Nolan N87 Rapid N-Com - Flat Lava Grey / Red
Customer Product Reviews
I am a daily commuter on a small bike. I measured my head with a piece of string and using the sizing guide ordered a L. Nice lightweight snug comfortable fit. Flip up visor works well. I think it is good value for the price. Meets EU quality standards.
I bought this after trying the IS-17 (came up too small) and the Shark S900 (came up too big) in medium. The matt finish is really nice, as is the colour scheme. The helmet is snug and fit me much better than the other two. The chin strap works really well too. I can't really comment on the noise, it is less than the training school helmet but i have no other reference frame. I've just a few dual carriageways and there is noise but i still won't bother with ear plugs. The vents seem to work well but its 0 degrees at the moment so they were shut most of the time. I used the built in sunglasses, as someone who never wear sunglasses I was pleasantly surprised. Think of them more a filter than traditional sunglasses, they worked well without impeding vision.
Great value for overall quality
Great quality helmet that looks good also. Lots of features to take in to account such as the option to add blue tooth seamlessly. Double pins holding the chin strap was impressive too, most helmets in the price range have a single pin. Lots of features that are a great addition, whats not to like.
Great helmet on the budget.
After 5 years of riding in all seasons It was time for change. I was after good quality but not bank breaking lid with colour scheme matching my bike. Nolan N87 despite topping list of budget helmets on Ride's list does not feel budget at all. Interior is firm and neutral in touch, pin-lock lining works it's magic at this time of the year, vents are easy to operate and efective with air channels around your head for cooling effect. Only negative is sun visor which was stubborn to move at first, a bit of WD40 and problem solved. Plenty of space around ears might seem excessive and noisy but it is prepared for N-com Nolan's own comms system (next on shopping list). All in all it's a great package for a fraction of a price of premium brands.
I absolutely love this helmet, I had one for about 6 months, I had to change it because of an accident, but I went with the same model, proves just how good it is. love the way it fits on my head, is very comfortable on a long trip, and the cut-outs for a intercom headset is a great extra, although paying £200+ on Nolan's intercom seems like a rip-off, the good thing is that you can fit pretty much any speakers in there.
Quality all round
Have tried many and this is the best so far. Has everything required and adapts through regulating the chosen function to the condition sought, making any ride comfortable throughout in any weather... . Has a lot to offer and is durable, easy to use, a comfortable fit, this feels, looks and functions to a high standard at half the cost, certainly value for money. Really can't find a negative with this.
Much better than the price suggests
Got to be the best value helmet on the market. All the features of the top brands at a reasonable price. The fit is good and after a two hour ride I had no sore spots. Wind noise is not as good as my Schuburth, but that cost more than twice as much! I can see why this product has won so many awards. Superb service from Sportsbikeshop as usual. I have no hesitation in recommending this helmet.
The only sensible choice
Nolan helmets are the better than Arais Schuberts and Shoeis simply because they fit my head. This is my 3rd N87 over the last 10/15 years and is very much better in terms of comfort, venting and noise suppression than the similarly priced AGV K3 and the more expensive NEXX modular that I tried in between. I can wear the N87 all day and walk round in it if it's raining. The only slight discomfort after some time is due to the problem with all modern helmets. You have to wear ear plugs because of wind noise. The only other thing is that if you remove the Pinlock insert or wash it the seal will fail. I don't know if this is due to it being a budget helmet, I had the same problem with the AGV K3, or something you just can't due with Pinlock inserts. In summary although I considered the more expensive Xlites which should fit me just as well, the price of the N87 makes it the only sensible choice.
Amazing value for money
A very comfortable helmet, could ride more than 2 hours on the first try without pain. Very good optics with no distortion and very wide view. It's lightweight and very silent compared to my other helmets (Shoei, Caberg, and LS2). Aerodynamics are very good with no noticeable drag. Definitely recommend this helmet, makes justice to all the awards it won.