AGV Tourmodular: Does This New Budget Modular Beat The Rest?


Today I have something special to show you, the new Turmodular from AGV.  

The AGV Tourmodular is a modular helmet from the Italian brand AGV, known for its quality helmets.  

The helmet is positioned as a budget-friendly alternative to the AGV Sportmodular, the only full-carbon modular helmet on the market.

However, the Sportmodular is also one of the most expensive modular helmets on the market. Therefore, AGV is now bringing a more budget-friendly variant to the market with this Tourmodular.  

The helmet offers all the bells and whistles you expect from a quality modular helmet.

AGV Tourmodular Review

Shell Construction

The shell for this helmet is made from a combination of fiberglass, carbon, and aramid fibers. 

The idea is to keep the weight down; our scale suggests that’s worked because the size medium weighs in at sixteen hundred and seven grams. That’s a very respectable weight for a flip-front helmet.

In standard trim, it’s lighter than either the Schubert C5 or Shoei’s NeoTec 2. It’s also approved for the latest ECE 2206 safety standard.

Chin Bar

This helmet’s chin bar lifting mechanism functions on the lever on the leading edge just below the chin vent.

It pulls down, and that frees the chin bar to be lifted. The principle is that you can’t knock the button, inadvertently making the chin bar open up.

I quickly got used to opening the front of the lid, which also seemed protected from accidental opening.

A chin curtain comes in the box, and its fitting doesn’t interfere with the chin bar mechanism. I’d suggest fitting the chin curtain, as, without it, quite a lot of air ends up swirling around the inside of the lid.

That’s especially the case if you want to use the communication system.

The tour modular is dual homologated, so it can legally be worn with the chin bar open. (Always check local laws first).

You need to secure it in the raised position, and that’s a requirement for having dual homologation in 2206. To do that, you need to use the locking switch on the right-hand side of the helmet.

It’s a very stiff switch, which I needed my fingernails to operate. Also, there’s no way I could move the switch in either direction without taking my glove off, so I definitely couldn’t operate it while riding.

Riding with a chin bar raised on a helmet like this is usually a bit of a pain as it messes up the weight distribution. It also means you can only use the sun visor because the main visors are behind the chin bar.

If you’re hoping to use a helmet in an open-face configuration for any time, then a flip-over helmet would be better.

This is because you will get improved weight distribution and get used to the main visor.

Ventilation

Ventilation on the Tourmodular comes through three inlets at the chin. 

There’s one rocking switch in the center and one on each side that slides out to allow air through inlets on the inner surface of the chin bar.

On top of the helmet, there’s a chunky scoop with a sliding switch that reveals three inlets that go down into the interior of the lid.

Air can travel through channels in the EPS liner, which escapes through 10 outlet holes between the EPs and the shell.

When I first wore this helmet, it was very hot outside, so I couldn’t tell if the vents were open or not because any air coming through was hot air.

I also hadn’t fitted the chin curtain, so plenty of air was circulating in front of the mouth.

Once the temperature cooled down and I put the chin cutting in place, I could get a better feel for the air flowing through the vents.

Ventilation is pretty good and helps cool things down, but I don’t think it’s on par with the Schubert C5, which is the current class leader for ventilation.

Visor

The visor on this lid is one of the best things about it. AGV gives some numbers for the peripheral vision. They say you get 190 degrees

from left to right for visibility and then 85 degrees from top to bottom of the visor.

Pinlock Anti- Fogging

The Pinlock insert covers the whole of the visible area. The only bit I could see was the blurry Pinlock logo in my peripheral vision, but that was if I strained to see if there was something visible. 

That also inserts a Pinlock 120, so it’s the most protective in terms of anti-miss properties, and the pins are easily adjusted if you need more or less tension holding the insert in place.

The visor is easy to change. You pull the lever on the side, and off it comes, and it’s also reassuringly thick.

In places, it’s four millimeters thick, which is twice the thickness of the average visor but still gives a crisp visual quality.

There are six open positions for the visor. First, fully up, two intermediate steps, one where the visor touches the bottom seal, then a locked cracked position, and a fully locked position. That locked cracked position is one of only ever seen on Avg.

Once you get the visor resting on the bottom seal, you push it slightly, and it hooks onto the mounting. 

The visor has a small opening to let some air through at the bottom, but it’s locked in place, so it can’t just open up of its own accord.

To release it, you push the button underneath to free the hook, and the visor will lift up. Adapting to using that motion to lift the visor doesn’t take long.

I found the best way to push the button just above the chin vent with the forefinger and lift the visor in one motion.

Sun Visor

The sun visor runs on the switch on the left rim of the lid. It takes a slightly firmer push to make it lower by the last five millimeters, so if it hits your nose, you can stop pushing a little bit, and the visor will sit a bit higher.

The sun visor isn’t anti-mist, which I think is a shame, as I did have some slight misting in damp conditions with the curtain in.

Interior

The interior is very comfortable, and it’s also very secure in the way it mounts inside the lid.

It’s made from two different materials of covering. There’s a light, smooth material on the cheek pads that AGV call ritmo, and there’s a brushed velour-like material around the head that they call Shalimar.

The idea is to have the smooth material, sliding the lid over your head and your face, and then the grippy material sits around the head.

Whatever the intent of it, I found the lining to be very comfortable, and it also managed to sweat well, which was handy, seeing as temperatures got up to about 38 degrees when I was testing the helmet.

The top pad conventionally mounts into the lid, but the cheek pads of a rail system. So they slide into place, and then it’s securing even more with four poppers on each pad.

I’ve had the lining in and out of this helmet a few times, and it still fits very securely.

AGV never mentions this in their literature, but there’s an anti-roll-off system for the retention strap, which I’ve only ever seen on Schuberth helmets.

Two straps run from the chin strap and are secured to the back of the helmet with rivets.

They give that extra security, so the helmet won’t roll forward and come off your head when you need it most.

Unless you take the lining out, you’d probably never notice the straps, but they are in place, and I think it’s a really good addition.

Communication System

This helmet comes with a reliable system called AGV inside. The AGV inside the communication system is made by Cardo, which I find interesting as it’s the first helmet I’ve reviewed that has a Cardo collaboration when all the others have been Sener.

The Insider has Bluetooth and Mesh comms protocols, so it’s a pretty advanced kit.

I tested this helmet with the com system fitted, and it fits neatly into the helmet.

The battery slots in behind the neck roll, and the control module slides into to replace a cover on the lower left side.

I found the buttons a bit tricky to locate, but it uses Cardo’s voice control, so it’s not a big issue as you can tell it what you want it to do rather than pressing the buttons.

I had the chin curtain off when I tested it, and it was hard to make myself heard because the air disrupted the microphone and interfered with the sound.

Putting the chin curtain made clarity much better, but the connection quality was still pretty poor.

We’ve recently used a series of different intercoms for these reviews, and this system was the one that’s given us the most difficulty.

If you want to fit a universal com system, I would say it will not be the neatest installation because of the cover on the left rim.

There should be plenty of room for the speakers in the recesses as they’re big enough for Carlos’s 40-millimeter speakers as they’re normally the ones that won’t fit into a helmet’s recess.

Shell Sizing

The Tourmodular comes in sizes from extra small through to double XL.

Unfortunately, AGV has done away with its unconventional method of offering two forms of the medium, so now there’s just one.

You now get a medium rather than a medium-small, and a medium-large like you got before.

There are three shell sizes to cover the helmet size range. The smaller shell covers lids up to medium, the large helmet gets a shell of its own, and then the biggest shell is shared between Excel and double XL.

The are also four thicknesses of EPS impact liner, so you shouldn’t end up with a massive helmet on a small head.

Safety Standards

The AGV Tourmodular meets the new tougher EC2206 standard for the road, a plus point for this helmet.

To meet that newer standard, lids must undergo a wider range of tests than before, both in terms of different impact speeds and across more of the helmet surface area.

I think it’s a better standard, and you can be more confident in the safety of a helmet that meets it.

In Conclusion

The AGV Tourmodular flip-front motorcycle helmet perfectly combines functionality and style.

With a carbon, aramid, and fiberglass construction, it’s the perfect solution for your next bike ride.

This motorcycle helmet features a fresh and fluid Ritmo cheek pad, a soft and gentle Shalimar fabric crown pad, and a removable and washable interior.

The Ritmo fabric, synthetic leather neck roll with water-resistant properties, and removable and washable interior will keep you comfortable on every ride.

With a 5-density EPS shell, the Tourmodular has an incredibly lightweight and protective design that will make you feel safer on the road.

Its fit is specially designed to allow the wearing of glasses. In addition, this motorcycle helmet has a chin guard opening system designed to prevent accidental opening.

Its anti-scratch, 100% Max Vision Pinlock visor with a pinlock system, integrated anti-scratch sun visor, and metal, multistep visor mechanism will keep you safe and protected on the road.

A micro-opening and visor lock system ensures that the visor is always secured. In addition, with its extra quick release system, you can remove the visor quickly and easily.

The visor mechanism includes a patented extra quick release system and a visor lock system. The AGV Tourmodular flip-front motorcycle helmet is the perfect solution for your next bike ride.

Where To Buy

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