Thursday, October 21

AGV AX-8 DS Helmet: The New Enduro

The future of dualsporting is about to arrive on the shelves of in the form of the brand new AGV AX-8 DS Helmet. Incredibly lightweight, resilient and built to the specifications required by the true ADV Touring rider, the AGV AX8 DS looks like it was designed for the enduro rider from another galaxy. Just look at the lines of this helmet, with its aggressive style, and you can see that it'd be a perfect match for a Ducati Multistrada or Hypermotard. Let's get into the reasons why this helmet is a game changer in the dual sport world.

The AX-8 Dual shares many of the same qualities of AGV Helmets' high-end racing helmet, the AGV GP-Tech. The shell construction is a woven Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber and Kevlar blend which equates to excellent strength and safety values in addition to maximum lightness. A medium-sized AX-8 DS helmet arrives at 1400g, just over 3.1lbs. Just to put that in perspective, the lightest helmet in stock at weighs 1367g and is a full carbon fiber construction, built for aggressive street riding. The Arai XD-3 Helmet, one of our bestselling enduro helmets, comes in at the 1600g mark, a full 7 ounces, nearly a 1/2 pound, more than the AX-8.

The AGV AX-8 DS offers all of the functionality we've come to expect from a standout dualsport helmet. The eyeport is absolutely enormous for ease of vision on-road and off, there is a removable faceshield and peak for multiple configurations including shield off and pair of goggles on for all your dirt riding needs. The peak is also adjustable for aerodynamics. The ventilation scheme on the AX-8 is very similar to the GP-Tech; the difference being that the vents are even bigger on this helmet. With five large intakes, two side and two rear exhaust vents, the AX-8 will flow a ton of air to keep you comfortable during extreme rides.

The guts on the AX-8 Dual are completely removable and washable, utilizing CoolMax and Dry-Comfort technologies to create a comfortable moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial interior. The helmet is DOT and ECE 22.05 certified, with a double-density EPS that comes in four different sizes across the size range of this helmet. The shell itself comes in three different sizes to provide a superior fit as you go up or down in sizes. The Double-D ring retention system on the chin strap is made from titanium for durability and the mouth piece on the chin vent is completely removable and washable.

Beyond all the excellent functionality, the AX-8 is slick and will look great on a dualsport bike. We think it has the chance to be a true game-changer in the dualsport helmet market. Stay tuned for more info as we will deliver it as we get it.


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