Staff test new AGV & Nolan

TESTE D 5500 MILE S

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Time tested Seven months/5500 miles

What’s good? This is my first-ever AGV and I’m im­pressed. Firstly, it’s pleas­ingly quiet – I still wear earplugs but wind noise isn’t a prob­lem, even at mo­tor­way speeds. Se­condly, the wide aper­ture pro­vides a re­as­sur­ing field of vi­sion and the Pin­lock vi­sor insert pro­vided means there has been no prob­lem with mist­ing.

Ven­ti­la­tion is de­cent (you can ac­tu­ally feel it work­ing, which isn’t true of all hel­mets) and there’s a drop-down sun­vi­sor so you can get away with­out swapping to a dark vi­sor on bright days.

The hel­met is rea­son­ably light, too, and comes with the usual re­mov­able lin­ing. The strap has a dou­ble-d fas­tener, which I favour over mi­cro­met­ric ratchet styles thanks to their more se­cure feel. The vi­sor re­lease mech­a­nism is sim­ple and rugged. It’s an im­pres­sive per­for­mance for a hel­met that’s a penny shy of £250.

What’s not? The drop-down vi­sor oc­ca­sion­ally fogs and the lever to ac­ti­vate it is quite small and doesn’t have the slick­est of ac­tions, so can get a bit fid­dly. Other than that, the AGV is a very com­pe­tent hel­met.

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Rugged vi­sor mech­a­nism. Red lever works the drop-down sun­vi­sor It has an ACU gold stamp for track use, aero­dy­namic styling and de­cent vents Wide for a clear view. And the graph­ics are sim­ple but stylish

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