I just tried one on at Americade yesterday because I currently have an N43 that I like, but it's had a lot of use. By comparison, the N44 has a huge eye port, removable liner, and there's more space between my face and the shield. The sunscreen mechanism works a little better too, and it still feels pretty light. I didn't buy it because the colors were all boring. But then I found one on eBay from a dealer in Italy that comes in matte olive drab, and I've ordered it. Couldn't tell about air flow of course, but both intake and exhaust vents are much larger than the N43.Anybody have any experience or comments on this helmet? Thanks.
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Just hang them on the wall and tell everyone it's an art collectionI have way too many helmets and just bought a Bell Bullit TT but still tempting... This is the problem of going to forums you end up seeing things you don't need but want ;-)
Considering I can compare when I ride with my multistrada.... the helmet per se is not very noisy.Cristovao, I'm considering one of these too. Does it flow a lot of cooling air through the top?
And if you ride without the chin piece does that affect the noise level much?
Good question, I guess. I read in an online review that there's US spec and European spec lines, and they are constructed differently. I won't know about the DOT sticker on the one I ordered from Italy until it arrives, but I don't really care which tests it passed as long as it passed one. FWIW I've seen replica DOT stickers for sale.Do they produce the green outside of the U.S.? I love that color but can't find one listed on their website or for sale. I will check eBay. If it was produced for other parts of the world would it still have dot sticker?
The Nolan N44 chinbar does not flip like say a shark evoline or LS2. Instead the chinbar clips on or off with steel attachments. It doesn't go up with the visor.I've heard that modular helmets aren't the best as the rotating part can easily flip up when you fall, leaving your chin unprotected. The Nolan N44 looks great but is there any truth to the flipping issue?