The Safety Helmet Assessment Rating Programme (SHARP) recently awarded the 4-star rating to AGV K-5, the best-selling helmet from AGV’s 2015 collection. The programme certifies the safest helmets in the world, with only 361 models having earned the four-star rating thus far. This award follows last season AGV’s GT Veloce for its rating.
The SHARP programme was started in 2007 by the UK Department of Transport with the aim of providing all motorcyclists with an independent safety assessment of many of the helmets available on the market. Research carried out by this department indicates that the use of safe, SHARP-approved helmets could save 50 lives every year.
The AGV K-5 achieved this award thanks to the revolutionary AGV Extreme Standards design process. AGV design protocol, based on the “human engineering” concept, starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell. As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact, thus providing greater safety and smaller overall dimensions. AGV Extreme Standards helmets – including the K-5 – are designed using Finite Element Analysis (FEM) to set new benchmarks for safety, comfort and ergonomics.
The result of over 60 years of AGV expertise in the worlds of Sport and Racing, the K-5 features the best technological innovations, including the IVS ventilation system and the ability to accept the SHARE communication system.
The AGV K-5 is available in a single-color version at €319.95 and in a multicolour version at €359.95. For more detailed information, to see available graphics and to purchase a K-5 online, visit http://k-5.agv.com
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