AGV Corsa Racetrack Helmet
Just rode with this helmet for the first time yesterday and love it. I upgraded to the AVG Corsa from a Bell Vortex and can really tell a difference being in a more premium helmet. Feels great on and lightweight. Zero chatter at higher speeds (problem I was having with my old Bell) and great visibility. It just feels great! My two complaints would be that it does not come with a pin lock ready shield (only ready for tear offs) and that the visor does not stay very well or lock in the up position. I tend to ride with my shield up and sunglasses on when I'm just putzing around town at low speeds and found yesterday it does not like to stay up very well. Overall I am very happy with the purchase. Can't wait to try it out on the track.
April 17, 2016
Unfortunately i only got to use this helmet for about 3 weeks before i went down with it. But in that short time i fell in love with this thing!
Last helmet was an Icon Carbon Fiber Liform Airframe, there was nothing wrong with it but i had bought it about 5 years ago and that's about the end of a helmet's life span, plus i needed a second helmet for going 2 up. So i splurged for this because honestly, nothing else even comes close to the looks of this thing.
The fit is obviously race, super tight at first until break you it in, which is what you want. The helmet position took a bit of getting used to because on my last helmet i just had to put it on and it would settle into its natural position. With this you have to place it in position by pulling the front of it down until you can see the top and bottom of the visor equally. Visibility is leaps and bounds beyond anything ive ever used. Putting on my old helmet made me realize how much more viewing capacity i had in the agv. Vent louvers are sticky at first but after using them a few times they work flawlessly, and very easy to navigate to even with gloves on. The only negative i have about the vents is that the front chin vent has a hidden switch underneath the chin curtain and its easy to close while the helmet is on but you cant really open it back up without removing the helmet..well atleast for me because i have a beard and i cant really get my finger all the way up in there to push it down.
Super comfortable after broken in, doesn't crush my ears like my old helmet did. Noise is pretty significant but thats understandable, i wear earplugs on longer rides anyways. I wish the visor had adjustable tensioning mechanism because i sometimes ride with it open and if i hit a significant enough bump with the lid open my head would rock and the visor would slap closed. Maybe it does and i just don't know about it? This thing is exceptionally light, even coming form a full carbon fiber helmet.
Anyways, this is an absolutely incredible helmet, i will be getting another one shortly because i cant stand to wear anything else now. The look of the helmet is amazing, the fit is amazing, the craftsmanship is amazing..that's why it costs what it does.
March 5, 2016
Exceptional fit, finish, protection and style.
AGV, you have outdone yourselves! It's going to be difficult to put on any of my previous helmets and find the ride enjoyable. I promised myself I would use this helmet as a daily (to make it worth the investment) and I have even installed a SENA 20S to it with ease. Now my buddy and I can try to sneak them onto COTA for track day. If you're looking for a top of the line helmet that serves just as well on the street as it does on the racetrack, look no further.... unless you want a Pista.
January 20, 2016
My new track helmet
I've always struggled with helmet sizing. Medium fits me too tight and large a tad bit roomy for my taste. My other helmets are Arai and Scorpion in a large. I decided to try this Agv helmet in a medium/large and it feels like it was special made for me. Its a bit loud (expected from high vent helmets at high speeds),extremely light and you could just feel the quality. This is without a doubt my favorite helmet.
January 15, 2016
Great helmet so far.
This helmet has a very comfortable fit, snug all over without any drag to develop into irritation. They even cut out spaces to fit ears. Best of all it has an adjustable liner. It came feeling too wide, then I adjusted it to the other side and it was too narrow, placing the tabs in the middle made it fit just right. The wide view is very practical on the road, especially for shoulder checking. Great airflow, and I never have any trouble keeping my head where I want it at any speed. This is a significant upgrade to the Shark RSR2 I have been wearing for years. I hope it is durable.
December 6, 2015
Top lid - Comforatble, light, looks a treat
My first helmet was a Arai RX-Q which i used for close to 3 years before I felt I wanted an upgrage. Got onto the AGV Corsa and have been using it for one year now and its an absolute treat.
The first thing i notice was it is very light. The shape around the neck and back means it doesn't foul my jacket that has the hump up top.
Freeway riding at 100km/hr I notice a whole lot less buffeting by the wind, the lid seems to cut through the air well and keep steady, even in heavy winds. Used the lid for various track days at Phillip Island and its the same deal, speeds of 200+ down the main straight coming into the first right hander, poke the head out as I am leaning in and she's steady.
The lid flows like a champion at speed, but can be a bit warm just cruising around town in the start stop traffic.
My only grief with the lid is the noise level, recently threw on the RX-Q for a little change and its only then I realised how loud the Corsa actually is. The wind noise and if you have a pipe on your bike, will be loud. Not deafening, but its there and you do notice it. But if you love the sound of your bike, its not going to faze you at all!
Top lid, would recommend.
December 3, 2015
Excellent helmet, worth the price.
Have been racing with a Shoei X-12 for the last 2 years, after a major crash needed a new helmet. Liked the style of the AGV, so ordered one up. The fit was as advertized, the weight was incredibility light. The visibility was incredible in full head down.
Raced at Miller Motorsport Park this weekend and at full speed in 6th gear there was no buffeting or shake, rock solid.
Ventilation was very good, can not tell you about fogging at this point. One point is the strap is a little on the short side, seems like you have to fumble a little to get through D-rings.
Sizing was perfect, I was on borderline of MS-ML, went with MS and was snug but comfortable. . The visor is thick and robust, also clean and clear, no distortion. Overall happy with purchase.
July 27, 2015
Wow...you get what you pay for
Just received one of these recently and I have to say I'm very impressed with everything about it. Fits my head perfect, fantastic looking, great airflow. There is a reason this helmet is expensive...and worth every penny. I have owned everything from an Arai to a Scorpion and I have to say this ranks as one of the best if not THE best I've ever had.
July 15, 2015