AGV Sports Group, Inc., based in Frederick, Maryland, designs,
develops, and produces
motorcycle safety clothing for road race and sportbike markets.
In 1978, AGV USA, a division of Intersport,
Inc. located in Maryland, became the official
importer of AGV helmets for the United States.
In 1985, when the Italian manufacturer took
over the distribution rights in the US, Intersport,
Inc. was given the right to make apparel and
other products, excluding helmets, bearing the
AGV name and trademark and AGV Sports Group
was created. By the early 1990s the AGVSPORT
brand was being used on most apparel for aesthetics
reasons due to the different graphic requirements
of apparel from helmets.
From 1985 to 1999 AGV Sports Group and AGV Helmets
US office operated with the same management,
offices, and warehouses. In 2001 the AGVSPORT
name became a fully independent brand belonging
to AGV Sports Group, Inc., a privately held
The AGVSPORT brand is distributed internationally
through exclusive licensing agreements for specific
AGV Sports Group Sponsored Racers
Group has sponsored riders including road racers Troy Bayliss,
Randy Mamola, Loris Capirossi, Kurtis Roberts, Ben Bostrom,
Eric Bostrom, Roland Sands, Miguel Duhamel, and Mat Mladin.