Nolan Helmets was founded in Italy in 1973. The Nolan Group now manufactures and distributes Nolan, X-Lite and Grex helmet brands - all manufactured in Italy. Nolan and X-Lite cover the mid to high end of the market while Grex are a lower priced helmet range targeting newer riders (presumably aimed at stopping the tide of young scooter riders in Italy who like to ride helmetless - often via A&E). Nolan and X-Lite produce quality helmets that are used by some of the top MotoGp and WSB riders - including Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Melandri. Nolan Group helmets took three of the top ten places in our look at the best SHARP safety-rated helmets - so are a brand with an excellent reputation for safety.You'll find all our Nolan and X-Lite reviews on this page (and our X-Lite page).