Spartan, sleek, and practically a featherweight, the AGV gets an emphatic nod from us due to its light weight, always a crucial consideration for touring riders. The lid's lightness is a byproduct of its 100 percent carbon-fiber shell (which is based on AGV's top-line Pista GP R race helmet), and one of the chief reasons we'll usually grab it for a long ride
—it weighs in at just 3 pounds, 4 ounces. That light weight doesn't mean it skimps on features; you get a raft of the usual bells and whistles, like three shell sizes, metal locking hardware, a drop-down sun shield, adjustable venting, a reversible crown pad (with different fabric on either side for warm or cool climates), and toolless shield removal. Of course, for upwards of $700, it'd better boast premium technology. We also like the fact that the SportModular just looks less clunky than most other lids in this segment. AGV cleverly managed to seamlessly blend the chin guard with the rest of the helmet, thus keeping a clean line throughout and giving the SportModular a sleeker profile.