January 8, 2013 – Bell released a final photo of the Bell Rogue helmet today. They call this a “Category-Defying Helmet Bridges Gap Between Open-Face and Full-Face, with Innovative Detachable Muzzle-System for Coverage Against the Elements”
The Rogue is “designed to provide facial coverage from the elements that previously had not been provided by any other open-face helmet on the market.”
Designed with the cruiser market in mind, but appropriate for a wide variety of motorcycling applications, “Rogue addresses a long-standing gap in the market for an open-face helmet that provides increased coverage against the elements.
Particularly useful in cold-weather conditions and for long-distance touring, Rogue is equipped with a first-of-its-kind, adjustable and detachable ‘muzzle’ system, allowing riders increased comfort and protection against the elements.”
Rogue is based on a lightweight composite shell that looks like a half helmet, but is actually a three-quarter design, thanks to an EPS that extends from the rear portion of the shell into a comfortable neck roll pad.
The innovative muzzle is constructed from molded thermoplastic polyurethane, featuring air vents and a removable fleece liner for added comfort and protection.
The muzzle fastens to the helmet through a “FidLock” magnetic connection system, fastened directly into the system’s magnetic receptors and removed by simply sliding the muzzle piece in an upward direction. Length is also adjustable through straps on either side of the muzzle that ratchet into the helmet shell.
More… The helmet’s shell and EPS are available in three sizes for more expansive size range and maximum comfort, with the liner being removable and washable. Rogue meets the DOT standard and is available in Solid Black, Solid Matte Black, Army Green and Solid Gunny finishes. Rogue is priced for retail at $249.95 and will be available at Bell dealers in March.