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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.


  • 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 & Blue Flake helmets have a brown interior liner and both face shields included have brown pull tabs
  • The Matte Black & White helmets have a black interior liner and both face shields included have black pull tabs
  • 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

Bell Helmet Sizing:

Size Head Measurement (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.

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Bell Bullitt Helmet 4.3 5 195 195
Only buy if style is tantamount to functionality I really wanted to like this helmet. I chalked the noise level complaints up to people just being picky since it had so many other glowing reviews. Unfortunately, the detractors were right. I now think those people just unboxed the helmet and wrote a review on just aesthetics. My bike has a windscreen that deflects most of the wind up and over the helmet yet this thing is still jet engine loud mixed with a whistle like someone is constantly blowing a kazoo in your ear. It sucks and I've never experienced a helmet quite like it. I noticed that when I put my hand over the vents on the front, the wind noise is reduced so now I'm going to try putting gorilla tape over the vents of my new $400 helmet. But hey, tape on the helmet is coooool mannnnn and what retro is all about. Also, there is no padding around the cheeks so riding in cold temps freezes your face. It wasn't clear by the pictures shown here that this was the case. The first notch for holding the visor in place is way too high sending wind directly into your eyeballs. I'm wondering if Bell even tested these things before releasing them to market. I doubt it. I know it says not write about customer service in here but it seems that others have with no success from Revzilla and Bell so I will comment. As one of the largest retailers on the net, I think Revzilla should serve as a better advocate for its customers with the manufacturer. Obviously there is a problem and both seem adamant not to admit it. Maybe with helmets priced $400 and up, have a home try on program with loner helmets (shipping paid for by the customer) similar to what Warby Parker does with glasses. It seems my only course of action is to try and unload this monstrosity in the classifieds section of some motorcycle forums. November 19, 2015
Great product it runs small I ordered this helmet as a gift for my fiancé. When I received the large, it was slightly too small. I had to return it and order an XL. The fit is great and it looks great! November 17, 2015
sweet helmet modernized version of the original. a little noisy but great fit and comfort. November 16, 2015
cool style great protection just like any helmet, you're going to get a whistle if you have the visor up or off. the vision i have with this helmet is just like i'm wearing a 3/4 helmet. also the low chin bar works great because i tend to get phlegmy in houston because of allergies and pollution, so i'm able to get rid of it at stoplights. it has great retro styling, while offering equal protection, that looks way better on my bonnie than my other full face helmet. the lining is comfortable and so far hasn't gotten funky from sweat. all in all, a good looking helmet that i'm happy to wear year round. November 4, 2015
Painful on forehead I wanted to love this helmet - There is so much to like. However, the two snaps for the liner at the forehead were too painful. The helmet fit perfectly, otherwise. October 24, 2015
Great looking helmet. Great visibility. Great features. A bit noisy at higher speeds. Padding feels a little cheap, but it's still fairly comfortable. Overall, I really like the Bell Bullitt helmet. It has several great features. Several options for customization. The fit is good. Style is great. Great visibility. Padding could be better quality for the price. It's a bit noisy at high speeds. Otherwise. It's a great helmet. October 12, 2015
Love the Bullitt! Visibility: Coming from a Bell Custom 500, I figured that a full-face helmet would be a step down in visibility, but not true. It's actually better! I never thought about it before, but I've always worn goggles with my open-face helmets, and never realized that those goggles were limiting my vision. Riding with the Bullitt for the first time was almost a visual 'information overload'. I could see 180 degrees, with almost nothing of the helmet visible in my peripheral vision. Nose level: I agree with other reviewers here, that if you're currently using full-face helmet, you'll probably find this helmet loud—even when riding around 40 MPH. But if you're used to a 3/4 or 1/2 helmet, you'll be very comfortable with the noise level (I've always worn ear plugs anyway). There is some whistling through the visor at certain head angles, but for me, this seems greatly reduced when I keep my head up/level (which in my book, keeping your head up isn't a bad thing). Size: Bell in general seems to run small. When I bought my 500, I initially bought a Medium, based on the sizing chart, and had to send it back. ...not even close to being big enough. Based on that experience, I bought a size 'Large' in the Bullitt as well. While not uncomfortable, it's definitely tighter than the 500. Finish/Style: I bought the Black. The finish is perfect, and combined with nice accents like the rich brown interior liner and leather visor pull tab, it's beautiful. One thing I noticed: The large 'disk' on either side of the helmet which is part of the visor attachment is NOT black, as illustrated in the pictures; it is silver, and in my book, MUCH better looking. ...really adds to the retro style. Not sure if this is the case with all colors. Overall a great helmet, and a perfect addition to the retro styling of my Bonneville T100. September 30, 2015
Feels like an open face helmet I've been wearing a brain bucket helmet for a long time and always wanted to switch to a full face one for safety, but can't stand the pressure on my cheeks and isolation from outside. IMO it kills the fun of riding a motorcycle. The Bullitt gives me the feel of an open helmet but with protection for my face. I wear it without the visor, with sunglasses. Finishing is beautiful too. August 31, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Cory M: style and Friend recommendation Oct 26, 2015
Mark B: Needed a DOT for my wife Oct 11, 2015
John B: 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. Oct 10, 2015
Katherine B: It's a birthday present for my fiancé. Oct 10, 2015
Keith D: Great visibility. Halfway between a full face and open face. Sep 30, 2015
A S: was cool Sep 8, 2015
Michael N: looks tough and I wanted a full face to wear on my sportster.I have two other Bell helmets and like them. Aug 8, 2015
Marc L: i would love a british racing green version of this one Aug 4, 2015
Joseph E: Getting my first motorcycle, and this fits the retro/contemporary look. also, revzilla is based in my city. would love to work there!!!! Jul 19, 2015
Allen W: Wanted an open face, but worried about the lack of protection for the jaw. This looks like a great compromise. Jun 15, 2015
Nickk C: Sleek, simple and highly rated helmet. Jun 15, 2015
A S: Bell has a great reputation and this helmet has great style. Jun 8, 2015
A S: becuase i returns the sm for a med Apr 28, 2015
LINCOLN P: Retro styling. Oval head shape. Quality finishes. Been using it for a while now and love it. Apr 26, 2015
mark s: 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....
Apr 20, 2015
A S: because its awesome Apr 15, 2015
Nathan K: Great retro styling with current technology airflow, comfort, and safety. I am also looking forward to the wide viewing area of the eyeport. Mar 3, 2015
Andrew B: Design And Style- Amazing. Feb 10, 2015
Tudor R: There's no school like the old school. Jan 7, 2015
Hasan A: 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
Dec 9, 2014
Carl B: style Nov 10, 2014
Melvin A: great helmet, but its scratching on the top of the inner shield as debris gets stuck between helmet and shield Nov 1, 2014
Michael L: Style + Full Face Protection. Was considering the Bell Custom 500 to save some money but I really like my jaw the way it is. Sep 30, 2014
Goran R: 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.


Sep 26, 2014
adam b: super cool old school full face style Sep 25, 2014
Yevgeniy D: 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. Sep 24, 2014
Dennis S: I wanted a retro style helmet with modern conveniences, and this is it! Sep 14, 2014
Kristian P: Retro style with modern feel. Sep 8, 2014
Leonardo R: I like the style. I currently own a large and dig it. Aug 11, 2014
John R: 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. Jul 29, 2014
Arturo M: I love the old fashion style!! Jul 15, 2014
Aldo L: This Helmet has amazing reviews, also y try it personally before buying and the fit and comfort are excellent. I think is a great option for classic-retro riders whitout compromising safety and technology. Jul 15, 2014
Omar H: brand name quality , liked the styling , retro with a sophisticated classy mature look , gone wear something want it to look Good , city street ridin in the nice part of Chicago Jul 13, 2014
Ron S: I wanted an older helmet to go with my bike. Old brittle helmet? No. Gringo? No flip up shield option or chrome trim on the gloss black. Then I saw the Bullitt and immediately fell in love with this helmet, but the price held me back at first. Tried on a large at a local shop that should have fit me but it pinched my temples and no xl in stock. The field of vision is superb and the overall look is just right. Nice design, Mr Hodge! Really hoping that the xl fits right Jul 7, 2014
nick d: I ride a Bonneville so the retro style is spot on AND it has all the modern safety features and vents. Jun 30, 2014
David S: I ride a vintage motorcycle. So I wanted the same style, with all of the benefits of a "modern" helmet. This helmet meets both preferences... Awesome style, awesome features. Jun 20, 2014
nicolas k: It is a new and exciting helmet with retro styling but meeting the current safety standards. It doesn't look like it is built for the Jun 5, 2014
Don A: Your video pretty much sums it up. Pricey but trusted Brand and great presentation of quality.. D- May 15, 2014
Edgar R: I like the classic retro design and the modern quality features. It will complement my Triumph bonneville which is a classic retro style motorcycle. May 14, 2014
Devin K: This helmet has a very classic style, which I dig. I won't ride a 3/4 because of safety, but I don't want the super aggressive look of so many full face helmets. This is a great way to have the classic style with the protection of a full face helmet. May 11, 2014
Andrew E: Form, function, and a trusted name in helmets May 6, 2014
Jordan W: I`ve been looking for a helmet that would suit my cafe style bike. This retro look is perfect. Apr 27, 2014
Jungwook H: It looks good.... Apr 25, 2014
Russell M: because it's dope as hell Apr 14, 2014
Girard B: It has that classic look with modern protection. Apr 12, 2014
Eric M: Bell helmets, in my humble opinion, have been made with excellent thought and design features. I have the Bell custom 500 and loved it. The Bullitt provides the same quality of product with the style and increased visibility that I have been looking for in a full faced helmet. Apr 12, 2014
Raine S: It is awesome looking! Apr 7, 2014
Daniel F: gift Mar 28, 2014
Gregory G: Clever design for those who wears full face helmet and knows how annoying is to look down at your bike speedo and rpm without bending your head ,with this helmet the thin jaw protection make it easy Mar 23, 2014
Tanju C: What I like about the helmet is that it combines the security of a full face helmet with a very low chinbar. It opens up the look. I also tried it on in my local store and the inner fabric is awesome. (They didn't have it there in this color, that's why I ordered it here). Mar 22, 2014
Chris W: I choose this helmet because I liked the vintage look but with all the modern safety features. Mar 22, 2014
Michael P: Nice helmet.... saw it at 2014 Daytona bike week ....had to have one Mar 17, 2014
Stephen W: It should make me 50% more handsome for the ladies. I guess any full face helmet would do this. Mar 13, 2014
M A: I ordered a medium-sized Bullitt first, and it looked great. However, it was definitely too big. Compared to my old Shoei, it felt a size larger than the listed 58cm size on the sizing chart. Hopefully this new, small-sized helmet will do the trick. Mar 12, 2014
M A: Style combined with safety features. Feb 15, 2014
Caleb C: because it is badass!! Jan 16, 2014
Hunter W: (1) because it looks awesome (2) because it (seems like) it will function well with the flip-up shield and (3) because you do a really good job* on the videos which serve as a differentiating factor between revzilla and the others (MCsuperstore, etc).

* my only complaint is that â?? in the welcome message "watch, decide, buy" â?? anthony sounds a bit schlockyâ?¦ turn it down a bit.
Jan 10, 2014
J U: cause it's cool. and safe Oct 23, 2013
Adrian H asked: Does the shield have detents or is it only usable fully open or fully closed? Jan 6, 2014
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Derek K: 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 Jan 29, 2014
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Adrian H: Thanks! Jan 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the fit/sizing similar to the Bell 500 helmets? Jan 2, 2014
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Edward W: Spot on with the old 500's or the new 2014 500's? May 24, 2014
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Paul S: Sizing is spot on with the Bell 500's. Mar 20, 2014
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Edward W: Spot on with the old 500's or the new 2014 500's? May 24, 2014
A shopper asked: Is this helmet SAI AS1698 certified for on road use in australia? Jun 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Any thoughts about not being able to close those top vents in the rain? Jan 18, 2014
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A S: **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." Mar 3, 2014
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Sean B: I've been in rain several times w/ this helmet & have never experienced rain in the top vents at all. Aug 24, 2014
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A S: I've never worn a helmet with open vents like this. Is it really an issue in the rain? I live in a place where it rains almost every day for 6 months of the year. I would love this helmet but that would be an unfortunate deal breaker if my head got soaked every time I wore it in the rain. Feb 12, 2014
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James P: Bad design there. I can't figure out why they let you close the bottom vents but not the top. I wouldn't be wearing it in the winter so kind of makes you want to skip it all together. Maybe since its retro you could use duct tape and it would add to the cool factor. lol Jan 20, 2014
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A S: I've shot an email over to Bell about it, if they don't reply I'll try giving them a call, we'll see if they've addressed it and/or extensively rain tested the helmet in any way. Feb 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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? Apr 22, 2015
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aulton r: 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. Apr 22, 2015
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Chris P: Totally different fit. The Bullitt is more oval than round at the crown. I usually wear XL but the Bullitt is a little loose on my cheeks for my liking. I am buying the Large (35mm)cheek pads (when they're off back order) to make it fit like I want. The large Bullitt was too tight on my forehead. Apr 22, 2015
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Mark S: I have a large Bullitt, and just went off the measurement instructions and it fits perfect. I don't usually endorse stuff, but when something is outstanding it is very refreshing. I love this helmet, very well designed, and I like the way it fits better than all the other helmets I've tried. Apr 22, 2015
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Jamie W: In my opinion, no. My XL Bullitt it a good bit tighter fitting (uncomfortably so) than my Custom 500 XL. Apr 22, 2015
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"" ": I wear a large in both. Apr 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: 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,

Apr 28, 2014
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Richard V: 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.
Apr 29, 2014
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Rene H: Hi, as we do sell quite some of those beautiful helmets in Switzerland, we checked on different sources. According to those, all the Bullitts have been tested not only DOT- but also ECE 22.05- Standards. Those helmets, ordered in and shipped out of USA do not have the ECE-approval stickers - But we have been assured that all the helmets meet the standards needed in EU.
Cheers, www.stylerides.ch
Apr 29, 2014
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Catherine G: Do you happen to know anything about if I were to purchase the helmet in the US and then move to Europe if I would still be able to use it without the ECE sticker since it meets the standards? I wouldn't want to have to purchase it twice. Does anyone else have experience with this? Is it a non-issue? Thanks! Nov 21, 2014
A S: I have question about size of this hemet. My head size is 56 cm which fits right between S and M. I have tried my friends Bell 500 - 2014 open helmet and it fits perfectly. Can I assume the size of Bullit is the same? I have also tried my other's friend helmet - Bullit, size M. It fits ok, however it was little bit loose around my cheeks. I am having a real hard time to decide as I would order to Europe and will not have much chance to return. Thanx for any insight Dec 17, 2014
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Tanju C: Yes, it is! You can see for yourself on the official Bell page, it states there that it's AS, DOT, and ECE certified.

There's no ECE sticker on the helmet, though, at least if you order it from here. There's only the DOT sticker.
Apr 29, 2014
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Silvino V: I only see the DOT certification on the helmet. I don't see any other certificates in the helmet. Apr 29, 2014
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Justin R asked: What speaker system would you suggest for using in this helmet? Apr 11, 2014
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Angela D: 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. Apr 11, 2014
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Tim K: awesome. thanks for the rec on these. will check em out Jan 26, 2015
John F: I installed the Sena SMH10 - and while its my first comm system, love it so far. I haven't used the intercomm function yet. But having music without ear buds and being able to make/receive phone calls is really great. To install, I had to use the "sticker" feature - in other words, I couldn't just clamp to the helmet, I had to use the included adhesive sticker put on side of helmet. Apr 17, 2014
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Justin R: I wish there was a less obtrusive way to install something like this. Sticking that module on the side of such a cool looking helmet pretty much kills it for me. Apr 18, 2014
Justin R: Yeah I was doing earbuds but they have been impossible to stay in when putting on and taking off the helmet. Ideally I would just like some speaker pads (to go into the speaker pockets) that have a wire with a mic and controls on them Apr 18, 2014
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Burt L: Try Shure headphones, expensive but they lay completely flat against your ears, no problems taking the helmet on/off. Jul 30, 2014
Tim K: Does Bell offer recommendations or advised systems to use for the speaker system with this helmet? (or revzilla have thoughts?); Jan 26, 2015
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A shopper asked: How do glasses wearers find the helmet in terms of fit and comfort ? Sep 13, 2014
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aulton r: The cheek pads are pretty snug at the temples so at first they were kind of tight on the earpieces of my glasses. I worked it out by compressing the foam a little along that area. Otherwise this helmet is great for glasses, the opening is nice and wide and doesn't interfere with my glasses even when I'm wearing thick plastic horn rims. So far I give this helmet 5 stars. Sep 17, 2014
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Kristen L: I don't wear glasses, but I do wear aviator sunglass with this helmet all the time and I don't notice them any more than I do without the helmet. Plenty of space, no extra pressure points, easy to take them on and off (with the visor up of course). Sep 17, 2014
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Logan E: I wear glasses, and I have no problems wearing them with this helmet. I've had issues with other helmets in the past (e.g. with the Bell Revolver EVO), but my glasses fit nicely in the Bullit. The helmet fits snugly other areas, mainly around the forehead and sides of the jaw, but the Bullit doesn't create uncomfortable pressure between my glasses and behind my ears. Mar 16, 2015
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John G: I wear glasses. As long as the temples are ridged, and you can slide them on between your head and the helmet, it's not a problem. Plenty of room behind the face shield for glasses. Sep 17, 2014
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Chris P: I wear rayban Wayfarers and there is aspot in between the padding that fits perfect. Sep 17, 2014
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A S asked: Bullitt or Gringo? That is the question. Reading the reviews here, it almost seems like the features and refinements built into the Bullitt cause more issues than would be worth it. I happen to like the looks of the Bullitt a little better, but at a cost over twice as much, I certainly don't want to be buying more problems than I'd be getting with the cheaper one.

Also, I don't get why people seem to be calling out either helmet as fairly noisy. Seems like such a simple helmet should be about as quiet as possible.
Jun 16, 2014
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John W: AS, I went with the Bullitt for a couple of reasons, and I'm glad I did. First, the design is awesome, as are the variety of face shields. Second, I like the large open face design. I haven't worn a helmet in 20 years of riding so I like the fact that the chin bar is pretty small.

I love my Bullitt--matte black. I ride with the face shield off most of the time because I like the wind in my face. I have ridden with the bubble shield. I did not find the helmet "loud" as others have said but remember, I'm coming from a position of NEVER having worn a helmet. Personally, I find the helmet very comfortable and the reduction in outside noise is substantial. I think if you compare the helmet to some of the helmets guys use on crotch rockets then you would hear a difference.

The field of vision is perfect. The helmet is comfortable and doesn't make me look like a Martian. My head is somewhat narrow, not oval. Others have noted that you have to be aware of how your ears enter the helmet.....this is my experience also. However, I simply slip the helmet on in a way that doesn't bend my ears......so problem eliminated.

Do I think the helmet was worth the $$$$? Absolutely. I wear it just about everywhere.

Ride hard--Be safe
Jun 17, 2014
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Jonathan H: Never researched the Gringo, but looking at it now, it appears as though the bullit is the higher grade helmet. Simple, yes, but refined. I do not find the helmet to be to loud. I did not want a full face helmet initially, but knew it was the smarter and safer choice. The bullit offers protection with the chin bar while still giving a huge field of vision as well as avoiding any claustrophobia or crowding issues. The opening seems much more narrow in the gringo, and I wonder if looking down to see your speedo will be an issue.

As far as price goes? I don't feel like the simplicity of the bullit creates a feeling of overpaying. Handling it and fit wise, you can tell it's a premium product. Can't speak for the Gringo, but my general experience is that you get what you pay for.
Jun 17, 2014
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Sean B: I really wanted the Gringo. Love Builtwell products but the Gringo lost out on several ways for me. Yes it's much less expensive, but the eye opening is half the Bullitt. And my chin stuck out past the bottom of the Gringo. Google images on Gringo & you'll see what I'm saying. Maybe it was shape of my head but the protection wasn't a great fit for me. So it's $150 plus $30 for a shield and you're at $180. But not having a flip visor was the deal breaker. Lame design flaw. My buddies w/ Gringo have to unsnap shield on the Gringo every time to remove sunglasses, remove helmet. Putting it back on & same hassle. My Bullitt just flips up & I'm done. I don't know what noise people are talking about either. The Bullitt sounds about like any other full face I've had. Aug 24, 2014
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Andrew E: The Bullitt vs Gringo. Both are noisy, both don't breath very well and lets face it are fasion helmets. However, the Bullitt has a better non bubble face shield option and has a larger field of view.

So if your going to wear goggles and the visablity does not bother you... Gringo all the way. Other wise spend more money.

.2 cents from a Bullitt owner
Jun 17, 2014
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Doug Z: They are both just copies ( jumping on the retro bandwagon ) of the Ruby Castel www(.)ateliersruby(.)com(/)les-castel If you want the ultimate in craftsmanship look no further than the Ruby Helmets. If you just want the vintage look, without the quality, get the Biltwell or Bell Sep 2, 2014
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Kenneth H asked: The pictures on the listing for the site show the bullitt having black shield fasteners. Google searches show the helmets with silver fasteners. Has the helmet changed or are the listings pre-production or something? Apr 22, 2015
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Kenneth H: Oh man! I just ordered it and it will be here Friday. Is there a way to order the silver ones? May 20, 2015
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Tanju C: I bought my black helmet last spring and it has silver fasteners. Apr 22, 2015
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Philip B: my helmet is white with black fasteners. i do like it very much! Apr 22, 2015
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Brian A: The metal disc covering the hinge is black. May 13, 2015
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A shopper asked: Anyone have advice on if this helmet runs small or large? My head measures about 56.5 cm, so right in-between the small and medium according to the size chart. Any advice from owners of the helmet would be awesome! May 18, 2014
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Kristen L: I'm actually about the same size (56 and some change but don't recall) and tried both the small and medium. The small was TIGHT, not even 10mins and my forehead was numb. If my head was a little more round than oval and a fraction smaller, it might have worked...maybe. I wound up keeping the medium. It fits great in the crown but is a bit loose in the cheeks. I asked around (including Revzilla's gear geeks, who are awesome) and finally decided to keep it and found it to move ever so slightly if I turn my head to look over my shoulder at 40+ mph. May 18, 2014
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Jeremy S: Shopper,
I wear a small or medium depending on the helmet maker and I can tell you the small fit me in the Bell Bullitt. However I did have to return the small due to a defect in the fit of the visor on the helmet causing it to rattle, customer service made it sound like a design flaw so ultimately I was refunded the money for this helmet.
May 19, 2014
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John W: I'm on the boarder between a large and an x-large. I went with the large. At first, the helmet was very tight and the two metal studs that connect the liner to the helmet drilled my forehead. After several hours of wearing it, however, the helmet seems to have relaxed a bit and now fits great. Jun 17, 2014
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James C: Runs small.
I returned a xl for a xl land helmet is horrible for my head. Love the look, absolutely hate the feel when it's on.
Not nearly the quality inside as my biltwell bonanza.
Returned and waiting for biltwell to make one similar.
May 18, 2014
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A S asked: I have question about size of this hemet. My head size is 56 cm which fits right between S and M. I have tried my friends Bell 500 - 2014 open helmet and it fits perfectly. Can I assume the size of Bullit is the same? I have also tried my other's friend helmet - Bullit, size M. It fits ok, however it was little bit loose around my cheeks. I am having a real hard time to decide as I would order to Europe and will not have much chance to return. Thanx for any insight Dec 17, 2014
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Logan E: I have a size M 2014 Bell Custom 500 in addition to my size M Bullit, and I've found the Bullit to fit slightly (real slightly) looser. This is, however, a comfort to me, because I'm more worried about a 3/4 helmet (i.e. the Custom 500) flying off in a crash than a full faced helmet like the Bullit. Furthermore, the Bullit does not provide a too much pressure around my ears, which allows me to wear my glasses comfortably, while the Custom 500 annoyingly shifts my glasses. Mar 16, 2015
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frank grimm f: hi, m fit fine with me, i also wear m in other brands like shoei.
i must say, specialy on the forhead it is not the most comforable helmet ( no, i have a normal forhead ;).
but... its well looking, at least ;).

kind regards from germany
Dec 30, 2014
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Michael A: I never measured my head but I wear a 7 3/8 on baseball caps. Medium size was perfect for me. Dec 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: The flat black- is it the flat as in the profile product pic or is it the same flat as in the helmet in the video? The helmet in the video appears less flat and is what I am interested in purchasing. Apr 2, 2014
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Randolph R: The flat black in the pic is the same as in the video. You can tell coz the vent holes on the black are silver while on the flat black helmet, the vent holes are black. Apr 2, 2014
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Jake L: It looks more similar to how it appears in the video. You'll love it. Apr 2, 2014
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Evgeny K: I dont known.. I still waiting my item Apr 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the lens fog up more than a regular full face? as it seems you would be breathing more directly on it. Feb 6, 2015
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Logan E: There's a vent near the mouth that you can have open or closed, but I do fog up on cold (~40F) days. This helmet will not fog when you're in motion. I'm a new rider, and this may be a trick that everyone else is already privy to, but I tend to breathe downward (top lip well in front of my bottom lip) when I'm at a stop with my visor down to prevent fogging. Mar 16, 2015
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M I: No, but Im not a heavy mouth breather. One or two deep breathes, it can handle. More than that I would think your were trying to fog it up on purpose. Feb 6, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi, around six months ago i bought a Bell Custom 500, it looks great but wasnt comfortable AT ALL, i think they were concentrating more on styling. The quality of chin straps was also quite modest. I am an XL and the helmet fits well but after sometime it starts to dig in to your skull. My questions here are: Is it any comfortable than the Bell 500 Series? Does the shield get scratched eaisly from opening and closing? (I read a few reviews where people complained about this) Nov 6, 2014
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# 91618 Manuel F: Hi! I Have both helmets.

The bullit it is not a comfortable helmet, or better, it is very particular and fits well on some and not well to others, but the bell 500 is a lot worst.

For me it is perfect... But I had to crate some space for the ears.

The shield thing depends on where you ride. I ride in Bogota-Colombia and mine started to have scratches on day 1.... In both lower and upper secctions (where it touches the borders)...
Nov 6, 2014
Logan E: It all depends on your head shape. My 2014 Custom 500 is much less comfortable for me than the Bullit, and, in contrast to Manuel F's comment, the Bullit is much more comfortable in the ears than the 500 is for me! Both are tough to get over your ears when pulling them onto your head, but the Bullit has ample space for my glasses to slip on, while the Custom 500 grabs my glasses in a disruptive way. Mar 16, 2015
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Simon D asked: 1. Does the visor make much noise (whistling) when riding with the shield up?

2. How easy is it to remove the face shield, and how does it look when removed?

(I'd love to be able to ride open face style with a bit of chin protection.
Sep 19, 2014
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Phillip L: No whistling while visor is up
I ride with ear plugs a lot anyways.

Visor is a pain to remove...even harder to reinstall. I like to think I'm mechanically proficient but my visor won't stay up anymore after reinstalling it.
Plus it's all scratched up from the top of the helmet.

Keep in mind though I may have installed the visor incorrectly and caused the scratches myself. Also the floppy visor may be my fault also.

Don't loose the finicky mounting hardware if you decide to remove the visor.
Sep 24, 2014
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Paul K: Yes, the Bullitt whistles pretty bad with the visor up. The visor comes off real easy two screws and it is 'open face". Looks great with it off. I really like the helmet, the fit is great and the more hours I have it on the better it is breaking in. Sep 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: This helmet is not yet sold in my country, so I cannot try one on here before I order. Is there any Other Bell helmet that seems to have the same fitment? Will trying any other model on provide me with the needed information? Aug 19, 2014
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G N: I have a Bell M1 helmet in an L (large) and a Bell Bullitt in an M (medium). Both helmets are a very good fit. The Bullitt is definitely a case of going down a size. The M1 was too small for me in a Medium. Also note that the Bullitt is an extremely cool (as in great looking) helmet for summer. I don't wear my Bullitt in winter (winter now here in New Zealand) as it lets in way too much cold air. There is no chin guard available for the Bullitt. I hope this helps. Cheers, Daryl Aug 19, 2014
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Eric M: A Bell 500 2013 model is a good comparison fit for the Bullitt Helmet. I wear an XL in the Bell 500 & it fits exact with the Bullitt. Aug 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Honda Fury in Blue. I want to order the blue flake and wonder how it compares with my bike....if the color is similar or will clash?
Thanks, Mike P
May 28, 2014
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jeff h: The blue flake simply rules. Grip the wind, hellrider! May 30, 2014
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Silvino V: They shouldn't clash the colors are very close. May 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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. Sep 11, 2015
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Lance W: 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! Sep 11, 2015
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A S asked: Hi, I've seen reviews for the bullitt that say the sizing is a bit small. I measure at 60cms which is the start of the xl range, I wear glasses and have been recommended to size up to 2xl. I suppose the xl and the 2xl share the same shell and I could get another set of interior padding to get the fit I need? Thanks Jul 19, 2015
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Brian A: True to size was my experience. Aug 18, 2015
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A shopper asked: How much of the interior padding is removable? I see that you can buy replacement liners, and I would really like to have the black non-matte helmet with a black instead of a brown lining. Is it the whole lining that is replaced or just certain pads, such that I'd never have a fully black-inside helmet? Apr 13, 2015
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Franz D: I haven't tried to replace the lining, but from my assessment it looks like only certain portions can be replaced. I have also only seen the matte black helmet with a black lining. You may want to call Bell directly to see if there is a customizing option - they are responsive and very friendly. Apr 17, 2015
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A shopper asked: hi just like to know about sizing on the bell bullitt.i had an arai defiant as my last helmet in large wood it be safe to get the same size in the bullitt??

thanks tom
Dec 4, 2014
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David R: I had a large Arai profile. I wear a medium in the bullitt. Dec 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi when is the new 2015 Bell Bullitt Helmet coming out ?
do u know if will be any different than the 2014 ?
Oct 20, 2014
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JOSE RICARDO Y: I dont know the answer Nov 3, 2014
A shopper asked: Hello,
dies the Bell Bullitt has ECE Standard also, or just DOT?

Thanks, kind regards,
Oct 13, 2014
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Mark L: There isn’t anything on the bell website, but according to Urban Rider in the UK it is ECE compliant. Oct 26, 2014
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Marta Meri M asked: Are the shells of "M" and "L" models identical?
If so, what differs one from another?
Jul 21, 2014
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Micah H: The shells appear identical. My medium is a pretty large shell. Certainly larger than I would have liked,. Aug 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: This question was asked before, but there wasn't any clarification with it. How does it compare in sizing to the custom 500? I could only fit a Large in the old (2013) custom but my head is so narrow that there was way too much room in the cheeks. Are the new (2014) customs and Bullitt's narrower AND longer giving the same circumferences as the old sizing? I wear a M Biltwell Bonanza. Jul 6, 2014
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Chris W: I had a similar problem. I fit a 500 in a medium nicely but the bullitt was a little roomy in the cheeks I bought the thicker cheek pads (35mm) and it worked out nice. Jul 7, 2014
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Mark P asked: Does the sizing for Bell run larger than Biltwell helmets? I wear an XL Biltwell Bonanza and it appears the sizing length dimension of the Biltwell XL is equal to the Bell Large. Jun 13, 2014
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John G: I can't speak to biltwell as I've never tried one on, but most other helmets I've worn have been size large and the Bullitt medium fits me perfectly. My head measures 22-3/4". Great helmet. Like it more and more each time I ride Jun 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it snell certified? Nov 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: The Large Bell Bullitt fits my head pretty well but I live high in the mountains and it is cool to cold here even in summer. Is there another similarly fitting helmet that you would suggest for cooler temps.? Jun 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is the lettering on the light rEtro blue bullitt a sticker or painted on? Feb 5, 2015
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A shopper asked: Would this helmet be a good fit for someone with a intermediate oval head shape? Nov 20, 2014
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Brian P asked: I own a couple of Bell RS-1s in XXL size, and they work perfectly for me in terms of head shape and comfort. Has anyone with similar experience w/ the RS-1 tried the Bullitt? How similar/different are they in terms of fit and comfort? Sep 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can I get the glass in tinted black or mirrored? Aug 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Where is this helmet made? Jun 5, 2014
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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.