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AGV helmets

Anybody have any opinions? Own own? Use one?


I'm looking at this one:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/agv-helmets/miglia/


...in flat black. They seem to like it. I like the price.





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Have not tried on that brand. I like the modular helmets but have not found one that is DOT and Snell approved. I go with helmets that have both.

If it's comfortable with the right fit and visability, it'll work.

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Anybody have any opinions? Own own? Use one?


I'm looking at this one:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/agv-helmets/miglia/


...in flat black. They seem to like it. I like the price.

I have a Flyer,have also owned a V-Flyer (more vents) ,I like the brand,good fit ,relitively quiet ( I wear earplugs all the time, so take that into account)Liner in mine comes out to clean,shield easy to change or remove to clean, light weight.Really I have nothing bad to say about them

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I have a Flyer,have also owned a V-Flyer (more vents) ,I like the brand,good fit ,relitively quiet ( I wear earplugs all the time, so take that into account)Liner in mine comes out to clean,shield easy to change or remove to clean, light weight.Really I have nothing bad to say about them
I've read a few reviews & a couple of people have said they had to buy a size bigger. How was the sizing for you?



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I used to wear them exclusively, but imports at the time (Eighties) were scant. AGV are well known for making very light and reasonably quiet lids. I have not tried any of their recent hats but would not hesitate to vouch for the quality. FWIW I have been an Arai wearer for years because their long-oval helmets (Signa and its replacement) fit me best.
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That's good to hear! I'm about to hit the order button. Probably Tuesday (payday).



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I've read a few reviews & a couple of people have said they had to buy a size bigger. How was the sizing for you?
You need to try them on,my 2 cents the flyer was dead on,the v flyer ran big,i hear some run small,I think its a function of how much cheek padding there is in it

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You need to try them on,my 2 cents the flyer was dead on,the v flyer ran big,i hear some run small,I think its a function of how much cheek padding there is in it
Yeah, I know you can order different sized pads as well. So far, none of my local spots have the Miglia in stock, so I'll probably chance it & order it from one of the web vendors.

The odd thing is, my current helmet is an XL. I've tried on quite a few helmets over the last couple of months & I'm either L or XL, depending on the helmet. However, according to the sizing chart for the AGV, I'm supposed to wear a medium. Well, I can tell you, a medium will not fit over my head. I'm going to order the large. If it don't fit, maybe they'll exchange it for the XL.

Its only time & money, after all...






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I tried that helmet on. As a rule I don't like flip ups because they seem bulky. The Miglia feels compact and is very light. Lighter than most regular full face helmets.If I didn't have too many helmets I would have bought it on the spot. As a rule I try to buy the smallest helmet that is comfortable for me because the snugger it is the quicker you can turn your head and have the helmet keep up. I have an oval head and the Miglia fit nice. They don't make it in yellow (i'm a hi-viz guy) but the white is cool. A big plus= it is DOT only approved, which makes it safest for the speeds we ride. Go for it.
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Well, I pushed the "order" button today. It should be here around 8 Dec. I also ordered the smoke visor & the breath guard thing. I guess that helmet is so tight, they figured there should be a barrier for your own bad breath. Who knew??




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I know all of you have been waiting on pins & needles for my new AGV Miglia helmet to show up. Well, it came today and I will reward your patience with a review! I might even have a picture or two!! It came with a clear visor, but I bought the smoke one as well. I figured it would help with the sun on those bright Texas days. And it looks good too...









I tried it on & it fits pretty good (whew!). It is a bit lighter than my old HJC, but not as light as I had hoped. The reviews from webbikeworld said it was one of the lightest flip-ups out there. They also said my HJC was one of the heavier helmets. Honestly, at least sitting here at the computer, there's not that much of a difference.





The area around the jaw, just in front of the ears curves in toward my face a little more than the HJC, which makes it a little tight when donning & doffing. Its not bad, just a little tighter than what I'm used to. The AGV fits better everywhere else. Its snug & secure, but causes no pain.




Very nice padding, but stiffer than I expected. The pictures make it look plush on the inside. It looks like a better quality interior than the old HJC.








The outside of the helmet is a bit bigger than I expected. Its even a little bigger than the old one. It looks like a big 8 ball. The shape looks more round than my HJC, but when they're side by side, they're remarkably similar. I hope I didn't just buy a remake of my old helmet in flat black!






The locking mechanism for the flip-up is far superior to the HJC. It opens way easier & closes with a very confidence inspiring click. I like this feature a lot! Also, the visor is easier to remove & reinstall than the HJC, which I think is a pain in the ASS. Two thumbs WAY up, here.




First impressions, it seems like a very well made helmet, especially for the price. I believe it is a better helmet than my old HJC which was quite a bit pricier when I bought it new a few years ago. I haven't road tested it yet, that'll have to wait a bit. Maybe tomorrow if the weather turns nice. Of course, we're going to my wife's company Christmas party tomorrow night, so it may have to wait a little longer. I'll just have to play it by ear...




Stay tuned for further developments...










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Nice looking lid! Don't worry about it being a little tight at first,they always are from AGV it will fit like a glove after you break her in.

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And the saga continues...

Went for a quick ride today with the new AGV. It feels lighter when riding than the HJC. It really is a noticeable difference. It is quieter, and at speeds 60mph & less, far quieter than the HJC. After 60, the boomy wind noise is still there, but less. If a man wore earplugs, I would think this would be a fairly quiet helmet. I also noticed almost NO buffeting, even at faster highway speeds. I really like this helmet better. I can't wait to go for a longer distance ride.





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Love the Black!

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Nice lid. I love the Black!

We'll have to give it a real road test one of these days!

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Just say the word! I'm committed today & tomorrow, but the TWTex guys are having a Ride To Eat coming up soon. I'm thinking about going if the weather is decent.



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Ok, after a couple of longer rides (as in a couple hours or so), I'm loving this helmet! Now I'm starting to wonder what it's like to wear a carbon fiber helmet. The lighter weight really makes a difference. Nice fit, very comfortable. The only negative is the wind noise above 60 mph seems a bit much. I've been meaning to wear earplugs just to see how I like it anyway. Looks like as good a time as any...



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Noise blocking earphones have solved my wind noise problem! WOO HOO!!


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I had an AGV, great fit OTHER than the fact that my chin touched the flip up bar when it was locked and down and I don't have a big chin.

Mine had the built in sun shield, so maybe that was a different style. I've got the Nolan N200 flip now and love it.

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Noise blocking earphones have solved my wind noise problem! WOO HOO!!


http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=2521
Glad you like the AGV, I have a LONGWAY looks the same just diffrent name mines in silver, just like the bike tee hee, ive had this one just over a year now no real problems so far. ( still cannot work out the lower air vent is it open in the middle position or to the left or right ) I also use ear plugs works okay for me,,, yoohoo
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I've been wearing AGV helmets for a while now and really like them a lot. Went down in a Stealth and even though I was a bit shaken up, no head injury what so ever. It is also the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn, even more than my X-Tec Shoei. Just bought a new one from Helmet Harbor (good people, good service) and it is a really good fit...

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