AGV (helmet manufacturer)

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AGV SpA
Type Subsidiary
Industry Motorcycle helmets
Founded 1946
Founders Gino Amisano
Headquarters Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Products AGV
MDS
Parent Dainese
Website Official website
AGV Airtech
AGV X-Vent R
Valentino Rossi's AGV helmets

AGV SpA. (Amisano Gino Valenza) is an Italian motorcycle helmet firm, founded by Gino Amisano (1920–2009), which started out in 1946 making leather seats and motorcycle saddles. A year later, in 1947, it started making motorcycle helmets. In 2007, the company was acquired by Dainese.[1]

The brand is most notably associated with motorcycle World Champions Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini, both of whom have used AGV helmets throughout their career.[citation needed] In 2008, Rossi was made an honorary president of the company.[1] The brand can also count past Formula One world champions such as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi and Nelson Piquet as wearers.[2] Through the years, AGV has raced and won with a number of motorcycle and auto racers including[citation needed] Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene,[3] Kenny Roberts, Angel Nieto, Marco Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Fausto Gresini, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Randy Mamola, Luca Cadalora, Troy Corser, Max Biaggi, Guy Martin and Manuel Poggiali.


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  1. ^ a b "Tavullia's Valentino Rossi Becomes AGV Honorary President". London Bikers. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "AGV Legendary Helmets". 
  3. ^ Hull, Rob (25 February 2009). "World Exclusive: AGV launch Barry Sheene replica". Motorcycle News. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 

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