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Bell Custom 500 Open Face Helmet
Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the “500.” That moment was ground zero for the modern motorsport helmet and it gave rise to an entire industry. Bell’s new Custom 500 pays homage to Richter’s original design and adds modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date while still keeping the original’s aesthetic. By combining a custom fiberglass layup with a specially designed EPS foam layer, Bell engineers were able to craft a helmet that is at once light weight, narrow in profile, and DOT-compliant. Adding custom paint-inspired graphics, chrome trim work (on some graphics) and a quilted liner, the new Custom 500 custom looks as good as it performs.
- Custom fiberglass shell
- Custom-quilted liner
- Chrome trim (graphic dependent)
- Integrated snaps for aftermarket shields and visors
- Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
- Five-year warranty
- Certification: DOT
- Weight: 880g
Customer Reviews (3)
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Reviewer: John Cona (Kingston, MA) 8.16.2013
tight helmet or big head
Followed measuring directions on website and the helmet is tight!!! First helmet and everyone who knows says great helmet and that is a proper and good fit. Gonna take me a while to get used to it. Not accustomed to such good quality.
Reviewer: Jeff (Evans, GA) 1.18.2013
Not bad - as advertised
Definitely a good look if you're going for the retro style. The helmet does look a bit big on your head, but maybe that's just me. The fit is a tad loose, but I was on the border of 2 sizes. I'm happy, though. It is comfy.
Reviewer: MA21 (NY, NY) 10.26.2012
Helmet is as advertised. Cool looking and def has a retro look. Has a little more of a bobble head look then I expected but nothing any of us cant live with. One reviewer mentioned something about it being tight around the ears. That is true but again, nothing too terrible. Overall its a good buy and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cool retro styled helmet.