Overall a nice helmet, comfortable and well constructed. Reasonably aerodynamic too - less buffeting than my 3/4. I have not owned a full or modular helmet before and was surprised that (with n-com minstalled & ear pads out) it had about as much wind noise as my 3/4. Most mp3s will need an extermnal amplifier if ear plugs are used to reduce the wind noise. The n-com does not come with any technical info for use with other products. The head set connector is a 1/8 (3mm) phone jack - BUT... It requires a rare 4 contact phone plug. You need to buy the Nolan muti-media cable for about $30 more!
I normally wear a XXL so thats what I ordered. Fits just a bit loose compared to my other helmets. I really like the sun visor, works well for me I don't need it in the AM but do in the PM. Ventalation is ok, not quite as good as my other primary helmet. Overall I would buy it again.
I have found the Nolan modular helmet a handy piece of kit. The face is easy to raise whilst seeming to be quiet sturdy. The VPS system is another great feature that could do to be a cm or two wider but very handy for those morning or afternoon sun flares. The helmet is agreat fit, but I have found that the chin strap could be a little longer. I have made it as long as it will go and would like a couple of more cms to get a few more clicks along. There are just 2 things that I think need addressing, the ventilation is quite poor and I have found it has quite a bit of wind noise (the short commute rides I do this is not really a problem but could be if riding for hours at a time). Overall though I am very happy with it.
Really great helmet. Very Comfortable. The only problem I noticed with it is that it can be pretty noisy once you get going at a decent speed on the freeway. It is very well ventilated, even on hot days it is comfortable. Much cheaper than anything from Shoei
I chose this helmet because of the chin curtain and closure strap. I saw one at a local dealer but they did not have my size. I ordered my size on line and found that it fit tight in the forehead as I was told it would. Being stubborn, I was determined to make this work. I liked everything else about the helmet. After a few uses, it loosened up and now I have no issues with it aganist my forehead. I was not initially interested in the N-com communications option, but since have purchased a Nolan 42E helmet. I got the basic stereo kit and used a normal extention cable (not the one from Nolan) and connected it to my Garmin Nuvi 350. It works great. I use it on a T-Max. I'm thinking of adding the Bluetooth setup on the N102 for use on my Buell. I've held back so far until I see a good deal. The N-com Bluetooth setup is expensive.
The quality is shown in every detail. The anti fog visor is kind of tricky to install but it works briliantlly. The flip up visor mechanism operates smoothly. Way better than my old, cheap helmet. I'd definitely buy another Nolan in the future.
I purchased this helmet on sale but after receiving it and using it briefly (winter weather here), I would purchase again at full price. Very good quality and much quieter than my old HJC Symax modular helmet, although a little heavier. The extra weight is all about the added quality I believe. Good line of vision and flip down visor has detentes, so it stays put. Had some problems with my order as I ordered "Metallic Black" at an increased cost, only to receive a "Black" helmet. Seems like a mistake on the website as I was told "Metallic Black" is not available. Still happy, as Dennis Kirk issued me a store credit for the extra money I paid, in addition to a small sum for my trouble.