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Casey Stoner's One-Off Nolan Helmet Looks Stunning

One of the perks of being a MotoGP star and a Legend is that one often gets exclusive stuff from the manufacturers he or she endorses, and it's often when these items are truly spectacular. Casey Stoner is probably one of the best examples and his recent visit at the Nolan factory in Italy proves this.
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Nolan and Stoner have been together through the Aussie's career and it looks like the two never actually parted. Even though Stoner retired from professional motorcycle racing years ago, it appears hat he is still fond of Nolan helmets, whereas the Italian manufacturer is also quite happy with having one of the best-loved riders in its roster. Be it with Ducati or Honda, Stoner stuck with Nolan and this is only natural; remember what we told you about riders rather changing factories than helmets?

Now that Stoner is, in a way, back in MotoGP albeit as a Ducati test rider and brand ambassador, it's a great opportunity for Nolan to capitalize and they didn't miss it. Stoner received a one-off SuperHero version of the X-Lite X-802RR Ultra Carbon lid presented to him in an almost festive event.

The big news here is not the fact that Stoner got yet another helmet from Nolan but the helmet itself. Nolan's newest design might be an indicator of how the upcoming premium model might be, and if the Italians plan to take this approach for production models, we're looking at one of the coolest designs we saw in quite a while.

Stoner's carbon fiber helmet may look peculiar from afar but examining it in detail, you'll most likely fall in love with it. Nolan went for a translucent finish that allows the carbon fiber layer structure to be seen, while the colors are also transparent shades that blend into the clear varnish.

The looks of the new X-Lite lid are spectacular, and Stoner's tricolor carbon helmet makes everything even better. There is no info as to whether a similar finish will make it into production for either Nolan or their sub-brand X-Lite, but we certainly hope it does.

Now, all that's missing is seeing Stoner wearing this helmet in a wildcard race, right?

 
 
 
 
 

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