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    January 26, 2012
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AGV Skyline Psyco Helmet Drawing heavily on the technology developed in MotoGP for the AGV GP-Tech helmet, the Skyline brings this technology to a touring helmet for the first time. The AGV Skyline incorporates a number of specific features that makes riding on the road a much more pleasurable experience. The ISV (integrated sun visor) makes the transition between light and dark conditions much safer and the extra wide visor aperture ensures excellent peripheral vision. Features Shell Carbonglass (Fiberglass and carbon shell) Shell Sizes 2 EPS Liner Multi-density Ventilation System IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with channels formed directly in the outer shell and dynamic system with air vents and rear extractors Interior Dry-Lex with sanitizing treatment Interior Padding Completely removable and washable Removable chin curtain and breath deflector included Faceshield GT2 clear visor in optical class 1 Faceshield Non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate with 100 protection from UV radiation Visor mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) visor removal and replacement without tools in just a few seconds Internal Sunshield Drop down ISV (Internal Sun Visor) is non-scratch and antifog polycarbonate Retention System Double D.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great lid for narrow heads!
PostedMarch 31, 2015
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pinballR
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
I purchased this helmet about two years ago before this graphic even hit the states. I had to order it from Spain, and I've never regretted it.
It is very difficult for me to find a helmet that is comfortable and that fits properly. My head is 59cm in circumference but it long and narrow. Usually if a helmet fits me front to back it is way too loose on the sides and cheeks, and swapping cheek pads doesn't help much (if any). This helmet is perfect right out of the box. It's snug all the way around and doesn't press into my forehead. I've only found two other helmets that fit right. One is the Shark RSF3 (discontinued) and the other is the Arai Signet-Q (very expensive).
Now that I'm done talking about my helmet hunting issues I'll address some of the features of the Skyline:
It's tough. I've never been down in it, but I've dropped it several times with only a few chips in the paint to show for it. It's also pretty quiet, but I always wear earplugs when riding anyway. It moves a lot of air, which is largely due to the volume of air that enters the helmet from under your chin. I leave the mouth vent closed all the time because of it, but if you use the chin skirt you'd have to open it. The skirt does a great job of blocking air, but I don't like it because it presses against the underside of my chin. It's not the most stable helmet I've owned (the RSF3 was), as buffeting at around 90MPH is definitely noticeable, but I've owned two Shoeis and they were much worse.
The drop down shade is annoying since the bottom of the shade falls about 3/4 of the way down your field of view. Adjusting your line of sight up just a bit will keep you from going cross eyed, and you can get used to it with a little practice. One big bonus to this helmet is that it has cutouts for a button mic and speakers. This helmet and my Sena SMH10 are a perfect match.
This helmet could use a bit of improvement, but overall (fit + features + price), it's the best helmet I've found for me. "Would buy again" doesn't quite cover it since I just ordered another one which will stay nice and cozy in its box in the closet until I wear my current one out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shark RSF3 Mint Helmet
Shark RSF3 Mint Helmet
Shell made from multi-directional fibers Multi-element internal shock-absorber with differential density Airflow directed by integrated ducts Dual treated (anti-scratch/anti fog) total vision 2.2mm visor Sharks patented Push-One visor quick release system Optimized demisting using visor frame diffuser Fully removable and washable interior in microfiber fabric Ergonomic cheek pads Anti-fog visor and chin cover Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 5.0oz. (1504g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing helmet, especially for the price.
PostedJanuary 26, 2012
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pinballR
State:TX
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have looked long and hard for the "right" helmet for me that doesn't cost a fortune, and I found what I was looking for with this helmet. I have a narrow/oval head, which limits my helmet choices if I want a proper fit. This helmet is more intermediate oval than what I would call long oval, but it's definitely not neutral or round.
Anyone who says this helmet is loud either bought the wrong size, has a head shape that doesn't match the helmet shape, or both. I wear custom molded earplugs when I ride, and this helmet without earplugs is quieter than either Shoei I own WITH earplugs. The shell of this helmet is fairly deep, which puts the neck roll well below the jawline, significantly decreasing wind noise. If you buy the wrong size, or if your head is the wrong shape for this helmet, the neck roll will not be able to block the wind, and yes....it will be loud.
At just over 1500g for a large, this helmet is lighter than almost every single helmet of the same size you will find, including Arai and ESPECIALLY Shoei. The light weight, coupled with awesome aerodynamics, significantly decreases neck strain. Although this helmet only has a chin and a top vent it has very good airflow.
My only complaints with this helmet are the chin strap and the vent construction. The chin strap does not have a snap for the end after it is buckled. It's more like a belt where you tuck the loose end through a loop. It's not a huge deal, but I prefer the button. The vents are roller-style and slightly cumbersome to operate with gloves on. The wheels are pretty small and slightly recessed. The top vent wheel, if pressed too hard, will snap out of its retainer inside the scoop. It's an easy fix; just pull the scoop off the helmet (it's held on by double sided tape) put the wheel back where it belongs, and stick the scoop back on the helmet. I'm not sure how many times you could do this before the tape would no longer hold the scoop in place, so don't press on the wheel too hard.
Overall, this is a great helmet. The few things I'm not particularly fond of are greatly outweighed by the features I love. Make sure this helmet matches your head shape, and I'm sure you'll be as happy with it as I am.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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