AGV AX9 - Black
Customer Product Reviews
AGV AX9 review, or should I say good view?
Although not unhappy with my previous Shark skwal helmet I did like the look of this one as soon as I saw it Although couldn't justify buying another lid just for the looks. However after having to start wearing glasses while riding it was the perfect excuse to get it as the glasses would not fit the old lid. When it arrived I wasn't as blown away as I was hoping, although it did look nice, and after trying on it felt instantly more plush then my current lid which was a nice bonus. However the main difference was in the riding, the view that you get with this is outstanding, so good infact it was like not wearing one, very impressed from the off, and peak catching the wind was an initial worry but so far so good and no problems to report but only used once so far so time will tell. Overall very very happy and the glasses fit with no pressure on the side of my head.
Quality, Lightweight, comfortable.
So far I've only ridden in this for 3 hours but it's super lightweight from my previous flip front schuberth. It's also quiet, I have tried it with and without ear plugs, my preference is always to ride with ear plugs but it's as quiet as the schuberth without them. The peak is huge, that's for sure, but you don't really notice it until above 75, but tilting my head and peak downwards a small amount helps a lot. Shoulder checks at that speed you'll feel it but it's not problem. I'm sure the peak would be an issue on a supermoto/naked bike at motorway speeds, but you wouldn't really be doing that on that style of bike. Love the options with ventilation, being able to adjust to the temperature so quickly is great. Visor mechanism is smooth yet solid and when fully closed the seal is so solid you audibly notice the change. Included pinlock is as large as the visor which is great. The visor fully lifted isn't as high due to the peak and the aperture of the visor. Removing the visor or peak is more complicated than most but still simple. I had to use a screw driver the first time as they've used blue loc tite, but after that I carry a coin to undo it if need be. I don't have MX goggles but my snowboard ones fit perfectly well. No regrets, I look forward to many happy miles with this lid.
Light, great vision, top quality
I had been researching helmets for months as I wanted one that gave better vision than my K5. In the end I chose the AX9 because I love my K5 so much and wanted to stick with AGV. Plus the price was just right, not too expensive and not too cheap. I have yet to wear on the bike thanks to lock down but initial view is very positive. I have an L K5 so stayed with L and it is slightly larger which makes it more comfortable. There are recesses for coms kit and the piece of foam covering the speakers is thinner than on my K5 so I can hear better now. I've only temporarily fitted the comma kit as I may need to take advantage of Sportsbikeshops brilliant returns policy once I've been out for a ride but at this moment in time that looks unlikely. Overall, light, great design, huge visor giving great vision and good value for money.
Light, comfy and looks the nuts.
Another brilliant helmet from AGV, my first adventure style helmet and I think it is brilliant, the padding on the cheek pads and crown are a good thickness with the added space for air to breeze through which makes this an all day helmet. Vis is great through the huge visor and the removable front air vent works a treat to ram air into your face. Only slightly annoying things I have found is you can't adjust the Peak on the move, upside of that is it doesn't slowly work its way back up after riding at speed for a while.the other thing is the visor knocks against the peak when you raise it, not a real issue just a little thing. Next purchase will be the Ark intercom to fit on it which I'm hoping will be a great addition to a quality helmet.
Lightweight premium helmet with a huge aperture
This is a really lovely helmet - I'm genuinely pleased as punch with it. After owning Held & Schuberth helmets, the viewport aperture on this helmet is a revelation. Hairpins in the Pyrenees had highlighted an issue for me, that I could not see far enough "up" the road whilst in tight nearside corners whilst climbing. This helmet completely rectifies that issue for me, as the view with the visor closed is spectacular - panoramic! The helmet shell itself is light, stiff and feels premium. The lining is high quality and very comfortable - it was very snug to start off with - particularly the cheek pads - but after two or three weeks it's now "bedded in" to my face! Installing the supplied Pinlock was more difficult than many helmets, because the visor design is pretty stiff. But once it is in, it performs as required. I'm still getting used to the ventilation - being winter, I don't need too much, but the impression I have is that there is plenty of airflow for the spring/summer months when they come. I have not yet done any motorway riding with this helmet, so I'll have to pass judgement on noise and buffeting at a later date. All-in-all, I'm delighted at this helmet.
Excellent upgrade from AX8
Had an AX8 dual Evo for many years and fancied the upgrade. New AX9 is very comfortable, has inserts for Comms kit, smoother design, peak is great even in lowest position, even on a supernaked with no fairings, no real buffeting at all,, and max vision pinlock is amazing, still lacks internal sun visor but other than that a nicer design.