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Nolan’s range-topping N87 full-face helmet has won MCN’s product of the year.

In its award review, MCN noted that Nolan “had not skimped on perhaps the most important quality of all – build quality”, and that the helmet “felt much better than one would expect from a product costing well under £200”. The retail price is from £149.99.

The N87 has also won a Ride Best Buy award.

Nolan is distributed by Motogear –

Pro-Bolt has signed a three-year contract with KTM to supply custom-manufactured parts for its MotoGP assault. The parts are for areas such as suspension, braking, engine, drivetrain and bodywork. KTM will also be extensively using Pro-Bolt’s flagship product range of grade 5 titanium Race Spec fasteners which are 45% lighter than steel equivalents.

Mika Kallio will give the new bike its race debut in the final round of the season at Valencia.

R&G remains an official crash protection supplier to the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2017 while adding to its paddock presence. This will be the Hampshire-based company’s third consecutive season supporting the series and will again see the popular Paddock Support Unit return, which will be additionally selling race supplies, along with the Rookies’ Trophy and increased circuit branding.

In addition to the Paddock Support service, there will be an increase in the R&G branding that adorns the trackside of all 12 BSB rounds, whilst the R&G Rookies’ Trophy will be returning for a third year.

Schuberth is offering a “no-strings five-year guarantee” on its motorcycle helmets. To avoid purchasers having to hold on to their receipt for five years, they can register their helmet free of charge at

Although damage to the helmet caused by an accident is not covered by the guarantee and will not be repaired for safety reasons in any circumstances, Schuberth – based in Magdeburg, Germany – offers the owner the opportunity to purchase an identically constructed helmet at a third of the current, non-binding recommended retail price.




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