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Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It Helmet
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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
  • 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 4.4 5 14 14
Great style...lousy fit Waste of money...the style was great...but the fit was horrible...love to have my money back on this one. I own several Bell helmets and they all fit great...this one did not. December 1, 2014
great value It draw people's attention a lot. Checker style quite matches to my old schooled bike. Well done November 3, 2014
Great looking helmet but.... Clearly, you're going to have wear glasses or goggles with this helmet because the snap on visorsits pretty high above your chin and creates an edie behind it that you'll need to keep from blasting your eyeballs. Now the trick is getting the glasses on with the visor on, because the visor snaps on - preferable to do once the helmet is on unless you have a mirror to align snaps. It's also hard to take the visor off since the snaps are super tight. So it's a conundrum that I still struggle with. To boot, glasses can't have thick arms because the hard foam liner blocks the arms from being inserted into the helmet and behind your ear, so you have to stretch the helmet cheeks open and put the helmet on carefully while your glasses are on your face. Then hope that the helmet doesn't drag your glasses down over your ears and force you to start all over again. Or you can just wear your aviator glasses with skinny metal arms and put them on after the helmet - but please don't wear glass lenses (like Raybans)! Oy. The stupid things we do for fashion! Strap is too long so you HAVE to snap it or it'll flap all over your face and helmet. Other than these practical issues, it's a very cool looking helmet and better made than all the other low cost open face helmets. The best thing for this helmet is to avoid the visor and get some cool looking goggles that strap on over the helmet. And if you wear Rx glasses like me, just deal with it! October 29, 2014
All Bell Helmets are perfect. All Bell Helmets are perfect. I have three Bell Helmets and I am very happy with them. 2. I buy things shipped to Miami, but I live in Montevideo, Uruguay - South America. October 27, 2014
Great graphics The pictures on the website do not do the real thing justice. The graphics are great and finish is even better. October 27, 2014
Great for a fun helmet... This helmet has been great. Lots of fun to wear. The field of view is unlimited, you don't even know you have a helmet on. Rides nice and low on the brow and the ear cups do a nice job blocking noise. I don't notice any abnormal wind noise and the exhaust on my bike is quieter than my full face Arai helmet. The paint is outstanding and the copper color trim is sharp looking. Very well designed helmet. My only complaint is the chin strap is of poor quality. Thin and flimsy with cheap feeling padding. The design of the D-Rings is not acceptable for easy use. The outer D-Ring will get flipped over and stuck under the padding. You just think you're loosing your mind when you can't find it and then have to dig it out of the padding. The D-Rings are just cheap and flimsy. Maybe I'm picky coming from an Arai, but they should beef up the chin strap and replace the D-Rings with something more stout. October 13, 2014
Cool and classic Let's start with sizing, might be my head shape but I think these tend to run smaller than stated. The fine folks at Revzilla swapped me out a size just in time for the DGR, after what should have been my fit (according to Bell) was way too small. Noise and protection marks given are based on an open face helmet and though they score low for obvious reasons, overall I'd highly recommend this helmet for city riding and rolling at low speeds on your classic bike or scooter. I rode the 2014 Portland DGR which was an all day affair and the helmet was very comfortable throughout the day. Toward the end of day it felt a bit snug in the forehead area but nothing unbearable. Thanks to the Revzilla team for getting me set up nice job! October 8, 2014
Stylish Open Face Helmet I recently purchased the Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It helmet and immediately put it to good use during the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. If you're looking for a no frills, retro helmet, then this one will fit the bill. Of course, you'll sacrifice some melon protection for the retro look, but you'll make it up in comfort, style, and a wide field of view. According to the size chart, my measurement of 23'' put me in a large, but I found that it was slightly big, so I exchanged it for a medium. October 6, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: 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 his helmet made in China? Dec 8, 2014
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Bell Helmet Sizing

Size Hat Size (in)  Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 - 20 1/2
XS 6 3/4 - 6 7/8 21 1/4 - 21 5/8
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 3/4
LG 7 1/4 - 7 3/8 22 3/4 - 23 1/4
XL 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 23 5/8 - 24
2XL 7 3/4 - 7 7/8 24 1/2 - 24 3/4

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 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black/Grey / SM 960884 7057115 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / MD 960885 7057116 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / LG 960886 7057117 Out of Stock
Black/Grey / XL 960887 7057118 Out of Stock
Black/Grey / 2XL 960888 7057119 Out of Stock