Everything began immediately after the Second World War when AGV started out as a manufacturer of leather seats and bicycle saddles. But it was in 1947 that Mr Gino Amisano, the historical founder, 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 the early 50s AGV produced the first 100% fibreglass open-face helmet. Few years later, taking advantage of the experience acquired in creating a special helmet to run the flying start kilometre on skis, AGV developed the first fibreglass full-face helmet. In 1988 AGV completed its range of products with the acquisition of MDS, a brand that in very short time emerged by virtue of its versatility.
In July 2007, the company was acquired by Dainese.
Since the beginning, AGV’s history has been directly linked to many of riders who have made motorcycle history: Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Johnny Cecotto, Angel Nieto, Marco Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Fausto Gresini, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Randy Mamola, and Luca Cadalora.
These co-operations have brought many victories to AGV and over 130 World Championship Titles, in addition to the definitive establishment of the AGV brand name on a global scale.
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