Where the new AGV Pista GP will retail for $1,300+ when it goes on-sale in America this fall, this new AGV Corsa will adapt the same radical new shape and much of the technology at a price point similar to that of the current $600-750 GP-Tech.
It does that by ditching the Pista’s all-carbon construction for a heavier carbon/Kevlar/fiberglass shell. That means it’ll weigh in somewhat heavier than the Pista’s 1,250 grams.
Retained, however, is the aerodynamic new shape, much larger eye port, and much-improved ventilation.
According to AGV, the Corsa brings the following improvements over the GP-Tech it will replace:
- Weight savings over the GP-Tech to be announced
- 193% more ventilation surface area
- 71% smaller visor movement area
- 48% less HIC index standard (Head Injury Criterion)
- 44% less lift 36% less g-force transmitted to the head (compared to the ECE regulation)
In short, a much-needed, much-improved flagship that’s attainable for actual consumers.
Ride on the road and need something with vents that open and close, instead of just operating with rubber plugs? The new AGV GT Veloce, going on sale some time this year, aims to bring the Pista and Corsa’s vision, ventilation and aerodynamics to a helmet it’ll be practical to live with every day. That means lower noise levels, more padding and a less extreme shape that’ll work on bikes with a variety of riding positions.
Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated on both.