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Bell Shorty Helmet I was only about 100 feet from the driveway when the bugs attacked. Or rather, I attacked them at about 30 MPH. A quick access of the little gray cells made me realize that this was the first time I had ever ridden a motorcycle without at least some type of visor …

Bell Star Helmet First Look The new Bell Star helmet was introduced at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo (report) in February of this year. I took some photos (below) at the time and we quickly placed an order. We’ve been waiting ever since — as have many of our readers, who have been asking for …

Popular Helmet Integrates the Sena 10S or SMH10 The Bell MAG-9 has been very popular since it was first released back in…was it 2012? It’s an update on the original Bell MAG-8 reviewed on webBikeWorld way back in 2006. The MAG-series was radical when first released but that “peak” is now enjoying great popularity. The new MAG-9 …

The Three Stars Are Here The 2016 Bell Star was announced at the 2015 AIMExpo (Report) and described in our 2016 Bell Star Preview. The new Bell Star now comes in three different versions: The street/sport version (this review), the Race Star and the Pro Star. Prices range from $449.95 for the street/sport version to (please …

A Bell Star Custom…Squared! Remember the custom-fitted Bell Star helmet review from last year? That’s the special program at Bell Helmets where they use a laser coordinate measuring machine to create a 3D model of your head. Then they build a carbon fiber Bell Star to fit! The result is a helmet that fits my head like …

An Intercom-Ready Super Value The sub-$250 helmets made by Bell are probably the best-kept secrets in motorcycling. HJC overshadows everyone else when it comes to value-priced helmets and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s something extra special about the $100 to $250 helmets in the Bell lineup and we have reviewed nearly all of them …

The Rise of 3 New Stars The new Bell Star helmet lineup now includes the Bell Star (street/touring), the Race Star (supersport/track days) and the Pro Star (racing). The build quality, cut lines and graphics on display at the 2015 AIMExpo were outstanding. The new helmet appears to be a big step up from the …

A Helmet for the Rest of Us Round-heads, narrow-heads and anyone else with a head shape way out on the ± 2σ and beyond tails, rejoice! The impossible is possible and you too can have custom-fitted motorcycle helmet of your very own. All you need is money — lots of it — and an appointment …

New Bell Qualifier, Moto-9 Flex and MX-9 Helmets October 19, 2014 – We haven’t reviewed anything from Bell Helmets in quite a while but that will change soon. The renowned American brand introduced several new helmets at the 2014 AIMExpo (Report). The new Bell MX-9 Adventure dual-sport helmet (Preview) was announced last week, along with the very interesting …

Bell Bullitt October 17, 2013 – There’s retro and then there’s retro. The new Bell Bullitt is both. Not sure who’s going to buy one of these to actually ride with… Maybe somebody making a 1960’s movie who needs a prop? It’s apparently meant to be a Bell 60th anniversary special. Here’s the info from …

Bell Announces the “Rogue” Helmet 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 …

Bell Helmets for 2012 February 18, 2012 – Bell Helmets is well known to motorcyclists around the world and the company has been on a roll over the last few years. Bell is known for their innovative helmets, of course. But they also have probably the best and most varied collection of graphics and colors …

Bell RS-1 Helmet Review The RS-1 rings the Bell (sorry!), with outstanding quality, modern design and a leading-edge feature set. Factor in the super-plush, very comfy interior, excellent ventilation and superb noise control for a hard-to-beat combination and a very good value. The RS-1 also meets both DOT and Snell 2010 safety standards. The internal …

Bell Adds a Flip-up to the Lineup The Bell Revolver has sharp, angular, modern styling and a few of the excellent features that characterize recent Bell helmets. It’s a solid performer and a good first effort at a flip-up for Bell and a few design tweaks might just make it the best of the bunch. …

Bell Arrow Helmet Review The Bell Arrow is one of the best motorcycle helmet bargains to be found. It has excellent build quality and it includes a few features either not found or poorly implemented on other helmets costing three or four times more. Less than $100.00, outstanding comfort, low noise levels and a five-year …

Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Limited Editions Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Deluxe Limited Edition Helmets Bell had the Pinstripe Guru “Skratch” make up a line of very, very cool Custom 500 helmets in a limited edition. These lids hit so many buttons, they give me chills! Retro, cool, vintage and, well, they definitely bring …

Bell Revolver: First Look Bell has been on a roll and every one of their helmets reviewed on webBikeWorld over the last few years has been a hit. Bell seems to have nailed the price/value equation and the Bell Revolver just may be another winner. Well know for sure pretty soon, as we have a …

Bell Moto-9 and Bell Moto-4 The Bell Moto-9 is the latest version in a long line of Bell motocross helmets. The Moto-9 pioneers some new features that you will see on upcoming Bell street helmets. These include magnetic cheek pads; the cheek pads attach to the inside of the helmet with the same magnet system …

Bell RS-1 Bell Announces the RS-1 Note: The Bell RS-1 review is now live. The RS-1 slots between the Bell Vortex (review) and the top-of-the-line Bell Star (review). That’s a pretty small slice, because the Vortex is an excellent helmet that has many of the features of the Star at a street price of only $134.99. The Bell RS-1 has …

Bell Vortex “Archangel” Helmet Sharp-eyed webBikeWorld visitors will know that I reviewed the Bell Vortex helmet (review) one year ago in 2010, when the helmet was first released. I was a huge fan of the Vortex and I was disappointed that it just missed the cut for the webBikeWorld “Motorcycle Helmet of the Year” award for 2012. …

Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmet Review The Bell Vortex is a beautifully made helmet with outstanding ventilation and a best-in-class face shield system. It meets the DOT standard and it’s Snell 2010 approved and comes with a five-year warranty. It is slightly heavy and a bit noisy, but it would be difficult to find a better …

Bell Announces Two New Helmets Bell MX-9 “Adventure” Dual-Sport Helmet and the Bell Moto-9 With New “Progressive Layering” Impact Management Technology October 10, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Bell Helmets has announced two new helmets. First is the company’s first dual-sport helmet, the “All-Terrain MX-9 Adventure”. The design is said to have been …

Bell Star 2010 Helmet Review Just two years from the re-launch of one of the most famous motorcycle helmets of all time, the Bell Star has been updated for 2010. The updated Bell Star has new features, a slightly different head shape and Snell 2010 safety standard approval. The 2010 Bell Star has outstanding quality …

The Walmart Bell Helmet Go ahead and scoff, but I’m declaring the Bell Zephyr to be the Motorcycle Helmet Bargain of 2007. A Zephyr review was originally suggested by a webBikeWorld visitor, and, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. The helmet is primarily sold by Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart?  Motorcycle helmets? But, we’ve tried ’em all, from the …

Bell Apex Helmet Review The Bell Apex is made with very high quality, it has a comfortable liner, good air flow on the chin but weak up top. The helmet also meets the U.S. DOT standard and it is Snell certified. Like the proverbial Phoenix, Bell Helmets rose from the ashes a few years ago. …

Bell Mag-8 Helmet Review Have you ever wondered what happened to Bell motorcycle helmets? Bell owned the market seemingly forever, and the distinctive Bell logo was everywhere. Bell was the Arai, Shoei and Suomy of its time, and their helmets adorned just about every motorcycle rider and racer in the U.S.A. If you were serious …

A Good Cheap Helmet Bell Helmets used to own the industry in a way that’s hard to understand by anyone who doesn’t remember. There are dozens of excellent helmets to choose from today, manufactured to very high quality standards and meeting the world’s best safety standards. I have no proof to back up this claim. …