AGV has been a leading force in helmet design and motorcycle racing since its foundation, ceaselessly innovating every area from aerodynamics, comfort and safety to graphics, sponsorship and advertising.
Founded in 1947 by Gino Amisano (1920–2009). The company proudly took the initials of his name and town – Amisano Gino Valenza – to form the name AGV and a legend was born. A legend that would transform almost every aspect of motorcycle racing.
AGV rapidly won an unrivalled reputation for its innovative designs and materials, tested on the racetrack and developed with sponsored World Championship riders, including 15-times World Champion Giacomo Agostini and modern MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.
In 2007 AGV turned conventional thinking not just on its head but inside out, announcing a new integrated technical design and construction approach called AGV Extreme Standards, which designs around the rider's head and not the helmet shell.
The results speak for themselves, with tangible and measurable improvements in protection, fit, comfort, reliability and environmental impact. The Pista GP was the first Extreme Standards helmet, launched to international acclaim in 2012. All current AGV helmets are designed following the AGV Extreme Standards approach.
After more than 70 years the journey continues, continuously striving for new performance and safety advancements, living the values that have always distinguished AGV and its reputation for excellence proven on the racetrack and road.