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Nolan N86 Rapid Helmet

The Nolan N86 Rapid is the new full-face helmet by Nolan characterized by its sporty, streamlined designed, compact volume, extensive standard equipment and close-fit comfort. The N86 is equipped with an inner sun visor (VPS), Pinlock anti-fog visor with silicone-sealed profile, removable/washable inner comfort padding, Microlock2 (patent pending) double lever retention system. This system consists of a thermoplastic ergonomic opening lever, and a second aluminum toothed and holding lever. The toothed lever releases the micrometric strip, thus the chin strap can only be open with a very broad rotation of the opening lever. This device minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening of the retention system.

Features:

  • Polycarbonate shell
  • VPS (Vision Protection System) short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield
  • Quick-release and multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts Pinlock antifog insert (included)
  • Clear Pinlock faceshield and lens included
  • Adjustable chin and top vents plus air flow rear extraction
  • Removable and washable Clima Comfort interior lining and cheekpads with antibacterial treatment
  • Microlock2 (patent pending) double lever retention system
  • Ready for NCOM Communication System
  • DOT Approved
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Nolan Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 53
XS 55
SM 56
MD 58
LG 61
XL 62
2XL 63
3XL 65

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Metallic White/Black / XS 907682 N8R5273330247 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Metallic White/Black / SM 907683 N8R5273330245 Out of Stock
Metallic White/Black / MD 907684 N8R5273330242 Out of Stock
Metallic White/Black / LG 907685 N8R5273330241 Out of Stock
Metallic White/Black / XL 907686 N8R5273330246 Out of Stock
Metallic White/Black / 2XL 907687 N8R5273330248 Out of Stock
Flat Black/White / XS 907688 N8R5273330257 Out of Stock
Flat Black/White / SM 907689 N8R5273330255 Out of Stock
Flat Black/White / MD 907690 N8R5273330252 Out of Stock
Flat Black/White / LG 907691 N8R5273330251 Out of Stock
Flat Black/White / XL 907692 N8R5273330256 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black/White / 2XL 907693 N8R5273330258 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours

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Good helmet
I just rode 3000 miles through desert heat of over 100 F, cold and rainy high elevation in the Rockies and stayed dry, winds and rain of the plains, urban LA and this helmet worked great in all areas. It is a bit narrow, but then I also have a wide head. Once my head is in it, I have no discomfort. I am really pleased with my new helmet.
July 9, 2015
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On the small side
I measured my head as per instructions on the web site and my head was on the larger end of Medium. I went with a large and it is still a little small for me. It fits, but i would rather have the XL. The padding is comfortable for all day wear,
DONT buy the Ncom set. It is not worth the money, the SENA BT speakers fit perfectly, and the unit mounts to the helmet just fine. You get the same functions but with 1/3rd the price of the Ncom. I ride a Triumph Tiger 1050, and at 80MPH I was able to have a phone conversation just fine. There is more wind noise then I would have expected, but this all depends on the buffeting of your motorcycle. On my dads goldwing, I have no wind noise due to the windscreen, but on the triumph, there is a considerable amount of noise. Not enough for ear plugs. But, like i said, i was still able to have a phone conversation at 80mph and i can listen to music just fine.
As for air flow, there is almost none. This part i was really disappointed in. Yes there are vents, but when you take the lining out of the helmet, there are only 4 small holes (size of a pencil) the circulate the air in the helmet. At stop and go traffic, you will have to ride with the visor up.

Overall, I like the helmet. On cold days it does just fine keeping my head at a comfortable temp. On hot days (south Mississippi), there isnt enough air flow with the visor down. you can ride to about 35-40mph with the visor up before it starts to shudder and mess with your vision. I like the fact i was able to install the SENA BT set instead of spending $400+ on the Ncom system. The built in sun visor is also great. The helmet feels well built, from the movement of the visor to the overall build quality. There are no squeaks of parts rubbing together like some of the cheaper helmets out there. the graphics on the helmet was probably the #1 selling point for me. When it is time for a new helmet, i will probably look at getting a different brand, but I am happy with this helmet.
Ill add pictures of my Ncom set up with the helmet when i get a chance.
June 16, 2014
Ride:
2008 Triumph Tiger 1050
Bang For The Buck
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First Upgrade Worthy
I really like this helmet.
In comparison to a HJC CSR1-Dagger, this helmet is top of the line with knick knack features. I was very worried about ordering too small. With my experience though, my measurements were still smaller than the XS by half an inch and this helm fit perfectly where it needs to. I wear glasses when I ride and even though there is a modification to make it more comfortable, I personally found it not necessary and have had no pressure point problems so far. The sun visor feature is neat, but if you have not worn a helmet with it before it can be a little distracting to adjust to. After that, it's great.

Not So Awesome Stuff:
This helmet is quite round. My ears feel like they are in open air there is so much space, but this may be due to the purposeful set up for a bluetooth system. This extra space also allows a little too much noise, and ear plugs are necessary. Also, the pinlock is included for a reason. Without it, you are guaranteed to fog up due to the poor ventilation which I find disappointing this flaw is so bad it needs an "extra" to fix it that otherwise is not standard in most helmets. The ventilation is not so bad it is a deal breaker, but depending on if you live in a humid area it may not be your helmet.
November 11, 2014
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Good helmet with good features
This helmet fits well and feels well constructed. It does everything it says it does and does it well.

My single complaint about it is that it is loud. At highway speeds earplugs are an absolute requirement if you care about your hearing.
April 14, 2014
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2002 Yamaha XVS650A V Star Classic
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Worth the money, a big improvement over my first helmet
I got this to replace a Bell Arrow. I couldn't fit sunglasses under the Arrow and my tinted shield constantly got dinged up while riding. The in helmet adjustable sun visor in the N86 works great. The pinlock anti fogging also works fantastic, it seems like magic. I can't get it to fog. I used to have to start my rides with the visor up on cold mornings but that's never an issue with the N86. The fit is much better as well. At first I thought it was too tight but it remains comfortable for long periods of time and at high speeds I get much less wind noise and buffeting. It also is much more stable than the Arrow and I feel more confident checking my blind spot on the highway without the wind yanking my head around. On top of that this just is just a badass looking helmet. The lines and pattern are very sleek and modern and the whole thing feels like very high quality construction.
December 30, 2013
Ride:
2006 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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Overall a great helmet for a great price
This helmet is stylish, comfortable and comes with great features. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quality helmet that won't break the bank.
August 5, 2014
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2013 Honda PCX150
Bang For The Buck
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Great buy
One of the most comfortable helmets I've ever had the pleasure of owning. Fitment was spot on and all the features are well made.
January 26, 2016
Ride:
2005 Buell XB9SX Lightning
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Stylish but at a cost
Stylish but at a cost is how I would summarize this product. The drop shield is great since it allows for the versatility of riding at night and when the sun is right in your face. It also looks great, it's light, and the quick system in the chin strap is a better feature than I had thought it would be. However, I was hoping for a helmet around this price would have some better sound protection. How much sound my helmet lets in is an important factor for me when I ride, and this helmet is not quite. In full tuck it's much better but that's not where I am riding the majority of the time. All-in-all, for me this is a keeper since the pros outweigh the cons, I just hope for less windy days.
September 14, 2015
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Good helmet for the money
Comfortable helmet, air flow is adequate. Really like the drop down visor.
October 11, 2015
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1997 Honda CBR600F F3
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Good initially, looking forward to long term.
So I'm coming to the Nolan Rapid from an older Shoei 1100. My Shoei was pushing 6 years old and I decided to get a new helmet with the possibility of upgrading my decade old comm system as well. I've been using a clip on Chatterbox system that is really starting to show its age. I picked this helmet for several reasons. Looks great, good reviews, different features, and price. The features that drew me were the level of integration that Nolan does with its comm systems, a definite plus. Also the drop down sun visor and the different chin strap lock thing. I like the strap, it offers a lot of fine tuning for getting the helmet to fit comfortably. The visor I'm still out to lunch on. It does leave a bit of 'un-shaded' area at the bottom of the visor. So far not a deal breaker, but I need to ride more than a month with it before I decide to get a separate shield (which is what I used to have, but it'd be nice to roll with just a clear so I never had change...). This is the most eye-glasses friendly helmet I have ever had. I took out the foam pieces in the temple per the instructions and my glasses slide right in and fit wonderfully. As I've read elsewhere though, this may be different depending on your head shape and glasses. It's light, a bit noisier than my old shoei, and fits me well (bought a large). Overall I am very happy with it so far, and will probably get an ncomm system down the road as well.
November 10, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Awesome looking helmet. Great sounding reviews. Great price with free shipping!
martinezducati on May 1, 2016
graphics and internal sun visor
Shawn S on Oct 15, 2014
Awesome looking helmet. Great sounding reviews. Great price with free shipping!
martinezducati on May 1, 2016
Bang for the buck for sure!
Travis M on Mar 4, 2015
graphics and internal sun visor
Shawn S on Oct 15, 2014
Good reviews from multiple sources, great features and styles, and an affordable price
Kevin R on Mar 25, 2014
Brand, colors, and features at this price make it a good value.
This was the first helmet that I liked, then I spent 3 days checking out basically every other helmet on the internet...ended up coming back to RevZilla for this helmet. Rev has a good reputation and is cheaper on this helmet than all the other sites.
Justin P on Mar 14, 2014
Style, features, look, price and Nolan reputation.
Robert C on Jan 15, 2014
Price, features, brand.
Daniel S on Dec 13, 2013
family member had it on his gift list
Ann A on Nov 12, 2013
I got sick of my smoke visor shield on my old helmet constantly having the coating get spotted and peel off so I wanted to get a helmet with built in sun visor. I really liked the style and reviews for the Nolan helmet and the colors of N86 match my bike and gear well.
Matthew V on Sep 13, 2013
Bang for the buck for sure!
Travis M on Mar 4, 2015
Good reviews from multiple sources, great features and styles, and an affordable price
Kevin R on Mar 25, 2014
I have read that the bottom edge is thick, making it difficult to mount a helmet communication system like a Sena. Does anyone have experiance with this?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Well with the 86 i would recommend the n-com for it. I had previously had the N-85 and had a ChatterBox. it kept falling off because of the bottom edge. The helmet is a great helmet. I have not had any problems out of the N-COm. I have used it on 4 different Nolan helmets to include the N-84,86,102,and 103
Does the Nolan N86 come with a chin curtain & pinlock Ant-fog lens as standard?
A shopper on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The pinlock is standard in the box. A chin curtain is not included.
How quiet is it? One reviewer mentioned it was loud.
Hans R on Apr 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a ton of experience as I've only owned one other bike and one other street helmet which was a pretty cheap one at that. I'd say its average not that that helps. It isn't extremely noisy to me but there is wind noise. I find it an overall very comfortable helmet with great features. The one thing that bothers me is I bought and XL and it fits pretty snug, about as snug as could be without being intolerable. It will loosen up with time but the part where the ncom system goes hurts my ear if I take off the helmet straight up. I have to lift it up and then kind of roll it off my head at the side opposite the ncom notch for the mic. If you're going to get one, go large with the sizing.
Does this helmet come in several shell sizes? If not how does it compare to a hjc fg17 small shell?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I had an HJC (can't remember exact model, sorry) before I purchased the N86.

My HJC was a small, so I assumed I would need a small in the N86 as well, but based on lots of reviews on the N85 (previous model), lots of people recommended going with the medium in this helmet.

For the first 4 or 5 months, I knew I had made the right choice with the medium in the N86 was a pretty snug fit.

Now that I've had it for a year, the fit isn't nearly as snug, but the helmet still fits securely and comfortably. Pretty sure the small would have worked as well, but the medium is definitely comfortable.

I wear a 6 and 7/8s fitted baseball cap if that gives you some form of reference.

Great helmet, by the way.
so does this helmet come with the pinlock insert or do you need to purchase that separately? and if you need to buy it separately does the n85 insert fit since i cant seem to find the a n86 insert on this site.
Jeffery C on Oct 4, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I don't have the helmet (yet at least), but the description says the pins and lenses are included so I assume you don't need to get extra ones right off the bat.
I plan on using this helmet in Japan. The Nolan Japanese website only has the N85, not the 86 for sale at the moment. Do you know if this helmet is J.I.S. compliant?
Kyle M on Mar 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Japan adopted DOT Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards-218 as Japanese Industrial Standard T8133. Hope that helps