Nolan N-Com B1 for Nolan N103/91/90 /86/85/43E Helmets
Quirky but good and completely non-returnable
OK, 1st off, my unit did not work right from the time I got it out of the box. Called RevZilla right away and was told I could not return it or swap for a new one, I had to deal directly with the manufacturer. Keep in mind, this is not a warranty issue, it didn't work at all from the time it was new. I believe this to be total BS on Revzilla's part and people should know the policy on the N-com stuff. Anyway, manufacturer is very easy to deal with and I'm using it without the broken usb outlet on the ebox until I have time to send it in for a repair/replacement.
I have taken it several 200+ mile rides now and although the controls take a lot of getting used to, it sounds great, easy to use with gloves on the highway, and does everything I want it to (other than using the usb plug). Assuming I can get it fixed, I would definitely buy again, just beware the return policy.
May 25, 2015
Adapter failed at the first shot.
Poor building quality. Maybe I had the Friday late afternoon unit... Let's see with a replacement what happens!
March 7, 2015
A bit early to properly assess this product, but looks good.
Fits the Nolan helmet perfectly as it is designed for the helmet.
October 13, 2014
Don't hesitate! It works and is well supported.
I have the Nolan N43 Trilogy and just added the N-Com B1 kit. I’ve got the Iphone 6 and I use Waze for navigation, Itunes for music and I can talk on my cell, if I have to, without stopping and taking my helmet off. If you are a little bit handy and you likely are if you are reading this, it’s easy to install. The kit looks good and is well thought out, you would think it was installed when the helmet was built. I went with the N-Com kit because I wanted a system that was designed for my helmet, everything snapped in, no cutting, no modifications. I like that the microphone can be moved around and I set mine a little deeper so it’s not directly in front. I ride with ear plugs and found the volume and quality to be good. Overall; I give the kit, Nolan and RevZilla my recommendation.
My machine is Triumph Thruxton 900
October 9, 2014
Good package with a minor issue
Just for reference, I am using this setup on a new Nolan N91 helmet.
The good: Very easy to install. Nolan has a couple of videos online on how to use the unit which have been helpful with learning the controls. Volume is outstanding, even with earplugs in and riding at highway speeds I don't need to max out the volume to hear music. Bluetooth teaming with my iPhone was easy and everything seems to work very well (gps, music, phone, etc)
The bad: nothing really bad about the unit other then that the microphone is in the way a lot. It's tough to find a comfortable location for it when the helmet is closed and it is in the way of the neck curtain on the visor so you have to mess around a bit to get the seal right to keep wind noise down.
Other then the issue with the mic, it's a nice setup and the flush mount on the controls is really a plus.
July 8, 2014
So far very impressed
I've only had the units for two days, so I couldn't comment on durability. I installed a twin pack in a Nolan N-103 and an N-93. Both installations were very simple. My wife and I rode for a few hours today, and we were very impressed with the quality of the sound through the intercom. I ride with a very minimal windshield, and even with my face-shield up at 60, and with it closed at 70+ with a strong wind today! I could hear her very easily. Oh, and we both wear ear plugs. Pretty amazing. If you have a Nolan helmet, and can't see what's not to like.
And as always, Revzilla's shipping and service was superb.
May 17, 2014
I was overall very impressed with this unit. For an NCom helmet, the fit is perfect, the install is a breeze. With an N43E Trilogy helmet without the shield, music and phone calls are clear, and the sound level can go plenty loud. This is with a windshield, but also with a loud exhaust. Calling someone is a very simple affair, and the person on the other end can hear you just fine. I also bought the multimedia cable, which allows you to be connected to your phone via bluetooth, and an MP3 player via the cord at the same time if you happen to have two separate devices instead of having everything on one device. Battery life seems to be adequate. At least enough for a weekend of riding with music playing. I can't speak for durability though since I haven't had it that long.
April 28, 2014
The N-COM system was easy to install and works great! Revzilla was also the only site I found a clear product description. They made it easy to buy exactly what I needed!
February 24, 2014