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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 13th, 2006, 8:47 am Thread Starter
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Wife and I are planning on getting new helmets this year. Has anyone tried the new Nolans yet? I am looking at the N102 or X1002 flip up models. We currently have Shoie Duo-Tech helmets, but the are about 10 years old and i think we are past due. Any reviews on these two or any other favorite flip-ups.

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I'm on day 3 of my new Nolan N102. Have been riding for 9 months with an open-face helmet until I got the Nolan. So far, I like it very much. It's noisier than I expected, but then I've never had a full face or modular helmet on. Some wind can get into the tiny spaces along the helmet's side (where the jaw piece swivels). Adjusting the windshield takes care of it.

Have not had it in the rain yet.

I like the modular idea; can flip up the bottom piece when it's hot, when you want to talk, take a drink, etc.

I like the VPS (sun shade). Very convenient, and even nice to use with sunglasses.

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post #3 of 6 Old Apr 13th, 2006, 12:30 pm
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I have the N102 ordered and if it is in this weekend I'll give you my opinion early next week! Supposedly they are back ordered at the warehouse.

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For flip-up helmets, the Schuberth is supposed to be the quitest. I currently have have a Shoei syncrotec. I almost bought the new Nolan, but the staff said mine was quieter. My Shoei is not too bad. I ride a 1200GS, and I am able to hear my radio through my autocom system.

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For flip-up helmets, the Schuberth is supposed to be the quitest. I currently have have a Shoei syncrotec. I almost bought the new Nolan, but the staff said mine was quieter. My Shoei is not too bad. I ride a 1200GS, and I am able to hear my radio through my autocom system.
You need to say WHICH Schuberth! Not sure about the new ones, hear they are quieter, but the Schuberth Concept was the noisiest helmet I ever wore! Kept it about 2 months, sold it at a big loss to get rid of the incessant noise.

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You need to say WHICH Schuberth! Not sure about the new ones, hear they are quieter, but the Schuberth Concept was the noisiest helmet I ever wore! Kept it about 2 months, sold it at a big loss to get rid of the incessant noise.

It is suppossed to be the new Schuberth. I have never ridden with it though.

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