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Weight: 3.24 lbs

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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.

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

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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Bell Bullitt Helmet 4.3 5 241 241
Great materials and style, but style over function is not a good choice at this price. I bought a retro bike and liked the idea of a retro styled helmet with modern upgrades. So, the dealer had the Bullit for just over $300. The helmet style, build quality and materials are great. I was between a XL and L, but the L had painful pressure on my skull. Bottom line it's round shape doesn't fit my intermediate oval head. The XL felt good so I bought it. The fit is okay. That said, the bottom line is the helmet's price is in the Shoei and discounted Arai range. Having recently bought an Arai for just a little more than this Bell. it's no contest. True modern style helmets aren't as cool, but even with ear plugs, the Bell helmet is loud. My advice-Unless you just have money to burn on style points, I'd invest in a high function quiet alternative for the open road and buy a Biltwell Gringo or Bell 500 for in town style appearances. I'll keep my Bullit, but it'll be for around town hops. April 24, 2016
Classic look painful fit. When I first saw this helmet I knew I had to have it. The style was fantastic and had everything I was looking for. As far as exterior looks are concerned it is a smaller helmet that doesn't make you have that bobble head look. It's slightly plyable when putting on the helmet or else it can be a bit tight. I went with a Large, I could of had an XL and had some bigger cheek pads but it just didn't seem fully snug. Unfortunately on long rides this thing will hug my temples to the point of a headache as the padding surrounding the forehead is very hard plastic with a thin smear of leather wrapped over it. This is a great Helmet for city riding around town and having looking like a solid cafe racer. Extended rights I'd look into something much more comfortable. Aside from that, the exterior quality and bits is very nice. It seems like a very high quality helmet, and people who don't ride at the office often comment that it looks like a very expensive helmet. Cliffnotes version : Tight fit, maybe painful for long rides depending on your head shape. Great look, SUPERIOR build quality and style. April 20, 2016
Beautiful helmet Beautiful helmet, great look, good comfort. It's a city helmet. It start to whistled at 35 MPH with the visor up. It's a little noisy for a highway, but it's really a good , nice helmet. Two thumbs up for Bell. April 1, 2016
For my riding style, best full face for the money. My head is a long oval and it has always been a challenge to find a helmet that is comfortable for long rides. the Bullitt fits well and it should work for anyone with the same issue. It doesn't have the frills compared to a lot of the others on the market, but it's style works well for cruiser style bikes. Until this purchase, I leaned towards half and 3/4 helmets. With the way the Bullitt fits, and with the amount of visibility that it allows, it has become my default helmet for commuting. May 11, 2016
Great helmet at a great price! This helmet has some great features. The vents seem small, but they do let a decent amount of air flow in. The field of vision is very tall and wide and the liner is quite comfortable. I fit between a Large and XL, but am glad I stayed with the Large. I saw reviews stating the fit was smaller, and I thought the same when I first put it on, but after a wear or two, it fit to my head sharpe and is quite comfortable. May 3, 2016
Bell quality and retro good looks This helmet gets so many compliments and everyone wants to know the manufacturer. It is very comfortable and the airflow is good. Wind noise is quite manageable especially with a bubble shield in place. I most often wear the helmet with goggles now and the noise is still decent even at highway speeds. The finish is durable as I thought I'd nicked it good a few times and didn't even have a scratch. My only complaint is that at nearly $400 there are other great looking helmets for half the price. I haven't physically compared them and I do hope that the Bell is a better quality product than the competition. March 19, 2016
Looks great but is uncomfortable I have the matte black with smoked shield and it looks amazing but the top vents dig into your forehead. Sometimes it doesn't bother me, maybe because it's sitting different on my head or something, but sometimes when I get back form a long ride I have a killer headache. I read other reviews about it being to noisy and having a high pitched whistle but I drive a Harley 883 and I sit upright and I have no complaints about the noise. But if I do lean forward it can get really noisy. Overall it's a pretty good helmet. I'll deal with it being uncomfortable because it looks killer. March 7, 2016
Cool Full Face Great field of vision and does NOT give me claustraphobia! Light for a full face. Looks great too. Little on the wind noisy side but with ear plugs its fine. April 13, 2016
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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.

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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.