Nolan N-85 Preview
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
2012 Dealer Expo Live Report
March 29, 2012 - Here's one more very late entry from the 2012 Dealer
Expo: the Nolan N-85.
I took the photos and video of the N-85 at the Dealer Expo but I was
waiting for the final specifications from Nolan before publishing the
At the time, it wasn't certain whether or not the N-85 would be sold
in the U.S., but it's here and it's ready for sale.
This is a quick first look at the helmet, which could be described
more or less a full-face version of the Nolan
The N-85 shown here that I handled at the Dealer Expo was a European
version, but the specifications should be the same for the North
American DOT version, with perhaps a slight difference in weight.
Note, however, that the brow vent shown on the ECE version below will
not be a feature of the DOT version unfortunately!
Nolan N-85 Specifications
- VPS (Vision Protection System) - Short
dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving
independently from the clear shield.
- Anti-fog and anti-scratch face shield.
- Ready for the Nolan NCom communication
- Polycarbonate shell with built-in
spoiler for improved stability.
- Fully removable and washable Clima-comfort
liner with wrap-around cheek-pads for wind-noise reduction. Cheek
pads are separate for custom-fitting options. The shape of the
comfort padding is designed to accommodate eyeglasses.
- Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the
rear spoiler and chin-bar vents, with additional venting device in
the lower trim to prevent fogging.
- Optically correct, push-button
quick-change shield is optically correct and offers UV-400
- Multi-position anti-scratch shield
accepts the new high-performance Pinlock anti-fog insert with a
- Chin curtain included.
- Microlock adjustable quick release
retention system. Velour chin-strap padding.
- Size range XS to XXL. MSRP: $249.95
(solid colors), $299.95 (graphics) For information: www.nolan-usa.com.
We hope to have an N-85 for a full webBikeWorld review, so stay
tuned. In the meantime, here are some photos and a quick walk-around
video of the new Nolan N-85:
Nolan N-85 full-face helmet, ECE version.
Nolan N-85, front view, ECE version.
Unfortunately, the brow vent on the ECE version of the N-85 will not
be available on the DOT version.
Chin vent of the Nolan N-85.
Face shield of the Nolan N-85.
Nolan N-85 helmet liner.
Rear exhaust vent.
Top venting system of the ECE version of the Nolan N-85.
Video: Nolan N-104 Helmet Quick Walk-Around
More: 2012 Dealer Expo Live Reports
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
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