The versatile new AGV AX9 helmet can be worn as an adventure helmet, MX lid with goggles or even a touring helmet with its quickly removable peak and visor.
Once removed, there is no unsightly attachment hardware to affect the shell’s aerodynamics or aesthetics.
The motorcycle helmets are available in black or white for $699, multi-colours for $799 or matt carbon for $899 and comes in sizes XXS (51-52cm) to XXXL (65-66cm).
This is not the first such versatile helmet as Shark has had the Explore-R for several years at $599 and it includes the attached goggles, whereas the AGV AX9 doesn’t.
Both have lightweight carbon variants weighing about 1.3kg. The AGV fibre-composite models weigh 1.4kg.
AGV motorcycle helmets claims their helmet “reaches new standards in aerodynamics and ventilation” in wind tunnel and laboratory tests.
There are five adjustable vents including an adjustable chin guard vent so the rider can direct air flow exactly where the want it.
It also has moisture-wicking cheek pads and top liner and a water-resistant neckroll to prevent water from channelling inside the helmet.
Removable and washable cheek pads are made from Ritmo fabric, the crown pad is made of durable Shalimar and the base is made of moisture-resistant Shalimar and Nubuck to keep the helmet dry when you take it off.
The wide anti-scratch visor comes with a Max Vision Pinlock anti-fog insert and has six hold positions to allow extra air.
Their adjustable peak has been wind-tunnel tested to prevent lift which can cause neck pain after riding for some time at highway speeds.
AGV claims they also lab-tested the noise level at 97dB at 110km/h.