AGV Skyline Block Italy Helmet
The helmet has nice styling and is worth every penny.
I have had the helmet for 4 months, and I commute daily on my FZ6. The helmet is comfortable to ware and feel secure on. It fits me perfect and has good vision.it is a bit loud but I expected that from previous reviews. I love the quick release. I did not pay too much for the helmet and get a lot out of it. So overall worth the money I spent on it.
January 26, 2015
Very good helmet suited more for an upright to 3/4 riding position.
NOISE: It's pretty quiet until you get up to 50+ mph after that you get wind noise and a whistle here and their.
SHAPE: The helmet shell(the exterior) is on the BIG side even with a size medium which I didn't expect but the aggressive look and detail of the helmet make up for it.
VENTILATION: The ventilation is amazing through the chin vent which is the only vent I leave open because it flows that much air.
VIEW: Both the visors are very nice the exterior one barely fogs so at stops I usually leave it down, and the internal sun visor is spot on it doesn't distort and it goes down enough.
FEEL: It feels best when in an upright or a 3/4 position so if you ride a super sport I would recommend you get another helmet.
OVERALL: If your looking for convenient features, aggressive looks, and protection you won't be disappointed.
January 25, 2015
Skyline is Awesome and half the price they wanted at my local bike shop
Helmet fits perfectly! The front styling is so Siiiicckk! Helmet looks even better with the optional iridium blue lens my buddy got me! Pick this thing up! You won't be sorry!
December 29, 2014
AGV skyline helmet review
This helmet is tough to get on and off but once i get it on it fits perfect. Getting it on and off has seemed to loosen up some after just one ride with it. Overall it fits great and love the helmet. Looks awesome as well. I got the color blue. It is a little loud but that doesnt bother me.
December 17, 2014
Looks Good Functions less than ideal
Wanted a quality helmet (obviously) that looked good. I thought I did enough research but apparently not. While the helmet does look fantastic its riding quality is less than desirable. First issue I've had are the cheek pads, I wanted some that are removable so I could wash them, and understand they can't be permanently attached, but I shouldn't have to put the pads back in every time I take off the helmet. Next, I suspect the reason for the pad issue is a result what appears to be the inner EPS liner delaminating for the shell allowing the cheek pad to unclip from retainer. Whether this is common or not I don't know but it says a lot for the quality of this helmet, and company. Ventilation from the mouth piece is pretty decent, with your head just right it is quite refreshing, however, it does not provide any anti-fogging function what-so-ever, and the visor retention system is complete garbage, no matter what retention clip used there is no setting to "defog" the visor while at highway speed. Additionally riding with the visor "cracked" (1st setting is 1.5 in wide) the wind coming in is unbearable even with the internal visor down (this visor actually works pretty well). Sound level, where to start.... I've only had two helmets and this is bar far louder than my cheap HJC, I can't believe anyone would sell a helmet the actually whistles above 55mph, seriously people is QA dead? Comfort wise the helmet is decent after break-in, it arrived very snug but I figured that's fine it'd break in to be a well fitting helmet, and it has, however what has not changed and is the worst part of the helmet is the retention system. Its called a "Double D-ring" in the write up but it is actually an at best annoying at worst larynx crushing ratchet clip you'd find on a pair of roller blades, yes great for on and off with gloves, terrible while riding.
October 29, 2014
Bought while on sale and feel it was a great value for the price paid. I like the changeable detent clips for the faceshield however the "urban" pieces do not hold the shield tightly when fully closed causing a fairly loud whistle. Changed them out for one of the other sets that come with the helmet and problem solved. Other than that, no complaints. Sun visor keeps me from having to cram sunglasses in and the ratchet chin strap is great.
December 2, 2014
This is a great Helmet, really worth the bucks I've spent. Light, really nice looking, fells very good.
It is a bit narrow for my head, I guess, the AGV K4 I had gave a little more room, speacilly for the cheeks, but this one is clearly a step up.
I love the built in shades.
November 24, 2014
Great helmet for the price
Overall, I think this is a great helmet, especially taking the price point into account. I rated it as 4 stars, but would have given it 4.5 stars if possible on Revzilla's rating scale. I've ridden about 1300 miles in it so far.
- Love the graphics, especially in the Italy colors.
- Fits my oval head shape really well.
- Very comfortable padding, though cheek pads do fit tight to start
- Internal sun visor is nice feature at this price point -- though it isn't perfect, see below.
- Venting works well, and chin vent is easy to use.
- Really good field of vision (maybe a little restricted up top when in a tuck), with nice visor detents.
- Love the quick release strap.
- Construction appears very high quality and seems durable.
- Noise level seems rather high. I haven't tried other helmets in this price range, so I'm not sure how it compares, but it's as noisy as my $120 HJC.
- Sun visor does not come down as far as I'd like. Leaves a strip of un-blocked view below the visor, which is not too annoying once you get used to it, but not ideal.
- Though I love the graphics, I agree with others that the Italy colors are a tad brighter than I would have preferred.
- Also as others have mentioned, the shell appears to be on the bigger size -- but I'll give AGV the benefit of doubt and chalk that up to providing better protection and accommodating the sun visor.
So, all in all, I love the helmet and highly recommend it to anyone with a long oval head-shape looking for a sub-$400 option, even if it's not absolutely perfect.
June 9, 2014