AGV K3 5-Continents Helmet
The pictures don't do this helmet justice. It's absolutely stunning in person. Looks best in natural sunlight.
October 2, 2015
Italian flair for not a lot of cash!
This helmet flows a good bit of air, major plus for Texas riders. It's comfortable even though it's a little snug. The drop down visor is good sometimes, but not all the time. I wish it had a slightly darker tint, will probably upgrade to a tinted visor later. It does cut down on the intensity of the Sun later in the day though. Overall I feel the K3 SV is pretty solid, very glad I picked this one.
September 29, 2015
Bought it for the cute turtle on the back. Stayed for everything else.
After quite a bit of shopping around for the right lid I settled on the AGV K3 SV. I have a smallish head (57 cm) so I ordered the MS and the helmet fit true to size.
The Dreamtime graphic is stunning and I'm not even a huge Rossi or MotoGP fan. I was looking for a helmet that had a mix of looks, Hi-Vis, and functionality without getting something with edgy flames on it. While the design is not as Hi-vis as a neon helmet it, it still stands out pretty well. I've received quite a bit of compliments from both friends and strangers on the helmet
The SV has loads of features! I was coming from a scorpion exo 7000 and wow what a difference! the chin strap works just like a snowboard binding, meaning no silly D-rings to fiddle with, just slip it off/on and you're ready to go. the lining is super soft and comfy on my face, while keeping me cool while cruising around town in the heat.
The air vents feel like AC in the cool WV fall weather, and the spoiler does not buffet my head around while on the highway. The visor has a nice setting where you can slightly crack it open to prevent it from fogging up for slow speed cruises and extra airflow, although at high speeds I feel like that might shoot up. The drop down sun visor is pretty slick too, I usually wear glasses with the helmet and they are totally unobtrusive to the visor coming down. The sun protection is pretty decent, but I plan to upgrade to a different face shield.
The helmet itself is fairly quiet. Paired with decent ear plugs and you might not hear all the honks of approval because of the amazing looks of this helmet. Crossing my fingers that I won't have to test the integrity of the helmet in a crash anytime soon, but the helmet feels sturdy and lightweight enough that it instills confidence.
All in all for this price it's an excellent deal. I bought it for $230 and even then it's a great value if you're looking for your first helmet or just something different.
September 21, 2015
Great beginner helmet
Got this helmet brand new when I took the riding course 2 years ago and this is my experience with it.
Cheek pads took about a week to break in, in the meantime I chewed up the inside of my cheeks. After using it constantly cheek pads get very soft and comfy though.
Visor left side plastic pin comes off the pivotal mechanism from time to time. That causes whistling at high speeds and undesired air flow through the windshield.I try not to open the visor in full when riding so it doesnt come off.
Helmet is very light so that is a plus when riding long distances, no neck pain or discomfort whatsoever. Its aerodynamic shape is also of great help, it cuts through air easily with little turbulence.
Unfortunately noise level is high, and when the wind blasts hard it is almost unbearable.
Im not really sure if ventilation has to do with the noise level. In any case, ventilation is awesome from both top and chin vents.
Double D strap system is awesome and provides great confidence.
Visor fogs easily, specially in cold days fogging is almost immediate, despite the great ventilation, its necessary to open the visor a bit until a higher speed is reached.
Looks is fabulous, I usually get many more compliments on my helmet than on my bike :( . I got the Gothic White and the graphics catch lots of attention from both fellow riders as from non-riders as well.
For the price I paid for it, I believe I got in return a very good helmet, that serves its purpose well and still looks really cool. Disadvantages are minor and I dont mind living with them for a few more seasons or until I decide to upgrade.
I would recommend it specially to those who try out the sport to see if they like it, and new riders that want good looks and protection without having to break the piggy bank.
Ride: 2001 Ninja 500R
September 18, 2015
Good protection and style
After choosing a helmet for almost 4 months I came to the conclusion of this being the best bang for the buck purchase.
As an Automotive Mechanical Engineer, I was looking towards a helmet that not only looked cool or had nice features, but one that was truly protective.
My goal was to find a cheaper helmet with either a Snell approval sign or a 4 or above rated star on the Sharp United Kingdom org.
This helmet has a 4 star sharp level of protection with good cost, fitment and looks. It`s reasonably light too. On this helmet you are trading nice features such as inside sunglasses for protection and sportiness.
I have only two complaints in relation to this helmet:
The chin guard is really lose, so one day I was wearing the helmet and it felt, desappearing from my sight.
The upper ventilation of the helmet doesn`t work as well as I expected. It works, but could be better.
Even then, I probably would go for this model when looking at the price range.
July 27, 2015
I didn't order from revzilla because they didn't offer the Dreamtime graphic. Still, it's the same helmet.
note: Coming from a Bell Qualifier
1. Very light weight
2. chin strap is very quick and easy
3. Air channels work very well even at lower speeds
4. Styling and aggressive looks are legendary in my opinion!
5. Visor is very easy to install/remove
6. Plenty of space for bluetooth headphones.
7. $230-ish very good price point
1. Visor fogs a bit more than I would like
2. The helmet is so perfect and beautiful I'm constantly worried about scratching it, lol.
September 7, 2015
Another great AGV helmet
I purchased this for my passenger-wife. I have an AGV Skyline which I love, and she has an intermediate oval shaped skull, which seem to be AGV's specialty.
Arrived promptly, and fits very well, with great venting. Not the quietest lid, but for the price it can't be beat.
True to size, and true to Anthony's advice on how to measure helmet size.
September 3, 2015
Capacete muito bom
ótimo custo beneficio para comprar no exterior.
Envio para o Brasil.
Site muito bem estruturado e só trabalham com marcas de qualidade.
August 31, 2015