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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.

Features:

  • 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 certified
4.5 / 5
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4 / 5
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AGV Helmet Sizing

Size  Head (cm)
2XS  51-52
XS  53-54
SM  55-56
MD  57-58
LG  59-60
XL  61-62
2XL  63-64
3XL 65-66

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
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4 / 5
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Head turner, very comfortable
I've been riding with this helmet for about three months and I absolutely love it. It feels infinitely lighter than my Bell RS-1 and has never felt fatiguing to wear, even after 3+ hour rides. The visibility is exceptional, and the large field of view mixed with the light weight make head checks very easy and comfortable. The buffeting at speed is present but not unbearable. Again, the light weight makes it easy for me to keep my head from doing 180s on the expressway.

It is loud at speed, but I use noise cancelling in-ear headphones which clears that right up, no problem.

I bought the smoked visor for this helmet and get tons of compliments on the overall appearance. I've uploaded a picture since there's a baffling lack of them online.

It's worth mentioning that the alternate mesh mouthpiece he mentions in the video is difficult to find. I'm told by a local Dainese store that they are actually out of production indefinitely, which took them days of investigating to figure out. I haven't spoken to a single sales rep or owner of this helmet who even knew the piece existed before I asked about it, including the Revzilla rep I talked to.

Overall I'm stoked about the purchase and would buy another one if I ever needed to.

**I ride an '04 ZX6R (spiritedly on the street).
June 3, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Light weight, looks great, fantastic visibility
I'm really happy to see AGV come out with this. I have the DS version, but 90% of the time I'm wearing it without the visor due to aerodynamic issues with my particular windshield setup. As a plain street helmet, the AX-8 has a low weight, good ventilation, and great visibility, and I love the way it looks.

I rated it "Good" for value because it is a fairly premium helmet at a price point that comes in under Shoei and Arai, but I still feel like it's slightly on the spendy side for what you get. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars, but if you don't wear earplugs, it's a louder helmet than average.
August 26, 2013
Ride:
1998 Triumph Speed Triple T509
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Gnarly.
-Fitment is a pretty snug for me, as I ordered a size small. I could have ordered a medium, but after my previous experience with an AGV Grid I decided to go for the snug fit. The Grid was a great fit when I first purchased, but became less snug over time as the padding became more broken in. I anticipate that the AX-8 EVO will be a perfect fit once broken in.

-Noise level is definitely lower than that of the Grid. I did notice a very slight whistle on the right, which became more pronounced during a shoulder check. Overall, the helmet is still very quiet.

-This thing is super-duper light. I've noticed that I get much less fatigued around the neck area compared to when I am wearing the Grid. I'm 5' 11", and ride an SV650S in the stock riding position, save for a Sargent seat, so I would contribute this to a slight weight difference as well as a difference in aerodynamics. The airflow is quite good as well. I've seen some complaints about a bit of turbulence around 60-70mph and higher, but I have hardly noticed it myself. I think windscreen design and riding position have much more to do with this than helmet design. While I have noticed a little turbulence, it has been very insignificant for me.

-The field of vision. Woah. I didn't know my face could get that warm while riding in the sun... Or that the sky was quite so blue. Might have to invest in some sunblock for my face, because the field of vision is just that wide. Also, it is worth noting that the visor seals very tightly. Nothing is getting through, around, or under the visor when it is closed.

Overall, I would strongly recommend this helmet to anyone else out there riding a poor man's Ducati. I've found it to be exceptionally good for commuting as well as sport touring. It looks gnarly, too.

I would warn anyone reading this, particularly if they own an SV, that this thing may cause you to do a bit of dual sport-esque riding on their street bike. Weeeee!
September 11, 2014
Ride:
2007 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki ER-6n
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FJ-09
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
it has a wide view
its a nice helmet, but it doesn't have a place for your ears. And your ears will hurt on long rides.
October 22, 2013
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Not good at speed
I bought this helmet as I was transitioning from a sport bike to a more upright Ducati Streetfighter. The venting on the sport helmets favor a more bent over position, while this one is better when you are upright. The problem is the helmet has a BAD whistle at speed. At 80 mph (not that I ride that fast) it screams like a banshee. Don't get me wrong, I like AGV helmets, but this is working out to be an expensive mistake for me.
February 14, 2014
Ride:
2013 Ducati Streetfighter 848
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5 / 5
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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
Ride:
2014 Ducati Hyperstrada
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Naked Truth
500 mile review on both Street and Dual Sport riding with 13 KLR 650 and 14 Ninja 1000:

Pros:

Looks great, feels great, wide field of view to the point if you didn't feel the cheek pads on your face you wouldn't know its on! I went to scratch my nose once and hit my closed visor with my hand! Some complained of obstructed view with visor full open. I only got this when I had the helmet too far down in front. Where it has settled, the lower edge of visor is out of the way unless your looking high above.

Head checks are easy and helmet is light, light, light!

With a dark smoke visor the thing looks sick as a stealth fighter pilot helmet or a dark lord of the Sith. I got lots of compliments even at a Harley ride!

Cons:

Chin strap should have been quick release for the money they ask for the helmet.

It is not the quietest helmet for sure, whistles a bit on head checks.

Air flow is adequate, not superior.

Chin vent is a piece of garbage. Destroyed with only a few on and offs.

Neutral Info:

Runs a bit big. So if your contemplating between sizes, like I did with a 23" head, go a down size. Revzilla recommended this to me and I was right on with a Med.

Nose/breath guard does its job when in place. It warms the helmet significantly. This is a pro in cold, a con if hot. Install accordingly.

Get the dark smoke visor along with purchase. If anything, for street daytime riding!
July 24, 2014
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
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Why did you choose this?
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recomened by the Geek, Chris
Henry H on Aug 5, 2016
I just love the look of this thing. Fit is fine. Good ventilation great all round vision
Michael R on May 23, 2016
recomened by the Geek, Chris
Henry H on Aug 5, 2016
The aggressive unique look it has.
W I on May 29, 2016
I just love the look of this thing. Fit is fine. Good ventilation great all round vision
Michael R on May 23, 2016
IVE ORDERD THIS HELMET BECAUSE ITS LIGHT AND GIVES U ALOT OF ROOM TO LOOK AROUND WHILE RIDING
Sami S on Apr 9, 2016
Love the dirt bike helmet look
Jorge F on Feb 4, 2016
look at it
Troy W on Jun 24, 2015
The cool look of it made me to take my decision, hope ill enjoy it!
Daniel L on May 21, 2015
Looks stunning for my CB 550
Jose M. F on Apr 23, 2015
Light and awesome looking!
Kristopher D on Mar 3, 2015
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.
Dino M on Jan 15, 2015
The style is up my alley, also is a step up from my starter helmet. Can't wait to try it out this summer!
HealthyHazard on Jan 6, 2015
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.
Miguel D on Dec 2, 2014
Like the shape
Jhon D on Nov 2, 2014
Why not?
Jonathan Anthony C on Oct 2, 2014
Going from an adjustable shield to a complete naked Speed Triple and this seemed like the way to go without breaking the bank.
J I on Sep 1, 2014
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.
Shahram M on Aug 14, 2014
Badass Helmet
Andres V on Jul 1, 2014
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.
Robin M on Jun 26, 2014
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
Ian H on May 19, 2014
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 ...
Adrian C on Oct 20, 2013
It is badass looking! ;P
Christopher H on Sep 16, 2013
Video description!
PHIL D on Sep 2, 2013
The aggressive unique look it has.
W I on May 29, 2016
IVE ORDERD THIS HELMET BECAUSE ITS LIGHT AND GIVES U ALOT OF ROOM TO LOOK AROUND WHILE RIDING
Sami S on Apr 9, 2016
Do you know if this helmet (agv Naked) is fit on narow head or round head?
A S on Feb 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 14 inches too wide imo
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?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
what blue tooth works with the agv ax-8 evo naked helmet?
A S on May 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is this helmet very quiet?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: no, not really. but I ride with hearing protection.
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?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the chin vent can be pulled out .
Does this helmet come with a clear and smoked visor, or does it only come with the clear?
Cody G on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had to buy a black visor it was $80 and another thing to know is that I CANNOT figure out how to remove the front mouth plate. The manual had no picture accompanying the text that says find the metal pin and press the pin in and pull it out to unlock and remove the mouth. I found what I think is right but It doesn't easily bend or move and I don't want to break the helmet since it was so expensive. I love the helmet it is really good and not being able to remove the front mouth area isn't a hindrance. If I ever figure it out I will make a how to video on my YouTube channel because the Internet has no info on how to get this thing out.
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.
Larry V on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A S on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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.
A shopper on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.

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.