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post #1 of 3 Old 09-19-2010, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Nolan 43Air helmet

Hi, looking at purchasing one of these Nolan helmets.

This is the model with the removable chin bar and built in dark visor.

Can anyone suggest a good place to search on line for one?

Preferably in USA.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-19-2010, 10:37 AM
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Best helmet I have ever had!!

I have the N43 mottard. The view out of the shield is like you are not wearing a helmet. I really belive this increases your saftey. You will get a little fog where your nose it but it never gets into your view. Get the pinlock with it, I got my at motorcycle accessories.
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Best helmet for me, too!

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Hi, looking at purchasing one of these Nolan helmets.

This is the model with the removable chin bar and built in dark visor.

Can anyone suggest a good place to search on line for one?

Preferably in USA.

Cheers,'

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The N43 "AIR" is not available from the U.S. The AIR model has a large vent area on top of the helmet
that does not get DOT approval. Instead, we get the Nolan N43 Trilogy N-Com Helmet with smaller
front vent.

During a riding season with many 90 F. days I never experienced abnormal discomfort from heat.
Then again, I've never experienced how much better the AIR model can be.

I use it in 3/4 mode 90% of the time. The shield and chinbar are easily stored on the V-Strom for
full coverage situations like rain, cold or bug-filled, twilight rides. The drop down smoked shield
is easy to use with gloves in either format with just enough darkening for riding into the sunset.

It's pinlock ready, with comfortable/washable padding, and it has the best cutaway for peripheral
vision of any of the dozen helmets I've owned. Quiet in 3/4 mode, a bit noisy with the shield on.

Fitment is similar to Shoei, but for rounder shaped heads. A friend whose head is rather oval
in shape found the N43 too tight on the sides, and he had to remove the chinbar to get it on.

It's a perfect shape for my round pate. I took a large size in the more oval shaped Shoei RF,
perfect on the sides but a little loose front to back. Medium in the N43 Trilogy is a perfect fit.

Read about the Euro version:
Nolan N43 - webBikeWorld
Read about the U.S. version:
Nolan N43 Trilogy - webBikeWorld

I purchased from Helmet Express, with the pinlock shield insert, for $268US delivered to the door.
Nolan N43 Trilogy N-Com Helmets: Helmet Express

Austin

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