AGV Tourmodular Helmet Review (7 Important Things to Know)

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A lot has been said about the AGV Tourmodular helmet and the unique features it comes with. As one who has been in the motorcycle gear business for over 40 years and has had firsthand experience with this helmet, I strongly believe my AGV Tourmodular helmet review will deeply analyze what this helmet is made of.

To make this AGV Tourmodular review worthwhile and interesting, I will focus on key things such as the materials for making the helmet, certifications and how safe it is, the level of comfort you get when riding with it, the weight of the helmet compared to other brands of modular helmets, and other special features that make the AGV Tourmodular helmet standout. You will also learn about the pros and cons of this helmet as no helmet is 100% perfect.

Before I talk about the materials used in producing this gear, one thing I care so much about in motorcycle gear is certification. Safety is my priority, and the best way to be sure of having a safe product is when it meets certain standards.

AGV Tourmodular Helmet Certification

First, I so much trust the ECE 22.06 certification, and the AGV Tourmodular helmet meets and exceeds the safety standard of this certification. For those who don't know, the ECE 22.06 certification is a safety standard for motorcycle helmets established by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). This commission is a branch of the United Nations.

For any helmet that meets the ECE 22.06 standards, it means that it has gone through rigorous testing to be sure it has the capacity to provide adequate protection to riders in case of a crash.

Another thing about the AGV Tourmodular is that the helmet is P/J homologated. What this means is that you can legally use the helmet with the chin bar raised or closed, depending on what you want. However, I only like flipping up the chin bar for short distances - I don't enjoy doing so for long-distance riding.

Therefore, in terms of certification and safety, this helmet exceeds some of the strictest standards you could think of, so, you can rest assured of safety when buying it.

Note: Always remember that motorcycle helmets are only about 40% effective in preventing severe injuries in the event of a crash. I am saying this just to let you know that you still need to ride safely no matter how many certifications your helmet meets or exceeds.

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What is the AGV Tourmodular Helmet Made of?

For a detailed AGV Tourmodular helmet review, I will explain what this motorcycle protective gear is made of. Let’s begin with the shell of the helmet.

The Shell

As one who has used and still owns the AGV Tourmodular helmet, I've closely examined its outer shell, including the materials used in its construction. I noticed three things that AGV had in mind when choosing materials for this helmet. They include:

  • Strength
  • Durability
  • lightweight

Let me buttress my point by explaining the materials and what they stand for. The outer shell is made from advanced composite fibers, such as carbon fiber, aramid and fiberglass. These materials offer an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, ensuring superior protection without adding unnecessary bulk.

The combination of carbon fiber and fiberglass provides a perfect balance between rigidity and flexibility, capable of withstanding impacts while maintaining structural integrity.

Another thing I noticed about this lid is that it features reinforced areas strategically placed to enhance protection in vulnerable areas. These reinforcements, often integrated seamlessly into the shell design, further contribute to the helmet's overall strength and impact absorption capabilities.

Also, I love the chin bar technology of this helmet because you don't need to struggle to lock it. I think this is one special feature the Tour modular helmet has over most other helmets.

Overall, I will say that the outer shell of the AGV Tourmodular helmet is a testament to innovative engineering and superior craftsmanship. Well done to AGV for this!

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AGV Tourmodular Helmet Lining

The next thing I’d like to talk about in this AGV tourmodular helmet review is the lining of the helmet. I believe this is also very important because it has a lot to do with comfort and safety.

First, I’ll like to say that the lining of the AGV Tourmodular helmet is plush and soft compared to a few others I have used in the past. This plushness provides a cozy fit that feels snug against the head. I also like the fact that the lining has good moisture-wicking properties that don’t make me sweat during long rides, and it helps to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the helmet.

Secondly, I particularly appreciate the removable and washable liner, which makes it easy to keep the helmet clean and fresh, especially after sweaty rides or extended use. The padding offers adequate cushioning, reducing pressure points and enhancing overall comfort, even during prolonged wear.

But you must understand that the lining of a helmet is not for comfort alone as it also plays a vital role in safety. After close examination, I observed that the AGV Modular Tour lining is strategically placed to work in conjunction with the helmet's shell to effectively absorb and dissipate impact energy that provides an additional layer of protection for your head.

Overall, the lining of the AGV Tourmodular helmet confirms AGV's commitment to excellence. Its combination of comfort, functionality, and safety makes it one of my best modular helmets, along with the C5 helmet.

Visor

The visor is another good one to talk about in this AGV Tourmodular helmet review because it is an important component for visibility and protection while on the road.

The visor of the AGV Tourmodular helmet offers excellent optical clarity. I enjoy the clear view of the surroundings the visor provides even in different lighting conditions. It features anti-scratch and anti-fog properties that ensure long-lasting durability and clear vision, which gives you a high level of safety when riding in challenging weather.

I don’t need to struggle with the visor because it uses an easy-to-operate mechanism for opening and closing. You can adjust it smoothly with one hand, which allows for quick and convenient changes during rides. Also, the visor seals tightly against the helmet, minimizing wind noise and preventing drafts, which contributes to a more comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.

I also like the advanced Pinlock system of the helmet. This innovative technology consists of a dual-pane design with a silicone seal that effectively creates a thermal barrier that prevents condensation and fogging. I don’t struggle with visibility whether from chilly mornings or humid afternoons because the AGV Tourmodular’s pinlock system ensures a consistently clear view of the road ahead.

Again, I like the materials used for the construction of the visor as it protects against debris, wind, and other environmental elements. It also protects me from ultraviolet rays that could strain my eyes and cause me discomfort during rinding.

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The Weight of the AGV Tourmodular Helmet

The AGV Tourmodular helmet has an impressively lightweight design, weighing in at around 1.6 kg to 1.7 kg (approximately 3.5 pounds to 3.7 pounds). This helps to strike a fine balance between sturdy protection and comfortable wearability.

While some may argue that the weight of a helmet is not a significant factor, I've found that a lighter helmet reduces strain on my neck during long rides, and that makes riding more comfortable for me.

I have used quite a number of helmets, and I can boldly say the AGV Tourmodular is noticeably lighter than many modular helmets such as the Shoei Neotec II or the Schuberth C5.

Ventilation System

The ventilation system of the AGV Tourmodular helmet offers a blend of versatility and functionality. It features a removable chin skirt that allows me to customize my airflow experience when riding on my bike.

Some of my friends said they notice a slight airflow around the chin when using the AGV Tourmodular, but I don’t experience that at all. This variation could stem from the fact that we have different face shapes.

You can remove the chin skirt for better breathability and this is something I usually do when riding in warm weather. The AGV Tourmodular helmet's exhaust vent remains open consistently, and this is made possible by strategically placed channels in the rear liner.

I think the top vent is relatively small when compared to some helmets I have used. However, it still does well in regulating airflow. The chin vent, operated by a press mechanism, directs air across the visor and mouth area.

Despite the potential for a slight draft from the top vent, the chin vent maintains a comfortable airflow without causing forehead discomfort. Additionally, the mouth vents provide a refreshing burst of air that is influenced by the motorcycle's screen shape. The mesh on the vent helps to prevent insects from causing any disturbance while in motion.

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AGV Tourmodular Helmet Review: Other Things to Talk About

Apart from the key things that make up this highly protective helmet, I think there are other aspects I need to cover to make this AGV Tourmodular helmet review complete:

Helmet Noise

I believe it is a common thing that full-face helmets are quieter than modular helmets. The reason why most modular helmets are noisier is because they have more space inside, coupled with the fact that they have more buttons, seams, and latches. All these put together can catch the wind and generate noise.

While this is true, I found out that the AGV modular helmets are somewhat different, thanks to the aerodynamic mechanism of the helmets. This feature reduces noise from airflow and the Tourmodular helmet has a chin curtain underneath it that helps prevent noise and wind from getting into the helmet.

In all, from my experience, the AGV Tourmodular helmet is quieter than most other modular helmets in the marketplace, which is a good thing to consider if you are so concerned about noise when riding your bike.

Size and Fit

The size range for the AGV Tourmodular Helmet is made from three different shells and fit sizes from extra small (XS) to extra extra large (XXL). The table below shows the different sizes of the helmet and head circumferences that go with the helmet.

Head CircumferenceAGV Tourmodular Helmet Size
53 - 54XS
55 - 56S
57 - 58M
59 - 60L
61 - 62XL
63 - 64XXL

To know your head circumference, get a cloth measuring tape and wrap it around your head just above your ears and eyebrows. Make the tape comfortably snug on your head and then read the length. You should repeat the process about 3 times and use the largest measurement.

Now, apart from choosing the right size, fitness is another thing you want to pay attention to because a helmet that fits snugly provides a better riding experience. The helmet features a 5-density inner shell to ensure that each of the helmet's section provides maximum protection.

Communication System

Although you may not find this interesting if you are a lone rider, I think it is worth talking about. The AGV Tourmodular has a communication system known as INSYDE and it is made by Cardo. With this system, you can easily connect with up to 15 other systems within a range of 6 km. However, what I haven't tried is to see if I can connect my AGV tour modular's intercom to other brands of helmets.

The photo below is that of one of my AGV modular helmets in our AGV Sports office in Frederick, Maryland.

AGV Tourmodular Helmet Review

AVG Tourmodular Helmet Review: Pros and Cons

Now, enough of what the AGV Tourmodular helmet is made of. It is time to consider pros and cons to make my AGV Toutmodular helmet review balanced and unbiased. No doubt, the helmet has amazing features and functionality, but there are things that can still be improved on. From my personal experience, below are the pros and cons of the AGV Tourmodular helmet:

Pros

  • Made of premium materials
  • Extremely comfortable even during long rides
  • High resistance to impact
  • ECE 22.06 certified
  • Excellent chin bar fastening
  • Superb coverage from the sunshield.

Cons

You may take some time to get used to the visor latch

What is the difference between AGV Tourmodular and C5?

I have found that a lot of riders want to know how the AGV Tourmodular compares with the C5 helmet. Let me do a brief comparison below:

  • The AGV Tourmodular comes in 3 shell sizes while the C5 comes with 2.
  • In terms of shell finish and interior quality, Schuberth C5 tends to be better, but it doesn't take away the fact that the Tourmodular is still very good.
  • Tour modular chin venting has a larger center vent that you can slide up and down and 2 outer vents that you can slide side by side. For the C5, the top chin vent can be operated via a spring push, while the bottom chin vent can be operated by sliding up and down. In all, both are easy to operate.\
  • Matching the two helmets size-by-size, the AGV Tourmodular is slightly bigger when comparing the same size of the helmet from both models.

I believe any of these two modular helmets will work perfectly for you as long as you choose the one that fits you correctly. They are unarguably among the top 3 best modular helmets to buy.

Should I Buy Modular Helmets or Normal Helmets?

The reason for this AGV Tourmodular helmet review is to determine whether a modular helmet or a normal helmet is better for you.

I think buying a modular or normal helmet depends on your preferences and needs. Let me explain.

Modular helmets offer versatility with a flip-up chin bar for convenience in communication or ventilation while providing full-face protection. However, they may weigh slightly more and potentially compromise safety due to their hinge mechanism.

As for normal full-face helmets, they are typically lighter and offer uncompromised protection.

Let me say this to make it clearer to you - if you want simplicity, go for the normal helmet. However, if you want versatility, the modular helmet should be your pick.

Michael's Summary and Conclusion

I have tried to cover every important thing in my AGV Tourmodular helmet review. The AGV Tourmodular is in the same league as the C5, and to me, they are one of the best modular helmets I like to recommend to riders. Considering that the AGV Tourmodular helmet is cheaper, I think it's a win-win for anyone who goes for it.

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About the Author:

Michael Parrotte started his career in the motorcycle industry by importing AGV Helmets into the North American market. He was then appointed the Vice President of AGV Helmets America. In total, he worked with AGV Helmets for 25 years. He has also served as a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, and Sparx Helmets.

In 1985, he founded AGV Sports Group, Inc. with AGV Helmets in Valenza, Italy. For over 38 years now, the company has quietly delivered some of the best protective gear for motorcyclists in the world.

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