MILESTONES 1971-1973 AGV entered Formula 1 in the early seventies with Emerson Fittipaldi and Niki Lauda 1947 1956 1960 1969 1977 1980 1996 2011 2016 The first AGV motorcycle safety helmet: leather and skin to start with. The first fiberglass jet helmet. The legendary Renzo Pasolini was still using one in the early Seventies. AGV became synonymous with safety for VIPs too. Marcello Mastroianni, Formula One driver in the Sixties film “A place for lovers” by De Sica The first full-face helmet worn in an Italian race was an AGV model, worn by Alberto Pagani. Then Ago started using one. AGV starts the “Mobile Clinic” to treat riders at the site of motorcycle events in case of injury. Randy Mamola sponsored by AGV. Valentino Rossi has been racing in an AGV since 1996, the year of his first 125 World Championship race and first victory. A revolution in helmet design that achieves tangible and measurable improvements in: protection, comfort, field of vision, aerodynamics For Valentino and AGV, the 2016 season marks a special milestone: the most representative rider of the Italian motorcycling world has been racing wearing AGV helmets for 20 years. 1954 1958 1967 1972 1976-1978 1993 2007 2014 2015 The birth of the modern italian crash helmet made of fiberglass. AGV became the first company to use a motorcycle race for its advertising. Amisano had banners hung around the most photographed bends. The first contract with the motorcycling’s World Champion Giacomo Agostini. The Imola 200 miles. High speeds from the brute power of 750cc. The best riders in the world. Short races to increase the pace. Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts are sponsored by AGV. Wayne Rainey sponsored by AGV. AGV becomes part of Dainese. Two leading companies in the safety market together. The Pista GP is awarded with 5 Sharp Stars and confirmed as one of the safest helmets in the world. The AGV Extreme Standards. Everything began immediately after the Second World War when AGV in 1946 started out as manufacturer of leather seats and bicycle saddles. It was in 1947 that Amisano Gino from Valenza, the historical founder (hence the name AGV), entered into the motorcycle helmets world; an important step which gained since the beginning unprecedented commercial success together with the chance of being part of sport competitions. In 1969 AGV developed the first fiberglass full-face helmet. Since the beginning, AGV’s history has been directly linked to the one of riders who have made the motorcycle history: Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Angel Nieto, Marco Lucchinelli, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Randy Mamola, Loris Capirossi, Max Biaggi, Valentino Rossi and many others. The Pista GP was created in 2012 as the first of a new generation of helmets from the AGV Extreme Standards project. This process revolutionised helmet design and test methods and, from the outset, the clear aim was to significantly and demonstrably improve rider protection, ergonomics and comfort. AGV has never doubted its mission to protect riders and has never wavered in its commitment to Innovation and Research & Development to let riders enjoy their passion to the full in complete safety. From the track to the road, for the Champions of every day.