Since my little bike accident a while ago I have purchased a new helmet. I decided to give a new brand a try to see how it is and I went with the Agrius Rage Motorcycle Helmet with the Sun Visor in a solid white for £41.99 . It’s another budget helmet available in a number of different colours and patterns. It’s also available without the sun visor which costs less but after finding it so useful in my old Shox Assault I decided to try one that came with it. My first impressions of the Agrius Rage were very positive, the fit couldn’t be more perfect for me in a medium size – Snug but comfortable all around and it’s plenty warm. The lining in the helmet is even removable so it’s easy to keep clean. The shapes and designs in the polycarbonate shell are simple but still look modern, cool and aggressive. The softly pointed chin-bar and the shape of the shell are also great for cutting through the wind and help to keep your head steady and facing forward at speed. You can feel a bit of wind resistance when doing shoulder checks but not enough to be a cause for concern. If you’re into moto-vlogging, like to have a camera mounted to your helmet for insurance purposes or want a helmet with space on for a bluetooth intercom- the helmet offers plenty of flat and clean surfaces to mount your equipment on to.
The air vents on the helmet are sleek and low profile, so they don’t spoil the look or aerodynamic shape of the helmet. But while you can feel that they do draw air in while riding- they don’t draw in that much. The visor only has three positions: all the way up, in the middle or completely closed. You can see this in how many notches there are in the visor mechanism at the sides of the helmet. The visor also has a spring-loaded component that pulls the visor backward when in the fully closed position to form a tight seal that keeps air and water from getting in and also helps to dampen road noise. But this means riding with the visor open just a crack isn’t an option which makes it difficult to get some more airflow inside the helmet and keep the visor clear of fogging. A feature I found very handy in the Shox Assault.
But the helmet’s short comings in the visor and ventilation all contribute to this helmet’s only real flaw- The visor fogs up. But it’s really easy to solve this issue by investing in the Pinlock insert for this helmet. That said, if you do drop the extra £19.99 for the Pinlock insert, suddenly it becomes an amazing helmet. Riding at speed has been a dream compared to other helmets where I’ve had to keep the visor open just a crack. And the noise reduction thanks to the comfy fit and firmly sealed visor, compared to those other helmets, is definitely considerable. I honestly lamented at my choice when I first rode home wearing this helmet but when I put the Pinlock insert in the next day- I fell in love with it. It completely transformed the helmet into a comfy, warm, functional piece of kit that for a combined total of £61.98 is well worth it and I wouldn’t trade it for another. It’s excellent value for money for a comfortable and practical motorcycle helmet.
The Agrius Rage is available in a number of sizes and graphics too. Some of my favourites include-
-Fuse Graphics in Red, White, Blue and Yellow in sizes XS through to XXL for £41.99
-Fusion Graphics with a sun visor in Blue, Green, Pink and Red in sizes XS to XXL for £47.99
-Claw Graphics with a sun visor in Blue, Green, Orange, Red and Yellow in sizes XS to XXL for £47.99
-Recon Graphics with a sun visor in Blue, Red, Silver and Yellow in sizes XS to XXL for £47.99
And there are other graphics to choose from as well. Thanks for reading, I hope you’ve found this blog post useful
Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com