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Nolan recently restructured its business to move upmarket and said goodbye to X-Lite, the group’s competition-oriented brand. But Nolan was already producing carbon helmets in his factories. From now on, it is the Nolan X-Series which perpetuate the tradition of performance helmets. We also had you taken to visit the factories of Bergamowhere carbon fiber sheets are patiently applied by hand.
X-804 RS Ultra Carbon: safety and aesthetics
If we listen to Nolan, this X-804 RS Ultra Carbon is much more than just a helmet; it is an avant-garde masterpiece designed for professional pilots and thrill-seeking motorcyclists. UN/ECE R 22-06 approved, this helmet embodies the best of the manufacturer’s know-how to meet the demanding needs of the racing world. With its elegant and stylish design, it has a marked style on the track as well as on the road.
The X-804 RS Ultra Carbon is equipped with numerous safety features. The advanced NERS (Nolan Emergency Release System) system allows the cheek pads to be quickly removed in an emergency, while the Safety Visor Lock system ensures that the visor remains closed even at high speeds. Additionally, the ultra-wide, flat screen provides optimal visibility, while the Pinlock system prevents fogging.
The interior of the X-804 RS Ultra Carbon is designed to provide maximum comfort. The Carbon Fitting Racing Experience padding ensures optimal thermoregulation, while the 3D cheek pads guarantee a perfect fit. In addition, the LAF (Liner Adjustable Fitting) system allows the helmet to be adjusted according to the shape and size of each rider’s head.
Initial track testing with Nolan riders revealed that the X-804 RS Ultra Carbon was highly rated for its level of safety, comfort, stability and excellent visibility.
Nolan developed this helmet in close collaboration with professional riders like Casey Stoner, the former MotoGP world champion and brand ambassador, but also Andrea Iannone WSBK rider and Manuel Gonzalez Simon, Moto2 rider: ” This new X-804 is magnificent. Nolan really did a good job designing it. Visibility and ventilation are very good. In a straight line and at maximum speed, the helmet does not move a millimeter. The work done by Nolan for this helmet is perfect! There are so many improvements compared to the previous one: less weight and even more safety.“.
Thanks to the RAF (Racing Air Flow) system, the ventilation of the X-804 RS Ultra Carbon is optimized to provide efficient air circulation. Additionally, the RAS (Racetrack Aerodynamic Spoiler) system improves the helmet’s stability at high speeds, while overall aerodynamics are supported by computerized fluid dynamics studies.
A customizable helmet
The X-804 RS Ultra Carbon also comes with many additional features, such as shells in different sizes for an optimal fit, a screen predisposed for Tear-Off protective films, and a hydration system for longer competitions . Additionally, accessories such as Steadyfit cheek pads and additional upholstery kits are available for a custom fit.
- 4 shells in sizes 2XS to 3XL for an unrivaled fit
- Strap closure with D-rings (double ring)
- Nose deflector
- Rear edge profile optimized for improved neck mobility (racing position)
- Additional screen predisposed for Tear-Off protective films (in the box)
- Tear-Off protective film kit for the ‘track only’ screen (available as an accessory)
- Additional padding kit to adjust the helmet (available as an accessory)
- Steadyfit cheek pads of varying thickness (available as accessories)
- Racing helmet bag
To sum up
The X-Lite brand disappeared to become Nolan again. But the Italians are perpetuating the tradition of helmets designed for competition and the track. Here is the latest, the X-804 RS Ultra Carbon, a high-end helmet for exceptional pilots!
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