The following is a press release from AGV…
Extreme Standards Helmets is the name of the revolutionary new range of AGV helmets. It is based on the “Human Engineering” concept and applies to a new design process which 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 dimensions.
The Pista GP, a full carbon helmet specifically designed for racing, is the first of this new generation. The video describes the new performance standards.
The force transmitted to the head is 36% less than the required Standard. The risk index for brain damage associated with acceleration is 48% lower than the required Standard. The size of the visor mechanism area has been drastically reduced. The extra space has been used to increase the thickness of the shock absorbing material. The Optical Class 1 approved visor is 3.3 mm thicker and thus provides better protection.
“Built around your head” The design of the helmet began by examining where there is contact with the head and not looking from the outside in as usually happens
+ FIELD OF VISION
The field of vision is 15° wider and the area of the visor is 9% greater than the previous helmet.
The air vent sizes have been almost tripled. The ventilation system and the positioning and sizes of air vents are the result of intensive computational fluid dynamics wind tunnel testing
The helmet’s shape is the result of intensive wind tunnel testing which has made it more stable at all speeds and less susceptible to the effects of side winds
Z-LIFT -44% meaning that the helmet is an integral part of the overall bike/suit aerodynamic profile. For this reason, it does not tend to lift at high speed and in fact settles more snugly on the rider’s head.
+ COMPACT SIZE
Thanks to its “from the inside out” design, the structural components of the helmet are designed to provide the required performance while minimising size and weight.
The frontal cross section has been reduced by 3% and the lateral cross section by 6% compared with the GP-Tech helmet.
Reaching AGV Extreme Standards has been validated by very thorough tests in laboratories, on the track and on the road and with the approval of Valentino Rossi. The nine times World Champion was the first rider to collaborate in setting up the AGV Extreme Standards project and helped fine tune the Pista GP. His input was absolutely essential for identifying technical solutions to be adopted. Below are his comments which confirm the results of simulations and tests:
“Great aerodynamics, it like I’m not wearing a helmet”
“Excellent ventilation, it is really noticeable”
“The inside of the helmet is really comfortable”
“Fabulous visibility, like switching from TV to the cinema”.
You can watch the video on www.agv.com/gb
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