AGV Corsa Helmet
Decent enough for a top dog
I have been riding with my Corsa from Revzilla for 5 months so far. Did long distance through Nova Scotia, NYC Boston, Boston Montreal in it. Around 3.5k miles tops.
I am overall happy with the product. It's very stylish compared to my many previous helmets- Bell Revolver, AGV Skyline, Schuberth S2 or C2,... The Corsa is by far the best looking, most aggressive helmet on the road. With my Ducati we're a head-turner.
A few things to take note- There is a lot of noise on this helmet. Mostly wind noise, if you wear silicone ear plugs you should be okay. BTW, for noise reduction, get Schuberth. In general the Corsa annoys you with less noise than the majority of Bell helmets.
It's fairly light, not the lightest I've had, but on long distances you can really appreciate the fact this helmet is lighter than just about 80-85% of the helmets out there.
There are some fitting issues, as you can read from other reviews here. Mine happens to be that the cheek inserts were way too tight. Since they were not adjustable, I had to take a knife and cut out most of the foam insert on each side so I don't get bruises or suffocate after every ride. I am not fat btw- 6 ft 175 lbs I don't have bloated cheeks. This helmet is tight. My size is XXL (I have a big head).
It was not easy fitting my Sena bluetooth into this but it is possible.
Conclusion- buy it if you want a light, racy and aggressive looking helmet. It's not an all round helmet, there are some fatal, or otherwise annoying shortcomings, but if you're rich and going for the looks, stop looking- this is your helmet, period.
PS: And you can do long tours with it. It's not so bad just sometimes annoying. see above
June 4, 2015
Love My AGV Corsa
i bought a blemished helmet for almost half off and for starters..the blemishes aren't even worth mentioning.. the fit of the helmet seems slightly small and the way it fits is different then most. it feel as though it sits on top of your head like a ball cap. after wearing it for a whlie it broke in fine and fits perfect. it is a race fit...this helmet has the largest field of view of any helmet i've ever owned. as a reference i own a shoei rf1100, shoei gt air and an AGV grid Rossi sun and moon - was my favorite helmet.. since getting this helmet my other 3 never see the light of day.. i love this helmet! no detentes on the faceshield took a little getting used to but not a big deal at all now. air flow is excellent when in the tuck and the adjustable comfort liner is a huge plus. i was able to fit my sena comm unit in it as well with out much trouble at all.. this is my favorite helmet ever and the most stable helmet i have ever owned. i was loyal to Shoei but i will be buying nothing but AGV helmets from this point forth.
April 1, 2015
AGV helmets have traditionally not fit my head shape. Their older models always put quite a lot of pressure on the forehead and rear top of head area. The usual helmets for longish-oval heads fit me OK. I was gonna get a Schuberth...
When I saw this helmet it mesmerized me for a moment. It looks so awesome, very purposeful. Then I picked it up and was shocked at how light it was.
So I was immediately just a little sad as I knew AGV helmets never fit me well.
I tried it on anyway. Needless to say I was super excited as it was so comfortable right away(medium large).
The 4 sizes small to large is an excellent thing. Getting exactly the right one is easy.
I made some adjustments to the liner and the helmet fits like a glove(for the head). Snug race fit.
Amazing helmet! So light! So much field of view! Amazing aerodynamics! ZERO buffeting, easy to turn your head at speed!
The noise is not bad at all, moderate compared to most helmets. Great ventilation comes with some noise. Tight neck roll and advanced aero keep things tolerable.
Compared to many helmets, you can hear ambient sounds easier with this helmet on. Maybe some folks perceive this as the helmet being loud?
My helmet has no quality issues mentioned by some others.
Top safety ratings and MotoGP pedigree(Rossi!) at this price point make this a great choice.
December 3, 2014
Great race helmet
This helmet is not meant for street riding. You can use it for the street since it is DOT, etc. legal; it is meant for track day and racing.
That said, I picked up one of these for racing in NorCal and have been extremely impressed with it. While the visor does not have anti-fog, the pinlock works without issue and keeps the fog away.
The field of view is amazing. Vertically it is a nice improvement but side to side is incredible. I am able to see significantly more out of my peripheral than I could even with the GP Tech. I didn't expect it to be much of a difference but I was wrong. My last race weekend I had to adjust several reference points once I switched to this helmet. I have several brake points that are "when this leaves my field of vision; brake" that had to be changed.
I recommend this helmet if you are looking for excellent protection on the track. I do not recommend it for the street, that is not what it is designed for.
May 20, 2014
Many benefits for the avid rider.
I've only had the pleasure so far of just one ride, but what a difference from my last helmet! Very light, sleek design, great airflow, maximum field of vision and a general neck breaker for those around you in terms of looks. Combine all of those descriptions into one helmet and its worth the price tag. The only thing left is for you to buy one!
April 21, 2014
Hit or Miss Depending on...
The Corsa is designed for a specific envelope of opperation and it either performs extremely well or poorly depending on whether or not its in that design envelope. There's no middle ground.
Fit- Even though its the most adjustable liner short of inflatable cheek pads, the shell is a VERY compact race fit and is made for medium to oval head shapes, long ovals like me will be cramped, almost right up against the chin bar that hugs the jaw line tightly. Once it is sitting correclty on the head you notice it sits quite high and the front snaps can creat hot spots when not fit propperly. The chin strap is fairly short and almost impossible put on while wearing gloves.
-View- you do gain a little higher brim and the optics are excellent but despite the mfg's claims, its really almost the same field of view as average helmets just rotated upwards. The sheild has zero antifog and fogs instantly. The pin lock trades one problem for another in that if prevents fog but its seals are in the line of sight in a tuck so your vison is annoyingly split...
-Airflow, this helmet is meant for hight speeds and to be in a full tuck . if you are not tucked or below 55mph you will get no air flow. Tuck fully or go fast and its like having instant AC with tons of air over the top. The chin bar vents are less effctive. If faily loud compared other helmets that flow less air but quieter than my Bell Star at the same speeds.
At speed and in the tuck it just feels right and their is no lift to speak of. Its great when its in the speed and angle of attack zone it was designed for, but not all that comfortable for anything less. I ride mostly in that zone so I give it a thumbs up.
April 10, 2014
Do Not Buy This Helmet
Before you read this, skip to 8:51 in the video. You will see the same problem I describe below demonstrated in front of you. The long white plastic piece attached to the cheek is the female root of the connector that is supposed to be attached to the interior of the helmet.
I couldn't be more disappointed with this helmet. Needless to say, with a $750.00 price tag, expectations are high. Out of the box, the helmet is awesome. It looks cool, its light and that's where the shock and awe sends. The first thing that I noticed was the poor construction of the vents which make them difficult to open and close but I looked past it, figured it would get easier to use as I rode in it. Then I began to take the liner out (because they tell you its fully adjustable), to my dismay 3 out of the 8 total plastic connectors that attach to the interior of the helmet broke. Specifically, one of the cheek pads female root connector pulled out of the interior and both of the male connectors that attach the top liner snapped off. Just to reiterate, I was following the instructions and I did not force them. After contacting AGV, they acknowledged this a problem with "some" of the helmets and issued an exchange. The question you need to ask yourself as a buyer, if they are willing to skimp on one part of a helmet that cost $750.00, what else did they do? And do you want to wait till you crash to find out?
March 12, 2014