AGV K3 Donkey Helmet
Crash Tested Rider Approved
So, I just wrecked in one of these on Easter Sunday. I was riding some back roads scouting for new routes for my riding group. I came around a blind corner at 30-35mph to a large pile of gravel, which washed the front wheel and caused a lowside.
My head and shoulder absorbed he brunt of the crash. I was able to get up, walk away, and ride the bike home thanks to this helmet. I landed on my right shoulder/ right side of my forehead just above the eyebrow.
The latch which snaps the shield onto the helmet broke on one side, and the shell was ground down past the paint. I rode home and went to the hospital for a CT scan where the doctors said no bleeding, bruising, or swelling had occurred.
I'm upset I have to replace my gothic, but very happy I have the chance to do so and be back on two wheels a week after my wreck.
Only complaints: When turning to check the blind spot, the lack of a visor latch causes the face shield to open at just the right angle in the wind.
Pros: Great looking, fits comfortably (AGV sizes tend to run a bit large)I normally wear a large, but wear a medium in this lid.
April 8, 2015
I bought it for my girfriend, it is a good helmet, is not the top model, but it is a honest helmet for commute or short trips.
April 7, 2015
Great product. I happened to go down on hig way and the helmet absorbed the impact to my head and was able to get up and get a tow. The helmet itself held up to only a few scratches from sliding.will buy again
March 9, 2015
I have the Rossi Celebr8 version but they're all the same inside.
I love this helmet. It is my 3rd full face helmet and the most comfortable by far. Obviously helmet fit and comfort are subjective but I can vouch for a feel of quality when wearing it. The field of vision is good for a full face and the vents work amazingly. I have to close them in the morning! Like other reviewers my cheek pads were pretty tight when I first bought it but have broken in nicely without losing their strength/support. The helmet is not the lightest on the market but doesn't feel heavy on my head.
The only con I have is they're not pinlock ready so can experience the same fogging issues as any full face helmet. It did seem a bit loud on the mountains when I was commuting around Lake Tahoe but not nearly as bad on normal city freeways.
March 5, 2015
Great Helmet, Great Price!
Cool helmet just wish it didn't have the K-3 on the side lol!
February 23, 2015
Amazing price / Amazing helmet
Always wore Shoei helmets. The AGV K3 replaced my Shoei FR1000 (2nd Shoei). So all my comparisons are based on the Shoei RF1000 vs. AGV K3.
Price is amazing. IMO it offers the same quality & safety as the Shoei. Size large Shoei & AGV fit’s me. The fit is a little tight on the cheeks compared to my Shoei but I think it will be broken in time. Wind noise is a little louder but manageable. I’m not riding on the track.
Ventilation/airflow is good. The graphics is amazing. I was looking for white lighter coloured helmet for more visibility (not ready for Hi-Vis yellow). The Rossi Icon offered a white helmet with amazing graphics so I don’t look like law enforcement.
I like the AGV-K3 and would recommend it.
For longer touring rides I am considering the AGV K3 SV Comic (have you seen the graphic on this bad boy?) and AGV Numo EVO Stinger helmet. Yes I’m starting to look at Hi-Viz helmets.
* The Good – Bad - Very Good:
The Good: I received the AGV K3 Rossi Icon Helmet as a gift from my Daughters.
* The Bad: Less than 4 months it was stolen. They cut the cable lock.
* The VERY Good: A member of the Modern Vespa Forum that I belong to replaced the helmet no questions asked. The guys at Revzilla took care of the shipping to Canada.
January 16, 2015
AGV's time-tried K3 helmet is deserving of it's huge popularity throughout the years it's been in production. Although a bit on the outdated side of the helmet world, it's a good product. I purchaed the K3 46 helmet for a huge discount during the Black Friday sales and am very sure I got more than my money's worth. I ended up returning it, however, and traded it in for a Speed and Strength S1600 helmet. It just wasn't my style and lacking in features. I'd say the K3 is a simple classic among helmets.
December 13, 2014
Just buy it!
I've been wearing this helmet for about 3 years now and it is absolutely awesome!!!!!! I received this helmet as a gift and have loved it ever since. Decent airflow although I wish it had a bit more airflow thru the top end but it's definitely not a deal breaker. I ride a 95 CBR 600 F3 it is a bit loud inside the helmet but nothing a set of ear plugs can't fix. Over all it would be a great purchase and you won't regret it. You can't beat the on off designs by the man himself. In the last three years of riding I've only seen one other Rossi helmet on the road. You won't regret the purchase.
October 25, 2014