Just launched is the new AGV Compact modular/flip up helmet. It’s aimed at the increasing number of folks who like the safety and utility of a full faced for when they’re steaming on a bit, but the freedom of an open faced helmet when the mood takes them or they’re in bimbling mood. In fact, this helmet’s been dual-homologated by the ECE dudes – meaning it’s been tested and approved by the EU powers-that-be to work in both guises – something that not all modular helmets have.
As you can see, it looks pretty nice. So what features has it got?
It’s got a thermoplastic shell with the usual chin and forehead vents with a rear exhaust. The liner’s fully removable and washable and, in this case, built of breathable fabric with, say AGV, no seams at the point of contact with the head.
The visor’s antifog coated and has an integral sun visor operated by a little lever to the left. It’s secured with a micrometric fastener (which are pretty good) and is SHARE bluetooth system enabled. Price will be around about £170-£190 depending on colour scheme.
We’ll check out the AGV compact in the fullness of time. Looks like it’s got decent features and the right price point though. In the meantime, if you’re interested in other flip-up helmets, check out our modular/flip up helmet page. Or check out all our other AGV crash helmet reviews.
Best place to buy this AGV crash helmet?
First off, we suggest you check out SportsBikeShop. They're based in the UK, offer free delivery with 365 day refunds, have really competitive prices (they'll price match too) and offer outstanding service (9.8/10 on Trustpilot at the time of writing).
If you like to buy from Amazon you can click the link to drop straight onto their AGV Helmets pages (just make sure you only buy from the most reputable sellers with the highest feedback).
Motoin are based in Germany, have decent Euro prices and get great feedback (4.7 out of 5 on eTrustedshops at the time of writing) though note, there's a delivery charge to ship outside of Germany, so factor that in (see here for details).
If you're looking for a quality US retailer, we recommend Revzilla (USA). They're based in Philadelphia, have amazing online reviews - at the time of writing 9.8/10 on Reseller Ratings - along with free US delivery for orders over $40.
Please click any picture/link to drop straight onto their AGV helmets pages. And if you buy from them, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you - a massive THANKS! (it's how we finance the site). Click here for more info on our recommended retailers.
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