Founded in 1947, AGV had a reputation for design in the motorcycle racing world. It began by making leather saddle covers and soft helmets for cyclists.

1954 saw the creation of the first fibre glass crash helmet. This was soon superseded by the more protective “Jet” helmet design in 1956. AGV introduced the first full faced helmet at an Italian Grand Prix in 1969.

Multi-coloured design and distinctive colours and graphics on their helmets are a world- renowned feature. All current AGV helmets are designed following their Extreme Standards approach.

The company’s product range was enhanced when they acquired motorcycle sports clothing company Dainese in 2007.