For our full review of the AGV K3 SV go here.
The recently introduced AGV K3 SV is the successor to the popular K3. What’s the difference? Well mainly the SV part which refers to the integral sun visor in the new helmet. The original was a good seller because it looked nice, had some useful features, offered good safety levels (SHARP 4 Star tested) and, all in all, offered greatvalue for money.
Well, this new K3 SV looks to give more of the same. Its thermoplastic shell is made in 2 sizes – which is ok for a medium priced helmet. It should mean you get a reasonable fit and the helmet doesn’t look too large/small on your head if you’re at one of the extreme sizes – such as XXS or XL. Ventilation is supposedly good, with chin, brow and top ventilation intakes and a rear exhaust covered with integral spoiler, which is designed to increase stability at higher speeds.
The internal padding is all fully removable and, as long as you’ve got the right fitting in the first place, beds in nicely and is comfortable. The most notable feature about the visor system is the integral sun visor that’s pretty easy to operate (easier to lower than to raise it apparently). Other features are that it’s AGV bluetooth communications system-ready, has a great/quick shield release system (just pull down a tab on each side and out pops the shield) and has a nice and easy to operate micrometric fastener to secure it.
The AGV K3 SV hasn’t yet been SHARP tested for safety, though if the previous version is any measure, it should do pretty well. At this price point, it’s not the best quality helmet in terms of build quality, but it does offer good features at a very attractive price point – at the time of writing prices start around the $200 mark. Provided it does score well when tested by SHARP, the K3 SV should be a good buy and well worth taking a look if you’re in the market for a mid-priced full face crash helmet.
Here’s a video we found giving some more info on the K3 SV that you might find useful.
Other places you might want to look
- A range of other useful articles/research you should be aware of if you’re looking to buy a crash helmet.
- Other reviews and previews of AGV helmets.
- Other reviews and previews of full face helmets.
- Otherwise, just click on the feature you’re interested in from the list to the right to see only helmets with that feature.
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Best places to buy an AGV crash helmet?
We've chosen two of the best places to buy from - whether it's an AGV or any other helmet/gear.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are in Utah and Kentucky, score 4.9/5 at Google Customer Reviews, offer free shipping to 48 states on orders over $75, 45 day no quibble returns and will pay for shipping if it doesn't fit right.
Both are recommended retailers for quality of service and if you buy from either, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you - a massive THANKS! (it's how we finance the site). For more details on each store together with links to their T&Cs, please see here.