The new helmet represents the return of
the brand to the world of professional off-road motoring.
Maggiora, 23 September 2016 - After 30 years, the Motocross of Nations returns to Maggiora, and Nolangroup is taking advantage of this international appointment to present the main novelty of 2017: X-502, the off-road racing helmet in composite fibre, which marks the return of X-lite to the world of high-level off-road motoring. With the arrival of this model, Nolangroup also announces a new program of rider sponsoring for the categories of off-road, cross and Dakar which, as with MotoGp and Superbike, will place the brand alongside names of international fame. “It is a sector which we have only marginally cultivated over the last few years, but with the arrival in 2015 of the Nolan polycarbonate model N53, we realised that we could also create excellent products for off-road motoring. Obviously the objective was to create a high-level helmet in composite fibre. After two years of development, the new X-502 was created, a concentration of technological innovation and studied details that render it an avant garde helmet ready to enrapture off-road professionals”, claimed Alberto Vergani, President of the Nolangroup. In the setting of Maggiora Park, the X-lite X-502 was presented to the Italian and international press with the support of 4 brand representatives: Marco Melandri, Massimo Bianconcini, Carlos Checa and Alessandro Botturi, four riders from different backgrounds, representing the various approaches to the world of off-road. Melandri and Checa keep themselves in shape on cross circuits; Bianconcini is 3 times times Winner of the FMX STEP UP World Championship; Botturi is 9 times Winner of Enduro Italian Championship and he has two Dakar rallies under his belt. Four important riders who, together with president Alberto Vergani, have described and commented on all of the technical characteristics of this new model. The X-502 is characterised by an aggressive design and a wealth of technical characteristics: NOLAN EMERGENCY RELEASE SYSTEM (NERS) This allows emergency teams to remove the cheek pads from the helmet while it is still being worn by the motorcyclist by simply pulling the red tapes attached to the front of the pads themselves. ULTRAWIDE WINDOW The particularly ample window allows a wider range of vision and adapts to various types of glasses. RAF (Racing Air Flow) ventilation - This is composed of: - upper air intakes two openings positioned under the peak direct air, without dispersion, to the upperhead area; - front air intakes thanks also to the contribution of the side channels, two openings positioned under the peak direct air, without dispersion, to the front of the head. Two additional openings are located in the forehead area; - a chin guard air intake fitted with a fixed external filter (in metal netting) and a second removable inner filter, it ensures ventilation to the mouth area; - air extractors located on the upper part of the helmet, on its back and in line with the rear base edge and sideways on the helmet, they allow for the expulsion of hot and stale air, thus guaranteeing maximum comfort inside the helmet. PEAK WITH AN ADJUSTABLE EXTENDED ADDITIONAL PEAK The peak can be regulated to various positions by rotating it upwards or downwards. It is also fitted with an extended peak which is adjustable to three positions. “CARBON FITTING RACING EXPERIENCE” INNER COMFORT PADDING The liner, with an innovative net construction, assists the movement of air around the upper part of the head which thus stays cool and dry. The inner padding furthermore is made up of side cheek pads (left and right) and lining straps which are all completely removable and washable. CHEEK PADS To further facilitate the washing, the cheek pads are equipped with expanded foam inner padding which can be taken out from the fabric covering. EYEWEAR ADAPTIVE Exclusive system designed for the comfort of eyeglass wearers. In a quick and easy way, it allows to obtain a space in the cheek pads for the glasses temples. It is reversible, so the cheek pads can be returned to the initial configuration. READY FOR “CAMEL BAG” WATER SYSTEM The helmet is ready for the installation of a water system (not supplied) and the fitting of the relative tube. It therefore is fitted with: - a side tube-holding strip, positioned on the “READY FOR CAMEL BAG” tape and useful for holding the water system tube; - a flexible housing on the lower edge of the inner chin guard to allow the positioning of the end of the tube with the suction valve near to the mouth. The X-502 is also present in the new 2017 Nolangroup catalogue in an ULTRA CARBON version, with a high carbon content for those looking for an even lighter helmet with an aggressive look. The return in grand style of the brand to this sector is also supported by the presence of the Nolangroup truck in Maggiora for the entire duration of the event, a presence that underlines the desire of the brand to let the mud experts get hands-on experience with the new X-502 straight away. Available sizes: from XXS to XXXL.U