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Nexx XD1 Ride Best Buy

The Nexx XD1 has been awarded Ride magazine's prestigious Best Buy award, beating all of the other leading adventure helmets; the Arai Tour-X4, Shoei Hornet ADV, BMW GS helmet, AGV AX8, Touratech Carbon, Shark Explore R and more. Here is the test summary, "The Nexx XD1 was the surprise of the test, from an unfamiliar Portuguese brand. The XD1 has the best mix of the features that most riders want, making it a superb road helmet with or without the peak, capable of being quickly altered for off-road use. Huge thought has gone into it and for a feature-packed helmet, at a good price."

The full review - "Not heard of Nexx before? Join the club. But it's a name we need to get used to, because they plainly know what they're doing. The XD1 has everything an adventure helmet needs, making it our favourite all-round lid in this test: a great road helmet that can also keep you comfortable and safe off-road. It works on road with the peak and even better without it, reducing drag and making it a great helmet for naked or sports bikes."

"There is a drop-down visor (unlike the very similar Aventuro), a sumptuous interior with quick-release cheek pads, good visor mechanism with Pinlock included and good venting. You can wear it all day on the road, the windstopper keeping out uncomfortable drafts. When you get off-road, taking the visor off is fiddly but needs no tools and you can wear goggles easily with the visor raised rather than removed (although taking it off should keep it safe from scratching). Then change the chin vent for the freer-flowing one you get in the box, pop your goggles on and go get dirty. It comes with side and top pods that have a flat surface on which to mount an action camera, more side pods to support quick-strap googles, and the rubber chin spoiler is designed to prevent hyper extension. There is provision for a built-in communications unit. The XD1 weighs more than the Touratech Aventuro as it is made from a heavier construction - but it is also £100 cheaper."

"The Nexx wins because of its all-round ability, as well as its features and price."

  • Quality and finish - 9/10
  • Visor - 8/10
  • Interior - 9/10
  • Venting - 9/10
  • Comfort on-road - 9/10
  • Suitability for off-road - 8/10
  • TOTAL - 52/60

  • Nexx XD1 Review

    The Nexx XD1 has just been reviewed by Web Bike World, rating it as 'Outstanding'. They summarised the review by saying, “There are a lot of really good Dual Sport helmets out there and the Nexx XD1 has to be at the top of your list. It’s one of the lightest Dual Sport helmets available; it comes in some eye-popping colours and its list price is £100 ($150) less than the Arai XD4 and Shoei Hornet X2 (ADV).

    Besides having a significantly lower list price, the XD1 is also 60 grams (2 oz.) lighter than the Arai XD4 and a whopping 232 grams (half-pound) lighter than the Shoei Hornet X2, neither of which have the internal sun visor. When you combine the performance with the light weight and outstanding build quality, it's hard to beat the XD1.” (Watch their video review at bottom of this page or read full review).

    • Overall quality - 'Outstanding'
    • Shape, comfort & padding - 'Outstanding'
    • Visibility, face shield operation & internal sun visor - 'Outstanding'
    • Ventilation - Outstanding in the lower half and excellent on top - 'Outstanding'
    • Noise levels - 'Excellent'

    ADVmoto Review

    The Nexx XD1 adventure helmet has received yet another outstanding review, this time from ADVmoto, the adventure magazine and website. Here’s what they had to say: “It’s been never-ending, my quest for a helmet that fits so well it’s not begging to be removed by the end of a long ride. But now, after several weeks with the Nexx XD1, I may have found it…the ultimate adventure helmet. I was surprised by the light weight of the latest dual-sport/adventure helmet offering from Nexx. It’s barely 53 oz., beating every other helmet I own. And its vibrant colour scheme makes it stand out, extremely visible.

    A new safety feature we’re seeing more often these days makes removal of the helmet from a downed rider easier; Just pull on two red tabs and the inner cheek pads disengage, allowing medical technicians to safely remove the helmet without stress to the head or neck. As a bonus, this feature also makes it easier to clean the interior. I originally took the Nexx XD1 Voyager for six days of nonstop riding, 2000 miles, two rain storms, three days off road, plenty of interstate traffic, and summer heat. I was astounded by how well it felt and breathed. It’s been a big issue for me to find a dual-sport helmet that doesn’t squeeze my cheeks and is prescription glasses-friendly. This one features an internal drop-down sun visor with an 80% tint, which can be used with or without the outer visor, still leaving enough room for prescription glasses.

    The outer visor can also be removed for off-roading with goggles and the peak is detachable, too. I spent another week off-roading at a motorcycle training facility wearing the helmet all day during classes, and then on a tour of the northeast – pretty much nonstop for 5000+ miles. The XD1 performed flawlessly, never feeling heavy or unbearable. Through the rain storms it kept me dry. And, there was plenty of ventilation, keeping my head cool on hot days. The only real issues were slight vibration and wind noise from the beak when cruising at highway speeds. And, when using Bluetooth system, the wind noise was too loud for phone calls above 30mph.

    The Nexx XD1 Voyager has become my preferred helmet. I give it five stars as one of the best helmets I’ve owned. Barring a crash test I’m extremely happy with the way it’s held up and performed. I don’t think you can get a better helmet for the price. MSRP: $499” (ADVmoto)

    Nexx XD1 Availability

    Select your size in the drop down box on the individual helmet pages to check our latest stock status. Where sizes are not in stock, the timescales for delivery are shown on the individual helmet pages. In these instances, where the helmet isn't in stock, the XD1 will be made especially for you, then shipped from the Nexx factory in Portugal to us at ForMotorbikes. If you'd like to double check availability with us, we're very happy to let you know our stock situation at any time. Use the 'contact us' link at the top of the page.

    Nexx XD1 Summary

    The Nexx XD1 is the first Dual sport model from Nexx Helmets. The Nexx XD1 can be quickly and easily switched, without the need of any tools, between an off-road / adventure touring helmet to full-face street riding. For off-road riders, it also offers the versatility of using googles in dusty conditions, by attaching the Nexx quick strap, available as an accessory. Tear Shaped, the XD1 represents Nexx's new X-Matrix technology, a process that combines multi-axial fibreglass, 3D organic fibres, special aramid fibres and carbon reinforcement. The result is a super strong and lightweight shell, 35% stronger for extension and bending resistance than normal fibreglass. The chin area combines a unique shape, with a softer and rounder base edge, to reduce chest injury risk from frontal impacts. The Nexx XD1 is ECE 22/05 and DOT approved, for use in Europe and North America, plus NBR approved for South America.

    The XD1 weighs 1450g without the peak and visor, or 1550g fully loaded. The XD1 is equipped to accommodate the Nexx Helmets X-Com System, developed in cooperation with the renowned Bluetooth company Sena, as well as a wide range of Universal Communication Systems. Another unique feature comes with the options for accommodating helmet cameras; a removable support can be easily embedded in the top of the peak, plus there are helmet cam supports on both sides of the helmet. The X.D1 is also prepared for the Quick Strap System to easily connect your goggles to the helmet. ForMotorbikes ships the Nexx XD1 to anywhere in the world, with excellent value shipping rates to countries including the USA and Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and beyond, plus we provide Free UK delivery. We have 360° videos on the individual helmet pages, so be sure to check those out, to see the XD1 from every angle. To read customer reviews of the XD1, click through to the individual helmet pages below.

    Nexx XD1 Helmets

    The Nexx XD1 is the brand new dual sport helmet from Nexx, which can be used as a street, off-road or enduro helmet. The XD1 can be worn with or without the visor and with or without the peak. The helmet is packed with features, taking on those which have proven a smash hit in the XR2 and the XT1 helmets. The shell is the brand new X-Matrix shell from Nexx, boasting a perfect blend of carbon, kevlar, fibreglass and organic fibres, super strong and lightweight shell, 35% stronger for extension and bending resistance than normal fibreglass. The Nexx XD1 is ECE 22/05 and DOT approved, for use in Europe and North America, plus NBR approved for South America. The solid colours of the XD1, including the Concrete, Desert and Sierra are £289.99 and the XD1 Voyager and Baja are £329.99.

    The XD1 has been specifically designed hand in hand with the Nexx X-Com bluetooth intercom, so that you can effortlessly communicate with pillion or your riding buddies, or pair it with a bluetooth enabled smartphone, or GPS. Regardless of which form you wear the XD1 in, it can house a helmet cam, through its integrated supports on the top and on both sides of the helmet. No cheap-looking sucker mounts needed here, thanks to this innovative development from Nexx helmets. The Nexx XD1 also features a retractable, internal sun visor, making this a truly feature-packed helmet.

    The helmet features two air intakes, plus rear outlets and ventilation channels in the EPS lining for effective flow over the top of the head. Taking their learnings from the XR2 and XT1, the XD1 has a panoramic eye port, to give you a huge view of the terrain ahead plus in your peripheral vision. The visor features the new X-Swift quick release system, plus the new Block'N'Seal system, to ensure a hermatic seal between the visor and the rubber seal of the helmet. The visor also has a recessed cavity to house a Pinlock anti-fog insert, which is supplied with the helmet.

    More features of this new touring helmet include emergency release cheek pads, for safe helmet removal in the event of an accident, a removable breath guard, double D-ring, chin wind stopper, anti-noise cheek pads, and a soft, anti-sweat and anti-allergenic Coolmax fabric inner lining, which is removable and washable. The XD1 is homologated by Nexx as ECE 22/05, DOT and NBR approved, but remember that when the helmet is purchased from the UK, it'll be supplied with an ECE 22/05 sticker. If you're buying from overseas, check whether the ECE sticker is sufficient to comply with your local helmet laws.

    Nexx XD1 Full Specification

    • Pinlock anti-fog visor supplied with the helmet
    • Dual sport helmet; easily switch between off-road/adventure touring helmet to full-face street riding
    • X-Matrix shell of carbon, kevlar, fibreglass and 3D organic fibres, 35% stronger than a tri-composite shell
    • 1450g without the peak and clear visor, 1550g with both.
    • 80% tint, retractable sun visor
    • Three bespoke camera supports, to easily affix your helmet cam, one on the top and one on each side of the helmet
    • Aerodynamic Shell & Rim
    • Shell available in 2 different sizes: Shell 1 (XS-M)  |  Shell 2 (L-XXL)
    • 2 air inlets and 4 rear outlets for excellent air flow across the top of the head
    • Ventilation channels in the EPS lining for effective flow away from the ear area
    • X-Com bluetooth intercom perfectly integrates into the helmet
    • The XD1 is ECE/22-05, DOT and NBR homologated by Nexx. Helmets purchased from the UK will come with an ECE 22/05 sticker
    • Emergency release, removable cheek pads
    • PC Lexan Shield Clear with Anti-Fog position and Super Lock
    • FastShot quick release visor system
    • Panoramic Eye Port
    • CoolMax, soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining
    • 3D Inner Lining, removable and washable
    • Anti-noise Cheek pads
    • Chin Windstopper
    • Removable breath guard
    • Double D-ring to secure
    • New Block'N'Seal Visor System (with dual resistance visor) and X-SWIFT Quick Release System
    • Visor with recessed cavity for Pinlock (supplied)
    • Night vision reflectors
    • Special Chin Shape to reduce breast injury risk from frontal impacts
    • Ergo Padding System for bespoke fit
    • Can accommodate goggle quick strap accessory

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