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Nolan N-85

Nolan N-85

Review Summary

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 information.

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 N-104 (review).

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 system.
  • 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 protection.
  • Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts the new high-performance Pinlock anti-fog insert with a silicone seal.
  • 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:

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 Helmet
Nolan N-85 full-face helmet, ECE version.
Nolan N-85 Front View
Nolan N-85, front view, ECE version.
Nolan N-85 Brow Vent ECE Version
Unfortunately, the brow vent on the ECE version of the N-85 will not be available on the DOT version.
Nolan N-85 Chin Vent
Chin vent of the Nolan N-85.
Nolan N-85 Face Shield
Face shield of the Nolan N-85.
Nolan N-85 Helmet Liner
Nolan N-85 helmet liner.
Nolan N-85 Rear Vent
Rear exhaust vent.
Nolan N-85 Top Ventilation System
Top venting system of the ECE version of the Nolan N-85.
  wBW Video: Nolan N85 Helmet Quick Walk-Around

More: 2012 Dealer Expo Live Reports

Publication Date: March 29, 2012

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