Classic Motorcycle Mechanics


- Bertie Simmonds

Never crashed in but used for around 10,000 miles since 2014, this classy-looking AGV helmet has served me well. First up – it looks lovely and comes in a range of different colours and styles. Mine was fitted with a Pinlock inner which keeps it fog-free. The strong composite shell is shared with AGV’S other sports lids, the Corsa and Pista GP, so it’s little wonder then that the Veloce has a five-star rating from the (admittedly divisive) SHARP government helmet ratings. The fit was good – if a little snug for the first few months. This is something I’ve always found with AGVS compared to the same size in Shoei or Arai. You also feel a little tightness on your crown. However, the visor system is good, ventilatio­n is excellent and I’ve never had cause for any complaint. The removable interior lining was a massive benefit when I really made a serious error. For some reason I stored the AGV upside down by the boiler in the garage just as said boiler sprang a leak. You can guess where the water went… Later the smelly helmet was discovered, but the damp lining was whipped out, washed and the helmet dried: all good. From what I can see this model has now been replaced by the Veloce S, which has had a hefty price increase as the model is now one of the premium sports lids in the AGV range, but online I have found older models lingering around in the shops for a fair chunk of wedge less, so have a look around.

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