All our articles on AGV Crash Helmets in one place. AGV is an Italian manufacturer - started by accountant Gino Amisano in 1947 (AGV stands for Amisano Gino Valenza) - and bought out by Dianese in 2007. They make a range of good quality mid to high end helmets - evidenced by their excellent third place ranking in our look at the highest-scoring manufacturers in the SHARP helmet testing scheme. AGV also have a budget brand called MDS. The most famous rider who uses AGV helmets these days is undoubtedly still Valentino Rossi.