Adventure and touring helmet now available across Australia.
Link International, the Australian distributor of AGV, has announced the release of its new AX9 adventure and touring helmet, which is now available across the country.
The AGV AX9 is the most versatile helmet available for riders who want to be ready for any adventure. Whether it’s all-roads touring or a ride along a forest trail, the AX9 does it all.
With its lightweight fibre-composite shell, manufactured from carbon, aramid and fibreglass, the AX9 Carbon weighs in at just 1605 grams in the smallest shell, making it one of the lightest helmets in its segment while also meeting AGV’s highest safety standards.
Fitted with an adjustable super-panoramic visor, the AX9 offers 190 degrees of horizontal and 110 degrees of vertical vision, while its innovative peak design allows for four different configurations: peak with visor, visor only, peak with goggles and finally goggles only – meaning it can handle practically any riding scenario.
The AX9 also reaches new standards in aerodynamics and ventilation, with new extractors and the adjustable chin guard port that directs internal air flow to where the rider desires. All AX9 vents are adjustable. Premium interior padding offers extreme comfort, with moisture-wicking cheek pads and top liner, and a water-resistant neckroll that prevents water from channelling inside the helmet.
Featuring a carbon/aramid/fibreglass composite shell in three sizes, the AX-9 is fitted with an ultra-wide anti-scratch visor with 100 percent Max Vision Pinlock anti-fog technology. The shell has five vents: adjustable chin vent, two brow inlets and two extractors for superior airflow in all conditions and a laboratory tested level of quietness of only 97dB at 110km/h.
The shell, interior and visor system combine to make the AX9 one of the lightest adventure touring helmets on the market at just 1445g for the fibre-composite and a featherweight 1365g for the all carbon-fibre version.
The AX9 has a wind tunnel tested adjustable peak designed to limit sail effect and enhance stability at high speed, both the peak and the visor can be removed and the helmet used with an off-road goggle, while the visor features a micro-opening system allowing for six solid hold positions including a vent position to boost air flow and demisting.
For extreme levels of comfort AGV has engineered an ingenious removable and washable interior for the AX9 with cheek pads made from Ritmo fabric while the crown pad is made from a durable Shalimar fabric. 2Dry is employed to ensure superior moisture wicking, with a moisture resistant material on the base of the helmet to keep your helmet dry when you take it off.
Antibacterial protection, moisture wicking and premium skin comfort treatments are designed for comfort and longevity. Designed to create an embracing fit, free of pressure points and super comfortable for long touring rides.
Between the outer shell and the interior fabrics, AGV has fitted a multi-density EPS with four different foam densities, so the EPS comes in four sizes for maximum protection and extreme safety no matter what size helmet you wear. A final comfort factor is the cheek pad and EPS configuration has been designed to accommodate riding glasses, no more sore temples when wearing your glasses with the AX9!
As one has come to expect with AGV, the AX9 has incredible levels of safety, conforming to AGV’s ‘Extreme Standards’ safety levels which are far more rigorous than international requirements. The result is a helmet that far exceeds the ECE 22.05 test.
Safety features include AGV’s Safe Profile – a shell, neck roll and chin shape that reduces impact pressure and the subsequent risk of collarbone injury. A double-D chin strap provides maximum security, when combined with the interior, EPS, shell and visor materials this is one of the safest helmets available today.
Final technical features are a neck roll made from Shalimar and Nubuck fabric with water resistant treatment, a tools-free removable chin vent guard. The AX9 is also ready for generic communication systems enabling safe and secure Bluetooth communication between you and your pillion, or you and other riders.
Priced from RRP $699 to $899 (carbon version), the AGV AX9 can be purchased from participating dealers and online retailers around the country. For more information, visit www.agvhelmets.com.au.