Last year AGV released a new line of retro-inspired helmets, celebrating 70 years of the Italian manufacturer.
Unveiled in Milan in November at the EICMA motorcycle show, the new Legends Collection consists of the full-face X3000 and open-face X70 and takes inspiration from past models worn by some of Italy’s most renowned motorcycle racers.
The new X3000 is a reproduction of the helmet worn by multiple World Champion, Giacomo Agostini in the 1960s and offers all the modern safety features you would come to expect from an AGV helmet, whilst retaining the authentic style of the original design.
This includes the contoured chin guard, which was recommended by Agostini so he could hunker down on the tank more easily during races. The venting has also been hidden within the large visor, to prevent compromising the classic look.
As well as being stylish, this helmet will also be ACU approved and comes available in a variety of colours, including the limited edition Ago 1 scheme, of which only 2000 units will be available. Base models will cost £322.95 and then it’s £595.95 for the limited edition design.
The X3000 has been built to the same shell volume as Ago’s original helmet and comes available in three shell sizes. Designed to offer a snug fit around the wearer’s head, the new helmet comes with an embroidered logo within the interior and there’s a neat internal pocket to house the external rubber vent cover, to prevent loss.
Each helmet also ships with an authentic carry bag, with the Agostini edition made of real leather and the rest of a synthetic material.
The X70 is another design inspired by AGV’s past and pays tribute to former racer Renzo Pasolini. Pasolini (or Paso for short) refused to make the change to full-face helmets and was one of Ago’s biggest rivals.
This new X70 comes in three fibre shell sizes and features such details as a double d-ring fastening system and a removable interior. Also available as an accessory is a full race visor, much like the one used by Paso on the track.
Much like the X3000, each of these helmets will come with a carry bag and prices will range from £169.95 to £297.95, depending on the design.
MCN spoke with AGV CEO Cristiano Silei ahead of the launch of the new collection, who said: “The way we look at everything we do is that we are simply fishing from our very rich heritage.
“You saw the helmets today - one is inspired by the X3000 of the 60s, which was worn by Agostini, and the other one comes from a different product that was worn by many different riders of the time. We utilised Pasolini as a reference point.
“We may reach into our history and heritage, but we produce thoroughly modern products - we don’t do retro stuff. We are not into retro. We are simply telling the story of our heritage through current products.”