AGV (helmet manufacturer)

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Industry Motorcycle helmets
Founded 1946
Founder Gino Amisano
Headquarters Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Products AGV
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, the company started making its first motorcycle helmets.[1] In July of 2007, the company was acquired by Dainese.[2]

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. In 2008, Rossi was made an honorary president of the company.[2] The brand can also count past Formula One world champions such as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi and Nelson Piquet as wearers.[3] Through the years, AGV has raced and won with a number of motorcycle and auto racers including. [4]





Super Moto[edit]

  • France Thomas Chareyre

Isle Of Man TT[edit]



  • Italy Davide Soreca
  • Italy Deny Philippaerts

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AGV Helmets History". Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Tavullia's Valentino Rossi Becomes AGV Honorary President". London Bikers. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "AGV Legendary Helmets". 
  4. ^ "AGV: full-face, modular and jet helmets since 1947". Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  5. ^ "AGV: full-face, modular and jet helmets since 1947". Retrieved 2015-09-21. 

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