AGV K3 SV Simoncelli Helmet
After upgrading bikes I felt it necessary to get a new lid. Coming from a Bell Qualifier, I can tell you that this helmet is better in every single way. It is lighter, more comfortable, much has a much better feel, which probably says something to build quality. The one thing that is somewhat disappointing is if you shake your head you can hear a slight rattle from the inner sun visor. Other than that it is a great helmet and looks amazing to boot. I just wish AGV could come up with something that could match Bell's transition visor.
January 18, 2016
Really great helmet
A so so great helmet, great vision, real protection, nice style, a good airflow, an excellent product...AGV Rocks!
October 27, 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
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
Good Looks and Performance
I am a fan of AGV. I purchased the Comic because of its style. This was the best fitting helmet for me. I measure a L but a XXL fit. The air flow is great. The field of vision very good, no noticeable blind spots. I like the flip down sun visor inside very much. The weight of the helmet is reasonable, not heavy. The graphics of the Comic are way out there, but I like the flash. Since I changed from an AMF shovelhead to a Suzuki a different helmet was needed. This fit the bill. A great looking helmet that people will not forget and may even annoy some. Good looks and performance.
August 27, 2015
Great improvement over the regular K3
Im extremely impressed with this helmet! I have the AGV K3 5 Continents (Rossi graphics) helmet and found it had a few drawbacks so I took a chance a tried out this K3 SV version. It basically fixes all the gripes I have with the regular K3.
1. Has plenty of room for your ears plus cut outs for Bluetooth communication speakers. The old K3 squished my ears pretty tightly and good luck finding any room to mount speakers comfortably.
I run a Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth headset and it fits perfectly. Nice room for the boom mic and the speakers fit perfectly in the K3 SV cutouts. Seriously took me less than 5 minutes to install and test.
2. The flip down sun visor is a cool and functional addition although there is some slight distortion.
3. The windshield feels more solidly built and smoother to raise and lower.
4. Never really had an issue with the vents and cooling of the regular K3 but this SV version seems to be more effective. Haven't put a ton of miles on this helmet yet so it could just be Im riding on cooler days. Also slightly quieter.
5. Padding feels more comfortable for every day use. The regular K3 almost feels like a race helmet in comparison.
Overall, this is a fantastic bang-for-the-buck helmet with a bunch of nice features. It really is a whole new helmet compared to the regular K3. Almost confused as to why they even use K3 in the name.
August 26, 2015
Best Helmet I have owned
This is an amazing helmet. All the features are as advertised. Ventilation is great, the sun visor works well.
It is lighter than my modular HJC helmet for sure. Much better all around; in fact there is no comparison.
I wear glasses and I do have to put on the helmet first, then my glasses. No problem.
I would recommend this helmet to any rider.
I ride a 2007 Harley CVO Springer Softail.
August 21, 2015