Nolan N100-5 / N100-5 Plus

The Nolan N100-5/N100-5 Plus is a premium flip-up (modular) helmet designed for riders who demand the best in terms of comfort, performance, and style. Here's an overview of some of its key features.

What’s the difference between Nolan N100-5 vs N100-5 Plus?

The only difference between the two models is that the Plus version has a size adjustable liner and marginally different cheek pads. Other then that the helmets are virtually the same.

nolan n100-5 Plus
nolan n100-5 Plus


The Nolan N100-5 helmet is constructed with a lightweight and durable polycarbonate shell, ensuring excellent protection against impact. The helmet's shell is designed to provide superior airflow to the rider, reducing heat build-up and optimizing ventilation. The removable and washable interior padding is made of high-quality materials that offer lasting comfort and sweat-wicking properties.

Nolan N100-5 Microlock2

The Microlock2 retention system is a patented mechanism used in Nolan helmets that allows the rider to quickly and easily secure the helmet using a simple, one-handed operation. The system consists of a secure and adjustable chin strap that is connected to a ratchet mechanism located at the base of the helmet. When pulled and released, the ratchet engages the strap and locks it securely in place around the wearer's chin.

The Microlock2 retention system is designed to provide a secure and comfortable fit without causing any discomfort or pressure points. The mechanism can be easily adjusted by the rider for a custom fit, ensuring a snug and comfortable hold on the head. The system is also easy to use, and riders can put on or take off the helmet quickly and easily with one hand.


The Nolan N100-5 helmet has been DOT and ECE certified, assuring that it meets the highest safety standards in the world. The helmet's polycarbonate shell has been tested extensively to ensure that it provides optimal protection to the rider in case of an accident. The microlock2 retention system ensures that the helmet stays securely on the rider's head, reducing the chance of it coming off during a collision. This helmet has an excellent reputation and scores 4 out of 5 on SHARP helmet safety testing website. We find the information on weight being incorrect on SHARP website but it is a still good source of information regarding the helmet safety. 


Nolan N100-5 helmet is designed to provide exceptional comfort to the rider. The interior padding is soft, moisture-wicking, and fully removable and washable. The helmet comes with an adjustable ventilation system that allows the rider to adjust airflow easily. In addition you can adjust the neck-roll for temperature control as well as the helmet's crown pad, ensuring a perfect fit for different head shapes and sizes.

At the front of the helmet, there are two large air intakes that can be opened or closed as needed, allowing fresh air to flow into the helmet. Additionally, there are two exhaust vents at the back of the helmet that help to draw warm air and moisture out of the helmet, keeping the rider cool and comfortable.

nolan n100-5 Plus
nolan n100-5 Plus

The N100-5 helmet's ventilation system is designed to optimize air circulation throughout the helmet, reducing heat build-up and keeping the rider comfortable even in hot weather. The air channels within the helmet are lined with breathable and moisture-wicking materials that help to keep the rider's head dry and cool. The rider can easily adjust the helmet's ventilation system using the two switches located on the helmet's chin guard.

Bluetooth and Emergency Stop Signal

The Nolan N100-5 is ready for a range of N-COM communication systems and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). They fit perfectly in the helmet, keeping brilliant audio quality. As you would expect from high end motorcycle Bluetooth systems they all feature noise cancelling microphones, audio quality enhancements and easy-to-use controls.

The ESS is a safety feature that is available on the Nolan N100-5. This system uses an accelerometer and a gyroscope to detect if the rider has come to a sudden stop, such as in the event of a collision. When the system detects a sudden stop, it triggers the LED lights at the back of the helmet to blink rapidly, alerting other drivers on the road to the rider's emergency situation. The ESS is an additional safety feature that can be especially helpful when riding in high-traffic or high-speed areas. The ESS is an optional feature that can be added to this helmets and requires an N-Com system to operate.

Nolan ESS
Nolan ESS


The Nolan N100-5 helmet comes in a variety of sizes to fit different head shapes and sizes accurately. The helmet's sizing chart is easy to follow, and the sizing may not be accurate and should only be used as a guide. To ensure you get a helmet that fits snugly and comfortably without causing any discomfort use the helmet fitting guide.

Visor and Sun Visor

The Nolan N100-5 helmet is equipped with a scratch-resistant and Pinlock-ready visor, offering optimum visibility with its wide a tall visor. The visor is easy to operate with one hand, and its compatibility with the Pinlock anti-fog system ensures that the visor remains clear and fog-free in varying weather conditions.

The helmet also features an internal sun visor which is both scratch resistant and antifog (coated) and it can be easily deployed using a convenient slider on the bottom left edge of the helmet. The sun visor is tinted and provides a comfortable level of protection from the sun's rays. It is spring loaded so to retract it back you only need to press a button in front of the slider. Convenient and quick.

Helmet Noise

The Nolan N100-5/5S helmet is engineered with advanced noise-cancelling technology that significantly reduces noise levels while riding. The helmet's design and construction ensure that it fits snugly around the rider's head, significantly reducing wind noise and other external sounds that may impact the quality of the ride.

Nolan N100-5 / Plus weight

The Nolan N100-5 modular helmet is designed to be lightweight and comfortable, despite its full-face coverage and flip-up chin bar. While the exact weight of the helmet can vary depending on the size and style chosen, it is generally considered to be one of the lighter modular helmets on the market weighing 3.64 pounds (1.65kg). 

In fact, the N100-5 helmet is about 10% lighter than its predecessor, the N104. One of the key reasons for its light weight is its polycarbonate shell construction, which is both durable and lightweight. This makes the N100-5 a great choice for riders who want a modular helmet that is both protective and comfortable without weighing them down.

Concluding remarks

In conclusion, the Nolan N100-5 helmet is an exceptional choice for riders who demand top-of-the-line features, comfort, and safety. Overall, the Nolan N100-5 helmet is a premium flip-up (modular) helmet that impresses across the board, from its lightweight and durable construction to its ventilation system that keeps the rider comfortable no matter the weather conditions. It's little surprise that the Nolan N100-5 is a favourite of riders who demand the best in their safety gear.

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