After returning to the off-road market in early 2010 with the MT-X helmet, AGV expands with two new models: the AX-8 and the AX-8 Dual. Developed with input from riders such as Travis Pastrana and Davi Millsaps, the AX-8 has a lightweight shell made of carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass. A 2XS-3XL size run is made from three shell sizes. AGV brings to dirt its IVS (integrated ventilation system) consisting of channels in the outer shell and within the double-layered EPS. Air flows through seven front and lateral intakes and exits via rear extractors. AGV says the helmet weighs an average of 1,350 grams (2.98 lbs.) and is DOT- and ECE2205-certified. Retail pricing is $349.95 for solids, $379.95 for graphics and $399.95 for special graphics.
The AX-8 Dual is based on the AX-8 shell and has all its characteristics like IVS plus features such as a shield that gradually opens and closes. Other additions are easily removable open/shut chin vents and an open/shut intake on top. The helmet can be configured three ways: “Supermotard/Adventure Touring” with visor and shield, “Off-Road” with visor and no shield, and “Street/Naked Bikes” with shield and no visor. Solid colors retail for $399.95. AGV helmets are distributed by Parts Unlimited and Dainese USA.
Contact: Dainese USA, 949-645-9500, www.agv.com