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AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet
  • AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet - Carbon Fiber
  • AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet - Carbon Fiber
  • AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet - Carbon Fiber
  • AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet - Carbon Fiber

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The AGV STANDARDS project, established in 2009 with Valentino Rossi as its leading rider, is ready to get on the track with the first AGV PistaGP helmet. The Pista GP sets new performance standards with its wide field of vision, low weight and compact dimensions, extensive ventilation, exclusive ergonomic design and class-leading aerodynamics. 

Development of the Pista GP began by taking measurements of riders’ heads with a digital scanner. These measurements were then used to design the helmet from the "inside out".  It is based on the “Human Engineering” concept and applies to a new design process which starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell.  As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact thus providing greater safety and smaller dimensions.  AGV EXTREME STANDARDS HELMETS use FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) to set new standards in safety, comfort and ergonomics.  In addition to new levels of safety, the AGV Pista GP sets new standards in environmental protection with the raw materials and new technologies used in production having a focus on low environmental impact. 

"I consider the PistaGP helmet to be a homage to Gino Amisano, an enterpreneur I admired for his ability to innovate, for the standards he set and for the competitive spirit he had when he faced a challenge. The new helmet is based on AGV Standards, the project that follows Amisanos core values and revolutionizes helmet development, setting new standards for protection and ergonomics that can be demonstrated. The new generation of helmets developed through this project has the task of bringing AGV to lead again in both the market and the technical field." - Lino Dainese

Technical Highlights:

  • The residual impact force transmitted to the head is reduced by 36% compared to the limit established by ECE regulations.
  • The HIC index is 48% below the limit established by ECE regulations.
  • The basic visor movement area has been reduced by 71% compared to the GP-Tech helmet. This allows use of the space saved to increase the thickness of the absorption material, benefiting safety.
  • The visor is Class 1 optical standard approved for excellent vision.
  • The field of vision is 15° wider and the overall visor window area has increased by 9% compared to the previous helmet, without compromising its level of protection.
  • The Z-Lift index has been reduced by 44% after wind tunnel tests.
  • The air intakes have almost tripled in size, whereas the entire ventilation system of the PistaGP helmet removes heat and moisture very efficiently. The padding has a 3D concave structure, which is preshaped according to the morphological characteristics of the head, while the surfaces in direct contact with the head are free from stitching for guaranteed comfort.
  • Thanks to its "from the inside out" design, the structural components of the helmet are designed to provide the required performance while minimizing size and weight.
  • The frontal cross section has been reduced by 3% and the lateral cross section by 6% compared with the GP-Tech helmet. 
  • The fit of the PistaGP helmet, covered by three patents, provides an extraordinary high level of comfort and adaptability to different shapes, unknown up to now.


  • 4 shell sizes 
  • Carbon Fiber Shell
  • IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell 
  • Removable and washable inside padding 
  • Hygienic treatment of the comfort padding 
  • Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment using CoolMax fabrics
  • Double D retention system 
  • XQRS (Extra Quick Release System): shield replacement without tools in few seconds 
  • RACE 2 flat, non-scratch visor with wide field of vision, ready and suitable for tear-off strips (sold separately)
  • Total protection from UV rays 
  • Highly scratch resistant paint 

Note: Helmet ships with clear face shield only.

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AGV Pista GP Carbon Helmet 4.8 5 5 5
Style and features are awesome! My head size was 61mm. I got the XL , it was rather tight at first,but after wearing for about 2hrs ( 1 wk) it was true to fit. airflow was great ,there are adjustments in the head liners ,but it wasn't necessary ,styling and looks are stunning. My ride: 1199 Panigale. R June 21, 2015
Pricey, but worth it My head measures 60cm and the L fits me absolutely perfect. It's a little more snug than my Shoei GT Air but not in a bad way. This helmet honestly feels like it was custom made for my head. The aerodynamics are incredible; there's nearly no buffeting at all which significantly cuts down on neck fatigue after riding longer distances, the weight of course helps in this area as well. I'm extremely happy with this helmet and actually considering buying a second. It's so hot in Florida my sweaty head tends to stink up helmets fast if I wear them everyday, I think a second may be in order so I can rotate them and air them out a bit. If you're on the fence about this helmet just go for it, it's worth the money. April 18, 2015
Well worth the money paid I've been riding bikes for a lot of years now, and I have to say this helmet is awesome. It took a little bit of work to adjust it to fit perfect. But once it was all done ( you can fine tune these helmets ) it fits and feels great. Very quiet helmet. Vet very light and little to no drag when turning head from side to side doing highway speeds and over. March 31, 2015
Terrible Quality Control but a Potentially Great Helmet I have a love / hate relationship with AGV and purchasing this helmet has been no exception. So far I have purchased 5 AGV helmets, all of which have had quality issues. This one has disappointingly followed suit which is totally unacceptable for a safety product, especially a flagship model such as this. AGV helmets have the potential to be great when they get it right which is why I keep trying them but quality issues really impact confidence in a product. The first Pista Carbon I purchased had frayed, messy carbon fiber seams under the clear coat and had scuffs, etc in several areas. It should never have left the factory. The second helmet had a visor which was jammed closed. Having now fixed this myself I decided to give it a chance on the road. Here's my findings... THE GOOD: Compact, light and good looking. I hate when manufacturers use the same shell size for several head sizes. Invariably this leads to "bobble head" syndrome for slim people like me and probably doesn't help with aerodynamics, buffeting, neck pressure, etc. There's no such problem here as they use a different shell size for each head size. It feels and looks like it was made specifically for me. Very good safety ratings. The road going version, which is of a similar design as the Carbon, received a 5 star SHARP score which is even better than the Arais I have been wearing for years. That's really the most important feature. It slices through the air like no helmet I have had on every bike I ride. Although it is always referred to as a helmet for the track and sportsbikes, in my experience this helmet performs in any street scenario too. It worked very well on my S1000RR but, surprisingly, on my completely unfaired BMW Nine T, there is no buffeting whatsoever and the chin curtain really directs the air around that area better than sport touring helmets I have tried. Ventilation is decent but not as noticeable as I imagined and nowhere near where it needs to be around the visor. Plus, it's either on or off when you are riding as it uses a rubber plug system to control air flow. Vision is superb. The best of any helmet I have tried. The eye port provides great forward and lateral visibility, even in the tuck position. The visor changing system is a welcome relief after wrestling with the hit-and-miss Arai solution for years and the safety latch, designed to prevent it opening in a crash, is useful for cracking open the visor for a little extra airflow which you will really need (see “ THE BAD” below). The visors themselves are absolutely incredible. Thick and optically extremely clear. The visibility from this helmet is like going from standard definition TV to widescreen HDTV. Removal and reinstallation of the liners, cheek pads, etc is easy although the manual could explain this better. There are plenty of spares available. There are a lot of customization options to get this helmet to fit you just right (see below). THE BAD: Aside from the poor quality control (which is inexcusable for a premium helmet) there are a few niggles I have with this product. First and foremost the visor release is a little difficult to engage with gloves on. Enlarging the button a little and raising the profile of it slightly would be enough to make it easier to locate and release. It’s noisy. No big deal. Everyone should be wearing hearing protection when they ride anyway and AGV supply this in the box in the form of 3M earplugs. I like these better than the speciality Auritech ones I purchased from the UK. The visor mists very easily. Either the breath guard is not effective enough or the air flow needs dramatically improving in that area but I get misting all the time.With all the vents open it will mist up even in dry 80 degree summer weather even when in motion. I adjusted the helmet fit to no avail. With my Arais I only experience misting in the depths of winter and when at rest. Also...be aware that the customization available on this helmet can turn it from a torture device into a great helmet with adjustment of the foam plugs and velcro pads. I didn't last 15 minutes around the house before the hot spots started and I developed a headache. I nearly gave up on it. Then I finally read the manual :-) After slight adjustment it is comfortable for longer periods. I still have not found a configuration which gives me all-day comfort yet so I am somewhat disappointed in that aspect. I need to be able to ride several hours to the track, be comfortable on track and ride home again without any distractions from a helmet. Hopefully with wear it will conform more to my head shape. I only mention this as I usually pull on a helmet and it fits or doesn't fit. This one doesn't work like that out of the box. This part is purely subjective but I'd really also like to comment on the AGV paint schemes. The company seems to have three options; no paint, bland generic designs and Rossi replica schemes. The most beautiful helmet they should have made was the Rossi Pista GP minus the Rossi graphics. The tech data overlay was so cool but the "46" a step too far for me. We all love Rossi but I stopped putting my heroes posters on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager and I feel the same about motorcycle gear. How about some more imaginative, original designs? The plain carbon looks incredible but it could do with a few tasteful, non-Rossi flashes to make the rider more conspicuous on the road (in a Dainese-esque Rosso Fluoro perhaps to match the leathers?). How about a hi-viz version of the clear rear spoiler for road use? BOTTOM LINE: AGV - please tighten up on quality control. That this is your flagship helmet and it ships with obvious defects is a disgrace. Potential purchasers - if you head is even close to the ideal shape for this helmet and you want super light, customizable, five star SHARP protection and the best forward vision in a helmet, this should be on your list to try. Revzilla - you guys are the best in the business. August 6, 2014
extrem nice to view very extreme looking looks intense smoking the air waves very good . May 27, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joshua K: My 848EVO told me to. May 3, 2014
A shopper asked: Is this helmet DOT approved? I don't see the label on the back of the helmet, but the video made it seem like it was. Apr 18, 2014
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Gino C: DOT approved, 5 star SHARP rated. Good enough for Valentino Rossi, good enough for me! :) Jun 9, 2015
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Jacqueline L: Yes it is DOT. not SNELL. Feb 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: What does an x-large weigh? May 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can I wear a Bluetooth device in this helmet? Aug 19, 2014
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Ivan M asked: Has the misting issue been resolved? One of the reviews states states it mists easily even under dry conditions. Mar 23, 2015
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Lawrence B: Never had a "misting" issue. I purchased mine the day it became available here on reveille, and It's been my daily rider now for over 6 months and the only time I would have a little fogging was only at a standstill while in sub-40 degree weather when I'm wearing my thick fleece baklava which seals off the whole bottom of my helmet and all my vents are closed/plugged. Even then all i have to do is crack open the visor where it's still locked just not the furthest down/sealed and I am fine. Or I just wait to ride off and before I am in 2nd I am back to having a crystal clear HUGE field of view again. Honestly. Even if this helmet had microclimates inside of it where it would thunder and lighting and you would get torrential rain inside of ur helmet. It would still be the best helmet out there. I absolutely love this helmet and use it everyday comfortably. Best helmet by far. And the guys at revzilla are the heat so if u get the sizing wrong or what not they are awesome to do business with. Hope this helped Mar 24, 2015
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ronald c: I purchased this helmet in October of 2014. I live in the state of Hawaii in the city of Honolulu. We have summer weather basically year round. I to was concerned of the review which addressed the shield misting issue. I purchased a smoke pin-lock shield with the helmet for daytime riding. With the above said I have not encountered any misting with the clear shield. Naturally, there is absolutely no misting with the pin-lock smoke shield.

I own other high dollar Carbon Fiber helmets, this helmet is by FAR superior to any other helmet I have ever worn. It is a given that the helmet is light and the air flow is as advertised (unreal!) The feature I truly love about this helmet is the added viability. The peripheral vision is beyond awesome! I followed the sizing chart on Rev's site and the fitment is spot on. This is a high dollar helmet which is in my opinion worth every cent.

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Mar 24, 2015
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Brandon M: I had some light misting when it was cold out when I first bought it, however, after installing a pinlock lens insert I have had no issues at all.

I think all helmets will have misting to a point when it is very hot or cold. Use a pinlock and you won't have this issue!
Mar 24, 2015
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Michael S asked: The helmet has a cleat plastic air deflector around the side and rear of the helmet. Is this to reduce drag, noise in the helmet or something else? Apr 23, 2015
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Brandon M: According to the information on their site:

"The rear spoiler and the smaller dimensions of the front section and lateral section maximize aerodynamic performances at high speeds."

I have noticed it help create less resistance from air at high speeds and especially with cross winds. I have gone out with groups of people where they state that their necks hurt due to wind whereas it will not effect me with this helmet.
Apr 23, 2015
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Duncan D asked: im just brought this size of xxl. and its weight is heavy and nearly 1.7kg. why it is weight big different between xxl and ms(1.3kg)? Jul 15, 2015
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AGV Pista GP / Corsa Sizing

Size Measurement (cm) Hat Size
XS 53-54 6 5/8 - 6 3/4
SM 55-56 6 7/8 - 7
MS 57-58 7 1/8 - 7 1/4
ML 59 7 3/8
LG 60 7 1/2
XL 61-62 7 5/8 - 7 3/4
2XL 63-64 7 7/8 - 8

Shell Size Shell 1 Shell 1 Shell 2 Shell 3 Shell 3 Shell 4 Shell 4
Helmet Size XS SM MS ML LG XL 2XL
EPS 1 1 2 3 3 4 4
Interchangeable Liner Size SM XS MS LG ML 2XL XL
Interchangeable Cheek Pad Size SM XS XS LG ML 2XL XL

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full AGV Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Carbon Fiber / LG 953020 6001O9EW-001-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Carbon Fiber / ML 953019 6001O9EW-001-ML Out of Stock
Carbon Fiber / MS 953018 6001O9EW-001-MS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Carbon Fiber / SM 953017 6001O9EW-001-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Carbon Fiber / XL 953021 6001O9EW-001-XL Out of Stock
Carbon Fiber / 2XL 953022 6001O9EW-001-XXL Out of Stock