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Review: AGV K-3 SV, K-3’s evolution

Reviews and tests 8 February, 2015

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The new AGV helmet is the evolution of the previous K-3 of the Italian firm and incorporates an integrated sun visor and spoiler, apart from an improved ventilation system and a totally renovated padding system.

The

K-3

family of helmets is the result of the experience acquired by the Italian firm over the last few years, as regards design of street helmets as well as competition ones. The

AGV K-3

helmets stand out for their comfort, optimum aerodynamics and maximum safety. Thanks to the quality of the elements it is made of and its contained price, the K-3 is the best selling AGV helmet to date.

However, the firm has not stopped trying to optimise their products and

AGV

has renovated the K-3 family with the new

SV

version. This is a helmet that optimises the features currently found in the K-3 family: the SV offers more sporty lines and aerodynamics, intended for a younger public, whilst having the comfort and top features that a more mature public seek. The excellent quality/price ratio of this product will again be its great trump. The K-3 and

K-3 SV

versions will co-exist on the market.

General view of the helmet (left), the sun visor (upper right) and a shell detail (down right).

Shell

The outer shell of the helmet has two different sizes, for a better fit to each helmet size. It is made of painted thermoplastic resin (HIR-TH) (High Resistant Thermoplastic). The inner Shell is made of EPS in four sizes for seven different sizes (XS to XXL). The dimensions have been optimised using FEM analysis (Finite Element Analysis).

General view of the external shell of the helmets, with youth graphics inspired in the figure of Rossi

Visor

The K-3 SV has a clear GT2 screen made of anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate, that offers 100% UV protection. It also has the XQRS system (X-tra Quick Release System) to rapidly remove and substitute the screen without the need for tools. The visor also has an

ISV

integrated solar visor with anti-scratch treatment, easily removed without tools.

The screen mechanism has a

PVS

system (Perimetrical Visor Seal) for an optimum seal and protection against drafts and noise. The mechanism for opening and closing the screen has three custom adjustments in accordance with the use that you want to give the helmet. (Touring, Racing or City).

Frontal view of the helmets, with the sun visor shield on

Aerodynamics

The K-3 SV ventilation system incorporates five front air inlets and two exits on the rear of the helmet. The air flow system inside the helmet has been analysed via the CFD system (Computational Fluid dynamics), which studies the behaviour of the air flow inside the helmet in the wind tunnel via computer.

Interiors

The interior of the helmet has been completely renovated. Incorporates the

Dry-Comfort

system which ensures maximum comfort and another anti-humidity system in the inner padding. The padding is 3D, and has hygienic treatment and is completely detachable and washable.

Detail of the interiors of the helmet (left) and the ventilation grooves (right).

The AGV K-3 SV incorporates a breath guard and removable chin guard, apart from being designed to accept the integrated intercom

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(not included in the helmet).

 

Other features

The fastening of this model is entrusted to the micrometric system, which has an antitheft ring on the strap. The AGV K-3 SV has passed all the

ECE 220 ,

DOT, JIS, NBR and AS/NZS homologations, the first certifies it as a full face helmet homologated for use on the motorbike in the European Union.

The K-3 SV has a micrometric closure system (left). Detail of the air filter (upper right).

As an option you can buy different colored visors : Light , Dark Smoked , Iridium Blue , Silver and Gold Mirror.
 

 

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