The new AGV K6 carbon helmet has more shell area and less visor mechanism for maximised protection, though the visor still offers peripheral vision of 190°. It arrives in March from $699 for mono colours and $799 for multi colours. The lightweight 1220g road helmet is based on technologies derived from the Pista GP R which is their MotoGP helmet. K6 protection The carbon-aramid fibre shell and the five different densities of EPS offer protection that is 48% greater than that required by ECE 22.05 standards regarding head injury criterion and G values. By “G values” they are fearing to impact testing which measures acceleration of your head inside the helmet when it is dropped from a fixed height onto a spherical and flat surfaced anvil. The standard allows a peak acceleration energy of 400 G (G being “gravity constant” or an acceleration value of ft. per second x seconds). AGV says the visor mechanisms are “extremely limited in size to maximise the area of shell coverage, keeping safety levels at a peak across the entire surface of the helmet”. Visor mechanisms are made of metal to increase visor impact resistance. The 4.3mm-thick visor also comes with a 100% Max Vision Pinlock 120 anti-fogging system. A micro-lock system allows you to securely lock the visor slightly open to increase air flow. The profile of the helmet is designed to not hit the collarbone in a crash, an AGV invention that is now standard in racing. Better aero AGV also claim an improvement in aerodynamics no matter whether you are crouched forward on a sportsbike or sitting upright on a naked bike which means less neck fatigue. They claim the dynamic weight is well balanced for a neutral feel at cruising speeds. The interior is made with anti-wear, waterproof fabrics on the outer layer and a breathable material that absorbs sweat for the inner. AGV K6 should also be suitable in hot conditions with a ventilation system featuring five large air vents.