I recently binned my beloved SHOEI, which means I’m rocking my spare AGV Stealth SV these days, and I’m sorry to say this, but I really am hating it.
It’s only an old cheapie, so I know I shouldn’t expect too much, but it is turning ridding into a rather miserable experience.
First of all, it’s a really chunky helmet so not only do I look like a lollipop head, but the wind resistance is a bit of an issue too. The particularly massive “jaw” makes shoulder checks very difficult even on a naked bike, let alone on a supersport, where you’re leaning forward. Every time I want to do a lifesaver, I hit my shoulder.
It’s a very breathable helmet, so great for short, summer rides, but I wouldn’t recommend it for fast or long ones. The wind noise is unbearable even with earplugs. I know newer spec AGV helmets are much better, so I’m not saying I will never buy an AGV again, but this helmet in particular I do NOT recommend.