The AGV MT-X is an entry level helmet designed to offer quality at an affordable price. It is great for recreational riders, people just getting into riding and guys who need a new helmet, but can’t afford or don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a high end helmet. For a helmet in this price range the MT-X has a lot of positives.
AGV MT-X Facts
- Price: $134.95-$179.95 From $95.31 on Amazon
- Weight: 3.16 lbs (Size Large)
- High resistant thermoplastic resin shell
- Available in size Small through X-Large
- 7 color options
- DOT & ECE 2205 Certified
- Made in India
The things that matter about the AGV MT-X Helmet
Fit I learned something about helmets from the AGV MT-X – always check the size chart! Turns out I’m between sizes, depending on the brand. When I got my 6D ATR-1, I measured my head and it was 23”. The problem is I made an assumption (you know what they say about assuming) that most helmets fit the same. 6D’s size large fits heads 22-3/4” to 23-1/4” while the AGV MT-X fits 23-1/8” to 23-1/2”. Since the AGV MT-X was too big for me, I enlisted the help of some friends who have larger heads. All of these riders said the MT-X fit their heads perfectly fine.
Comfort Nobody had a complaint about the AGV MT-X’s comfort. There were no issues with pressure points and the Dry-Comfort fabric is soft against the skin.
Ventilation The MT-X does not vent as well as higher end helmets, but vents well for a helmet in this price range. It features an integrated vent system with 5 front air vents. 2 lateral air intakes and two rear extractors to help keep your head cool.
Quality OK, the quality isn’t the same as a higher end, more expensive helmet, but it does have some cool quality features. First and most importantly the AGV MT-X features a dual density EPS liner for better impact protection. It also has fully removable and washable antimicrobial moisture wicking Dry-Comfort cheek pads and liner.
Vision A few different goggles were tested with the MT-X, including Oakley’s large framed Airbrake Goggle and there were no fitment issues. It has a large eye port that doesn’t cause any vision obstructions. One rider even commented that he noticed the MT-X’s chin bar/nose guard area obstructed his vision less than his current helmet.
AGV MT-X Gallery
Nitpicking the AGV MT-X
I don’t have much negative to say about the MT-X, obviously it isn’t as nice as a higher end helmet like the Shoei VFX-W, but in the MT-X’s price range I can’t see other helmets outdoing it. The only things I can knock on the MT-X about are the chin strap and the liner attachment. The chin strap is a bit short, which was no issue for anyone who tested it, but could be if you have a fat chin/neck. The liner’s attachment doesn’t have a solid snap to it, like you have to make sure it’s secured after snapping it into place. That said, every now and again we’d notice a missed snap, but never had an issue with a properly snapped button coming loose.
AGV MT-X Final Thoughts
AGV has been making motorcycle helmets since 1947 and has been owned by Dainese (a company that is very serious about safety) since 2007. They know what they’re doing when it comes to making helmets. If you’re looking for a helmet under $180, you won’t be disappointed with the AGV MT-X.