Nolan N87 Arkad N-Com - Metal White / Blue / Red
Customer Product Reviews
Good integrated communication system
Bought two of these helmets with the N-Com B601R twin pack comms system. They replaced my aged N86 system. The sound quality of the comms is very good and there is virtually no wind noise. Linking to my phone was easy and I use the bluetooth feature to listen to radio, sat nav and music from my phone. I like the low profile of the comms on the helmet and the way the speakers and microphone fit with ready made channels for them. The helmet itself has a comfortable lining and good ventilation, it's also lightweight on your head and carrying. The internal visor is good and just dark enough for sunny days. I prefer the strap mechanism over D lock types as its easier with gloves on to use. If you want a helmet for passenger comms or just listen to your sat nav/phone radio this is a great setup at a reasonable price. Sportsbike shop service was excellent as ever.
Attractive good value
The helmet is good for the price comfortable and the dark visor is great. My only concern is were the visor is the forehead of the the helmet deforms but I guess this is due to the double shell so I'm guessing this is absolutely fine
had agv will not buy again this helmet is miles better great fit and dose not leak like previous helmet. its quiet and such a snug fit. i wanted a chaz davies helmet and the colours are bright and vision is excellent will deffo buy another one when needed great sportsbike service as usual. some shops could take a leaf outa there books
Justifies Best Buy Rating
I changed from a Shoei GT Air to the Nolan N87 and have been using it for a month. In summary I would say it offers the quality and all the main features of the Shoei at half the price or better. Fit, finish, comfort, ventilation, sun-visor, visor and pinlock are all excellent. The only safety feature it lacks is the pull-out chin pads. The split chin curtain is a great innovation: your neck tube will stay up covering your neck when you put the N87 on. The micro-ratchet chin strap may not suit everyone but I understand even Shoei have gone that way with the GT Air II. No regrets at all about choosing the N87.
Noisey but comfy
Really nice fitting helmet, light, easy to use visor, brilliant chin strap but it's not the quietest of helmets at speeds above 60mph (in fact it stops me going above 60 it's that loud!) and the vent that flows air to your mouth area isn't the best, recirculating your bad bike breath mainly. I wish I had spent more with one of the top brands but it's an OK mid range helmet I have a Shoei xr1000 which is very old, it's lighter, quieter and more aerodynamic. If I had realised how bad this Nolan is I wouldn't of dropped down in brands! Instead of a Nolan, wait for a top brand helmet to sell on offer (even if you don't like the design) and I promise you will be better off. Even if it's bright pink at least your ears won't bleed.
Very comfortable but noisy
This is my second helmet so comparing with a good AGV K4 which I've used for 5 years. I prefer quick release but this one is more fiddly than the AGV. The fit of the helmet is great once on. Very comfortable although it will drag down your neck warmer as it goes on. The pin lock is great and the visor is easy to use. The integral sun visor is also very easy to use even with thick winter gloves. I find the helmet is much noisier the the AGV when riding a sports bike so ear plugs recommended. But if you stand up and get away from the turbulence of the fairing the noise reduces so I would expect this helmet better suited to a naked bike. Overall I believe this helmet is well made and good value for money.
A decent helmet
I bought the helmet with few emotions. I will not refer to the helmet too much, because it is exactly as described. It is a beautiful helmet, made for money properly, the only minor complaint being a minor defect in painting. What impressed me was the service offered by the sportsbikeshop. Everything went as I was informed, even if it appeared to me that I was not in stock. The delivery was made 4 hours from the order, the invoice in 24 hours and the reception in 4 working days. I recommend sportsbikeshop
Overall this is a great helmet, good value for money (got mine in the sale £50off). Leight weight comfy, I love the ratchet style chin strap, the air vents work well, the fitted son visor is a great feature. Only 2 minors for not giving 5 stars, sun visor can be a little awkward to operate when riding, also get some wind noise I thought it would be quieter after reading other reviews.