Item Code: AGVAX8DSEVOTour Brand:AGV Model:AX-8 EVO Dual Sport Color:Black/White/Red, Black/White Shell:SSL ( Super Super Light) fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon outer shell with three shell sizes Certification:DOT/ E2205 certified
New shape of the outer shell in the chin area, combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model, decreases risk of impact traumas by creating a "shock-absorber" function
IVS ( Integrated Ventilation System) with multiple channels formed directly into the outer shell
A dynamic system with air vents and rear extractors
Dry-Lex fabric with sanitizing treatment
Completely removable and washable inner padding
New inner padding has an increased thickness which provides improved comfort
Dual visor with non-scratch and anti-fog lens which provides 100% UV protection
Double-D retention system
New aluminum peak screws increases sturdiness
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1. MEASURE YOUR HEAD. Determine the circumference of the widest part of your head by using a flexible tape measure. Generally, the widest part of a person's head is the area 2.5 cm (1") above the eyes and ears. However, we suggest measuring at a few points both above and below that line to determine the greatest measurement before referring to our size tables. We also suggest testing the fit of a helmet one size smaller and one size larger than what the chart recommends. No helmet can provide protection if it's too uncomfortable to wear.
The AX-8 DS EVO motorcycle helmet from AGV is a fantastic example of a premium dual sport and/ or adventure touring helmet. The DS EVO is the updated, but still very similar version of the original DS. The DS is built on the proven AX-8 offroad helmet, with particular engineering and features that make it excel both on and offroad. The shell is constructed using a fiberglass composite that includes carbon and aramid fibers. These high end materials make this helmet shell incredibly strong, but also lightweight. This DS EVO weighs in at a mere three point three pounds, which is over a half a pound lighter than many of the helmets in this category. It is also has a lightly redesigned shape versus the previous model. It is most noticed in the chinbar. The shape has been softened, and this rubber ridge has been added to give the chinbar more shock absorption.
This helmet also meets just about every global safety requirement there is. DOT, ECE, NBR, AS-NZS, NRA, CIA, NAACP. You name it, everybody is satisfied with the safety of this helmet. Just so you know, though; helmets purchased from Jafrum are labeled for sale in the USA. So, if you are an international customer that lives where helmet labeling is strictly enforced, know that this helmet will only come with a DOT sticker.
Anyway, This DS EVO is available from Jafrum in three solid colors, a sharp looking graphic, and in sizes small to three XL. The fit is still pretty round, despite having a slightly more oval shape than the previous AX. The Drylex liner is plusher, though, and removes with the same process as the previous model. The cheek pads have the chin curtain built in, which saves weight. But, while they are very easy to remove, they’re a little more of a challenge to reinstall. I’ve found that it’s easiest to start the rear edge of the curtain in first and slide the pad back. The cheek pad will then easily snap into place. The head liner has a simple system, with four liner snaps. This is one of the few helmet companies out there that still use snaps on the front, because they can cause hot spots on certain rider’s heads. But, riders with rounder head shapes won’t feel the snaps at all.
These dual sport style helmets are growing quickly in popularity even outside of the adventure market. Street riders and commuters are now gravitating toward this style of helmet because of their versatility. This particular helmet model can be worn in three configurations. You can wear it the way you see it here, with both the visor and the shield installed. You can also wear it without the visor for a really sleek look. Just remove these four updated metal screws and the visor comes right off. This configuration is so popular, that AGV has introduced a helmet with this setup right out of the box. You can also wear this lid with the visor, but without the face shield. This is a nice option for when your ride takes you mostly on the dirt. Despite the presence of anti-scratch coatings found on most face shields, they still don’t love being roosted or rubbed on. So, it’s nice to be able to swap out your face shield for a pair of offroad goggles when the riding gets overly dusty or muddy. To remove the shield, you just remove this screw and washer from each side of the helmet.
While we have the shield off, we can see another really unique feature of this AX-8 Dual. This little red insert you see here is the detent bar. It’s what decides where the helmet shield rests when you raise and lower it. This red insert has four distinct detents including closed. You can swap these inserts out for the included blue inserts. These inserts offer only two detents, with smooth shield operation in between the two. This is a handy feature, especially when riding a bike with a smaller windscreen because you can get the helmet’s airflow dialed in exactly the way you want it. To remove the insert, gently press a flat blade screw driver into this slot and the insert will release. Pull gently to finish removing it.
Another feature set I want to look at is the ventilation. The chinbar ventilation has a very similar look and shape compared with the dirt AX-8. The difference is that the Dual’s vent is covered and adjustable. These two eyebrow vents are very unique. They act as inlets when the shield is removed, and as outlets when the shield is installed, helping to circulate air across the inside surface of the shield. Pretty fancy. The forehead vents are two-position, and help to draw cool air into the shell, while the multiple exhaust ports extract hot, moist air out of the helmet.