AGV has been a leading force in helmet design and motorcycle racing since its foundation, ceaselessly innovating every area from aerodynamics, comfort and safety to graphics, sponsorship and advertising. Founded in 1947 by Gino Amisano (1920–2009), AGV rapidly won an unrivalled reputation for its innovative designs and materials, tested on the racetrack and developed with sponsored World Championship riders, including 15-times World Champion Giacomo Agostini and modern MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi. Acquired by fellow Italian innovator, motorcycle and dynamic sport clothing company Dainese in July 2007, AGV continues to go from strength to strength. Combining their research and design expertise, AGV helmets and Dainese provide uniquely complete safety and performance solutions that deliver advanced protection from head to toe

Motorcycle racing transformed

The company Gino Amisano founded proudly took the initials of his name and town – Amisano Gino Valenza – to form the name AGV and a legend was born. A legend that would transform almost every aspect of motorcycle racing. Trained as an accountant and with previous experience as a partner in a company making leather saddle covers and soft helmets for cyclists, Amisano’s first products were immediately on the leading edge: leather saddles for the revolutionary Lambretta and Vespa just launched on the market, and an equally innovative leather helmet.



Aerodynamics are verified with tests in the wind tunnel and optimized thanks to specific virtual simulation software (CFD Analysis: Computational Fluid Dynamics).
The rear spoiler, integrated into the structure of the shell, reduces turbulence and improves the CX (aerodynamic penetration coefficient).
The narrow, streamlined shape of the chin piece allows for greater aerodynamic penetration, increasing helmet stability and safety at high speed.



Extreme Standards Helmets apply a brand-new design process called “Human Engineering”. The result are shapes that are modeled on the surfaces of the human head, for helmets that are safer and have reduced external dimensions. Design starts with the rider’s head, the measurements of which are described in detail by a series of anthropometric indices, thanks also to the use of laser scans.
A helmet that fits the rider’s head correctly, without being too tight, and that has an efficient ventilation system, without being noisy, is a safer helmet, because it allows the rider to maintain focus while riding the bike.



AGV has set itself extremely high standards when it comes to the safety of its helmets.

The AGV Extreme Standards development protocol lays out production references that are stricter than homologation standards and ensures these are reached with tests, both virtual and in the laboratory. FEM analysis of the helmet’s structure simultaneously allows for a reduction in weight and an increased ability to absorb energy.

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