For Dainese, designing protection and safety around people means taking inspiration from Nature. Such as the armadillo’s horny shell or the lobster’s carapace. Human history provides inspiration with Medieval and Renaissance suits of armor. That once offered the privileged few protection, ergonomics, and safety. This is the challenge: transform the concepts of Nature and history’s most brilliant hunches into protective devices to be used by the largest possible number of users.
Protection has finally become democratic AGV: In the early 50’s AGV produced the first 100% fiberglass open-face helmet. A few years later, taking advantage of the experience acquired in creating a special helmet to run the flying start kilometer on skis. AGV developed the first fiberglass full-face helmet. Since the beginning, AGV’s history has been directly linked to the one of riders who have made motorcycle history. Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Johnny Ceccotto, Angel Nieto, Marco Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Fausto Gresini, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Randy Mamola, Loris Capirossi, Max Biaggi, Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli and many others. In 1988 AGV completed its range of products with the acquisition of MDS. A brand that in a very short time emerged by virtue of its versatility.