Bell Bullitt TT Helmet
Extremely stylish, high quality helmet, a little loud and windy
I get compliments and looks every time I wear this helmet. It is thoughtfully made, with good materials. The ventilation pretty much goes right over the face and nowhere else, and it's pretty loud above 50mph (pack earplugs). I'd recommend it to anyone who is going for the retro look and has a narrow head. This helmet will not fit most people correctly, but works on me!
August 25, 2014
This is by far the most comfortable full-face I've tried on. It's also one of the most stylish full faces you'll find, if you like retro.
I don't like the feeling of breathing into something, and the chin bar sits far enough from your mouth that condensation build up is a non-issue. Your mouth is visible, which is not the case with other full-faces.
The visor cuts down on your audibility a bit, but someone on the same bike as me could still hear me.
The padding is super soft and comfortable and little details like the magnet clasp make this helmet class-A.
The helmet is really hard on the ears when taking on and off and the visor is quite loud in the wind. Also, for that price it would be nice to have bluetooth integrated.
August 25, 2014
Feels like 3/4
I own a few 3/4 lids and tend to use those primarily. I've owned a Biltwell Gringo but found it claustrophobic and hot. I wanted the safety and comfort on longer highway rides that a full face offers. This one delivers and feels like you're wearing a 3/4 because the field of view is so wide. This is now my go-to lid.
August 25, 2014
This helmet is so well made, oozes quality---fit & finish-- sublime.
It is so retro/artful I just love looking at it!
My huge melon takes 2XL--fits snug, but after hours of riding I had no "head squeeze fatigue" . Fiberglass keeps it light so my neck suffered no strain.
The magnetic shield securing system works well. The cool chromed vents truly supply great airflow with bubble shield down.
The noise level seems fine, I have never been able to squeeze my "planet for a head" into a full face before so I can't compare.
I rode for miles with shield up, and had no ill effects of buffeting, or chatter.( This is on a Bonny w/o windshield).
Top quality interior , ez to remove ear pads and reattach.
At $399 Bell made sure they gave you their best effort and it truly shows.
August 18, 2014
small fit, pain in the ears when remove.
I use a large in all my helmets but I had to get the extra large on this one and even this size hurt my ears when remove, to small of a hole, big problem when you have to scratch your scalp once in a wile, I don't think I'm going to use it so much.
But it looks so good with my bmw pd, that acasionally I endure the pain.
August 18, 2014
Great Classic style helmet
I am extremely happy with my Bell Bullitt TT Helmet. The finish and quality are as advertised and even better once it's in your hands. I love the styling and the wide view is just awesome. It's like you don't have a helmet on. The interior is a comfortable fit with good material including removable for washing. It was well worth the wait and perfect for riding my 1974 Suzuki GT 750!
August 12, 2014
art imitates life
Form and function at it's pinnacle! Speechless! Fits like a glove. Love the bubble too!
August 11, 2014
ALMOST Worth $400...
I love my Gringo. I love its style, the paint, its comfort and it turns heads. But I needed a flip-visor and I wanted to keep that retro look. I finally pulled the trigger on a Bullitt TT. Was it worth it? Well...mostly.
Exterior: It's just gorgeous. The antique white, the red "target", the profile...it's pretty darn perfect. If you're interested in drawing attention, this is your helmet. My first day wearing it on my bike I got waves and nods my entire ride.
Interior: I was attracted to the brown leather in the pictures, but in person it looks like pleather. The snaps that hold the pads in place are plastic and look like a flimsy (and unnecessarily cheap) design. Nicer trim and metal snaps should be standard in a $400 helmet.
Comfort: When I first put this helmet on, I thought I'd ordered (or they'd sent) the wrong size. I wear an XL Bell Custom 500 very comfortably, but this XL was like a reverse birth. I thought my ears were going to get torn off. After it was on, I poked my fingers up through the bottom of it to uncrumple my ears. Once they were flat again, it was a comfortable (if snug) fit. I re-read reviews about how it needed to be broken in, so I decided to be patient. I wore it while watching TV for about an hour and have been taking it out for rides. It's still a pain to get on and more of a pain to get off, but the padding is slowly packing out.
On the Bike: Yeah, other reviews are right...it whistles like the old man on Family Guy when the face shield is all the way up. But I got it to have the shield down for night riding when my Gringo and sunglasses just won't do. And that's when it performs. I felt like I could see EVERYTHING and the cold night air stayed off my face. And honestly, I don't care if it's noisy with the shield up. I know a lot of people nit-pick about annoyances, but when I'm riding I'm just enjoying the ride.
Is it Worth 400 Bones? Almost. If it weren't ECE rated, I probably would have passed on it. It's not an Arai, but I feel very safe in it. And it would take Thor's hammer to get the flippin' thing off my head in a crash. But this is a solid $300 helmet, easy. I have a feeling the uniqueness and ECE rating are what bumped its price point.
Would I get it again? I'm already kind of looking at the blue one...
July 31, 2014