AGV updates its top-spec ‘Pista’ race helmet for 2017

Help a poor racer from Tavullia, buy his replica lid and help him save for his retirement...
Help a poor racer from Tavullia, buy his replica lid and help him save for his retirement... Picture: AGV From: AGV Price: Around £900 Sizes: XS(53-54) - XXL(63-64)

AGV’s PIsta helmet has been around for a few years now, and its got quite a following for its super-light carbon construction and aerodynamic design. And AGV’s given it a bit of an update for 2017, with a new external venting setup, built-in hydration pipework, and a new visor.

The idea behind the vents is to give the best impact protection, by taking channels and cutouts away from the inner polystyrene liner, and putting it on the outside of the shell. Those outer vents are now larger too, giving better airflow, and have new metal protectors, giving stronger protection against possible impact or penetration in a crash.

The visor has a larger aperture, for better vision, and the shield itself is a new 5mm thick design, again, to give better resistance to impacts. “It’s a real shield, not just a visor,” say the AGV folks.

Lastly, there’s now built-in pipework for a camelbak-type drinks reservoir (not those kinds of drinks…). So you don;t have a flappy hose waving about under your chinbar, but a proper pipe from the suit hump to your mouth…

The new PIsta R GP comes in a range of paint schemes, including about a hundred Rossi schemes, and will be available soon. Price TBC at the moment, but don’t expect a lot of change out of £900, especially for the flash paint options…

A replica of Iannone's lid - AGV's top impact tester
A replica of Iannone's lid - AGV's top impact tester Picture: AGV
None more black
None more black Picture: AGV
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