The X-Lite X-802RR Ultra Carbon is the ultimate expression of sportiness of the Italian brand X-Lite, that belongs to the Nolan group. This helmet is the result of developments in racing seen before in the X-802, X-802R and X-802RR helmets, used by riders like Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Carlos Checa, and more recently, Danny Kent, proclaimed world champions.
The shell of the X-802RR Carbon Ultra is made, as its name suggests, a carbon fiber compound. This material ensures maximum resistance to any impacts, besides being very light. X-Lite has three different shell sizes to find which suits us best.
Side (left) and frontal view (right) of the X-Lite X-802RR Ultra Carbon.
In fact, one of the most positive aspects of the introduction of this new fiber in the shell is the reduction of the overall weight. The X-802RR Ultra Carbon shows 1,240 grams on the scale for a M size, representing a reduction of between 80 and 100 grams over its predecessor, the X-802RR. And it also features a very good load balance, so that it shows very light once set.
Air intake (left) and rear exit just below the spoiler (right).
Inside the X-802RR Ultra Carbon Ultra we find a brand new construction material called 'Carbon Fitting'. This is a brand new padding, created with carbon active filaments, a technology developed at the X-Lite's racing activities. This material is 100% natural and bacteriostatic (anti-pollution), and stands out because it is an element with high thermoregulatory capacity. X-Lite states that the use of this type of padding decreases the temperature and the O2 body's needs as well helping to decrease heart rate when racing at high stress level, showing how the comfort of our head improves our overall physical performance. Furthermore, 'Carbon Fitting' decreases static electricity that can be generated in the interior.
Close up of the revolutonary 'Carbon Fitting' padding.
The padding fits tight to all our head and face, with special thickness in the cheek. Alternating with the padding we find air mesh fabric, in order to reach a balance between air flow and sweat absorption. Finishes are top quality, including leather and suede.
Fasteners and details
The X-802RR Ultra Carbon fastener is a double D system, as it's compulsory for a helmet homologated for track use.
Helmet base view (left) and Double D close up (right).