AGV Sports Group

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AGV Sports Group
Industry Motorsport apparel
Extreme sports apparel
Casual apparel
Founded 1985
Founder Michael Parrotte
Headquarters Frederick, Maryland, United States

AGV Sports Group, Inc., based in Frederick, Maryland, designs and develops safety apparel for motorcycle road racing and sport use as well as snowmobile and bicycling apparel.[1][2][3]


In 1947 Gino Amisano created AGV SpA. (Amisano Gino Valenza), a helmet manufacturer in Italy. Later, in 1978 AGV USA owned and operated by Michael Parrotte located in Maryland became the exclusive US distributor of AGV Helmets. In 1985 AGV licensed AGVSPORT to make apparel and other products, excluding helmets, bearing the AGV name and trademark. The unique model of licensing the brand in different countries was the direct result of the original licensing agreement between AGV SpA and AGV Spots Group. By the early 1990s the AGVSPORT logo had replaced the AGV logo on most apparel for aesthetics reasons due to the different graphic requirements of apparel from helmets. From 1992 until 1995 AGV SpA in Italy owned a 51% stake in AGV Sports Group, Inc.[4]

From 1985 to 1999, AGV Sports Group and AGV Helmets US office operated with the same management, offices, and warehouses. In 2001, the AGVSPORT brand name became a fully independent brand belonging to AGV Sports Group, Inc., a privately held US corporation.[5]

The AGVSPORT brand is distributed internationally through exclusive licensing contracts with current agreements with companies in the United States, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, India, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina and Panama.[1]

Mat Mladin - Seven time AMA Superbike champion


AGVSPORT has been the official leather manufacturer of Keith Code's California Superbike School since 1989. For more than 25 years the school have relied on the AGVSPORT suits to protect the hundreds of riders who pass through their school each season.[6][7][8]

AGV Sports Group sponsored racers[edit]

AGV Sports Group has sponsored riders including road racers


  1. ^ a b "AGV Sports Group Presents their Collection". Motorsports News Wire. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "AGV Sport Rider support for 2013". Sport Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "AGV Sport". Sport Bike Track Gear. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Motonation LLC Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement". Motorcycle Cruiser. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "More About AGV Sports". Moto World Racing. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Super Bike School Sponsors". Super Bike School. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "AGV Sport Offers $615,000 Contingency". Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Review: AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket". Road Runner. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "AGV Sport Offers $615,000 Contingency". Motorcycle USA. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sponsorship and Contingency Opportunity With AGV Sports". Motorcycle USA. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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