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Bell Bullitt Helmet

In the late 1960s Bell released the Star, the first full-face helmet, revolutionizing the helmet and motorsport industries and setting a new standard for safety. Since then Motorcycle helmets have taken all sorts of shapes and forms, but at its essence has always been the simple and classic Star. The inherent beauty in the Star’s simplicity has made it an effective and aesthetically appealing piece of motorcycle gear that has survived the test of time.

To pay homage to the glory days of motorsport, the Bell Bullitt has inherited the classic styling of the Star, but has been infused with contemporary comforts and  crash protection. Constructed with a low-profile fiber composite shell and multi-density EPS liner, the Bullitt meets modern DOT regulations yet comes as close as possible to the look and feel of the original Star. Luxurious appointments like a micro-suede lining with leather trim, metal mesh circular intake vents, rear exhaust vent and 3D cut cheek pads with speaker pockets, compliment the vintage styling and shoot the Bullitt into the 21st century.

Named after the brash detective, played by iconic actor and motorsport enthusiast Steve McQueen in the cult classic Bullitt, the Bell Bullitt is as much an exercise in design as it is in rider safety, breaking the mold and providing a premium retro option to the market. Put that vintage helmet back on the shelf where it belongs and pick up a Bullitt to fulfill all your retro riding dreams.

Note: The Bullitt has a very round internal shape. It is ideal for people who need more ear and temple room but conversely it is less suitable for people who need more room in the forehead area.

Features:

  • Ultra low-profile fiber composite shell
  • 3 shell sizes
    • SM: XS and SM Helmets
    • MD: MD and LG Helmets
    • LG: XL and 2XL Helmets
  • Multi-Density EPS liner
  • The Black helmet has a brown interior liner and the face shield is equipped with a brown pull tab
  • The Matte Black & White helmets have a black interior liner and the face shield is equipped with a black pull tab
  • Removable, washable and anti-bacterial interior
  • Perforated micro-suede interior fabric with leather trim
  • Padded chin strap with stainless steel D-Ring closure with leather pull tab
  • 5 Metal Mesh intake vents with 1 rear exhaust vent
  • 3D Cut cheek pads with speaker pockets
  • Magnefusion shield closure system
  • Helmet ships with flat shield, Bubble Shield also available and sold separately for added vintage panache
  • Industry-leading five-year warranty
  • The Bell Bullet is a premium retro option
  • Certification: DOT and ECE
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Bell Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 54-55
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 58-59
XL 60-61
2XL 62-63

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Heartbroken Vespa Girl
Hello Gentlemen! Here's a review from a woman. I am a Vespa GL 200 rider. I'm always frustrated helmet shopping because everything is either cheesy, pink, too sporty or not safe enough. I mentally conjured this helmet years ago and now it exists! So cool looking! So simple! So retro! Sadly it's going back. Small is too small. The medium is right for my crown, but leaves a gap near my cheek bones. It also feels cavernous near my ears. This helmet is a wind tunnel. It feels like a half helmet. I could feel wind all over my face. Some early am's I'm riding in 45 degrees for 20 miles to work-brrrrrrrr. I'm so disappointed. For $400 I can't stomach the ways in which it comes up short. Seems like this helmet is for warm rides only and for the price I want to LIVE in it.
April 19, 2014
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Bullitt Time.....Thoughts after a couple of weeks of ownership
I don't normally submit reviews, but on this occassion i felt compelled. The reason being i had procrastinated over this helmet for a while, but all of the reviews I read came from the 'other side' of where i was looking.
You see i've been an open face guy (Arai Freeway, Bell Custom 500) but increasingly have had niggles that i need a bit more protection on these busy UK roads.
I love the vision and connection to the surroundings that an open face brings, but shudder at the thought of using my face as a brake. The Bullitt seemed like the perfect solution, retro style, great vision but with a chinbar to save my Jaw. However most reviews seemed to come from riders moving from a modern styled full face to this, not open face to this.

Modern full face helmets are great, comfortable & safe. However i find them claustrophic, tunnel visioned and too insulated from the outside world.
Anthony's excellent video review details all you need to know about the construction and features of the helmet, so i'll give that a miss.

My opinion after a few rides on the helmet.....yes its noisy, but no noisier than my custom 500, and i like that. I can hear the bike and the environment around me. Yes its breezy...the visor is good, but does let a bit of air in, and the wind does get up under the chin bar where there is no 'padding'. Again something i like, i can wear a scarf if its chilly, and the breeze in around the visor is nothing compared to riding in an open face with shades. my chin can touch the chin bar easily, but that has a benefit. I can open and close the vent with my chin!

The fit is pretty size true. I own a Custom 500 in Large, and bought the same in the Bullitt. It was a bit tighter across the forehead, and i thought it was going to be a problem. However after a few minutes of sitting and compressing the area with my thumbs it free'd up a few mm's and was much better. Two rides in and it had packed down sufficiently to be comfy. Is it however a bit of an 'ear killer' to pull on and off, but i guess that will relax too.

So in summary a nicely built helmet (although the decals on my RSD Viva version are a little wonky!). If you are coming from a modern style full face then i expect you will find it, noisier, more breezy and maybe less padded. However if like me you are moving from an open face looking for more protection, then its an absolute gem. The same vision as an open face, a similar kind of connection to the outside world, but with the added security of a chinbar.

I rock mine with a bubble shield, but as the weather warms up I can see myself removing the visor from time to time and riding in shades or goggles
May 19, 2015
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
A little heavy - small sizing
I was looking forward to the release of the Bell Bullitt. I have a big head but even the XXL did not fit. Not sure what Bell was up to in terms of sizing. A lot of Harley riders are big men that needs big sizes. I was willing to shell out the money they wanted but just could fit in my head. It's a little heavy too this helmet. The interior liner looks good and the helmet looks good. I really wanted it to fit. Anyway I went with the other full face retro helmet and it fits monster heads like mine plus it is EXTREMELY comfortable. I am almost glad the Bullitt didn't fit. I like the culture behind the other guys too.
April 6, 2014
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
1 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
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4 / 5
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Buy this Helmet for the Looks...Otherwise, Keep Looking!
This is the second helmet I have purchased from Revzilla. The first is a Shark Speed-R Duke. I bought this helmet in matte black with a dark smoked shield. I wanted something light and less flashy for bombing around town or making quick trips. I plan to use my Shark in the wintertime and for longer distance riding.

Prior to the Shark, I have only ridden with Arai RX7-RR helmets. Unfortunately, I took a hiatus from motorcycling for about a decade. Upon my return, I'm learning that motorcycle helmets have gone many exciting directions. I have been curious about other brands. I have tried on Shoei helmets but, alas, my head is too round and they pinch my head to the point of pain.

I love Arai Helmets but I hate their prices. $700 for something that will "expire" in 5 years? Experimenting with the Shark and now Bell, I'm beginning to see how Arai can price their helmets the way they do. It is almost as if all of the other helmet manufacturers have conspired to bolster Arai's quality by designing helmets that just can't have it "all". It is difficult to compare other helmets with Arai, as it is now evident that Arai is head and shoulders ahead of the pack.

Trying this helmet on, back to back, with my Arai, the Arai encompasses and "hugs" your entire head with a soft cloud of "love"! Little pillows and surrounding support all around your head! While the Bell Bullitt outlines some of the main curves of your head--forehead, ears, and cheeks--with a semi-abrasive, crunchy feeling interior one would expect in a super non-premium, discount helmet.

This helmet is light. It feels feather light and with the wide field of vision, it is true that one can almost forget it is on. However, with the light feeling also comes a "thin" and "cheap" feeling. While my old Arai RX7-RR is light, it feels very well built. The Shark would be the "Goldilocks" of my three brand experiences. This Bell Bullitt feels..."Styrofoam'y"!

I'm not sure how everyone can comment or advertise that the interior of this helmet is "very soft" or "very comfortable". To me, these folks have probably never rode with an Arai. The "micro suede" feels rough and not at all plush or soft.

I can't really comment on the venting as heaps of air comes up from under the helmet, where a chin curtain would be on other helmets. The neck-roll also allows a lot of air in from behind and to the sides. I didn't notice an incredibly alarming amount of noise. Then again, I usually ride with my face shields up, until about 70MPH so I rather like wind.

The field of vision is tall and wide. For me, it's almost an information overload. Peripheral vision is also a lot greater than any other helmet I've tried. I almost feel like I have radar!

The chin strap works fine and swapping shields is pretty simple once you can figure out how the discs reattach--supplementary manual explains the grooves.

Overall, this helmet is strictly a FASHION statement with a DOT rating. I would've liked a Snell rating for something that boasts such contemporary and quality construction. After all, the Biltwell Gringo S--the helmet that the Bullitt competes with--is also DOT rated but costs 1/2 as much.

I went with the Bell over Biltwell simply because I was swayed by Anthony's overview video. I wanted a "super premium" helmet with a vintage look but built with today's technology. However, I was expecting Arai guts in a vintage shell. I was wrong.

This helmet is nice enough for me to keep and not return--mainly because the only other helmet with this style is the Polycarb Gringo--but I would not say I'm super satisfied with my purchase. I feel the helmet's build quality has been somewhat exaggerated in the advertisements and in others' reviews. To me, the price tag warrants a much more supple and plush interior with better thought out features (e.g. chin curtain, drop down visor, and/or a Snell rating.

My advice is to buy this helmet if you absolutely love the look and don't mind sacrificing comfort. In that respect, yes. I would recommend this helmet for someone wanting a vintage styled helmet with a non-expired EPS,

For someone looking for the best helmet available, save up and get and Arai. For someone looking for the best bang for their buck? I'm fairly certain that there are several helmets available in the $400.00 range with more comfort, better build quality, and a higher safety rating.

Bottom line: The only thing "super-premium" about this helmet is the super-premium price tag to sport a vintage-styled helmet. That's what you're paying for and if you are willing to shell out $400 for it, it shall be yours.
March 18, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
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Beautiful but painful
The Bullit is absolutely gorgeous, however...
The first (and last) time I tried it on my intermediate oval shaped head, the two snaps at the front of the liner completely dug into my head. It was so painful, I'm actually surprised more people don't complain about it. The liner is very thin and the hard plastic snaps underneath make the helmet unwearable for me. Maybe it's not so much an issue for those with rounder shaped noggins.
Having said that, Revzilla's customer service is excellent and they immediately sent out a RMA and shipping label.
I regret the fit issue, because the retro-cool Bell Bullit is one of the best looking full face helmets on the market.
May 1, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
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A little pricey but there's nothing else like it
I went through a lot of different emotions when I first got this helmet. Initially I thought it looked awesome, then when I put it on I thought it looked a bit silly, but I wore it indoors for a bit and said sure, it's different, so I got excited again and went out with it for a ride and hated it, then two days later loved it. And I'll explain why.

I ride a Triumph T100 Bonneville and really wanted a full-face helmet but with a retro look. At first glance the Bullitt definitely fits the bill - it reminds me a lot of a James Hunt era Formula 1 helmet, think 1970's or thereabouts. So pretty cool. However because of it's shape, it's incredibly wide opening and it's very thin chin bar it does look at first a bit odd when it's actually on your head. Most full-face chin bars come up under your nose, this one sits right at your chin. It took me walking around my apartment in it to get used to the look. It did also fit a little tight, I'm usually a size Large in most helmets but went with a Medium because of the Bell/Revzilla sizing.

After concluding I ultimately did like the look I decided to commit to it and went for a ride in it. Now I live in NYC and often ride under cruising speed, say 10-15mph in slow traffic, and with my old full-face would ride with the visor up. The Bullitt with the shield up whistles something awful, even at very low speed, very loud and I hated it immediately. I was worried I'd made a huge mistake. There's nothing you can do about it, and it's because the vents on the top you are not able to close as with most full-face helmets, which I did (and to a degree still do) consider a problem. With the shield down the whistling goes away but the incredible air flow you get does also create quite a bit of noise once you get up to highway speed. Me no like. I was also struggling with the slightly tight fit but felt as though a step up in size would be too much.

So I thought 'oh no, what have I done?' $400 down the toilet. Not so. I had also ordered the silver iridium face shield which came while I was in my moment of crisis over the helmet itself and waited to put it on because I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I spoke with Revzilla and they offered to have a look at the helmet in case the whistling was a defect, but I did more research myself and came to the conclusion that the helmet just shouldn't be worn with the shield up. And to be honest, let's face it, why have a full-face helmet if you're going to ride with the shield up?

I decided to stick it out, and I'm glad I did. The whistling when I do ride occasionally with the shield up is becoming more bearable as I get used to it. The fit is becoming more comfortable as I break the helmet in. The field of view you have is incredible. And the iridium face shield? Oh man!! Does it look awesome! So now I can confidently say these are my pros and cons:

Pros
- Very light for a full-face
- Field of view, very wide particularly at the peripherals which is fantastic
- With the iridium shield on you look badass and it cuts the summer sun very very well
- Swapping face shields is quick and easy, all you need is a coin to unscrew it
- Whether it's intentional or not, there is ample room for glasses/shades
- The fit if you get it right and allow some break-in time is very snug and fairly comfortable
- The materials used are of very high quality, particularly the inner linings which are wicking and removable
- There is no other helmet out there like it

Cons
- Breaking it in does take some patience
- The whistling is a problem if you ever want to ride with the shield up, and the vents can't be closed (actually the chin vent can but that isn't what causes whistling)
- Even with the shield down it can get a bit loud
- Considering the lack of features this helmet has it is very expensive

So yes, there are things I like and maybe still do not like. It could be a better helmet for $400. I would have been a lot happier at a $300 price point. With that said, you perhaps are spending the extra $100 on the fact that there is no other helmet that looks like this, with a lift-up shield (I'm looking at you Gringo!), that is DOT rated, without ordering something from Europe or Japan that will cost you three times as much. If you are looking for the best retro full-face helmet that your American dollars can buy, as I was, I'm pretty confident in saying that this is it.
June 20, 2014
Ride:
2014 Triumph Bonneville T100
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Style Points With Some Drawbacks
Previous helmets have been Shoei and Arrai, both in size medium.
Medium Bullitt was also correct for me.
Fit is comfortable.
Field of view is amazing.
With shield in up position there is a wicked whistle.
Mirrored shields scratch easily and are expensive.
Not SNELL rated.
Liner not 100% removable/replaceable.
Paying for a lot of style and a mediocre form of protection.
But I bought it, that's how good it looks.
May 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2012 Triumph Bonneville
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Outstanding Helmet
The helmet is amazing. Fit and finish are great. I have always wanted FF protection but the field of vision of a 3/4. This combines them perfectly and looks super cool. The blue flake looks like my 1975 schwinn with the banana seat. I wanted to comment on the open vents. They vent to channels underneath the padding inside the helmet. I rode in a rainstorm. 10 miles in stop and go traffic. I was drenched everywhere but there was no moisture in the helmet. The vents are covered with mesh and the inside of the helmet was bone dry. Under the liner was dry. The inside of the vent holes were dry.
April 10, 2014
Ride:
2009 Piaggio MP3 400
My first big $ helmet
So this is my first big $ helmet purchase - meaning ..its the first time I've spent more than $100 on a helmet. My other helmet is a 3/4 vintage 70's deal that looks fantastic ...but after a long ride, leaves my melon feeling like I got punched in the forehead a few times. I'll be honest, what drew me to this helmet was the style - and the only other helmets I liked as much were either way, way too much money (Ruby) or foreign (like Tachibana GT-750 - look it up) and I was afraid to order and find out my oddball evolutionary American head wouldn't fit in the helmet. So after splurging on the Bell Bullitt - and realizing that a properly fitting helmet is actually quite snug compared to the garbage I've been wearing ....after actually wearing it, it feels good. I was very nervous that it was 'too tight' when I first put it on - but now I'm completely satisfied and happy. Regarding how it compares to others like it, I can't tell you much. I've read that other people thought it was a bit "loud" compared to other quality full face helmets, and that it lets a lot of air in. But I don't know because I've never owned any other full face lids.
I will tell you that it was snug on my cheeks and my ears - and after about 300 miles of wear ...its better and quite comfortable. I went for about a 2 hour ride over the weekend, and when I took the helmet off, my melon didn't ache - and I felt good. Now I just need to be able to find the yellow bubble visor's in stock so I can put one of those on .....and I'll be a happy camper. Oh by the way, I also bought a Sema SMH10 bluetooth unit, installed it quickly and easily - and loved that the Bell had little ear pockets for the speakers. I'm listening to tunes and able to make a call in a pinch - the people on the other line don't know I'm on a motorcycle!

So far - I can't complain. I love the style. I love the fact that my melon is protected ..and the fit seems great so far.
April 14, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
I really like this lid
Fit: My head measures in at 58cm. I went with a medium. It's almost an exact fit. It's not as snug as a typical full face helmet and I attribute this to the lack of pads at the chin and jowls.

Finish: Extremely nice. The gloss back with chrome accents and tobacco brown pads/liner is a great color combo. The materials are appropriate for the price. Everything feels well-made and sturdy. I love that the Bell sticker is removable.

Use: It's loud but I'm coming from a Schuberth C3. There's nothing to obstruct windflow at the chin. Good for anti fog purposes, bad if its cold. The airflow is pretty terrific, and, as many have mentioned, there's no closing the vents across the forehead area. Visibility is amazing.

Overall I'm very pleased. It's a great retro helmet for warmer non-rainy days.
April 6, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Wanted a full face helmet with a very large port with an open face "feel" not covering large parts of my face. Like the retro look for my nostolgic looking bike.
John B on Oct 7, 2016
THE classic retro helmet.
Stylish.
Premium Bell quality.
Excellent visibility.
Great ventilation.
Francis M on Sep 24, 2016
Wanted a full face helmet with a very large port with an open face "feel" not covering large parts of my face. Like the retro look for my nostolgic looking bike.
John B on Oct 7, 2016
retro look - full face protection
olivier l on Sep 26, 2016
THE classic retro helmet.
Stylish.
Premium Bell quality.
Excellent visibility.
Great ventilation.
Francis M on Sep 24, 2016
Love It, decently a good buy and worth the money
P E on Sep 12, 2016
gift for boss.
Peter M on Sep 10, 2016
Retro look but with modern protection, cant get any better then that
Chad A on Sep 3, 2016
classic look , protection , plenty field of view
M O on Aug 31, 2016
great looking helmet, ventilation isn't great but better than the other helmets in this similar "retro" style, outstanding product
Leo C on Jul 25, 2016
Matches my matte finish on my bike and super sleek!
Joanna C on May 16, 2016
The helmet has a great retro style, with modern comfort and safety features. Looks even more well designed in person.
Nelson R on Apr 30, 2016
great looking helmet to match my matte black bike.
Donovan V on Apr 18, 2016
I am King Charles V of Spain.
Rick P on Mar 8, 2016
Long-term helmet with features and styling that is timeless.
Viking71 on Mar 7, 2016
because of the style and because is not that expensive as others that i liked
pablo r on Feb 24, 2016
I choose this helmet because of its retro inspired look along with the wide field of view. Mostly all full face helmets today seem like they are tailored for sport bike riders. So while they look great on a sport bike, they don't so much on a cruiser. But in my opinion the bullitt seems like it will look good know matter what you ride.
S T on Feb 16, 2016
retro
Antonio P on Jan 31, 2016
I took this helmet on a 2 month motorcycle trip over 7000 miles. the only thing that fell off was the clip for the strap. I need to replace the windshield since it took a beating but that's normal. It's a bit loud and I wish there was a way to close the top vents when ridding in cold weather.
Sergio A on Jan 26, 2016
I like the look of it
EBRAHEEM A on Jan 9, 2016
cool retro look, but with modern tech and safety
Alex V on Jan 6, 2016
great looking helmet. Helpful review on your website, thank you.
Shaune S on Dec 29, 2015
style and Friend recommendation
Cory M on Oct 26, 2015
Needed a DOT for my wife
Mark B on Oct 11, 2015
i have always dug a retro look. this suits my personality. the wide view is also a plus. get a 3/4 field of vision with the full face protection.
pumphog74 on Oct 10, 2015
It's a birthday present for my fiancé.
Benzie28 on Oct 10, 2015
Great visibility. Halfway between a full face and open face.
Keith D on Sep 30, 2015
was cool
A S on Sep 8, 2015
looks tough and I wanted a full face to wear on my sportster.I have two other Bell helmets and like them.
Michael N on Aug 8, 2015
i would love a british racing green version of this one
Marc L on Aug 4, 2015
Getting my first motorcycle, and this fits the retro/contemporary look. also, revzilla is based in my city. would love to work there!!!!
Joseph E on Jul 19, 2015
Wanted an open face, but worried about the lack of protection for the jaw. This looks like a great compromise.
Allen W on Jun 15, 2015
Sleek, simple and highly rated helmet.
Nickk C on Jun 15, 2015
Bell has a great reputation and this helmet has great style.
A S on Jun 8, 2015
becuase i returns the sm for a med
A S on Apr 28, 2015
Retro styling. Oval head shape. Quality finishes. Been using it for a while now and love it.
LINCOLN P on Apr 26, 2015
retro style with modern protection....
Do not like the brown interior or chrome trim... do like the gloss black... this would have been a "no brainer" with black trim and interior...
Took me two weeks to come to terms on this color way....
mark s on Apr 20, 2015
because its awesome
A S on Apr 15, 2015
Great retro styling with current technology airflow, comfort, and safety. I am also looking forward to the wide viewing area of the eyeport.
Nathan K on Mar 3, 2015
Design And Style- Amazing.
Andrew B on Feb 10, 2015
There's no school like the old school.
Tudor R on Jan 7, 2015
I guess its the best retro style helmet I have come across. I dont really perfer full face helmets cause of visibility hinderance. But the reviews from the buyers, all praise visibility and light weight of this thing.

Let see when it arrives
Hasan A on Dec 9, 2014
style
Carl B on Nov 10, 2014
great helmet, but its scratching on the top of the inner shield as debris gets stuck between helmet and shield
Melvin A on Nov 1, 2014
Style + Full Face Protection. Was considering the Bell Custom 500 to save some money but I really like my jaw the way it is.
MWINL on Sep 30, 2014
Hi, Goes perfectly with my new bike BMW NineT, which was launched for BMW 90th anniversary!

Thanks for a very good website and variety of products. I like very much the your movie introduction of various products.

Thanks!

Brgds/Goran
Goran R on Sep 26, 2014
super cool old school full face style
adam b on Sep 25, 2014
for who notices the helmet, compliments the choice of helmet. it also helps that i have the confidence in it's quality safety features. it really fits to contour your face. although, at speeds over 70, turning to look for traffic might shift it a bit up but not so much as to make uncomfortable. i just pull it down a bit once i slow down.
Yevgeniy D on Sep 24, 2014
I wanted a retro style helmet with modern conveniences, and this is it!
Dennis S on Sep 14, 2014
Retro style with modern feel.
Kristian P on Sep 8, 2014
I like the style. I currently own a large and dig it.
Leonardo R on Aug 11, 2014
It's the new classic, minimalistic with modern engineering. Ventilation constructed throughout and no gills, frills, fins, or aerodynamic head spoilers protruding from its smooth surfaces.
John R on Jul 29, 2014
retro look - full face protection
olivier l on Sep 26, 2016
Love It, decently a good buy and worth the money
P E on Sep 12, 2016
Is this helmet SAI AS1698 certified for on road use in australia?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Does the shield have detents or is it only usable fully open or fully closed?
Adrian H on Jan 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There are detentes to keep the visor a different positions. They work well enough to keep the visor in the "set" position at highway speeds
Hey there! I'm looking to get one of these great looking helmets and have a question about sizing. Head is bang on 59cms but I wear glasses and wondering if I should get the large or XL? Thanks in advance.
A shopper on Sep 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wear a medium in most helmets and this helmet fits me perfectly! I have found no difference with wearing glasses and not wearing glasses. There seems to be a nice little snugness at the ears that is not impeded for me when glasses are being worn. Hope that helps!
Is the fit/sizing similar to the Bell 500 helmets?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Spot on with the old 500's or the new 2014 500's?
Any thoughts about not being able to close those top vents in the rain?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: **official word from Bell** for what it's worth... "We would not recommend wearing the Bullitt in the rain if getting moisture in the forehead vents is a concern. The helmet was tested in a variety of conditions."
What speaker system would you suggest for using in this helmet?
Justin R on Apr 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Im using jaybird bluetooth headphones. A little spendy, but work well. Kind of a learning curve to get helmet on with buds in, but patience and practice gets it. I didnt want a big comm device or controle module. Anyways, enjoy. Please let me know if you find a better solution.
How does the field of vision and noise level compare to the Gringo (not Gringo S)? The articles I've read up to this point give the Gringo the win on both aspects.
Monkeyman on Jun 8, 2016
Does this helmet have the same fit as the Bell Custom 500? I wear a large in that helmet, and an XL in the HJC FG-17. Which size should I go for with the Bullitt?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would start with the large. Mine fit very snug, especially around the ears and broke in over a month or so. Also I have what hat makers call a long oval head and this helmet is very comfortable. I've never worn a Bell Custom 500 so I don't know how the fit compares but my hat size is about a 7 & 3/4 to 7 & 5/8 and I'm wearing a large. This helmet is noisy compared to other full face helmets but compared to an open face it's quiet and with such a large opening you'll get the same field of vision as you do with a open face helmet.
Hello ,
Im living in France , and i would like to know before order it if the Bell bullitt helmet is certified ECE ? ( and not only DOT )
Thank you,

Regards
A shopper on Apr 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Though the label on my helmet only states that it is DOT certified, the Bell website states that the Bullitt is also ECE certified. Revzilla doesn't allow me to post the link to the Bell site, but you can find that with a quick google.

I love the Bullitt and I found the quality and design to be even better than it is revealed to be in photos. That being said, it's a fairly noisy helmet and while the inside is lined with good quality leather and suede, it is not as comfortably padded as my other helmets. I bought it strictly as a "fashion accessory" to complement my Ducati Paul Smart, which I only use for relatively short "Sunday rides" in the very best weather. I have absolutely no regrets about buying the Bullitt and it far exceeded my expectations, but it would not be my first choice as an everyday helmet.
What Bluetooth unit do you recommend for the Bell Bullit. I want one that fits like it was factory installed. Where does the battery unit go? Will it impact fit/comfort? Thanks.
Todd G on Sep 11, 2016

If we take a peek at the Bell Bullitt Helmet, you're going to know this style. This style is a direct throwback of the original Bell Star 120, but the beauty of it that classic retro style that really resonates with really a certain defined and certain sect of motorcyclists, modern day motorcyclists. But you're not trading off protection, and you're not trading off comfort.

The first time we saw this helmet was in 2012 on the inner webs as a prototype by a senior design student in college. Bell latched on. They said, "That's the right direction. Let's help bring this to market. Now we're finally seeing it hit." As I rotate it around, you're going to see this is our black version with our flat shield. There are bubble shields available. There are also some graphics that are going to be available, but here's the big thing that stands out to me before I dive into some of the nuances.

It's the fit. You look at a motorcycle helmet like this, and back in the day when these things first came out, it was a trade-off in protection, in style, in fitment. Really they were clunky. These days now, you taking that same fit that we saw developed with the Star, with the RS-1, with all the new school style, intermediate oval head shape, fitment patterns from Bell. And you're getting it in the Bullitt helmet as well. So again, guys, it's going to be slighter longer front to back, really be consistent with what we see within the Bell line.

It's a premium helmet through and through, around that $400 mark, and again they've gone full Fiberglas. It's going to be lightweight. It's going to fit extremely well, but again you're not trading anything off by way of sacrificing any of the style components that are going to match up with your style of ride.

Also keep in mind that you're going to ship for free, and I'd love to hear your gut reaction to the full face Bell Bullitt. Click here. Leave us your comments, your questions, your feedback on RevZilla TV. I'd love to answer them right there in the comments. Stay up-to-date with the latest gear reviews. They're constantly rolling out.

Now we looked at the outside. Let's work our way in. Like I said, Fiberglas shell, super lightweight. That's premium. Many times we've seen the Bell Custom 500. We've seen the Biltwell Gringo. Again, they're using polycarb. This is lightweight and premium and strong. This is going to be your Fiberglas shell. Again, with a lot of attention to detail put into the outer shell here.

Now if you look at it as it comes together, one of the things you're going to notice for a retro style helmet is the vent scheme is great. You have a chin vent that's operable. From behind the chin bar you can open and close. You see four vents along the brow that directly vent to the EPS liner. Again, three shell shapes, three EPS liner sizes on this bad boy, but these are wire mesh. And the finish on these, the trim is actually going to change with different styles and different graphics that come out with the Bell Bullitt.

You're also going to notice up here on the forehead. This is one of my favorite things. I know we're talking about venting, but this logo is completely removable. So if you want to strip it down and you want go on full-on murdered out, you absolutely can on any of these models.

And then moving to the back, you actually see a little ridge as they've integrated a Venturi vent to give you that great air flow and keep you cool in summertime riding. Remember there's a lot of guys out there that aren't built like storm troopers. They're not Harley-Davidson guys. They're guys that are going to ride a chopped up or cafed out bike. They're going to ride it through the summer. It's their daily commuter, but they don't want to sacrifice the style that they're going for. But they should get the functional aspect from the Bell Bullitt. From a ventilative and a fit standpoint, you're going to have the ability to get that.

When I move into the guts, you're going to see how premium everything is on the inside of this helmet. Now when it comes to the face shield, I already mentioned that it's going to ship with a flat, clear shield. There's also a bubble shield. There's also different style of retro colors that are available as well, but I will tell you this that you'd use a coin to remove the side pods here. And the shield comes completely off.

There are plenty of folks out there, myself included, that would rock this with a pair of dirt goggles and really complete that look. There are a lot of folks going that direction, and it's very cool that Bell has put this together knowing that that is a style that most people or a good sector of folks that are going to purchase the Bell Bullitt are going towards.

Notice down here on our face shield lock here, it's actually magnefusion from Bell. They developed it with their chin straps. They're now integrating a diode magnet in the shell itself, and you have this leather coated magnet that's going to come down and pull everything together. If I open it up, you're going to see the trim. On this helmet it's a blacked-out trim with a piece of suede at the top.

We've seen chrome trims. We've seen gold trims. We've seen some of the different color ways that they've started to show us here on the Bell Bullitt. And again, they're going full-on style and premium. There's even some chrome, as I mentioned, that's going to be worked in to kind of complete everything.

Now if I pick it up and I pull it on its side here, I'll show you the guts. The nice part about this is that a lot of times you see helmets that either have a retro inspired theme or a little bit less expensive. They going to really be around that $100 mark, and when you come around the four bones mark on a helmet like this, you're making an investment. You're making a protected investment. But you're also making an investment in something that you'll need to be able to maintain over time.

So what you're going to find here is that the leather, and it's a full grain leather, neck roll is non-removable, but as I move towards m cheek pads and my comfort liner, you can pull everything out. So as I start to pull everything apart here, notice the chromed out double D ring. You see the Bullitt logo here on my straps. I'm going to pull my cheek pads out. Notice they're perforated. They have a suede element. They're going to wick like any other helmet, but they're very, very soft.

Now one of the things that Bell did tell us was that - and we saw it when we got our hands on one for the first time - is that there are cutouts that you could put speakers for a communication system into the Bullitt. But honestly I'm going right out and say it, "I think you're completely nuts if you buy this beautiful helmet and you strap on a commute to it. Or stick something to the outside that's going to take that beautiful retro style, that most people won't realize that it's this new helmet using up-to-date technology. And now you're going to stick this clunky tech piece out on the outside of this bad boy."

So if you look at it here again my other cheek pad's out, now let's remove my comfort liner. Four snaps along the brow or two snaps along the brow, and it's going to rotate back to two snaps that would be below the occipital ridge. It's the back part of your head. And as it comes out, again, you could see it's very premium. It's going to be 3D cut. It's going to have foam in the areas where you need a little bit of additional padding, and notice the mesh that's going to promote that great air flow, even leather in the top of the head here.

Again, they really went after the details on this helmet. You can see here the way the padding is laid out. You can see it is two snaps that are along the brow line up on the helmet, or up on the forehead, but there's no other way that they could have done it with this helmet. If you look at the interior guts, you're going to see those big channels that flow back, nice, long, Venturi vent out the back side of it. And you get to see where my interior intakes come in from the front. And it's nice to see that they did these four big vent on the front that are going to promote air flow through the helmet.

So keep it in mind when you sum it up, there's nothing like this on the market, especially here in North America. You've seen premium Fiberglas, new school protection and comfort features, but again you're looking at a helm that has a very classic throwback, retro style. It's not for everybody, but our guess and early feedback we've gotten is that the folks who have seen it are absolutely falling in love with it. And we'll see once they got them out on the road and really start to beat on them, how they hold up over time, but Bell has a great track record of making products that stand up.

The other nice part about these guys is the myriad of colors they come in as well as the different styles of face shields from both flat to bubble and different colors, really allow it to customize the helmet to your look. So it really becomes an extension of you because we know - I'll admit this as well - motorcycle helmets are the most emotional piece of the purchase process after you buy the bike yourself.