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Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It Helmet
  • Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It Helmet - Black/Grey

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Bell went back to the lab to make improvements to the legendary Custom 500. A refined headform means the Custom 500 fits better and looks smaller on your head than ever. No more bobbleheads. The thin-profile shell allows the Bell Custom 500 helmet to sit lower on the head, and with 5 shell and EPS sizes, it’s now even easier to find the look you want with the perfect fit.


  • 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low profile look
    • Shell 1: XS and SM Helmet
    • Shell 2: MD Helmet
    • Shell 3: LG Helmet
    • Shell 4: XL Helmet
    • Shell 5: 2XL Helmet
  • Integrated 5 snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
  • Multi Density EPS liner
  • Stainless Steel D-ring closure
  • Leather D-ring pull tab
  • Five year warranty
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Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It Helmet 4.5 5 289 289
Not too wild about it. I bought this helmet to provide something quick, easy, and cool for zipping around town. It sat too low and interfered with my glasses, so first thing I added was a cloth under the liner to lift it. It still somehow manages to interfere a little and isnt really comfortable. I am hopeful it will loosen a bit with more use. I have mixed feelings. It looks ok, serves the purpose, but the fit just isn't good. If there were other options without shipping my now used Bell back to Revzilla I would sure consider it. My other two helmets are Shoei, and if they had a quickie open helmet I would have bought that instead. Perhaps I expected too much or maybe I just got too little. August 24, 2015
Good quality construction I can't complain about this helmet much. I wanted a 3/4 helmet that wasn't too big. This fit the 3/4 style I wanted, but I don't agree with them saying that it has a low profile. The helmet does reduce wind noise which was a goal with my helmet selection. I don't think it would be a great summer time helmet, but it's a great choice for cooler weather temps like we have here in Washington August 24, 2015
Great overall helmet I've only used this helmet twice and have already fallen in love with it. Bell and RSD did a great job designing this for both fit and aesthetics. With the goggles it loses a little peripheral vision, but with my clear lens old school "Johnny Cage" style Oakley glasses I don't have the same issue. I have also not had the problem that others talked about with having too much pressure on the cheeks when wearing other than flat temple/ear pieces. My Oakley glasses are anything but flat and I don't have any issue (but I do have a slim head). I only rated the "Protection/Durability" review a 3 as I have no idea how it will hold up in a fall (and hope to never find out). June 29, 2015
Classic Bell Good Helmet, great construction and Materials, Nice paint. August 12, 2015
Really cool retro, and some honest criticism This is a great retro paint job. The paint itself is top notch and beautiful. Obviously a open face helmet, which lends to being noisy, weight is okay, and vision is great, nothing there to block your vision. Bell helmets run small, I've worn almost exclusively Aria helmets, and all have been extra large. I ordered a extra large in this helmet, but returned it for the 2XL. My hat size is approximately 7 1/2. Overall though, it is a really cool helmet and have had several comments on it already. It's definitely not a helmet I would take a trip in, full face for that, but cruising around town or a short trip to the store I usually reach for the Bell. One last thing, I got the bubble shield for it and when it's installed glasses are a bit of a hassle to get on. Looking to get some retro prescription googles in the future. August 10, 2015
Comfortable. Excellent product for the price. Fits great. Does not move around on your head in the wind. Definitely recommended. August 10, 2015
Helmet Overall a great helmet for the value, fit is tight on me but comfortable to wear. Had to change shades for comfort. August 3, 2015
Super Pretty I probably should have bought the medium but when I tried it on in a store it was waaaaaaaay too tight. So while the fit of the Large loosened a tiny bit after a few wears, I'm still happy with this helmet. July 28, 2015
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Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Matthew S: I bought this to use on a few vintage cafe/bratt bikes I have. It definitely works! The copper colored trim is excellent and the graphics are very cool. I get asked about it all the time. Note - this is the updated version of the 500 and it fits much better then the previous helmets did. Lower on your head and more 'modern' fit. Less bobblehead looking. Aug 17, 2015
Geno W: looks good driving my Ural ! Jul 13, 2015
Michael R: Looks awesome! I wear a bell helmet now. Can't wait to get it. Jun 30, 2015
glen i: looks great and top quality for open face retro helmets Jun 10, 2015
Brian C: dug the design! Jun 1, 2015
william scott n: for the wife again, she loves the retro look! May 30, 2015
Loren R: Appearance,value and past experience with Revzilla. May 22, 2015
Voltaire V: Its incredible light weight, the paint job is really well done. all and all a pretty cool helmet. Mar 28, 2015
Mark K: I need something cool (and Safe) to wear riding my vintage CB750. Bell 500 really brings back memories of how we did it in the old days but with a high quality and likely safer design. Nov 15, 2014
Robert B: Its just a cool "Old School" Bell 500 Nov 9, 2014
Gregor S: Will go great with my Rninet Oct 29, 2014
Matheus F: Because this bell 500 RSD design is amazing and nice! It reminders the Cafe Racer Style!!!! Oct 28, 2014
Joseph S: I have a 2013 Bell Custom 500. It's a great helmet and this RSD edition is beautiful. Revzilla does an A+ job with you tube videos and they were a great help with my decision. Oct 15, 2014
Jack S: I started wearing Bell helmets in 1962! I love the old school look. Oct 7, 2014
David M: This is a sharp looking throwback helmet - unique design. Oct 5, 2014
Mitchell O: Owned previous year 500 and was very satisfied with it. The old one needed to be replaced and I like the new graphics on this one. Oct 3, 2014
Kevin O: God told me to buy it. Oct 2, 2014
Kerry S: I love the look of this helmet. is to big returning and getting a size smaller. Hopefully it will fit Sep 27, 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. Thanks! Brgds/Goran" Sep 26, 2014
B I: I have another Bell 500 and have been extremely happy with it. I get compliments on it all the time. Sep 21, 2014
ronald k: I like the retro look of it Sep 17, 2014
E D: I love the simple, retro design of the Bell Custom 500. The RSD graphics just put it over the top for me. Sep 17, 2014
Marc C: First, Bell makes great helmets! Second, The Custom 500 helmet is great fitting, comfortable, safe and stylish. Third and final reason, this RSD Check it Helmet is very cool looking and in my opinion, the best looking RSD Custom 500 Helmet yet! Sep 8, 2014
Jere M: Brand and looks Sep 8, 2014
Tim J: Very cool graphics. I also like the lower ride over the regular Bell Custom 500 helmet. Sep 8, 2014
Angelito A: The design and new fitment. Sep 4, 2014
A shopper asked: For anyone who had ridden with this helmet at higher speeds...Did you experience any lifting off of your head? Oct 8, 2014
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Bill G: I currently have 4 helmets and have to say this is the best open face helmet I have ever had. It does not move at speed and offers good sound insulation and great comfort. I love the cool retro look as well. Oct 8, 2014
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Eneri A: Yes! I experienced that this weekend. Also realized that most goggles or shades don't work with this helmet as it sits very low on the forehead. Had to constantly adjust my shades from obstructing my view. Oct 8, 2014
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Jerry B: I've worn it going somewhere between 50-60 with no "lift-off". Not done great speeds while wearing, that's what my full face is for. Oct 8, 2014
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Brian C: No, I did not, just make sure you get the correct size for your shape of head and use the d-ring as instructed. Oct 8, 2014
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Thomas W: I love this helmet, I have not experienced any lifting but I also have a shield. Oct 8, 2014
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Michael M: Thanks. I have a half now and the lift is very annoying Oct 8, 2014
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mark b: I had it a little snug so no worries on the lifting. Oct 8, 2014
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David G asked: Is the Bell logo on the front removable? Sep 9, 2014
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Robert A: Yes it is, just like the size label it is easily removable without leaving any glue residue Sep 9, 2014
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Craig R: Yes. The sticker logo is removable. Just make sure it fits well before you remove it. ;-) Sep 9, 2014
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chukwujikpe o: Absolutely the Bell logo is a sticker on the 500 custom and is removable Sep 19, 2014
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LAURENCE E: Yes, easily peeled away. Sep 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet meet M2005 or SA2005 or later Snell standard? May 1, 2015
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Joseph J: Not sure but it is a great helmet looks nice fits well and does not make your head look like a bobble head. I love the retro look. May 5, 2015
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LAURENCE E: DOT certification only. May 5, 2015
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Richard K: Yes May 1, 2015
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A shopper asked: will this fit the same as my Biltwell Bonanza? May 31, 2015
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Bill G: I took care to fit it according to the sizing chart. It's very snug but not uncomfortable Must wear googles because eyeglass arms will not work with it. Finish is great and the weight is very good. Just need a few seasons to break it in May 31, 2015
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LAURENCE E: i don't have a Biltwell to compare. Jun 1, 2015
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A shopper asked: How well does the helmet fit while wearing glasses? Nov 27, 2014
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Angelito A: It fits really well. The padding on the sides are flexible enough to accomodate the frames of the glasses without much pressure to the face. Very comfortable. Nov 27, 2014
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LAURENCE E: Not well with my reading glasses. I ride with goggles. Nov 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: is the Bell 500 adaptable for ear speakers? Is there a carbon fiber 3/4 helmet Mar 21, 2015
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LAURENCE E: this is a basisc helmet, doubt that it is easily adaptable. you should ask the people at Bell.

Joe Rocket has a carbon fiber nut.
Mar 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is his helmet made in China? Dec 8, 2014
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Bell Custom 500 / Custom 500 Carbon / MX-9 / MX-9 Adventure / Qualifier / Qualifier DLX Helmet Sizing:

Size Head Measurement (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Grey / XS 960883 7057114 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / SM 960884 7057115 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / MD 960885 7057116 Out of Stock
Black/Grey / LG 960886 7057117 Out of Stock
Black/Grey / XL 960887 7057118 Out of Stock
Black/Grey / 2XL 960888 7057119 Out of Stock