Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet New design for 2012! New Features New Chinbar is extended for extra room and now can accept included chin curtain New Face shield now has intermediate open position, previous version was either opened or closed New locking pivot kit 6-in-1 design The New Nolan N43E Trilogy Helmet is a crossover design with quick-change accessories that allows for customized looks and functions for every ride. The helmet comes with the clear shield, the integrated sun shield, the peak and the removable chinbar. The Lexan chinbar is EPS lined and mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, so it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205. VPS (Vision Protection System) features a short dark shield mounted on the inside of the helmet which moves independently from the face shield. It provides real eye protection and is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke as an accessory. The VPS is easily operated by a large rubber coated slider on the left side of the helmet. Features Quick-change shield is optically correct, UV-400 and fitted in an exceptionally large eyeport Includes a Pinlock antifog insert The short black peak can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield Ready for the N-Com communication system Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and wicking Super-efficient JSW top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler works in conjunction with the air channels along the crown Microlock (adjustable quick-release) retention system Velour chin-strap padding 3.6lbs with all accessories Both D.O.T. and ECE certified Note Trilogy Solid, Trilogy Outlaw and Trilogy Voyage Helmets are identical except for the paint or graphics.
I bought this helmet primarily for the flexibility of the design and it definitely delivers on that. It also looks pretty cool (especially with the smoke/mirrored optional shield that I would definitely recommend getting). Also, the visibility with the helmet is phenomenal, probably the best you can get in what is effectively a full-face helmet with the chin bar and shield on. And it does include the pin lock anti-fog insert which is great.
The fit is a little on the round side, as described in the review. The only kinda weird thing is getting it on/off is not all that easy due to the narrowness around the ears. Good news is that when it's finally on your head, it's very comfortable. I've tried the Shoei Qwest and Arai Vector 2 and this fits about the same other than the on/off tightness.
Now the negative-it's loud at speed on the highway. I wasn't really prepared for how loud it is. I've never ridden with earplugs or my ipod on but I think I will now that I have this helmet. It's also kinda heavy when you have the shield and chinbar on. I've yet to ride without, it's still too cold for that, but you would shed a significant amount of weight by taking those things off.
All in all, I would recommend the helmet, you just have to be ok with having something pretty loud when riding at highway speeds.
Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell shape reduces turbulence Impact absorbing, multi-density EPS liner ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Scoop top intake vent combine with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation, helping to pull heat and humidity up and out of the helmets interior Chin bar intake vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging Side chin bar venture exhaust vents for increased heat and humidity dissipation SpeedCool Removable/Washable Interior Lining Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SpeedCool anti-bacterial fabric Multi-layer contoured cheek pads improve fit and comfort Pinlock Prepared HJ-09 Shield with anti-scratch coating and RapidFire Shield Replacement System Optically correct, three dimensional design face shield offers 95 UV protection RapidFire shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation Includes clear Pinlock lens shield insert Nylon Strap Retention System neatly secures chin strap/snap DOT and Snell M2010 Approved 3XL is DOT only Note Wine and Silver are Metallic colors, White and Black are solids, and Flat Black is a Matte style finish.
The CL-16 was my 1st helmet that I bought after taking the class and buying my 1st bike. At the time, I wanted the cheapest, yet safest helmet I could find. Without a doubt, this is a great choice if that is what you are looking for. It is really round so I wear a small in this helmet even though I'm easily a medium in most other helmets, so keep that in mind. After riding for a few years now, I am looking for something lighter and with better airflow but this has been a great 1st helmet and I would definitely recommend it for those purposes.
Kali Naza FRP Brush Helmet The NAZA FRP Helmet represents technology driven performance as Kali Protectives brings award-winning COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology to road motorcycle helmets. Mechanically bonding the EPS foam liner with the Fiberglass shell equals unparalleled strength and lightness to further enhance your on-road performance. Years in development, this revolutionary construction incorporates pyramids of different CONTEGO foam densities to provide the softest materials next to your head. With an advanced Fiberglass shell providing the skeleton, COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology provides not only one of the lightest possible helmets but also one of the most protective. The NAZA FIBERGLASS Helmet is also feature rich with a cutting edge shape, dual density cheek pads and its integrated ventilation system to assure the riders maximum style and performance Features Fiberglass Shell with COMPOSITE FUSION PLUS Construction Dual Density CONTEGO EPS Liner Performance Dual Density Cheek Pads Integrated Airflow System Antibacterial, removable, washable liner Anti-scratch and anti-fog face shield (with Quick Release) Double D-Ring fastening system Safety certifications include ECE22.05, DOT (FMVSS 218) Meets or exceeds AMA, FIM, CCS, WERA racing standards Two Shell Sizes for optimum fit 5 Year Limited Warranty Safety certifications include DOT (FMVSS 218), ECE22.05 Includes Kali Helmet Storage/Travel Bag