In the early 1950s, Roy Richter’s close friend lost his life in an automobile racing accident. A skilled racer and industry enthusiast himself, Richter realized after the crash that something could’ve been done to save his friends life. He decided that, since racing changed his life, he would change racing, and got to work in the garage behind his auto parts store to develop the 500, an unprecedented helmet for automobile racers. That was in 1954. In 1955, the helmet got its due when a professional racer in the Indy 500 crashed and credited the fittingly named 500 helmet with saving his life. With that racer’s endorsement and an underdeveloped niche in the market, Bell quickly grew into the innovative, influential, and premier helmet manufacturer it is today.
Now, the same passion for safety and innovation that brought Bell to fruition is what keeps them at the top of their class today. The company is all the right parts boundry-pushing technology, teamwork, dedication, skill, and nerve, and they use that to continue developing product that is time tested and champion trusted.
Bell’s focus remains on helmets, developing and refining lids like the Bell MX-9, the Bell Moto-9, and the Bell Qualifier to keep dirt and street riders alike safe and secure in the event of a crash. With most helmets coming DOT/ECE/Snell certified, along with impressively durable and comfy EPS liners and an integrated MIPS system, Bell has continued to redefine safety in the industry.
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Scott in MA
All I can say is I’ve had two of these helmets over the past 5-6 years. They hold up well to basic bumps and hits. They are a bit more dense and snug feeling compared to a motocross helmet, but, that’s to be expected with an adventure helmet. I went over a small wet wooden bridge yesterday at a local state park. It was raining and my bike slipped out completely underneath me. I went down hard hitting my right forehead area against a rock. My neck was stiff after, but, I was ok. All I can say is that was the hardest head hit I’ve had ever and the helmet protected me. I am tossing it and just bought another one. For the price they seem very protective.Read All Reviews
Arnie in FL
I waited years to upgrade to this Bell. Don't wait! Premium helmet, maximum protection, incredibly comfortable. It's well worth the price. On my forth trip to the track with it, I got knocked off my bike by the rider behind me and took a wicked head-first crash on the backside of a jump. The helmet did everything the RM product videos said it does! NO INJURY! Not so much as a tiny headache the next day. Now I know why Eli Tomac, Copper Webb and many other Supercross pros wear this helmet.Read All Reviews
Arlene in WA
We purchased Bell Adv helmets a few years back, and have used them a fair amount each season. With anything that get's used, the shields started showing some wear and small scratches. It was nice to be able to order these to get us thru one more season.Read All Reviews
Arlene in WA
My husband and I each bought Bell Helmets, he got the newer model with MPS. I really, really like this helmet. It's light enough that my neck isn't sore at the end of a long day of riding. The face shield is nice, with a pretty good field of vision. He ended up getting smaller cheek pads directly from bell to make his fit better, mine worked out fine. I'm due for a replacement, and I'll be looking hard at the Bells again.Read All Reviews