N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

Nolan reappears in 2024 with its new modular helmet N120-1with double approval ECE 22.06 P/J –integral protector (P) and Jet (J) – and reversible chin guard up to 180°. With it, the Italian brand seeks to guarantee a feeling of comfort and freedom in any situation, combining sportiness and touring essence in the right measure.

The new N120-1 was born to respond to the specific needs of a market oriented to the production of crossover motorcycles. That is, models dedicated to medium and long distance travel, without forgetting urban use with vehicles capable of guaranteeing maximum comfort and versatility in traffic.

Nolan N120-1 in detail

He N120-1 It is committed to the concept of flip-back technology, and the introduction of more advanced technical features than a classic reversible helmet. The chin bar and its movement play a fundamental role in terms of positioning and style, allowing the rider to fully rotate the chin bar for maximum freedom and the least possible aerodynamic drag.

Alberto SalvettiHead of R&D at Nolan Group, comments: “In the design phase, the priority was to propose a high-performance modular to the market. And that is why the N120-1 has no less than five functional patents that make it an excellent and unique helmet in its segment.”

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

And continues: “The chin guard opening system, which responds to the name Dual Action (Nolan Group patent), that is, double lever, represents one of the important peculiarities of this model, with fluid opening and closing of the chin guard, which “It adapts to the driving needs of each motorcyclist with precision and simplicity.”

Once the chin guard is fully open and folded upwards, unlike the classic folding ones, the visor can be lowered to protect the rider's face. The chin guard is also easy to operate while driving: it opens and closes with just one hand. When open, to prevent accidental closing, it can be locked with the 'P/J' lever located on the left side of the helmet shell.

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

A key feature for a helmet like the N120-1 It's ventilation. Airbooster technology guarantees perfect air circulation in the shell. The incoming air flow from the upper intake is directed to the most critical areas, thus avoiding possible dispersions and guaranteeing maximum comfort even in extreme temperature conditions or during long outings.

The absolute comfort of N120-1 It is guaranteed by the LPC – Liner Positioning Control system, which allows an excellent adjustment. It adapts to the user thanks to the possibility of adjusting the position of the lining. The interior is made with ecological fabrics and incorporates Top Clima Comfort technology, as well as a mesh lining, which guarantees a feeling of freshness even on long trips.

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

The attention to detail of the N120-1 It continues with the 3D molded foam, which follows the contours of the face, ensuring an impeccable fit and applying pressure where it is needed in the jaw and cheekbone area, and less on the inside of the cheek. It also offers us a series of special features, such as the possibility of easily removing the interior, which is washable.

The fabrics with which the N120-1 They are OEKO-TEX certified and use recycled materials with GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification. The KENT fabric, made of recycled polyamide, strategically placed on the top of the head, not only offers superior resistance to abrasions and peeling, but also adds a modern and elegant touch to the helmet.

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

Salvetti comments: “This choice of fabrics, laminated and bonded without the use of glue to ensure optimal breathability, also reflects Nolan's commitment to pursuing technological innovation and the highest levels of quality for its helmets.”

The ultra-wide visor, in addition to being scratch-resistant, is available in several color versions: transparent, dark green, metallic silver. The N120-1 is equipped with Pinlock technology (already installed on the graphic versions) that prevents fogging, guaranteeing clear vision at all times and in any weather condition.

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

The VPS parasol with automatic retraction system (Nolan Group patent) guarantees comfort and ease of adjustment, as well as better visibility in all weather conditions. The N120-1 is equipped with the Microlock2 strap, another of the brand's patents.

This retention system has a double lever and a fine micrometric adjustment, a perfect balance between functionality and essentiality, which allows the chin guard to be opened only after a firm rotation of the opening lever and minimizes any risk of accidental opening.

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

Salvetti continues: “Another fundamental aspect that we would like to highlight with N120-1 is the predisposition to travel even long distances, guaranteeing motorcyclists the possibility of staying connected with other motorcyclists, perhaps listening to music while driving and, of course, navigating with GPS or contact the rescue service in case of emergency.”

Concludes: For these important reasons, we have set up the N120-1 for the N-Com communication systems, which we have tested directly during the homologation of the helmet according to the ECE 22.06 regulationsand thus allow a constant connection that helps improve each driving experience.”

N120-1, Nolan's first and exclusive modular helmet

The new Nolan N120-1 has up to four graphics:

  • Subway N-Com
  • Nightlife N-Com
  • Classic N-Com
  • Special N-Com

He N120-1 It is available in sizes ranging from 2XS to 3XLwith 6 inner shells and 2 outer shells for an official price of 369.99 euros for single color graphicsand of 469.99 euros for more complex graphic variants. More information on Nolan's official website.

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