Product Comparison: AGV K-3 SV vs AGV K-5

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General Specifications
K-3 SV
About the Product
The AGV K-3 SV was developed from the experience AGV gained during the design process of the Pista GP and Corsa helmets. Thanks to the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEM), the technical department developed a benchmark product in terms of comfort, aerodynamics and safety. This helmet has a wide appeal and is suitable for young riders with a passion for racing as well as for more mature riders looking for comfort and high performance characteristics.
In unyielding pursuit of sport touring perfection, AGV reexamined the already-stellar ergonomics of the acclaimed K5 Helmet, gutted it and completely overhauled it from the inside out. Guess “good enough” doesn’t translate well into Italian. The AGV K5 S Helmet features an innovative comfort liner using a unique combination of Microsense-treated Ritmo and Shalimar high-performance fabrics with moisture wicking and antimicrobial properties.
Key Specs
Full Face
Full Face
Slightly Round
Slightly Round
Safety Rank
Shell Material
HIR-TH (High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin)
Interior Material
Removable/washable anti-bacterial
Shalimar and Ritmo fabric
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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  • Aerodynamics are fantastic and move the air around your head without shaking you around. Also the airvents ive found are just right and even with them open the helmet is still quiet.
  • This helmet is inbetween round and intermediate. Very comfortable.
  • I own this, affordable, rock solid, light, comfortable, it looks cool, also i use glasses and there is no problem, what else can i want?
  • Amazing! The colors are very vibrant and the helmet has a sleek look to it unlike any others I have owned. Will be buying a AGV helmet again in the future.Quality of material is on top, solid and sturdy.
  • Good Helmet but you can easy scratch the shield.
  • Thought it would be made in Italy but found out it was made in China. How disappointing.
AGV K-5 Unisex-Adult Full-Face-Helmet
  • Great features: lots of air vents, love the drop-down sun visor. Very comfortable, top quality materials . Feels light.
  • I love this helmet! The drop down internal visor is convenient for when I forget my sunglasses or for long rides in daylight and night. Its very comfortable too, and quieter than my last Shoei.
  • It has a very soft feel - love the feel of the interior cushioning. The view through the visor is very good and the air flow is outstanding .
  • This helmet is light, stylish and I like the built in sun visor. I think its very durable and can save me.
  • I found this helmet to be very comfortable and love all of the features, including the pinlock systems which never fogs up.
Size & Weight
3.63 lbs.
3.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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  • Its so lightweight but very durable. Love this.
  • I have the medium-large and it fits perfect on my head.
  • This helmet is perfect, lightweight, resistant, secure and good looking.. I recommend it 100%.
  • It is lightweight. Easy to use and i think its very durable.
  • My complaint is the design of the helmet makes it look huge on your head.
AGV K-5 Unisex-Adult Full-Face-Helmet
  • Dream fit out of the box. I measured out at the MS, and it was spot on with the size guide. I can shake my head around like a madman and no movement at all, while it still doesn't create mad pressure on my head.
  • Great helmet. Very light. Design of helmet turns heads. I love it.
  • All in all a very nice, light weight, comfortable helmet with just a few little niggles that may or may not bother you. If you like the fit, graphics and price I'd get one.
  • I find it very loud when riding on mid to high speeds.
GT2 scratch-resistant, Anti-fog polycarbonate visor, 100% protection from UV rays
Anti-scratch, Anti-fog system, 100% UV protection
4 front vents (3 at the forehead and one on the chin guard) and 2 rear extractors vents
IVS consisting of one chin guard vent, 2 front air vents and an air extractor with rear on/off switch
12 mm
15 mm
Cheek Pad
30 mm
35 mm
4 EPS sizes optimized using the FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) system, Removable breath deflector, Removable windproof chin strap protection, Fully removable and washable 3D inner liner and cheek pads, Double-D ring chin strap
EPS inner lining available in 4 sizes with 4 different densities, Shell and EPS dimensions are optimized using the FEM, Central front air vent built into the shell profile with direct high air flow channel, Rear spoiler integrated into the shell profile, Includes removable nose guard and wind protector, Face shield is pinlock-prepared, Pinlock insert lens included, Visor micro-opening system, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) visor mechanism, Double-D ring chin strap
What customers say about "Features"
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  • Man this helmet is great more quiet than scorpions or icons and the way there built its easy to look over your shoulders great safety features i didnt know about.
  • I love the sunglasses bilt right in, it makes it so convinient when youre out and about.
  • The noise level on this helmet is a little quieter than average but not defening.
  • My big issue is the foam on the cheek pads is very moldable, which is nice, however, after 3 months of riding the foam on the cheek pads have warped.
AGV K-5 Unisex-Adult Full-Face-Helmet
  • The shield mechanism locks and unlocks easily so shield changes are pretty easy.
  • The actuator is pretty easy to reach and works easily - so if you like the drop-down visor, it will work fine for you.
  • The double-d ring strap is very secure - as you would expect - and I have no problem with it... it seems to hit the right spot on my chin, so I don't get choked. Once it's on - I forget about it, so I think that's a good thing.
  • Sun visor works great and has a decent mechanic.
  • The airflow is great, but it comes with the tradeoff of added wind noise (and lots of it). There's also a slight whistling noise when the wind catches a vent just right, but it's so loud as to be overbearing.
  • The little tab that cracks the visor for city riding is a silly idea, and not the easiest to use either. This feels like the cheapest part of the helmet, as there is very little feedback when it opens and closes (a bit hard to use with gloves). I would rather have a normal detent to crack the visor.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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