The recently introduced AGV K3 SV is the successor to the popular K3. What’s the difference? Well mainly the SV part which refers to the integral sun visor in the new helmet. The original was a good seller because it looked nice, had some useful features, offered good safety levels (SHARP 4 Star tested) and, all in all, offered greatvalue for money.
Well, this new K3 SV looks to give more of the same. Its thermoplastic shell is made in 2 sizes – which is ok for a medium priced helmet. It should mean you get a reasonable fit and the helmet doesn’t look too large/small on your head if you’re at one of the extreme sizes – such as XXS or XL. Ventilation is supposedly good, with chin, brow and top ventilation intakes and a rear exhaust covered with integral spoiler, which is designed to increase stability at higher speeds.
The internal padding is all fully removable and, as long as you’ve got the right fitting in the first place, beds in nicely and is comfortable. While the visor is Pinlock-ready, it doesn’t come with a Pinlock insert at this price. But the most notable feature about the visor is the integral sun visor that’s pretty easy to operate (easier to lower than to raise it apparently). Other features are that it’s AGV bluetooth communications system-ready, has a great/quick visor release system (just pull down a tab on each side and out pops the visor) and has a nice and easy to operate micrometric fastener to secure it.
The AGV K3 SV hasn’t yet been SHARP tested for safety, though if the previous version is any measure, it should do pretty well. At this price point, it’s not the best quality helmet in terms of build quality, but it does offer good features at a very attractive price point – at the time of writing prices start around the £150 mark. Provided it does score well when tested by SHARP, the K3 SV should be a good buy and well worth taking a look if you’re in the market for a mid-priced full face crash helmet.
Here’s a video we found giving some more info on the K3 SV that you might find useful.
Other places you might want to look
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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.
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