Carl Fogarty today launched a new X-lite replica helmet with Italian manufacturer Nolan.
Foggy was so impressed with the developments at Nolan Helmets that he put his name to a brand-new limited edition exclusive helmet which will be available through Nolan Direct dealers from the beginning of December.
The Carl Fogarty replica is based on the X-lite X-801RR Legend and features the best in helmet technology including tri-composite construction, Steady-Fit interior, Triple Shell sizes, Uni-therm comfort padding, to name but a few. Carl will be attending the Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December.
And will be available on the Nolan / X-lite Stand – Hall 3A, R4 – to sign memorabilia and to chat with his fans.
Nolan Direct’s UK importer Andy Wall is delighted to have the link with Carl: ‘Names in our industry do not come much bigger than Carl’s. He is certainly one of the greatest riders that we have produced and it is an honour for Nolan / X-lite that Carl has agreed to the production of this very special helmet. We will also be producing 200 of these replicas, personally signed by Carl at the Nolan factory in Italy, and so we know that they will become a real collectors item.’
Carl said: ‘I have been very impressed by Nolan and their X-lite helmets for some time and I am delighted with this new association. The design of this replica is based on the helmet I wore for my last World Superbike title in 1999 and I hope it will be very popular.’
Nolan’s presence at the NEC show will give visitors the opportunity to see the complete range of Nolan and X-lite helmets and clearly Andy is excited by the prospects that the show has to offer: ‘This is the first time that we have exhibited as direct importers. The ranges have improved dramatically and Nolan is at the forefront of helmet technology. Visitors to our stand will see the best range that we have ever had and we will also be showing the unique N-Com system which is right out there when it comes to on bike communications. Having Carl on the stand on the last weekend is the icing on the cake for us.’