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Review: AGV Pista GP R helmet

Reviews and tests 23 January, 2017

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The AGV Pista GP R is the latest and most spectacular of the italian brand in terms of racing helmets. Its main novelties are the integrated hydration system, the spoiler, the metallic ventilations and the interior of the helmet, developed under the indications of the MotoGP riders of the brand.

Design and shell
The shell of the AGV Pista GP R is very compact anf  lightweight and it’s made of 100% 3K carbon fiber, with lines that minimize interference with the race suit. The internal structure of the shell has five densities for optimum impact absorption.
The new biplane rear spoiler, wind tunnel tested, offers a high aerodynamic efficiency and stabilizes the helmet at high speeds. In addition, it has been designed to come off in the event of an accident and thus maintain the rounded structure of the outer shell.
AGV Pista GP RAGV Pista GP R rear spoiler view.
One of the main features of this AGV helmet is the integrated hydration system, although this is removable. The tube has a valve located in the chin rest area for a comfortable and constant hydration.
AGV Pista GP RDetail of the new hydration system of the AGV Pista GP R.
The new, class 1 optics, anti-scratch screen has been optical class 1 shield has been designed to afford an 85 degree vertical field of view in the racing position and 190 degrees of horizontal vision. It incorporates an anti-fog Pinlock MaxVision sheet and Tear-Off brackets come as standard, as well as a Tear-Off kit with the helmet.
In addition to a patented closure system called VLS (Visor Lock System) that prevents accidental opening, the thickness of the screen varies between 4 and 5mm.
AGV Pista GP RDetail of the “Roto-translational system in the mechanism for a perfect fit of the screen of the AGV Pista GP R”.
The “roto-translation” system of the screen also highlights, which improves and facilitates the opening, as well as the adjustment with the helmet. For better rider comfort, the screen can be removed without the use of tools.
The IVS ventilation system consists of five large air inlets and two rear exhausts that increase the air circulation velocity inside the helmet, achieving a high cooling of the interior. The new metallic ventilations combine strength and protection. The upper front ventilations has been strategically placed to receive the greatest air flow.
AGV Pista GP RDetail of the air inlets located in the chin area. In the photo we can also appreciate the 3K carbon fiber of the new AGV helmet.
In the chin area the air inlets direct the air flow over the entire screen surface in order to avoid misting.
The interior of the AGV Pista GP R is fully removable and washable and has been designed by the AGV MotoGP riders. The fabric incorporates an antibacterial treatment and is highly breathable. In addition, seams have been avoided in the more sensitive areas of the head for maximum comfort.
The Pista GP R also features double buckle closure and an emergency release system of the side padding in the event of an accident.
AGV Pista GP RDetail of the interior of the AGV Pista GP R, which has been designed to maximize the comfort of the driver.
In short, the AGV Pista GP R is a helmet with an extremely sporty, very safe and comfortable, with a very clear objective: that the driver focuses exclusively on the competition.

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