Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

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Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test
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Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

Nolan N87 in the test (test winner)
Comparison test full face helmets (MOTORRAD 9/2017)

1st place: In MOTORRAD 9/2017, 10 full-face helmets up to 250 euros were tested, compared and rated. Here are the results of the Nolan N87.

Klaus Herder


Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

The full-face helmet Nolan N87 is available in sizes XXS to 3XL. Its helmet shell is made of Lexan. According to the manufacturer, it weighs 1530 to 1610 grams in size L, we measured 1636 grams when reweighing.

The Nolan N87 is fixed with a ratchet lock. The Nolan N87 is available in the colors white, black and matt black, and 13 decor variants are also available.

The scope of delivery includes: air deflector, wind deflector on the chin, sun visor, helmet bag and Pinlock visor (mounted). The Nolan N87 is also prepared for the n-com communication system.

The helmet is made in Italy, its ECE E 3 mark also comes from there. It costs 209.99 euros without decor, and 234.99 to 299.99 euros with decor.

Replacement visors for the Nolan N87 are available in the versions clear (39.95 euros), tinted (39.95 euros) and mirrored (59.95 euros).

Provider: Nolan, Tel. 0711/3108530,

A positive thing about the Nolan N87

Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

  • Easy to put on and take off
  • well balanced
  • Excellent fit, head tightly enclosed, comfortable lining
  • very good suitability for glasses
  • impeccable aerodynamics
  • relatively low noise level
  • Sufficiently effective ventilation on the chin and top of the head, ventilation slider easy to use
  • The visor seals absolutely draft-free
  • large field of view
  • good locking
  • very easy visor change
  • simple sun visor operation (with detent!) covers very well
  • no water ingress
  • very good workmanship

Noticeable negatively on the Nolan N87

Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

  • Opening lever chin lock a bit too small

Measurements for the Nolan N87

Nolan N87 full-face helmet in the test

Graphic: Weber

HIC value of the Nolan N87: 1280

  • Impact on sigma posts at 7.5 m / s, right side
    Acceleration in g: 200, HIC value: 1634
  • Impact on sigma posts at 5.5 m / s, left side
    Acceleration in g: 165, HIC value: 925
  • MOTORRAD HIC 1000 (mean of both premiums): 1280
  • Impact on the edge anvil with 7.5 m / s, chin part
    Acceleration in g: 327
    (does not count as part of the force is passed on to the chinstrap)

MOTORRAD conclusion on the Nolan N87

This is what clear test winners look like! The Nolan N87 completely convinced in the laboratory and in practice. The most varied of test heads were accommodated in an excellent way, and you can tell in almost every detail of the all-rounder how much experience the northern Italians have in helmet development.

MOTORRAD verdict: very good TEST WINNER

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