Helmets from yesteryear meets modern day quality, comfort and safety in AGV’s Legends Range.
20th December 2018
Legends are Forever: With two racing icons and the Italian helmet brands heritage of racing as the inspiration behind AGV’s Legends range, AGV has carefully replicated the original helmets worn by Giacomo Agostini and Renzo Pasolini to bring the passion and style of a bygone era in to the current day. Incorporating the latest materials and premium linings, AGV draws inspiration from these iconic riders and helmet designs to present helmets that are truly modern in terms of ride experience, safety and comfort.
X70 – The ‘Jet’ Helmet.
The original ‘Jet’ helmet with its aeronautical origins, hence the name, was first introduced in the 1950’s, and was a significant advancement in technology and safety at the time. As part of the AGV Legends range, the Pasolini inspired ’Jet’ helmet, known as the X70, re-embodies the eternal allure of the original’s shape, with modern protection and comfort features. The profile of the X70 is extremely compact, owing to the 3 shell sizes, is extremely light weight with its fibreglass construction just as the original was. This helmet features a fully removable and washable interior, double shell fastening and a double D-Ring retention system, and has a wide range of accessories available, including an array of peaks and visors, which attach via 3 classic press studs. The X70 holds high the banner of open face helmets, with the Pasolini replica a fitting tribute to a great champion.
As the speeds of racers and race bikes dramatically increased throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, so did the risk of injury to riders. This progression saw the evolution of the ‘Jet’ open face helmet and the introduction of the full face helmet. Initially met with scepticism from riders due to its limited field of vision and ventilation, the full-face helmet would soon become the helmet standard for racing and road use.
At the forefront of development of the full-face helmet was AGV founder Gino Amisano, working closely with Italian racer Giacomo Agostini to develop what would go on to be one of the most successful racing helmets ever made; the AGV X3000.
The AGV Legends range perfectly replicates the original design, reproducing the profile of the original helmet characterised by a low chin guard with a tapered bottom, a detail specifically requested by Agostini in the original helmet design, allowing “Ago” to be comfortable in a tuck position and give him the ability to lie on the tank as if there was no chin guard.
Staying true to the classic design is the is the visor and mechanism, but both do not compromise current functionality and safety standards. The visor thickness ensures clear vision whilst providing high levels of protection, and also incorporates a ventilation system that does not impact on the clean lines of the shell yet provides a level of comfort in line with current helmet standards.
Original AGV ad for the X3000 when it was released, dubbed the “Super AGV”
The range of AGV’s X3000 sees the flagship “Agostini” replica in Limited Edition alongside a range of graphics all inspired by original AGV racing models from the 1960’s and 1970’s and popular graphics of the time such as the Super AGV available now in Australia.
The internal linings also receive a modern upgrade, with premium interior materials ensuring fit and comfort of a modern road motorcycle helmet. Accessories available in both tint and iridium visors to truly customise the look of riders using the X3000.
The AGV Legends range adeptly blends style, recognisability, functionality and authenticity.
The full range of AGV Legends helmets are now available Australia wide. For you nearest stockist visit www.linkint.com.au
AGV – LEGENDS ARE FOREVER.