Have you noticed the new Nolan N102 helmet? It’s pretty interesting. I still have my old Shoei which is due for replacement before long and I see the Nolan takes care of a few issues I have.
It’s a modular design that gives you the ability to flip up the chin bar when you need to talk to someone. Modular helmets are nice like that but there’s also the VPS or Vision Protection System, a fancy name for what is essentially flip up sunglasses. Dark face shields give the same protection but then what happens when the sun goes down? With the Nolan you flip up the darker short sunshield which works separately from the clear shield and you’re good for the night ride. No need for sunglasses inside the helmet. I’m surprised a lot more helmets haven’t added that though a few European helmets like the Roof have something similar.
Been riding long? Helmet liner smelling a bit like you’ve been living in there? The Nolan’s liner is removable and washable so it actually gets clean instead of you trying to mask the odors with a spray of some sort.
Helmets keep improving and that’s a good thing. This one’s pretty nice so if you’re in the market, it’s worth a look. DOT apprived.
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