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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.66 lbs

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AGV Horizon Helmet - Solid Colors

The design of the AGV Horizon largely reflects that of the Stealth SV, which it replaces in the line. Inspired by the lines that have characterized the innovations by AGV for several years now, it features a narrow, streamlined chin guard, the channels in the shell (derived from the IVS used in the RACE helmets), evident lines and edges on the sides. The spoiler adds an aggressive and dynamic touch to the design and improves the ventilation, aerodynamics and stability of the helmet. The removal of the holes and lateral grids not only gives the AGV Horizon a more compact look, but has made it possible to reduce turbulence and improve the aerodynamics.

Features:

  • Shell: Carbonglass (Fiberglass and carbon shell)
  • Shell Sizes: 2
  • EPS Liner: Multi-density
  • Ventilation System: IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with channels formed directly in the outer shell and dynamic system with air vents and rear extractors
  • Interior: Dry-Lex with sanitizing treatment
  • Internal Padding: Completely removable and washable
  • Removable chin curtain and breath deflector included
  • Faceshield: GT2 clear visor in optical class 1
  • Faceshield: Non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate with 100% protection from UV radiation
  • Visor Mechanism: XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) visor removal and replacement without tools in just a few seconds
  • Internal Sunshield: Drop down ISV (Internal Sun Visor) is non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate
  • Retention System: Double D
  • Safety Certification: DOT and ECE 22.05
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
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4.3 / 5
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AGV Helmet Sizing

Size  Head (cm)
2XS  51-52
XS  53-54
SM  55-56
MD  57-58
LG  59-60
XL  61-62
2XL  63-64
3XL 65-66

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 847589 1301O4D0001005/1301O4D000105 Out of Stock

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I had the same issue.
The main reason I bought this helmet was for the integrated Bluetooth set. Don't buy for that reason, the AGVoice Bluetooth is garbage (everything about that is bad, but the worst thing is that it doesn't stream music, just calls) I returned it & got the Sena SMH10-11 which works great minus poor low Hz response... but this review is about the helmet, not the Bluetooth.<br><br>The placement of the speaker cutouts are behind my ears & I had to modify the cheek pads to allow me to place the speakers in the proper location which still interfere with the top of the neck strap a little.<br><br>Internal Sun Visor is great, It goes down low enough to get the sun at any time of day, but it could go down a bit lower to catch lower reflections as well as provide a bit more protection from debris when riding with the wind visor open for air flow. I also wish they would make a polarized visor instead of just iridium (the included is just plain smoke). I still find myself using sunglasses a lot, I prefer Condor V Safety glasses because they are very slim to fit in any helmet & they are only a buck a piece, so when the sun goes down & I don't have my backpack, I can just leave them on a table for someone else.<br><br>Wind visor comes with a couple of different attachments for setting the pivot click to suit your needs which is cool, except that none of them keep it cracked as little as I want to be able to keep it on cold days when it fogs up, and at 80 mph none of them will hold the visor from snapping shut. Also, no matter how much I adjust the placement of the pivots, I can not get a whistle to go away where there is a short gap in the gasket, as a last resort I am going to get some silicone & beef up the gasket. It won't look as pretty, but hopefully It'll finally get a tight seal.<br><br>The top liner can catch on your head when you're putting it on causing you to have to give it a little shake to sit right on your head, which causes a problem with keeping my hair brushed back while putting it on, not a problem if you have short hair.<br><br>When I go to rub my itchy nose, I tend to disconnect the breath deflector & have to clip it back in place, but the other day I could not get it back in place and had to pull it off all the way and unzip my pocket to stow it until I reached my destination.<br><br>The last gripe I have is about the strap. The snap at the end of the strap doesn't snap back on the strap itself like most helmets, it has a separate sewn on tab that you snap it to. It snaps on easy enough bare handed, but it takes a lot of practice & some gloves that allow for good finger sensitivity & dexterity to hold the flap in place while snapping it with your gloves on. Until you get used to it, you will be getting frustrated & having to take off your gloves to put your helmet on.<br><br>Besides those points, I love the helmet. It is sleek & stylish, it is very light & aerodynamic, has good airflow, and its comfortable without too much wind noise for a helmet of it's weight.<br><br>However, I don't know if I am going to get another AGV for my next helmet. Might break down and spend twice as much on a helmet that I wont be looking for a good excuse to replace. Kind of funny, when I started writing this review, I planned it to be positive, but I have talked MYSELF out of this helmet while writing it. Its amazing what you will put up with when you're trying to like a piece of gear.
July 28, 2013
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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It's Aight
I've put about 7500 miles on this thing in the last year- when I got it there weren't many reviews on it and it was a bit of an unknown quantity. I did get the iridium visor as well, but it's very pricy for what it is. So far, the helmet is fairly comfortable, though extra padding on top would help. My issues with it are:<br><br>1. Visibility. While I've dropped $120 on iridium visors for the exterior and interior, I find myself using my AX-8 more often due to the wider field of view.<br>2. Quality. By now, checking the sides allows the visor to open up about 3mm while at speed, resulting in a lot of noise and dirty air. I'm fine with this at $150, but edging $400? That's inadequate. The plastic hinge system is easily replaced though, and you get some diff. sets with it to start, so changing them out fixes it.<br>3. Internal visor quality is questionable. Again, at half this price, I'd accept it, even expect it. But AGV/Dainese is higher end gear. So why is it that the interior smoke visor broke within the first 8 hours of use? Once I replaced it, it is constantly getting the forward edges hung up on the forward brow of the helmet, scratching (the stupid expensive) safety glasses.<br><br>So, for $360, this helmet is lacking. If it ever goes on sale, it's a better deal, but expect a maintenance schedule with it in the future. All the good stuff is still there, though it's not overly quiet. Easily swapped visors, good ventilation with positive, easy controls, a beautiful gloss finish on it, comfy liner, and stable feel at speed contribute to a very workable, classy helmet. But the 'premium' feature that tack so much on to the price do not live up to the hype. Having tried a number of helmets, I'd personally go for an AX-8 with some sunglasses instead of this, and that's where I've been going lately. This is a better option than the HJC equivalents with it's ridiculous shield retractor, and I do prefer it to the Arai's, but that's about it.
January 24, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Just plain average
This helmet is noisy! Airflow is pretty good but there's no way to seal it completely in cold days and sometime dirt flies right in the my eye even when all the vents are closed. Very annoying.<br><br>The chin curtain doesn't hold very well and requires a little nudge in once in a while or it'll pop out when putting on the helmet.<br>It's impossible to open or close the front vent with gloves on, they sacrificed the main vent usability for design. Luckily I never use this vent anyway because the air flows straight in my eyes, making it difficult to keep them open while riding.<br><br>The internal visor is very useful. My old Shoei had space to wear sunglasses but this visor is a lot easier. The main visor is pretty wide but the thick bottom of the helmet blocks the dashboard. No way to look down without moving my head.<br><br>The helmet looks great, is very light and simple to use. Changing the visor is super easy. Opening and closing the internal visor is really obvious.<br><br>Overall the helmet is just average and not worth more than the discounted Revzilla price.
April 10, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Spot on review.
The whistling can be fixed very easily by adjusting the visor bracket screws. Just adjust the bracket so that it pulls the visor in when closed and check with a piece of paper between the gasket and the visor when fully closed. If there is a gap you must readjust until air tight (paper doesn't go in between rubber and visor.) Tighten the screws to make sure all gaps are closed and double check with your paper. Problem solved right out the box.<br><br>Once you fix that issue the only other thing to really complain about is the Double D Ring system. It will sometimes rub against the left side of your jaw line. It's not that bad as long as you don't tighten it too much. And I mean really tight.<br><br>Inner sun shield is now one of my must have features. I have had a few friends get stuck with either a clear visor during a sunny day and a tinted visor at night. It really is just one less thing to worry about.<br><br>Fits narrow to oval shape heads. Air noise is under the usual amount as long as you have a good seal around the neck and base of the padding in the helmet.<br><br>Air flow is good as long as your going 40mph and up. If you like to crack the visor open at stops or lights or in traffic then you want to use the blue tabs that come extra with the helmet in the accessory bag. They let the visor cracked open enough to cool off when stopped.<br><br>Visor will fog up in certain situations. All you have to do is open the visor all the way for a couple seconds at speed and that will clear it up.<br><br>The main reason I bought this was because after all my research, this helmet looked to be the most aerodynamic while not breaking my wallet and having the features I wanted in my helmet.Cfxdxdxcgggxxdddxcf ft ggxxdct ft g xxddr c
May 10, 2015
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over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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AGV Horizon
Great overall helmet. The best fitting helmet I've owned is a Shark RSI...I have a square jaw. This helmet comes close as the chin is longer. Fits great. True to size for roundness. Airflow is above average. Went with the matte black as I don't like the colour schemes.<br><br>Major issue: Tends to whistle at higher speeds. Seems to be the lower mask or chin vent haven't isolated it yet.
August 5, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best helmet I've had so far
Double D chin strap.<br><br>Great in the winter (down to -5 Celsius here, and a thin balaclava keeps me warm).<br><br>Not too good for summer (can't really bear it after 30 Celsius, it's black..).<br><br>Aerodynamics feel great.<br>Unless u turn ur head to check the dead angle when over 100mph , as u escape the straight designed exterior airflow, the air will feel like suddenly pushing on ur head, but it don't feel flawed, it just feels like looking straight ahead makes all air resistance disappear.<br><br>The inside dark visor is a bit loose when locked open, but moves only on hard bumps and don't ever enter the vision field, it and its lever give a feel of reliable stuff.<br><br>There's a cool system of sliding releases for the main visor allowing removal in 2 sec.<br><br>It comes with 3 sets of inserts, setting different stops for visor opening, one is either visor all up or all down, one ads 3 stops in between, last one has an extra stop which allows opening the visor only a few millimetres, nice for rains.<br><br>I've worn it for about 5000 kilometers, a whole winter, every time it rained this year, I hit the top of the metal frame of my patio door a dozen times with it while passing through, on the visor sometimes too, and it's all in mint condition, few scratches on the side and behind, where it rubs on the wall i store it against, visor lost its fog proof screen fast but is like new.<br><br>Its deterioration is a bothering stage, it's nice when it's all gone.<br><br>Even after losing the fog proof screen there's little fog in the rain, only when u stop it really builds, decent interior airflow will usually clean the fog as u ride, u'll still need opening the visor at times in winter rains, or swap to the small visor opening insert, which takes 10 seconds.<br><br>It's good stuff.
November 15, 2013
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Looks good but not high quality design
Helmet would be superb except for quality. The liner fastening system does not hold well. That is unacceptable for any helmet, especially one that represents a brand that has very high end expensive helmets. This one's non sale price is not cheap! I would not trust buying any of their more expensive products based on the quality of this one. My son likes it as it looks cool etc. but my 7 year old Schuberth has no quality problems and if I was buying a helmet for me I would stick with Arai, Shoei or other quality brand if it is affordable.
December 25, 2014
Ride:
2006 Ducati Multistrada 620
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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I had similarly poor experiences with this
I had heard and read great things about AGV, and this helmet was initially very good until it gradually fell apart piece by piece. Just for the record - I treat my helmets with care, I have not exposed this lid to anything other than normal usage. Here's a list of the issues:<br><br>1. The rubber seal around the visor split very quickly and with repeated use was severed first in one place, and soon afterwards in various places along the rim, ruining the seal.<br>2. The screw on one side of the visor mechanism always comes loose, altering the position and action of the visor.<br>3. The chin curtain broke, the thread came loose and the material flaked off, the way fake leather does after a while. The main issue being the gaping hole that now lets plenty of cold wind inside the helmet.<br>4. The rear spoiler is made from cheap and weak plastic, which cracked after a slight knock. It then came out completely because of the weak glue holding it in place.<br>5. The strap that you click the chinstrap button into came out, so the end of the strap flaps around and hits the helmet or my neck at high speeds.<br>6. The visor never truly seals, there is always an open spot (made worse by the broken seal now) that lets in wind and increases noise.<br>7. The helmet is noisy overall, and worse with time.<br>8. After removing the chin curtain several times, the entire bottom plastic portion of the helmet (the 'cover' for the underside) has come loose, and has exposed the protective materials underneath.<br><br>I paid a lot more than the list price for this helmet when it was first released, I have been absolutely appalled by its gradual decay. I bought my girlfriend a much cheaper helmet from a different manufacturer, that nevertheless has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a premium helmet. It has everything the Horizon offers and more (pinlock visor) and has much better build quality. The difference being manufacturing location - I have read that AGV have changed their manufacturing location and standards have slipped with the transition. If the helmets fall apart so easily, how can you be sure it will save you in a crash? I will never buy an AGV helmet again due to the utterly shoddy build quality, that I would not accept from any helmet, let alone a supposed best-in-class.
December 7, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great mid-range helmet from AGV
I made the "mistake" of trying on a GP-Tech helmet and falling in love with it - before I looked at the price tag. I'm not ready for a $600 helmet. The Horizon is a great alternative - a lot of the same features for much less money...<br><br>The folks at RevZilla were awesome to work with, as well!
March 4, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best helmet I have owned
My helmet history is as follows:<br><br>HJC Symax 1 for about 13 months<br>Scorpion EXO 1000 for 5-6 months<br>HJC Symax 3 for about 1 month<br><br>This AGV helmet is far superior to the others in terms of fit, build quality and pretty much everything else. The shield change is very easy and the shield is of high quality in that it doesn't stain easily and cleans up well. The airflow is excellent.. the top vents work great when needed and the face/chin vents are amazing. When opened, the face vents allow a LOT of air in, but can also be "adjusted" by tilting your head up or down. When tilted down, they let in only a bit of air and when tilted up (helmet bottom parallel with ground roughly) the airflow is simply amazing.<br><br>The chin curtain is a great add-on to limit the air coming in from the bottom on those chilly nights and can easily be removed and placed in the pocket, after stopping of course.<br><br>Lastly, the build quality is very solid and it just feels much better than any other helmet I've owned. Even after I rode only for about 100 miles with it, I wanted to buy a 2nd one just to have as a spare! Highly recommended.
June 8, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Realistically priced alternative to Shoei or Arai
Michael D on Dec 6, 2015
Was in need of a new helmet, good price and look.
Chris W on Jun 19, 2015
Realistically priced alternative to Shoei or Arai
Michael D on Dec 6, 2015
My old Icon Variant which I loved became loose from age and daily use. Needed a replacement which would look better on my sportbike since I was riding that more than my dual sport. Tried 3 different helmets including the shoei rf1200 and Icon Airmada but none of them fit well because I have a flat head in the back (blame my parents for laying me on my back as a baby). This one was the only one in which the chin guard would not hit my face upon applying pressure to the front.
M O on Jul 14, 2015
Was in need of a new helmet, good price and look.
Chris W on Jun 19, 2015
The horizon shares a lot of design elements from many higher-end AGV helmets, and for the price it's a great value. Compared it with the K3 SV, but went with the horizon as the former lacks the rear spoiler.
M. Afzal J on May 20, 2015
Wanted High Vis Helmet for rounder head with build in sun shade. This should do well... as long as it fits best of the ones I orderd
Braden K on May 5, 2015
I picked this helmet because it looks great and is reasonably priced.
Robert T on May 4, 2015
This helmet has everything I needed in it for only $250.
kevin v on Apr 1, 2015
Design, ratings, price.
Mike F on Mar 19, 2015
Valentino Rossi wears AGV/internal sun visor
Austin P on Mar 2, 2015
Great value, good fit and features
greg s on Jan 29, 2015
Great reviews, good price.
Yuval P on Dec 16, 2014
Great reviews online and a few of friends have the brand and they all love their helmets. I'm hoping to enjoy this one as well
Alfredo D on Dec 5, 2014
Great helmet at a Great Price!
Roger C on Dec 1, 2014
Price and fitment.
Antonio V on Nov 11, 2014
a good review on webbikeworld. good info and selection at revzilla. i hope it performs as well the review indicates.
james w on May 27, 2014
Overall function & looks. Italian made.
Brad B on Mar 3, 2014
Looks great and also great air flow for hot summer days. Defiantly recommend A+++
Dylan Y on Feb 28, 2014
visor, style, aerodynamics, quiet, brand
drew b on Dec 2, 2013
I wanted an "aggressive" look to my helmet and chose the AGV Horizon. Sits just right on my head and I've also bedazzled the entire helmet to give it the style that suits me. It sure is a head turner everywhere I go.
Diane D on Sep 2, 2013
My old Icon Variant which I loved became loose from age and daily use. Needed a replacement which would look better on my sportbike since I was riding that more than my dual sport. Tried 3 different helmets including the shoei rf1200 and Icon Airmada but none of them fit well because I have a flat head in the back (blame my parents for laying me on my back as a baby). This one was the only one in which the chin guard would not hit my face upon applying pressure to the front.
M O on Jul 14, 2015
The horizon shares a lot of design elements from many higher-end AGV helmets, and for the price it's a great value. Compared it with the K3 SV, but went with the horizon as the former lacks the rear spoiler.
M. Afzal J on May 20, 2015
I'm right between a large and an extra-large, should I order a little bit small or a little bit big?
A shopper on Jan 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'd suggest going a size down. As you wear your helmet the padding will "break in" to your heads shape and fit a little looser. It's important to have a snug fit so going too large can compromise the performance of the helmet in a wreck. But if you find you don't like the bit you can always return it and get the other size.
Is there space in the ear pockets for a headset? Like a Sena SMH5-FM?
Garrett B on Apr 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have the cardo scala installed in mine. Fits like a dream. So yes to ear pocket cutouts. Great helmet too by the by. Only (minor) complaints i've had are i had to loctite the screws holding the visor tension assembly in, and the neck curtain blocks access to the front air intake lever.
I would like to know which internal sun visor ships with the helmet?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: did you remove the clear plastic film that comes on the inner visor? Because if not, then it distorts your vision. I have this helmet and both visors are crystal clear...
does this helmet come with curtain?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This helmet does have a removable chin curtain. Well built, and stays put, but makes it tricky to open up up the mouth vents with gloves on... kev
I'm currently looking to purchase a new helmet, as my current one has seen its day.
I'm going between the AGV Horizon and the AGV Skyline, as I know they are shaped a bit differently.
My current helmet is a rather old Arai Quantum 2, and it fits me (or, it did a few years ago, before the padding got worn in by 40k miles) perfectly.
Which of these would be the closer fit to that shape helmet? I believe it is classified as a "Round Oval"?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I was very happy with my agv horizon as far as the fit, shape and especially the style. As far as the fit im pretty sure you can do the same size. I have the arai signet q as well and I wear a large in both. The agv is very comfortable and for me it almost felt like more of a custom fit to my head. Wind noise was a bit louder than I expected but if you wear headphones like I do it won't bother you. I got in an accident with it on as well and it held up great. So I'm actually going to buy the same exact helmet again. Hope the feedback helps!
Hi, is the visor pin lock ready? If not can I use pin lock with it?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it's not pin lock ready. I've never used that set-up before so I don't know the requirements to use pin lock. But with just a quick Google search it looks like there is just two pins that hold a anti-fog shield in place.... seems like a easy DIY if you want to.
Would you recommend the AGV Horizon to someone with an oval shaped head, when it's described as a neutral fitting helmet?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2012
BEST ANSWER: There are three main categories that classify helmets; round oval, intermediate oval, and long oval. However, there is no set standard and all individuals have a unique head-shape. RevZilla's recommendations on shape are largely dependent on subjective customer feedback and previous helmet history. That said, this helmet fits similarly to the Shoei RF-1100 or Arai Vector 2 (which are both considered intermediate oval) in terms of front to back length.

For a personal helmet recommendation we would advise you to call and speak with one of our Gear Geeks who can ascertain some more specific information from you and hopefully guide you in the right direction.
Is this helmet PinLock ready? If not, Can I use PinLock with this helmet?
Omar D on Jan 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi,
Not pinlock ready , dont know if it will fit.
Who cares .. this thing is very comfy.. love this helmet.
Barry
Im in between helmets. Not sure which one to get. Either this or the AGV AX-8 Naked. my question is, what is the difference in weight?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I replaced a Shoei RF100 with this helmet. I think it's significantly lighter.
HI! Is this helmet Snell 2015?? Need it for racing and hoping to get a good long time out of it!
Cynthia D on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do not belive this helmet is SNELL approved.

The AGV Horizon falls right in that sweet spot of the food chain from AGV. At more of that entry-level $200 price, you're going to see the K3 and the K4 Evo. Then you step into the Skyline and the Horizon, really having some of the nicer upgrade features that you might see in the grid and the GP Tech, but you're not having to make that over $400 investment.

So here, with the Horizon, it's really an aggressive helmet suited for a lot of different styles of riding. But when you throw the extra ventilation as well as the spoiler on it, you really end up with a more aggressive helmet, in my opinion. Wear it upright, but I think this helmet loves to be in the tuck or the three-quarter.

Now, if we look at it, it's one of the newer designs from AGV, and it's really playing off what I see as some of the design elements of the piece the GP, which is that prototype helmet that Rossi is wearing in Moto GP from AGV. They're starting to build helmet that have a little more protection around the jaw and around the chin bar, and they have a very aggressive sweeping look to it. This graphic is called the racer red.

Now, let's talk about fit before we hit anything else here. The fit of the Horizon is different within the AGV line. We've seen some intermediate oval-head shapes, and the Skyline is intermediate oval. The Grid and the GP Tech are. The Horizon is actually a neutral-to-round shape, which we saw, and it surprised us at first. But because there are other aggressive helmets in the AGV line, it's nice that AGV is putting out a helmet that's high-end functionality but might cater to someone who doesn't have that typical, traditional, intermediate oval-head shape. We're actually a big fan of it, and I think it's going to gain a lot of fans from that.

Now, talking past . . . Kind of looking at the helmet from some of the nuances standpoint, we do see the shell is going to be ECE rated and DOT, but it's carbon glass. This is a new material from AGV, and that's going to be a fiberglass and carbon construction. Whereas the step up from that would really be that tri-composite that you see in the GP Tech, but the step down would be something like polycarb. So you're getting a bit more strength and weight savings without having to make the investment in the exotic materials that tend to drive the price up.

We threw a size medium on the scale. It gave us three pounds, 10 ounces. So not the heaviest scale in the bunch, not the lightest helmet in the bunch. It's going to fall right in that sweet spot with what you'd expect.

Now, if we look at it, some of the creature comforts. They're using a new shield mechanism. We have our polycarb shield with strong detents. Shield change mechanism is fairly easy. You can see here on the right. Just pop it down. It comes right off. Very easy to get back on there. Very simple. Different shields available.

If we look down here again, I talked about the hawks bill on it with this venting. The cool part is that the venting actually has a switch on the inside. You can see it right here where my finger is. There is your open and close for the vent. One of the other things that I want to talk about is that that little dollop right there, that little circle, that's actually about the size of a dime or a nickel, it's completely removable. You can see those lines going from either side. That's actually if you install a communicator on this helmet. You now have an area that doesn't stick out, where you can kind of slide the boom mic into. You can remove that little dollop, and now you have a boom mic that's going to be more nestled within the helmet.

So moving past that, let's talk about the ventilation. We've talked about chin venting. Moving up here, we see remnants of technology that they've completely stolen from the GP Tech. This is the IVR system, that integrated ventilation system. And in my opinion, I actually like the way that it sits lower profile within the helmet. If we think of a GP Tech, those big ridges stick out, and they're very prominent. Think about Rossi's helmets that we've seen.

On this helmet, we have the ridge down the middle. They're a little bit more low profile. Still have your big intakes. When I pull the liner, you're going to see all the different channels on the inside. But again, you have that IVR that runs all the way back, that now hits your extractors, which are seated below your spoiler here, your wing in the back. So high speed air comes over, creates a bit of an area of low pressure, a vacuum behind, and you're going to have further extraction sucking that warm, moist air out of the helmet. No winglet vents down here. But again, you can see with the shape of this helmet too, it's pretty aggressive.

Now, one thing that I want to get into that I probably should have talked to a bit sooner is that this is definitely a more aggressive street-level helmet. You probably, when I said three pounds 10 ounces, you said, "Wow. That's right in the middle of the sweet spot, but it's a little bit heavier than I was expecting." What you have here is a drop-down, optically-correct, class one, anti-scratch, anti-fog internal sun shield from AGV. Drops right down. My mechanism is over here, right on the side. Simple to use. Up and down. Easy to find with a glove. But it's nice to see that functionality now make its way here into the AGV helmet.

From there, let's go into the guts. So as we pull it down, pull out my donut here, look at it from the bottom on. Now, remember it has what you would think would be an intermediate oval-type shape, but the interior guts more are that round neutral oval. And as we start to pull everything out, you're going to see that we do have our cheek pads, which are integrated with our neck roll. Typically three snaps, I can get them out.

And you're going to notice too that we're really happy that AGV has done this. You also have cutaways for your speaker pockets. So here's the interior. The interior on all the new AGV helmets is very much an upgrade of what we've seen in the past. They're using a material called Dri-Lex, which is wicking anti-microbial, but it's just downright comfortable, and especially on the comfort liner which is going to touch your head. There's a lot of padding built in there.

So here's my right side, my left side rather. Let's pull out my right. Notice we even have reflective on the bottom. You can see the bottom of the neck roll, pretty all-encompassing. Here's my Dri-Lex material with some mesh for breathability. See the way that that pulls out.

Now, let's go . . . oop, I pulled out my speaker pocket here. Show you that in a sec. Now, let's go for my main comfort liner. So two snaps in the front, two snaps in the back, and we can see that one of the key things, using that IVR system, is you can see that there are three holes on either side, and they're going to directly channel the IVR vent, which is a 10-millimeter vent holes, right into your head and scalp. Then that warm, moist air is going to pull your sweat away and exhaust through the back.

On the inside, I talked about it earlier. If we turn it inside out, you're going to see these big areas of 3D foam padding that are really, really comfortable. So you have your areas that are going to flow air, and then you have the areas that are going to sit against your head, both on the neck roll, around the crown of your head. They're just going to be very comfortable, and they're going to be wicking. They're going to hold up in the longer term.

Let's show the interior here. Again, you're going to see a big area of foam, and you're going to see my big . . . You could see those IVRs right there, where they're coming through directly from the IVR system, which is those chimney vents on the helmet. They're going to channel through and give you great airflow. Again, that's technology that was pioneered for Rossi for the GP Tech that's now making it all the way down to a $300-$400 helmet.

And I did mention that there are speaker holes. It comes installed with these discs, which are going to live in that hole. But you remove them and now you have a hole that's plenty big enough for a speaker here on the side, and they're going to be on both sides.

So again, remember this is the baby brother slightly. You're not making any investment in tri-composite on the shell, from something like the Grid. But the Horizon and Skyline, which in my opinion are part of the same family. they're similar helmets with different positionings and shapes. They're really dramatically forward from what we've seen from something like the K3 and the K4 Evo from AGV.

AGV continues to listen to its customers and its dealers, and they're continuing to improve their product, which is really nice to see.