Can I install SHARE system on any AGV helmet model?
The helmet models compatible with
REAR SHARE EASYare:
The helmet models compatible with
SIDE SHARE EASYare:
Do I have to take care of installing the communication system SHARE by myself
after I've purchased it?
Yes. Installing the communication system is easy and does not require tools. Simply
follow the installation instructions listed in the booklet you'll find in the kit.
You can also download the instructions from the website
What are the main features of the SHARE communication system?
The system allows you to connect cell phones and smartphones, intercom communication
with a device of the same type up to distances of a few tens of meters, connection
with motorcycle satellite navigators available on the market and with the satellite
navigators of smartphones, allows you to listen to music in wireless mode and via
cable transmitted by devices that feature A2DP bluetooth profiles, connects with
FM radio stations and is equipped with RDS (automatic radio station search function).
What is the maximum speed at which communication runs smoothly with SHARE system?
The limit speed at which communication begins to be choppy depends on a number
of factors that represent sources of external noise, such as the type of motorcycle
used and the type of helmet. Generally speaking, you can communicate smoothly up
to a speed of 120-130 km/h with a one-piece or closed flip front helmet, or approximately
80-90 km/h with a jet or open flip front helmet.
Am I allowed to use the device SHARE anywhere on road?
The laws of individual Countries allow you to use communication systems assembled
on a helmet anywhere in Europe and in nearly all States of the U.S. In some cases
use is prohibited, while in others it is limited with certain restrictions. You
must find out before you purchase the system what the laws of the Highway Code
in force are in your Country, or in the Country you are travelling in during your
One of the typical restrictions is to use devices in "mono" mode to
allow riders to hear danger signals or external sounds while riding. This is precisely
why the SHARE system allows you to detach one earphone.
The laws of the Highway Code change rather quickly in this industry, so be sure
to keep yourself informed.
Does the intercom connection with SHARE system allow me to communicate between
one motorcycle and another?
The connection is guaranteed for short distances of up to a maximum 100 meters,
beyond which the system disconnects. This means that the system surely enables
communication between the rider's helmet and the passenger and allows communication
between two motorcycles that are close to each other (side-by-side or at a short
Is intercom connection possible between a helmet equipped with the SHARE system
and another equipped with a different type of communication system?
No. Only two SHARE systems can interconnect in intercom mode.
What is SHARE pairing and what is the difference with a normal connection?
Pairing is the process by which a communication system recognizes another electronic
device. Pairing of the SHARE system to another electronic device needs to be carried
out only once and it is possible to pair the SHARE system with other devices. Pairing
is saved in memory so that when you turn on the SHARE system again, you won't have
to carry out another pairing to the same device.
The connection, instead, is an automatic or manual process that allows communication
between SHARE and other electronic devices paired to it. The SHARE system automatically
connects to the last device connected previously if it is visible, e.g. within
a distance of 10 meters.
I can't pair the SHARE system to my phone? What do I have to do?
Pairing is a process that depends on both devices. Phones recently placed on the
market are designed to allow pairing with SHARE and have an active Bluetooth channel.
First of all, you have to check that the phone has been configured so that it can
search other Bluetooth devices. Check the manual of the phone if necessary to find
out. Sometimes, certain smartphone applications have the Bluetooth channel engaged
and do not allow pairing. If so, you have to identify which applications they are
and de-install them, before you proceed with pairing.
I am unable to pair the SHARE system to the navigator. What do I have to do?
The SHARE system cannot be paired with car navigation systems available on the
market. It can be affiliated on most navigators specifically designed for motorcycling
(Tom Tom and Garmin).
When I receive a call, the SHARE system does not announce the name of the caller,
even though the caller is listed in the phone book. How can I activate this function?
Access to the phone-book by SHARE also depends on the phone model with which it
is paired. On recently designed models, this function is enabled. On certain phone
models, the user is requested to grant authorization. On other models, instead,
it unfortunately is not possible.
I can't make with SHARE system a phone-call with vocal activation. What should
First of all, make sure that the phone supports this function and how it can be
activated if it is available (it often is necessary to enter a keyword before the
name of the person to call (like: “call…”).
Secondly, SHARE must be placed in the conditions to activate the vocal call (double
click on the + key).
Finally, make sure that the name of the person to call is entered in the phone
book in the same way you pronounced it.
After you've checked they match, the quality of the phone's digital filters as
well as any surrounding noise come into play. For a call with vocal activation,
you may have to stop riding or at least slow down, in order to attenuate aerodynamic
disturbance on the microphone.
Can I hear the sound signal via SHARE when I receive an SMS or reminder on the
It depends on the type of phone. It usually is possible.
The intercom with SHARE system disconnects. What do I have to do?
Intercom communication is designed to disconnect automatically after 60 seconds
during which the system has not perceived any signal, or when the distance exceeds
the maximum limit for a connection between the two devices.
To reactivate intercom manually, briefly apply pressure on the CTRL key of one
of the two paired devices, or emit a loud vocal sound.
The connection is less stable if the batteries are low. In this case, proceed
to recharge the device.
How can I tell that the SHARE batteries are low?
An automatic message in the earphone will signal that the battery is running low.
If I am listening to music with SHARE system or if I am in intercom mode, can
I nonetheless receive phone calls?
Yes. The phone-call always has priority over the other functions, which are therefore
interrupted until you quit the phone call. When the phone call is over, the low
priority function is automatically restored.
How is priority between intercom communication and the navigator messages with
SHARE system managed?
Navigator messages interrupt intercom communication by default. The priority of
connected devices can be customized during pairing. For more details, see the paragraph
"Superpriority pairing" in the User's Manual.
Is a helmet which has suffered an accident still safe?
Modern helmets are designed to withstand maximum impact through their destruction.
Even a small impact can affect the integrity of a helmet and sometimes damage is
caused that is not visible to the naked eye except to that of an expert. However,
not even a very thorough visual inspection can confirm that the helmet will withstand
another impact and remain fully effective. For this reason helmets that have been
involved in even seemingly minor accidents must no longer be considered safe and
must be replaced.
What is the average life-span of a helmet? When should I change my helmet?
There is no precise answer to this question. The average life of a helmet depends
on a lot of factors, such as frequency of use, conditions of use (heat, cold, rain,
etc.), the care and maintenance given to it, etc. Some helmet parts, such as polystyrenes
and padding tend to wear after time, and lose their functionality. The same goes
for mechanisms and the strap, which undergo a lot of wear. We suggest replacing
your helmet at least every 5 years from purchase. Furthermore, it is a good idea
to also change the helmet even before the indicated periods, or after an impact,
in the event of evident signs of wear and/or deterioration of the main parts such
as the bubble, strap, polystyrene and mechanisms.
Is it true that fibre helmets are safer than plastic ones?
No. Both the type-approval results and the SHARP results have shown that a plastic
helmet can be as safe as and often safer than a fibre one. Fibre undoubtedly has
other advantages, such as for example less weight and smaller dimensions, but does
not necessarily provide greater safety. The reason why MotoGp riders or other championship
riders choose fibre helmets is because they want them as light and small as possible
for aerodynamic reasons and because they are less tiring to wear.
What is SHARP?
SHARP (Safety Helmet and Assessment Rating Programme – Programme for assessing
the safety of helmets) is a programme begun in 2007 by the UK Transport Department,
the goal of which is to provide all motorcyclists with an absolutely independent
safety rating in case of impact, with regard to many of the helmets now available
on the UK market. The SHARP rating goes from 1 (Min.) to 5 (Max.) stars and is
based on the results of a series of lab tests. This survey has shown that the lives
of over 50 motorcyclists a year could be saved if helmets were used with higher
SHARP ratings. For more details visit the website www.direct.gov.uk/sharp.
Is SHARP an alternative type-approval?
No, SHARP should be considered as a supplement to type-approval. SHARP, in fact,
does not aim at replacing European type-approval, but rather enables customers
to know more in terms of the safety of the model they are about to purchase. A
one-star model, though in conformity with standards, protects much less effectively
than helmets with higher ratings. The SHARP tests have shown variations in protection
levels between one and five-star helmets in case of accidents that can even reach
70%. Anyone can judge the beauty of graphics, the shape of the helmet, the comfort
or the product quality. SHARP provides an independent assessment of an often hidden,
but highly important element like safety in case of an accident.
Why is SHARP reliable?
SHARP assessments are directly controlled by an independent and public body, the
UK Ministry of Transport. Tests are performed scrupulously in certified labs and
the results are published on the website for everyone to see. The sampling of helmets
for testing, completely paid for by the UK ministry of transport, is done without
notifying the manufacturers in advance. The helmets are purchased directly in shops
so as to be able to determine the real level of safety of the helmets available
to the general public.