Nolan N-104 vs Shoei Neotec

Both Nolan and Shoei are known for making premium helmets and now they are releasing their version of what a modular/flip-up helmet should be.  With the upcoming release of the HJC RP-Max this spring, it should be a great year for modular helmets.  See our comparison of the Nolan N-104 and Shoei Neotec below!

Shoei has already released their Neotec modular helmet and they are going fast!  The Neotec is available in 7 solid colors including: black, matte black, anthracite, white, light silver, wine and brilliant yellow.  The Nolan N-104 is available in solids too but is also offered in 17 stunning colors!

Both helmets are chock full of amazing features but the choice is made easier by the difference in fit. According to webBikeWorld.com, “…the Neotec [has an] internal shape and fit (“neutral” to “slightly round”), while the N-104 is neutral to “slightly narrow”. Riders who have already established brand loyalty by fit should have an easy time choosing.

Shoei Neotec Modular HelmetSHOEI NEOTEC FEATURES:

  • Flip-up chin bar & face shield
  • Noise-reduction design
  • Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
  • 3 Shell sizes
  • XS-XXL sizing
  • Internal sun shield (QSV-1)
  • New CNS-1 shield (wider and taller than the previous CX-1V shield)
  • Pinlock anti-fog shield & lens system included
  • Fully removable 3D interior liner
  • Interchangeable cheekpads to customize comfort & fit
  • Channeled dual-layer EPS liner enhances ventilation
  • Features EPS liner in chin bar
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included
  • D.O.T.

Nolan helmets continue to improve with every model released.  This March the new N-104 modular helmet will be released in solids and graphics.  That’s right, the N-104 will be available in graphics which gives riders more options.  Just to give you an idea of how amazing Nolan helmets are, all manufacturing and painting is done in house at their facility in Italy. The Nolan N-104 has also received praise for its enlarged eye port which gives the wearer an increased field of vision.

Nolan N-104 Modular HelmetNOLAN N-104 FEATURES:

  •     Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell
  •     2 shell engineering allows Nolan to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL
  •     Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area
  •     Ultra-wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior vision
  •     So unique that faceshields are sized to fit the 2 shell sizes
  •     Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism
  •     Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism
  •     Pinlock shield included with each helmet
  •     New VPS System
  •     VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant
  •     New AIRBOOSTER ventilation system
  •     Removable, washable interior is anti-fungal and anti-microbial
  •     New Microlock2 retention system
  •     Factory ready for the new B4 N-com system
  •     Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards

Great new graphics from Arai models you know and love!

New releases from Arai – everything from exciting new graphics to brand new colors for all you motorcycle helmet lovers out there!

One of our favorite new releases from Arai is the Arai Profile Graphic – Riptide. The Riptide is available Silver, Red, Blue and “Lady“.

Arai Profile Riptide - Silver

Arai Profile Riptide - Silver

The Arai Profile Riptide Graphic includes the following features:

  • Long Oval Fit
  • Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material
  • Optically-correct pre-formed faceshields-better vision, UV ray protection with less distortion
  • De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightly-help clear fogging
  • Removable Breathguard-reduce fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield
  • CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell-fiberglass composite is stronger and lighter allows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort
  • FFS (Free Flow System-reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot air from the facial area
  • Dual Intake / Dual Exhaust Ventilation-dual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3 bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior
  • Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort
  • Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior
  • Fully removable liner and cheek pads
  • New enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards

Check out all the other great Arai Profile graphics available at Helmet City. Or if you want to see more models available by Arai click here!

Or if you’re in the market for a new Off-Road helmet check out Arai’s XD-3 line of graphic and solid helmets. Brand new to Arai’s XD-3 line is the Luster Orange graphic pictured below.

Arai XD-3 Luster - Orange

Arai XD-3 Luster - Orange

The Arai XD-3 Luster includes the following features:

XD means “Crossover Design” because it crosses over into so many riding styles. You can quickly and easily change it for adventure touring, dual-sport, Supermoto competition, commuting, whatever. Visually, it looks like a dirt helmet, with its peak, protruding chin bar and the opening for goggles. But the XD Series also has a full faceshield like a street helmet, a faceshield that easily slides up under the peak. And you can remove the shield and/or the peak in no time, and then easily re-install either or both whenever you like. The XD Series. Uniquely functional. Uniquely Arai. And now, when others are introducing their first XD “copies,” Arai is already taking you to the next level with the brand new XD3.

  • High-flow peak channels air directly into the front vents
  • Twin-cam Shield Pivot System allows the face shield to operate fully under a peak that can be lowered for better aerodynamics. Can be configured with shield and peak, peal only (for use with goggles) or shield only
  • Fully Removable/Replaceable and washable liner with optional sizes available for custom fit
  • 4 top vents. Dual Intake/Dual Exhaust Ventilation-dual I/C top intake vents and Double Delta bridged exhaust bents designed to draw significant volumes of air from helmet interior
  • CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell-fiberglass composite is stronger and lighter-allows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort
  • Efficient chinbar vent (with Interior and exterior controls) flows fresh air to the mouth area or across the shield interior to help prevent fogging
  • Large chinbar side exhaust vents draw out additional hot air
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and DOT standards
  • The peak/visor supplied is not suitable for high-speed use where air striking a side or main surface of the peak may cause difficulty in returning the head to a forward and/or level position

Looking for more off-road or Motorcross helmet options? Helmet City has plenty of variety to help you find your perfect off-road helmet. Click here to see our collection of off-road motorcycle helmets.

Another great model from Arai is their line of Vector helmets. Recently added to the Vector line are the Scream, Haga and the Samurai graphic (pictured below).

Arai Vector Samurai - White

Arai Vector Samurai - White

The Arai Vector Samurai includes the following features:

  • Relaxed round-oval fit
  • “Delta-3″ top center intake scoop, scavenges more air to help improve airflow even further turbulence over the shield and onto the shell
  • Chin vent design, with dual-pivot hinge mechanism, allows for a more easily operable single span vent gate with an increase airflow capacity
  • Enhanced organic shell shape, bottom trim and (non-removable) neck roll which curve in at the bottom to give a more natural appearance, which also helps minimize wind turbulence
  • Rubber breathguard, designed to better direct fresh air to the inside surface of the shield while at the same time directing hot breath down and away from inside surface of the shield
  • Shell mold features to strengthen the shell, enhance airflow and overall appearance
  • Type-8 diffuser design with redesigned and improved intake and exhaust ports to both improve airflow and reduce wind turbulence
  • Removable liner / Cheek pads
  • SAJ side pods have a lower profile and are much more flush with the shell of the helmet to provide a much cleaner look
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and DOT Standards

Check out all the great Arai helmets available at Helmet City today! We have several new graphics and solids available from Arai - Hurry these great helmets won’t last long!

Price Reductions on Shoei and Scorpion!

Helmet City strives to bring you the best prices in motorcycle helmets and gear! Some of our most popular models from brands that you know and love have now been reduced. Savings start at $20 and just keep climbing. Check out all our great deals at Helmet City!

Shoei Price Reductions include great RF-1000 and X-Eleven graphics!

Shoei RF-1000 Graphic Helmet - Caster TC-5

Shoei RF-1000 Graphic Helmet - Caster TC-5

Alternate View of Caster TC-5

The Shoei RF-100 Caster Features include:

  • Construction: AIM+ Shell Construction
  • Upper & Lower Air Intake
  • Quick Release Base Plate System
  • Aero Spoiler With Exhaust Vent
  • Removable / Replaceable Cheek Pads and Chin Strap Covers
  • Standards: Snell M2005

Check out the great selection of RF-1000 Helmets now at a reduced rate!

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Scorpion Price Reductions:

Scorpion Reductions include both graphics and solids: EXO-1000 Graphics and Solids, EXO-400 Graphics and Solids, and EXO-700 Graphics! Check out all the great helmets from Scorpion. See why you’ll Get Stung by these low prices but your wallet won’t!

Scorpion EXO-700 Graphic Helmet - Crackhead Red

Scorpion EXO-700 Graphic Helmet - Crackhead Red

The Scorpion EXO-700 CrackheadFeatures Include:

  • Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell: Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection.
  • SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending): Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less.
  • EverClear no-fog faceshield: Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating.
  • KwikWick moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads: Breathable, easily removable and washable.
  • Ventilation system: Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet.
  • Breath-deflector: Enhanced fog-free performance.
  • Custom liner and cheek pad kits: Available in hot colors and wild patterns.
  • Snell/DOT Certified.

Check out all our great EXO-700 Graphics with price reductions… Hurry, supplies are limited! Check out our great selection of Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets.

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