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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 N86 Rapid Helmet 4.3 5 60 60
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
its ok nice helmet, but it catches the wind like a kite. Also would be nice if the sun shade went down a little more so I don't get blinded when the sun bounces off my bike. July 1, 2015
Good, not perfect. I've had this helmet for awhile, almost 2 years, and I'm mildly disappointed. Some build quality issues with mine, the interior has some loose threads that can be annoying and I've had to glue the interior snaps back onto the helmet (the female ends) for all the interior, both cheek pads and the brow snaps. Being in a hot, humid climate might have something to do with the original glue of the original plastic female snap ends. (Your results may very.) Besides those things, which have just happened this last week, this is a good helmet, it has all the features I want. Drop down visor and ratcheting chin strap and pre cut out speaker spaces that are sized perfectly and routing for wires for the speakers, the vents are pretty good, being in Texas they are adequate, not the best though. Fit is really good, maybe a bit too round, it's still longer than wider though. The interior is comfortable. August 3, 2015
Great helmet This helpmate looks amazing and fits well. The drop down visor is easy to move even if you have to reach around your head because you have the clutch pulled in. The ratchet style chin strap works well and is easy to work with when you have gloves on. I only wish that the sun visor was one full curve instead of having a notch cut out of it. Overall a great helmet. July 20, 2015
Excellent Full-Face Helmet at a great price! The Nolan N86 is a great full-face helmet designed and manufactured in Italy. It comes with an integrated sun-visor and Pinlock silicone sealed anti-fog visor insert that is nice on those cold damp mornings to keep the visor from fogging. This helmet is DOT and ECE-22.05 safety rated. The paint quality and overall fit and finish of the helmet, air vents, visors and seals are excellent and has the look and feel of a much more expensive helmet! I have a vary standard shaped (neither narrow nor round) head and the size large fits me perfectly. The outward visibility and peripheral vision is very good as well. The weight of the helmet feels light and very comfortable. The sound levels are good and I can easily hear surrounding traffic. There is a noticeable amount of wind noise at speeds above 50 MPH, but is not overly distracting. The Nolan N86 is prepped for the Nolan N-Com Bluetooth intercom system. This means you can add an N-Com intercom to the helmet by inserting the intercom module into the recess on the left side of the helmet and popping in the mic and speakers into the pre-molded retainers. I personally won't be using this feature, but it is there for people who do like to talk or listen to music while riding. I'm very, very happy with my purchase and feel the combination of quality and features that the Nolan N86 provides is hard to beat even at twice the price! July 16, 2015
Great features and not too expensive The helmet fits nice ! The air flow in could be a little better but its not bad June 15, 2015
Good price for high quality and style The summary says it all. The helmet is really cool, with its matte finish. You can tell it is built well from the feel of it. Here's just a quick pro con list: Pro: Less expensive than most with these features Drop down sun visor ratchet style chin strap chin curtain removable cheek pads pin lock included Cons: Poor airflow on super hot days Not recommended to put a Bluetooth intercom on Visor blocks field of view when in "city" open position June 8, 2015
Great fit for me, a bit foggy, a little noisy Helmet fits my head well (my #1 priority). Very comfortable. Pinlock-equipped shield is the bomb! In the cool damp Pacific Northwet, fogging is a big issue. The helmet by itself doesn't provide enough ventilation (particularly in commuting traffic) to keep the shield clear, but with the Pinlock liner it's almost never an issue. Shield seals well against the helmet, so unless I have to crack the shield open at stops (see above), I don't get rain drips/dribbles inside. Eye opening seems to fall in the right place for me, no issues with visibility. I like the sun visor, although I wish it extended a bit lower. Doesn't shade my view of the gauges, which might be intentional, but I find the contrast between shaded road view and unshaded gauge view a bit annoying. Still better than no shade when it's needed, and easy to switch on/off when riding through a tunnel, under a cloud, etc. Microlock fastener took a little getting used to, but I'm starting to like it slightly better than D-rings; quicker on/off. Not the quietest helmet I've owned [that would be my old Shark S650], but I always wear earplugs when riding on a highway. I don't notice the weight as being exceptionally heavy nor light. The bottom edge of the helmet is not a flat plane, so beware when setting the helmet down (e.g., on your seat for 'just a moment'), as it is somewhat unstable in that position. Overall a good helmet for a good price, and a great fit for me and my needs. May 25, 2015
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Nolan N86 Rapid Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Travis M: Bang for the buck for sure! Mar 4, 2015
Shawn S: graphics and internal sun visor Oct 15, 2014
Kevin R: Good reviews from multiple sources, great features and styles, and an affordable price Mar 25, 2014
Justin P: 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.
Mar 14, 2014
Robert C: Style, features, look, price and Nolan reputation. Jan 15, 2014
Daniel S: Price, features, brand. Dec 13, 2013
Ann A: family member had it on his gift list Nov 12, 2013
Matthew V: 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. Sep 13, 2013
A shopper asked: 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? Apr 28, 2014
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Michael L: 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 Apr 28, 2014
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Andrew O: It is a little tough, but managed to mount my SMH10 flush without too much trouble. Just take the padding out and find the right spot where it lies flat. Then loosen the clamp screw's up as far as they can go without stepping them and wiggle it over the lip into position and clamp it. Apr 28, 2014
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Mark P: There is a horizontal 1/4" to 1/2" wide lip around the bottom of the helmet to support the padding. You might have to cut a notch in this lip to clip on a Bluetooth device or use the mounting tape and run the wires through the N-com port on the side of the helmet. Apr 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the Nolan N86 come with a chin curtain & pinlock Ant-fog lens as standard? May 22, 2015
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Daniel G: The pinlock is standard in the box. A chin curtain is not included. May 24, 2015
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Katie V: Yes, it comes with both the pinlock and Ant-fog lens. May 22, 2015
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Keith H: Yes, both come in the package. May 23, 2015
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Matthew V: Yes mine did. May 22, 2015
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Phil P: Yes it does May 22, 2015
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Travis P: Mine did. May 22, 2015
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Nestor R: Yes. May 22, 2015
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Hans R asked: How quiet is it? One reviewer mentioned it was loud. Apr 13, 2014
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Robert C: 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. Apr 13, 2014
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Shawn S: It's a comfortable level of noise. It depends on your bike and the type of wind deflection you have. I ride a sport tour and have a decent wind screen so the noise is tolerable. With no wind screen it's a bit louder, but not bad enough to wear ear plugs. I can still make phone calls at 70 and heart and be heard just fine. Apr 13, 2014
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Craig B: It's not quiet at all. I think the lightness of the helmet material is what was making it noisy. Sounds like a leaf blower next to your ears at highway speeds. Apr 13, 2014
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Daniel G: The N86 is not a quite helmet. At freeway speeds to sounds like a plane is flying over your head. I recommend earplugs for extended highway rides. Apr 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come in several shell sizes? If not how does it compare to a hjc fg17 small shell? Aug 11, 2014
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Paul P: 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.
Sep 23, 2014
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Nestor R: I really have no idea. I use medium size, and I is perfect. Just like I can say it is a good quality helmet, when you put it gives a great sense of security. Sorry I can not help more.
Greetings.
Aug 12, 2014
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Jeffery C asked: 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. Oct 4, 2013
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Nathan L: 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. Dec 7, 2013
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Nestor R: the pins and lenses are included Dec 23, 2013
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Kyle M asked: 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? Mar 16, 2014
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Michael L: Japan adopted DOT Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards-218 as Japanese Industrial Standard T8133. Hope that helps Mar 20, 2014
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Nolan Helmet Sizing

Size Measurement (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.

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