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    October 9, 2012
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Nolan N104 Outlaw Helmet Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum, when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards Note Outlaw versions of Nolan Helmets have a sleeker look with more subtle Nolan logos, but are identical to non-Outlaw helmets.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
n104 vs other modulars. get the n104
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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Fattie
From Norcal
State:CA
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
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Weight
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Shape
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Intermediate Oval
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Vision
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Wide
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I bought an XL nolan n104 after doing much searching, trying on and testing out of helmets. all of the ones i looked at are: Nolan n104(various models) and n43e(various models), Shoei Neotec (2012) and Multitec, shark evoline 2, scorpion EXO-900, AGV miglia 2 and the bell revolver. (obviously I look at the Schuberth C3 but I my price range was south of 500$)
the things I was looking for in a modular helmet purchase was (in order): safety, quality/durability, good looks and price.
my price range was 500$ or less. (i was willing to go more if any of the more expensive ones played any benefit)
my style I wanted was something that had a high-biz option or a matte black option, not too aggressive lines but not a blob.
with features right off the bat I got rid of the AGV. I like the AGV brand, the style and the price point (revzilla has it for under 200) but I can not do with a sun vizor outside the main vizor. I have glasses and I would rather change face shields or have an internal sun vizor.
after watching at least 3 hours of revzilla reviews and comments, i took out the Multitec from my choices(the Neotec has more features that improved upon the Multitec making it worth the higher costs)
I also got rid of the n43e trilogy, though this was the only completely modular helmet ( you can change many components to make the helmet more than 5 different styles) I did not like the fact that the chin bar is not integrated and could lack space. I already own a 3/4 helmet for around the town riding and want something more specialized and less noisy.
I was able to try on the EXO-900, the Evoline 2, the Neotec, the Bell and the n43e. of those ones I wore I removed the Evoline 2 and the Revolver. Both were very aggressive in style. And for the Evoline 2 chin guard that goes all the way back in my mind looks stupid.
so to make a long story short the two helmets I'd buy was the Nolan n104 and the Shoei Neotec. I ended up getting the Nolan n104. the things I like about it are: high quality build, outlaw version ( a version that replaces nolans front name logo with a emblem, making the helmet more discrete), and good features.
the n104 has great airflow, quiet inside. the Visor is a bit of a pain. the nose cut out was really high and could bother someone. definitely worth the money.
one weird thing that I will update if I find out differently is that there is no way to lock up the helmet to your bike. I am waiting for a response from a question but I am kinda baffled that no one is brought that up yet.
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AGV RP60 Helmet The RP60 represents the proposal of the AGV range dedicated to vintage style. Reflecting its tradition for unmistakable style that its riders have taken on the racetrack in the past, AGV updates the characteristics to create a product which is sure to interest those in search of a helmet with the pure spirit of motorcycling. The design of the AGV RP60 is absolutely faithful to those used in the 50s and 60s, characterized by a clean, rounded shell, on which there are three press studs in the front area and a ring to hold goggles (sold separately) on the back. Edges and coverage of polystyrene in faux leather accentuate the vintage effect and further enhance the product. Features ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) fiberglass outer shell One shell size Dry-Comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment Completely removable and washable inner padding Double-D retention system Ships with transparent-tinted peak Weighs 960 grams
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
awesome retro helmet
PostedOctober 9, 2012
Customer avatar
Fattie
From Norcal
State:CA
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have worn these for a while in my size (xl) it fit perfect. I needed a full faceshield at the very least because of the distance I have to commute so I did not purchase it. BUT I bought one off of revzilla for my wife (sm) she loves it! its classic scooter styling. beautiful stitching and comes with classy goggles. My only issue is that when she wears the goggles they are a bit big and it is uncomfortable for her. the helmet comes with a nice snap on visor. I dont like having it on because when I take it off I almost feel like I'm going to break it because its on so well. I'd say it would be perfect for small commutes, around the town rides, and for passenger riders.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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