AGV Pista GP RR Review: Is It The Ultimate Racing Helmet?

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is a new addition to the AGV lineup, replacing the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet with an added “R.” In this review, we will break down the new helmet and discuss the changes made by AGV.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best full-face motorcycle helmet for you? Let’s find out!

AGV Pista GP RR

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What Customers Think

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Quite For A Track Helmet

New FIM Standard

One of the significant changes to the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is the addition of the new FIM standard.

The FIM is the governing body for international motorcycle racing, including MotoGP, World Superbike, and Road Racing.

The FIM standard is a new safety standard for racing-specific applications, incorporating linear testing associated with ECE, puncture testing associated with Snell, and rotational testing.

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is the only off-the-shelf helmet with the FIM rating.

Construction and Fitment

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon full-face Helmet is still constructed with 3k carbon and is available in multiple shell sizes ranging from extra-small to 2XL.

AGV Pista GP / Corsa Helmet Sizing

SIZEHEAD (CM)
XS53-54
SM55-56
MS57-58
ML59
LG60
XL61-62
2XL63-64



Weight

The helmet weighs three pounds and five ounces in a medium-small size.

Shape

The fitment of the helmet is intermediate oval to long oval, but the internals can be adjusted to best fit an individual’s head shape.

Spoiler

One of the significant changes made to the helmet is the new spoiler, designed to negate the weight of the helmet at speeds over 60-63 mph.

The spoiler works exceptionally well and feels like wearing nothing at all, even at high speeds.

The spoiler is an excellent addition for street riders as well as racers.

Face Shield

The face shield on the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is the same as its predecessor, pinlock ready, and includes an insert in the box. The helmet also has tear-off strips.

The face shield mechanism is one of the smallest in motorcycling, making it easy to change the shield.

The helmet is a race helmet, so the shield has no middle position, only a crack position.

Vents

The helmet has rubberized plugs for the vents on top, which can be removed for airflow.

The chin vent is actuated from the inside of the helmet.

There are passive vents on the back of the helmet, but they cannot be closed off.

Inside the Helmet

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is ready for a hydration pack, and the cheek pads are incorporated into the neck roll, making it easy to remove them together.

The helmet has an adaptive fit system that allows the wearer to adjust the fit by adding millimeter pads to the front and back.

The EPS cutouts provide excellent ventilation, making this helmet ideal for track day or racing situations.

What I Like and Don’t Like About This Helmet

I have tested lots of helmets over the years and have come across only a handful where I couldn’t find anything major to report back, this is one f them.

I like the fact that the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Iridium Helmet is lightweight and has a great aerodynamic design that makes it perfect for racing and spirited riding.

It adds hours to my track sessions without causing neck fatigue, and it’s easy to turn my head even at high speeds.

I also like the fact that the visor locks securely and can be opened with gloves. However, I do not like that the helmet is quite loud due to its carbon shell and the fact that it does not have detents for the visor adjustment.

The wind noise can be bothersome, but ear protection solves that problem. Additionally, the air vents have removable inserts that are easily lost.

The airflow is fantastic but can be quite loud, which is not ideal for street riding. The visor also has a tendency to fall down to a “cracked open” position, which can be frustrating, especially when waiting in line for the track Marshall.

However, the helmet is perfect for long rides, and the fact that it can save your life in a terrible motorcycle accident makes it worth every penny.

Features And Benefits

FeatureBenefit
100% Carbon Fiber ShellStrong and lightweight, maximum protection for head
4 Shell SizesPerfect fit, better protection, reduced wind noise
5 Density EPS Structure in 4 SizesBest possible protection, energy absorption, and distribution
Collarbone Safe ProfileMinimizes risk of collarbone injuries
Maximum Vertical and Unmatched Horizontal ViewMaximum protection for face, clear view of the road ahead
100% Max Vision Pinlock (120) IncludedA clear view of the road ahead, reduces the risk of accidents
5mm Thickness and Anti-Scratch ShieldImproved ventilation reduces risk of fogging
Metal Visor Mechanism and Micro-Opening SystemQuick and easy shield changes, increased ventilation
Optic Class 1 and Patented Extra Quick Release SystemMaximum safety and convenience
IVS (Integrated Ventilation System)Enhanced airflow and comfort
2 Rear Extractors and 5 Front VentsImproved ventilation reduces the risk of fogging
Metal Air Vents and ExtractorsDurable and long-lasting
2Dry Instant Sweat AbsorptionIncreased comfort, reduces odors
360° Adaptive FitPerfect fit, improved comfort
3-Piece Adaptable Crown Pad FitCustomizable fit for maximum comfort
Cheek Pads Safety Release SystemEasy and quick removal in emergency situations
Cheek Pads Made of Shalimar FabricSoft and stable fit even at high speeds
Elastic and Breathable Microfiber Crown PadComfortable and breathable fit
Embracing Neck Roll ProfileEnhanced comfort and stability
Neck Roll with Breathable Fabric and Waterproof InsertsIncreased comfort and durability
No Stitches in Sensitive AreasReduced irritation and discomfort
Removable and Washable InteriorsEasy to clean and maintain
Removable Nose Guard and Wind ProtectorCustomizable protection
Shell and EPS Designed to Minimize Rotational Accelerations per FIM RegulationsEnhanced safety and reduced risk of head injuries
Titanium Double D Retention SystemSecure and reliable retention system
FIM CertifiedMeets high safety standards
Fully Removable Integrated Hydration SystemConvenient hydration during riding
Includes Earplugs, Hydration System, Interior Customization Kit, Tear-Off Kit, and Vents CoversAdded value and convenience

FAQ

Is the Agv Pista Gp Rr Quiet

The AGV Pista GP RR helmet has a patented Airframe that includes synthetic rubber polyurethane foam. This plastic foam, in combination with a vacuum seal bladder, gives the helmet a much quieter and more vibration-free interior than many other helmets on the market.

What is the FIM standard?

The FIM standard is a new safety standard for racing-specific applications, incorporating linear testing associated with ECE, puncture testing associated with Snell, and rotational testing. 

It is important for the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet because it is the only off-the-shelf helmet that carries the FIM rating, making it an ideal choice for racers and those looking for the highest level of safety standards.

Is the AGV Pista GP RR suitable for everyday street use?

While the helmet can be used for street riding, it is purpose-built for racing and track day situations, so it may not be the most comfortable option for all-day use.

Is The AGV Pista GP RR spoiler effective?

The new spoiler on the helmet is designed to negate the weight of the helmet at speeds over 60-63 mph. It works exceptionally well and feels like wearing nothing at all, even at high speeds.

Can the AGV Pista GP RR Be Adjusted For Different Head Shapes?

Yes, the helmet has an adaptive fit system that allows the wearer to adjust the fit by adding millimeter pads to the front and back. The internals can also be adjusted to fit an individual’s head shape best.

What makes the AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet unique compared to other racing helmets?

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is unique because it is currently the only off-the-shelf helmet that carries the new FIM safety rating. It also has a small face shield mechanism and rubberized plugs for the vents, making it a purpose-built racing helmet.

Conclusion

The AGV Pista GP RR Carbon Helmet is a purpose-built racing helmet with the added bonus of carrying the new FIM standard.

While the helmet is not designed for all-day comfort, it is an excellent choice for those who want to go fast on the track or street.

The helmet is available at the flagship $1400 price point and is worth considering for anyone looking for a high-quality racing helmet.

AGV Pista GP RR

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What Customers Think

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Quite For A Track Helmet

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