015
Light and Airy
This helmet looks great, and is super light.
The fit is a little snug on the ears and you may need to reach in to push them back straight after you put it on. It was also a little difficult to get my Sena to fit, since there are no pockets for speakers like my AGV horizon.
It vents a lot of air and even more with the mesh face piece installed, but the helmet tends to be loud on the highway.
The rear pad also tends to dislodge from its snaps if I try to wear a Balaclava or skull cap, due to the way it snaps in
August 31, 2015
Super happy with this purchase. Sizing was just like it said and visibility is great too. I may be wrong about my interpretation of noise levels, but there's a bit of wind noise. Helmet is super comfortable and gets great venting especially with the front mouth guard open. And the thing is stylish! Every time I put it on I feel like I'm about to go start up a fighter jet and do some air-to-air combat. Highly recommended.
June 8, 2015
Great helmet, would definitely recommend for street riding
This helmet is great for regular use.
1. Snug fit, will not move around at all.
2. Extremely good air flow.
3. Wide vision.
4. Really, really light.
5. Aggressive styling geared towards street riders.
1. Changing face is a pain. I really wish this had been a quick release shield.
2. In colder climates, there's quite a bit of airflow inside the helmet, even with all the vents closed. Something to consider. I'm still trying to track down where it's coming from, but it seems to be from a little hole just above the mouth vent.
June 1, 2015
Great helmet. Very impressed
Where to start with this helmet? Let's start with the obvious. This is by far one of the best looking helmets out there now. The weight is so light. Match the weight with the great vision of view and it doesnt even feel like you're wearing a helmet when riding. Fit is nice and snug. Perfect for people with a more narrow shaped head. Air flow is decent. Can be a little noising when it's windy out. I thought this helmet was a little pricing before buying, but after my first ride with it, I feel that its worth every penny. Great helmet. Can't go wrong with this one.
April 20, 2015
Great helmet for everyday riding
The helmey is definitely designed for a little more upright motorcycles. The only draw back for me is that when the face shield is up, I am looking through the two pieces that drop to left and right of the nose. These cause a slightly distorted view, but if you sit more upright, you would not be looking through them. Also, the helmet catches a little bit of wind. I ride a gsxr, so there would be better helmets for that. But I love the visibility, and the fit. Extremely light, and very quiet. I like the removable interior, and the comfort/support of the pads. Also very much enjoy the looks of it. I would definitely buy this again.
March 16, 2015