AGV EXTREME STANDARDS IS OUR METHODOLOGY FOR CREATING HELMETS THAT OUTPERFORM IN EVERY SPHERE, INCLUDING SAFETY, AERODYNAMICS, WEIGHT, ERGONOMICS AND DURABILITY.
“OUTSTANDING VISION, LIKE SWITCHING FROM TV TO CINEMA”
“AMAZING VENTILATION, YOU CAN REALLY FEEL IT”
“GREAT AERODYNAMICS, IT’S LIKE YOU’RE NOT EVEN WEARING A HELMET”
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.
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.
FIELD OF VISION
The shape and size of the visor respond to precise ergonomic and performance-related needs.
This increase in upper visibility significantly improves active safety conditions and control when tucked in, without riders’ having to resort to tricks to shift the helmet up, such as pushing on the tank with their chin or stuffing the top part of the 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.
the helmet designed around your head
Measuring the circumference of a head isn’t enough to tell you its shape. You need much more detailed measurements to design a better helmet.
The AGV EXTREME STANDARDS process is based on authoritative studies and multiple scans which have enabled us to identify anthropometric parameters that allow each size to be tailored much more precisely.
This data is “mathematically” transformed to create a “digital head” used as the basis for designing the helmet starting from the components in direct contact with the head and working out to the shell. The shape of the structures are modelled on the contact surfaces to provide much improved ergonomics.
Every component in the helmet is represented in digital form and becomes the basis for all the subsequent design stages.
The ventilation system created as a result of CFD analysis (Computational Fluid Dynamics) comprises channels inserted directly inside the shell.
These ensure more efficient air flow inside the helmet as well as better aerodynamic performance.
Following the principles of AGV Extreme Standards, the structures making up the helmet are designed to achieve the desired performance while minimizing size and weight.
The entire helmet is more compact and lightweight as a result. Weight optimization reduces neck muscle fatigue and allows the rider to maintain focus while riding the bike, whether on track or on the road.
To optimize each individual element, we have used the highest quality materials and treatments. The result is:
A lightweight structure
An enveloping fit
A reduction in noise
FEM analysis of the structure of the helmet allows both the weight and size to be reduced while improving the helmet’s capacity to absorb energy.
The AGV Extreme Standards process has been able to identify that the thickness of the visor in the “window” area (i.e. the area potentially most exposed to impact) should be 3.3 mm to provide better protection. Although thicker and more curved, the visor is classified as Optical Class I. The highest classification.
VISOR MECHANISM AREA
The size of the visor mechanism has been drastically reduced. This allows the space saved to be used to increase the thickness of the impact absorption material with all the safety benefits that brings.
Human Engineering has brought significant innovation to the inside of helmets. With AGV EXTREME STANDARDS, the inside of the helmet starts with a concave 3D structure that is preshaped in a single piece moulded around the contours of the rider’s head. No stitching on surfaces in direct contact with the head. The foam used for padding comes in 3 different densities depending on which part of the face is covered. Fit can be optimised by inserting special additional padding for the cheek pads and neck roll.
Ergonomics research on the use of helmets on the track allowed AGV EXTREME STANDARDS to raise the upper edge and the sides of the “window” to provide the rider with a better view of the track both ahead and to the side with all the benefits of active safety that implies. The field of vision is 15° better when looking up and the overall area of the “window” is 9% larger than found in a traditional helmet with no loss of protective capacity.
IMPROVED DYNAMIC COMFORT
Comfort is safety. A helmet that sits properly on the rider’s head without being too tight, with an efficient but quiet ventilation system is a safer helmet as it allows the rider to focus their concentration on riding the bike.
Wind tunnel tests are carried out and the parameters relating to dynamic comfort are accurately measured using a physical prototype of the helmet with dedicated sensors fitted in a “dummy head” for this purpose.
In line with the principles behind the AGV Extreme Standards process, the structural components of the helmet are specifically designed to achieve the required performance standards while reducing overall size and weight to a minimum. The whole helmet is more compact and lighter but provides substantial improvements in protection, ergonomics and comfort. The helmet is also less affected by side winds.