The $400 K-5 is AGV’s “sport touring helmet,” which means it’s appropriate on most road-going motorcycles from basic uprights to screaming sportbikes. With a snap-down sun visor and space for an audio system, it’s got enough nice features to be interesting.
Here’s the big feature on this helmet: a carbon fiber composite shell, giving it less weight than less weight than most anything else in its price range and category right now. But does that really make it a standout?
(Full disclosure: AGV let me pick up a K-5 to wear while I wrung out the Kawasaki Z800 on California’s canyon roads after my west-coast colleagues insisted the little league batting helmet I usually rock was “not sufficient.”)
(Want to learn about helmet basics? Learn about the science and technology of motorcycle helmets in general and check out our big breakdown of which models were great in 2015.)