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AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet
  • AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet - Matte Black
  • AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet - Matte Black
  • AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet - Matte Black
  • AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet - Matte Black

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AGV AX8 EVO Naked Helmet

The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet is the street version of the AX-8 DS EVO. By removing the peak, you reduce drag. Less drag = more fun.

The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked 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 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 face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate
  • Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment
  • Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining
  • 3 shell sizes
  • DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified

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.

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Matte Black / XS 917757 7521O4E0-002-XS Available: Requires 3-5 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Matte Black / 2XL 899500 7521O4E0002011/7521O4E0-002-XXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / 2XS 917756 7521O4E0-002-XXS Out of Stock
Matte Black / 3XL 917759 7521O4E0-002-XXXL Out of Stock


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It could be great, but not yet. Certainly this helmet has almost everything: feather weight, right size, wide vision, great protection and real good performance... BUT air flow is not it's best characteristic and has a very bad flaw: the small rubber flap on top of the visor is to close to it, so every time you open and close it this rubber thing rubs the visor until the point it gets scratched from the inside. Some friends that decided to invest in this helmet also have the same problem, and is not worth it to get a new visor because it's gonna get scratched too. We had to make a petition to AGV in Italy in order to get a warranty fix, but that was more than a month ago and no response has been given. October 19, 2015
just look at it I haven't worn a lot of helmet but I have to say that I find it very comfortable even when wearing my sunglasses since I haven't bought the tinted visor yet, the style of it is amazing and it is very light witch is nice for long rides. September 7, 2015
exactly what i wanted This helmet was exactly what I wanted! The fitment was perfect to the chart provided online. It was snug to my head as a helmet should be for safety reasons. And as for style, I could ask for a cooler helmet; especially with the smoked out screen! Due the coolness, and how appealing this helmet is, i literally have women trying to rip me off my bike to get a piece of me like I'm just an object and not a real human. I don't blame them!! With the awesome curves, and appeal that this helmet provides I was well aware of the risks I was taking! July 6, 2015
Love it!!! I love this helmet. It's the best one I've owned so far. The style is unique different of other helmets, and with a black shield it looks 10/10 Perfecto. You will not be disappointed. A #Daftpunk / #Ghostrider look guaranteed. I found it to be a bit tight from the cheeks but I think with time it will loosen up a bit. I got the helmet with black Alpinestars T-GP R Air Jacket & Alpinestars Atacama Air Gloves and the mix looks amazing. I returned the helmet for a larger size, and customer service was excellent. Thank you Revzilla. June 26, 2015
Tested protection out firsthand Took a nasty fall just a few hours after receiving it in the mail. Held up great and kept me out of the hospital. June 15, 2015
Style, Quality, and Comfort All the AX-8 helmets have a tight fit for me, but once I have pull this helmet on and push my ears back into place it is very comfortable. It is very spacious around your face, and has outstanding peripheral vision. It is also very light and comfortable on the neck. The helmet looks striking without being 'extreme'. The matte black appearance with the dark lens has a huge 'WOW!' factor. Some reviews have mentioned certain problems. I have found that the faceshield does not rub, the attachment hardware is durable, and this helmet is not significantly noisier than any others. June 6, 2015
Awesome looking helmet, just wish there was more. First off this helmet looks amazing with a tinted shield and I get lots of head turns and compliments when I have it on. It's incredibly light compared to other helmets and it flows a lot of air. The cons are that it's a bit loud at speed, and it has this whistle. I wear earplugs most of the time so it's not that big of a deal. The shield change mechanism is pretty annoying with the screws and the washers. The straps with the D-rings dig into my jaw if it's positioned a certain way. However my biggest gripe is that when it rains water trickles from the top down the inside of the face shield. Perhaps I was just spoiled with my shoei's rubber gasket, but in a heavy downpour it makes it hard to see. June 1, 2015
Functional helmet with a cool look The contours of this helmet fit my head and face shape very well. The visor size/shape provides great visibility. May 28, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Troy W: look at it Jun 24, 2015
Daniel L: The cool look of it made me to take my decision, hope ill enjoy it! May 21, 2015
Jose M. F: Looks stunning for my CB 550 Apr 23, 2015
Kristopher D: Light and awesome looking! Mar 3, 2015
Dino M: Not overly impressed with my rf1100's airflow. Need a better summer helmet.
The increased visor size will help in head checks and traffic.
Doesn't hurt that it looks like a fighter pilot's helmet either.
Jan 15, 2015
Tyler H: The style is up my alley, also is a step up from my starter helmet. Can't wait to try it out this summer! Jan 6, 2015
Miguel D: I wanted a European style that doesn't wasn't a sports bike helmet for my ducati monster. This is a 10/5 to me in style with the protection that a higher end helmet offers. I did not chose this for the "bank for the buck" factor. Dec 2, 2014
Jhon D: Like the shape Nov 2, 2014
Jonathan Anthony C: Why not? Oct 2, 2014
J I: Going from an adjustable shield to a complete naked Speed Triple and this seemed like the way to go without breaking the bank. Sep 1, 2014
Shahram M: I desire a helmet with great field of vision and solid full face protection, style is also a contributing factor since I'd rather be noticed for something that fits the style of my motorcycle. Aug 14, 2014
Andres V: Badass Helmet Jul 1, 2014
Robin M: Looks mean, perfect for riding in the city, real comfy, I can hear the wind a lot though, I don't think I would be using it for highway riding. As for delivery, well I live in China and got it in less than 10 days, awesome service from Revzilla, thanks guys. Jun 26, 2014
Ian H: this item seems perfect for what i was looking for. I have a 2014 fz-09 and wanted a helmet to suite the straight up riding position after speaking with Matt from customer service to get his opinion on what helmets to consider he confirmed that this helmet would be the perfect fit. PLUS I LOVE THE LOOK May 19, 2014
Adrian C: AGV it's a great helmet brand and this one in particular, looks really, really good and aggressive ! So, I couldn't help myself to not get it ... Oct 20, 2013
Christopher H: It is badass looking! ;P Sep 16, 2013
PHIL D: Video description! Sep 2, 2013
A shopper asked: Is this helmet very quiet? Aug 22, 2013
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foy r: no, not really. but I ride with hearing protection. Aug 28, 2013
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David L: It's pretty loud, and you can make it whistle. In fact on a long ride the other day I figured out different angles to hold my head at to make different whistling sounds. Nov 10, 2015
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A S asked: what blue tooth works with the agv ax-8 evo naked helmet? May 13, 2014
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Jacob N: I actually use yurbuds with the mic held close to my chin with the helmet strap. Listen to music, then switch to calls when needed. Seems to work really well and does not hinder my ability to hear cars around me. Jul 13, 2014
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Christiano C: Hi!

I am using Sena SMH5 and it works very well, as it can be attached out side, rather than been notched to the helmet...
Jun 5, 2014
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Ian H: Im sorry I am unable to help with this question as I have not used Bluetooth with this helmet May 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi guys. My head is 59cm. Can't decide whether to get M or L size. I've read different contradicting opinions on size fitment. Some mentioned ears being pushed and hurt after a while, I love the snug fit though. I have tried on an AGV K-5 size ML(58cm) and I could fit in there. Any more example of head circumference, helmet size and how it fits would be very helpful. Thanks for any advice? Mar 3, 2015
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Bradley D: My head measures 58.5cm and I wear a M size. The M size opens up a bit only after a few times of wear, so your son would be best suited for the M. The L would be way to big after wear. Brad Mar 3, 2015
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A S asked: Do you know if this helmet (agv Naked) is fit on narow head or round head? Feb 11, 2014
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Parker F: 14 inches too wide imo Mar 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the chin vent can just be pulled out to have that dirt version look, or do I have to buy a different chin vent? Oct 17, 2013
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Adrian C: Yes, the chin vent can be pulled out . Dec 1, 2013
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Larry V asked: Hi all, I am wondering if anyone has experience with this helmet on a sportsbike? I ride at high-speeds on the highway and about comfort more so than noise. Does this helmet cause neck stress or any other stress abnormal to a helmet designed for tuck. I am rarely tucked chin to tank. Sep 23, 2015
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Andrew P: I would rate this helmet overall as average meaning it does everything okay at best(I much preferred my Shoei RF1100 over this in every way). I used it for a road trip this summer and didn't find the neck stress bothersome except when shoulder checking when the situation arises. If you turn your head a bit too much to the side to have a look the wind really grabs otherwise keeping your head looking straight reveals nothing out of the ordinary for neck stress. I more so found the pressure of the padding on the ears a bigger concern. I don't mind using it around town however I would opt for something else for long rides. I ride a naked bike with very little wind protection if you're wondering. Sep 23, 2015
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Paul J: I ride an FZ-09 (zero fairings, upright riding position) and it does fine in the wind. It doesn't want to lift or shudder at speed and fits snugly. I didn't notice any unusual neck soreness or stain after coming from a light, rounded, cheapo full-face into the AX-8 on my bike. Hope that helps. Sep 23, 2015
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Ronald C: I have it, the helmet is really loud at speeds above 60mph and you do get a lot of buffeting from the wind after a while it does cause me some neck strain after per longed use Sep 23, 2015
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IkeJon N: I bought it to ride on my 1190R Adventure with and it is easy on the neck up to 120mph. Havent gone faster than that with it. Overall, great lid Sep 23, 2015
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David L: Turning your head at highway speeds is like having a sail on your face. Straight on is fine though. Nov 10, 2015
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A S asked: I wear glasses under my helmet, will this work with this helmet or is the fit so tight that it will cause the glasses to dig into the side of my head and become uncomfortable after a couple hours of riding? Apr 3, 2015
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Christiano C: It dependes on the size you choose, if you go for a bigger size it will be more comfortable. However, in my opinion you should go for the tighter one, considering every helmet should be tight to your head. Anyway, every helmet will get uncomfortable as you ride for more than 2 hours...

Ps.I love this helmet!
Apr 6, 2015
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A S: I own This helmet and a Icon Airmada and also wear glasses both i can fit glasses easy, but the AGV is definitely the more roomy of the two. Apr 3, 2015
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aaron a: It works fine for me never had discomfort with wearing glasses with this helmet. for long period. You should be good. Apr 3, 2015
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David L: I don't wear glasses for vision but I have worn sunglasses with the helmet many times with zero discomfort. Apr 3, 2015
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Ryon H: The foam is very contoured around the ear. It would press pretty firmly on your glasses. Apr 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: I wear glasses inside of my helmet when I ride. Will a pair of glasses fit with the snug fit of the helmet? Contacts are not an option for me. Apr 3, 2015
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Conor K: I wear glasses inside my helmet on occasion with no problems. My glasses fit quite close to my face though. I also wear some safety glasses for night time riding, with the smoke visor it's kinda hard to see out of on the dark roads. Apr 4, 2015
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Sean M: Normal prescription glasses would fit in this helmet. Bulkier style glasses would be a bit tight, but the face shield sits far enough away it would work. Apr 6, 2015
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doug i: yes, there is a lot of room in the helmet to allow for a wide range of glasses and sun glasses. Apr 3, 2015
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Colby H: Glasses should fit. I have worn sunglasses in mine with a tinted shield on super bright days. Apr 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: At what speeds does this helmet get loud and how bearable is it at those speeds? Is it more of an annoyance or is hearing protection a necessity? Sep 3, 2014
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Kenneth K: I've only had noise issues over 85mph and I'm riding a K1200R (virtually no fairing). For long rides (over 100 miles), I have my ear buds in and don't need to really bring up the volume. For shorter ones (<50 miles), I don't wear ear plugs. If I hit the NY State Thruway or the NJ Turnpike, I put a pair in to keep my sanity and drown out the distractions. Bottomline: I really like the helmet. Great ventilation. Great visibility. Sound attenuation is good. Super light. A minimalist helmet. I have an Arai XD3 and I don't even bother wearing it anymore. Sep 3, 2014
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Justin M: I'm on a GSXR-750 so I'll have some degree of wide deflection and I don't ride the highways too much. Thanks for the info! Sep 3, 2014
Eric P: In my experience, at highway speeds (~70mph) and above the wind noise can get pretty loud and it also starts to slightly whistle, especially at 3/4 to full tuck, depending on which direction the wind blows. But I eventually got used to it so it's not enough to annoy me. I always wear hearing protection when on highways, so when I don't with this helmet, my ears definitely start to hurt. But with earplugs, it's just fine. Sep 3, 2014
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Justin M: I mostly ride off highway roads, looks like this will be a good choice. Thanks for the reply! Sep 3, 2014
troy b: Usally i dont have much of a problem with that but there is a some around 80+ but its not unbearable. Sep 3, 2014
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Justin M: Thanks for the info. Looks like this is a good choice. Sep 3, 2014
PHIL D: Quiet at all speeds Sep 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do you know if this helmet is good for a narrow head or a round head ? (Agv naked) Feb 11, 2014
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Harlin T: I believe this helmet to be suited for both head shapes. I myself have a very round head, but find great comfort in this model despite the tightness around the cheeks and ears. Someone with a more narrow head would appreciate the snug, form-fitting nature of the forehead, jaw, and lower neck. Feb 12, 2014
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Efrain R: I have a round face and I bought a XL which is comfortable. I suggest you take a look at the sizing video reveille has. It's informative. Feb 11, 2014
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Anthony A: Narrow. And there is little to know room for ears. Feb 11, 2014
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Adrian C: This helmet it's more suitable for a round head . Feb 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: We're can I get the chin vent replacement part that you guys talked about and showed on your video? Jul 8, 2014
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Paul J: I had to go direct to AGV online to get one, but they are available. There isn't a pic on their site, but it's called Chin Vent AX-8/ AX-8EVO. Jul 8, 2014
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troy b: Agv's website is the best place to get the chin vent and other accessories Aug 11, 2014
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Roman H: AGV.om under accessories Jul 8, 2014
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Tyler H asked: If i'm in between a LG and an XLG in the size chart, which option should I go for? My head is about 60.5 cm or a little over 23 and 3/4 in. Jan 6, 2015
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Peggy H: This helmet fits pretty snug so my recommendation would to be to go a little larger. I was on the fence as well on the sizing and went smaller. I know it is suppose to be snug and will relax with time but it is quite snug! But I love the helmet Jan 6, 2015
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Ian H: Tyler H,

I was between sizes LG and XLG as well and i went with the XLG and glad i did it fits perfect.
Jan 6, 2015
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Terek V asked: I'm new to riding, and this will be my first helmet. I'm looking to get either a cafe racer or cruiser, but also like the style of the Ducati--planning to get a bike off of Craigslist, so I'm willing to invest in a safer helmet until I can afford a safer bike. I would like to add a Bluetooth system to whichever helmet I get, without cutting out any of the safety foam.
Right now, I've narrowed it down to two helmets, and would appreciate any advice you're willing to lend me.

The Scorpion EXO-R2000 Dispatch (Phantom).
Pros: Cost. Comes with smoke lens and can get a mirrored lens. Snell rated. Matte black with cool design. Lightweight. Internal flip-visor is cool, although not sure how often I'd use it.
Cons: Have tried it on in a store, and it feels a bit bobblehead-ish. Seems to be built for more forward/leaning position riding. The shape of the helmet is kind of blasé.

The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked (Matte Black).
Pros: Absolutely badass shape design I haven't been able to find in any other helmet (if you know of any others in this price range, please let me know!). Matte black. Lightweight. Good visibility. Can get a smoke lens.
Cons: More expensive than the Scorpion R2000, with seemingly less features. I hear that fitting a Bluetooth system into this helmet doesn't really work, which is something I want to do for music, phone calls, and mostly navigation. Can't get a mirrored lens (unless someone knows of an aftermarket brand for this helmet?). AGV logo on the forehead kills the look of the helmet, any way to take this off without ruining the helmet?

Any advice on this matter would help me a lot, and if there's a helmet that you'd think I'd like more that follows what I'm looking for, let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Oct 7, 2015
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Christian M: Hey bud,
well ive had this helmet for a while,
Few things, size, comfort, looks and visibility.
This helmet was a bit small for me, im usually a L(Im 6'5) and i ordered An XL and still found it a bit small, but still did not bother me.
The helmet overall is tight, but comfortable, havent ran into any issues with it it.
The looks are overall best looking over other high priced helmets ive seen, and unlike other helmets, black tint shield is best for this helmet.
For the visibility, i think i get a whider field of view with this helmet than my HJC 17.

This isnt a prefect helmet,
I think the helmet could of went a lil further down to cover more your neck.
This helmet is loud as hell, so if thats something your looking for, thats a killer.
Now as far as the bluetooth, i have a bluetooth that runs throughout my inner foam(which is removable for wash) its not the best at location in the speaker but manageable.
Oct 21, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does agv make (or will make) a silver sheild for this ax-8? If not is there a way to do it? Aug 14, 2015
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PHIL D: I don't think so, but you could get some silver window tint and put it on that would look cool!! Aug 15, 2015
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Paul J asked: Hi all, I own this helmet and have both the clear and the tinted face shields.
Has anyone found a visor bag or shield carrier that fits this shield?
Apr 21, 2015
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Ryan B: I use the ogio mach 5 bag and the built in visor holder does just fine with this. I have a stand alone bag for my old helmet visor and it is fine length wise but width is an issue. Apr 21, 2015
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Paul J: Thanks for the answer. Is the Mach 5 worth the price? Apr 29, 2015
Ryan B: I dont see a huge difference between it and a normal bag unless im on the freeway. It actually helps at high speeds. I commute ising the freeway so i love the stability i get at speeds but if youre not reguraly going that fastits probably not worth the price Apr 29, 2015
Miguel D asked: Anybody have any suggestion for ea rbuds or earphones to use? mine fits really snug and long rides with the Samsung ear buds that come with the galaxy-line of phones become really uncomfortable in long rides. it hurts to remove the helmet with them on too Dec 28, 2014
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IkeJon N: Sena smh 10 buds in mine. Fit great Dec 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: what blue tooth set goes with the agv ax-8 evo naked helmet? May 13, 2014
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IkeJon N: I have a Sena SMH10 mounted on
Mine. Fits great with boom mic and speakers placed inside the liner pockets. Great lid for sure!
May 13, 2014
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Andrew P asked: Are there interchangeable visors for this helmet? Either smoke or dark? Sep 24, 2013
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The EVO naked is exciting and it's really a new flavor from AGV.  Now, they've had the AX8 which is their super premium dirt helmet forever.  Then they went to the AX-8 DS which was the dual sport inspired with the shield and the peak.  The EVO version has some of the same nuances as the DS EVO, but really moving into 2013 what they've really done is just dropped the peak, murdered it out in matte black, and given us a helmet that we've already seen.  Strong gravitational pull from the Ducati crowd.  And that's anybody from a multi strata to a diavel to a monster to the V Twin side of things. 

Think about a guy on a big blacked out bad ass Harley smoked shield wearing gear, one of those guys that doesn't like a half helmet, this is going to go with everything.  Now, you'd wear it a lot of riding styles and honestly it is a full face helmet with the shield because you don't have that peak that's going to get in the way.  It's not a dual sport style, but again it has just that aggressive line, almost that fighter pilot dirt inspired look to it because I believe this helmet did truly start in the AX8 form as the dirt helmet. 

Now, before I walk through all the nuances, and I am going to completely break it down, lets talk about fit shape.  The fit is going to be the same as the AX8 EVO and the AX8 EVO DS, I consider it an intermediate oval head shape.  It definitely has a fuller profile along the cheeks and the cheek pad and through the neck roll I did about a thousand miles in the baby brother or the peaked version of this helmet in that DS version when I did the Italian legendary tour with Dainese. Loved the helmet, extremely lightweight, 3 pounds 1.2 ounces from a medium.  That's absurd for an ECE rated helmet. 

But I will tell you that there are no speaker pockets in it so my one big gripe with this helmet still is that if you want to use a comm system and again you are going to take away from the sexiness of it but a comm system with anything that is more than a really thin speaker you're going to feel that, you are going to have to do some internal surgery on those cheek pads to be able to fit them in.  So, keep that in mind, intermediate oval head shape, no surprises there.  Remember it's over 39 bucks we ship for free.  As always no restock fees, we make it easy on you. 

Love to hear your gut reaction right now though.  Just first glance at the AGV AX-8 Helmet click here, subscribe to revzillaTV on YouTube channel and leave me any questions, comments, tell me if you love it or if it's a high side which is my new term for things that I like. 

Moving right along, lets start from the outside shell and move our way in.  I told you its 3 pounds and 1.2 ounces.  Super super lightweight.  Carbon fiber kevlar, and resins dine-ma here in the outer shell.  Extremely light.  That is the claim to fame on this very aggressive angular line shell.  Now if we look at some of the functionality right and you're looking at it, one of the things again, it's very much a flat optically correct shield here as you are working through the front, but it's not a quick change shield release mechanism.  It's a little bit more difficult, it would take a screw, its a flat-head.  Again, not going to be as super fast as one of those helmets that you are expecting to do that all the time.  That's just one of the trade-offs when you're coming in sub $400 on a helmet that's very functional, very light, but its stripped down to look really really gnarly. 

Now walking through the ventilation scheme here right, you have three main vents in the front.  You have my chin vent, open and close, very easy, vents the face of the shield.  The other nice thing with the chin vent is you are able to swap it out for the AX 8 dirt version if you want to go for more of that Bane look and just have that front foil grill going.  You are going to have two chimney vents on top, integrated with the IVS system this has really taken some flavor and DNA from the GP Tech helmet that AGV came out with which has really developed with Raw C [sp] and the previous generation, again, integrated into the shell and the EPS it's going to flow a ton of air.  That's a nice touch. 

And you do have passive venting here in the back with my venturies [sp] and they are angled so you are not going to get any rain stuck in there if you get caught in a downpour.  But they do have that angle remember, full speed, full scale air going across the top over sphere it creates a vacuum speed and its going to pull that warm moist air off of your scalp and out through the back of the helmet.

One of the things I do think is really cool when you look at this shell though, because this ridge was originally developed to take a goggles trap, because remember it started as a dirt helmet, it just adds a really cool, interesting flare to this helmet.  And on an interesting side note, when I rode the Italian legendary tour on a multi strata in Italy, I actually had the DS version of this helmet and I took the peak off and I just left the holes on the side because It just looked so serious, and I think they saw a lot of customers doing that and they said lets just make a blacked out, murdered out, no frills, naked version and go from there.

So when you think about some of the other components here and lets break it down from the inside out, again no surprises here.  It's the basics, it's what you need.  So it's going to have a nice interior, it's going to be a dry, wicking interior, removable chin curtain up front on the front end of the helmet here.  Remember the EVO version got this as a softer element, because it used to have that Hawksville peak that was hard on the bottom and in a crash you could kind of hit your sternum, so you don't have that anymore. You can see some of the venting on the side of the vent roll as well done in a molded plastic.  If I begin to pull everything out, I mean again, it's going to be double d ring construction, dry lugs, fully encompassing cheek pads that are going to hug you really tight. 

They are, it's almost a race fit on this bad boy.  And you notice these cheek pads too they come out very simply, they are also going to have a reflective element so you have some of that nice safety baked in.  Now if I start to pull my comfort liner out, it's a 3d comfort liner, it's one of the newer styles from AGV we see big cutaways in the top.  Remember a lot of this helmet was developed as a dirt helmet, that knew that someone was going to be sweating and would need to breath so it will-- it's going to allow your head to breathe, notice they are getting those snaps and those seams away from pressure point areas, they have done a nice job here.  And then as we move through the interior, and you get a good gauge of how that breaks down, IVS system with those big channels, fore and aft vents coming out are going to circulate air around and you should be good to go. 

And remember, if I had to nitpick anything you are talking sub $400 insanely lightweight, very aggressive looking.  Remember, it's not one of those comm friendly units that we have.  It's just not.  And that's ok if you have a comm unit that has some of the bigger speakers that are a little bit thicker, and again it's going to take you a little bit of an extra step to change that system here or to change out your shield. And honestly if you are buying this bad boy you better be buying a dark smoke shield and just go from there.