AGV Sportmodular helmet combines the qualities of an integral helmet with the convenience of a modular one. This makes this modular helmet the sportiest of the new generation helmets. Unlike competitors, the chin section of this helmet, in addition to a full carbon shell, is 100% made of carbon. AGV Sportmodular Carbon review is going to reveal the main characteristics and help to understand whether it’s the right one for you.
Outer shell and design
The shell is made entirely of carbon fiber, which makes the helmet super light. It weighs 2.85 lbs. AGV has paid enough attention to the aerodynamics of the helmet, as you may notice by its shape. The helmet is not completely round, which provides a perfect stable fit. There is also a rear spoiler that can be fixed in different positions depending on your riding. The model is presented in 5 colors and available in 8 sizes, from XXS to XXXL.
The Sportmodular was tested by the SHARP testing labs in 2018 and received four stars out of 5. This modular helmet guarantees safety is comparable to the AGV Pista GP R helmet. Unlike its competitors (Schuberth C4 Pro, Shoei Neotec 2) that use fiberglass, this modular helmet has a 100% carbon shell and chin bar. The design of the helmet also minimizes the risk of transferring impact energy to the collarbone.
The lining is reversible and has a cool and warm side. The warm side is made of smooth Shalimar fabric, which retains heat perfectly, while the cool side is made of Ritmo, which prevents sweat and allows the head to breathe. Both sides are antibacterial and washable. Plus, there is a tag on the lining, which is not felt when you put on the helmet but indicates which side the lining is on. A great feature of the AGV is to avoid accidentally wearing the helmet on the cool side in winter.
The helmet also includes:
- Detachable noise protector.
- Wind protector.
- Waterproof Nubuk fabric neck roll.
The helmet only comes with one size of liner padding. However, it offers two different-sized chin curtains to get the helmet to fit properly.
Sportmodular, like the majority of track helmets, has a double-d ring fastener. Two metal D-rings on one side and a basic strap on the other comprise the system. Pass the strap through both D-rings, then round and tighten around the first D-ring. This results in a tight slide around the D rings that is always adjustable and highly resistant to pulling.
Sportmodular has a visor which is rather good. It is designed for pin-lock, provides excellent visibility, and can be installed in three positions: slightly open, almost open, and fully open.
It has the same visor mechanism as the Pista GP R, which does a great job but isn’t as complex and twisted as the Shoei Neotec 2. The set has a pin-lock and a drop-down sun visor, which is controlled by a slider. The sun visor isn’t bad, but the slider is a bit awkward. However, over time, the slide will become smoother.
The IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) of this modular consists of vents on the chin and head section. All of them are completely closed, and the top vents can be adjusted to three positions.
Internal vents on the direct chin air to the inside of the visor. Warm air exits through an exhaust port at the back of the helmet. All this ensures extremely comfortable airflow in the helmet.
According to the developer, the AGV Sportmodular Carbon helmet is the quietest helmet available on the market today. In terms of noise isolation, it is quite similar to the Schuberth C4 and Shoei Neotec 2. But we are talking about 2 of the most noise-isolating helmets available today. The inner shell of the helmet is made to minimize incoming noise. The helmet’s aerodynamic design helps dampen outside noise for the quietest ride possible. The AGV Sportmodular helmet is ideal for long rides where comfort comes first.
There are slots constructed into the front sides of the helmet by the straps to store headphones for Bluetooth systems. They operate well and are sewn inside to allow for easy attachment of speakers such as those included with a SENA 30K system. Unfortunately, AGV doesn’t cooperate with SENA or Cardo.
- One of the most lightweight modular on the market.
- The same aerodynamic construction as an expensive Pista GP R racing helmet.
- Road noise is minimal, and the padding and fabrics are pleasant.
- Heavy-duty titanium double-D rings.
- The chin strap is positioned a bit back, and padding slips away.
- The chin bar is difficult to close.
- The sun lens comes out to the nose positions when entirely lowered.