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Bell Custom 500 Skratch Lace Helmet
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Bell Custom 500 Skratch Lace Helmet

Any good designer is an artist and the artist in Roy Richter would definitely appreciate the custom inspired graphics that  Skratch has lent to his iconic "500" design. The helmet's super reflective colors and lace design give a unique touch to the familiar open face profile. All the Bell Custom 500 Helmets pay homage not only to Richter's original 1954 design aesthetic but to modern protective technology.  Combining a custom fiberglass layup with a specially designed EPS foam layer enabled Bell engineers to craft a helmet that is at once light weight, narrow in profile, and DOT-compliant. Add the inspired graphics and some chrome trim and you have one sweet retro lid.


  • Custom fiberglass shell
  • Custom-quilted liner
  • Chrome trim 
  • Integrated snaps for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
  • Five-year warranty
  • Certification: DOT
  • Approximate weight: 880g
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Bell Custom 500 Skratch Lace Helmet 4.8 5 13 13
good helmet goofy fit good helmet cool graphics but just fits so big and bulky compared to the biltwell helmets. I guess because the 500 are dot approved January 27, 2014
cool helmet at an even cooler price love it! . Nice helmet with that old school look. The fit was right on and the price was right. Got it in a few days fast shipping. Thanks! October 16, 2013
small, light, retro-cool I wanted a light, quick to put on helmet for riding around our small town in the summer and for doing trials. This is a super simple helmet that has a great paint job. My kids call me yurtle the turtle when I use it on my kawi green klr. Fun helmet for short rides where you need minimal protection. August 23, 2013
Eye catching classic style! I took a gamble on this one. I was just going to get black to be safe but decided to go with the Scratch Lace version instead. Boy am I happy I did. People don't know what to think when they see me pull up with this thing on. It's definitely a head turner and the photos don't really do it justice. I got a Large and to be honest it was a little snug, but comfortable. It seems like it's going to break in pretty quick. I was actually surprised how much noise it cut out also. Waiting to get the Bubble Visor since it really wants to catch air at about 60 MPH. Great helmet though! August 5, 2013
Home sweet home! I had been away from riding motorcycles for 40 years and used to have a white bell for me and one for my girlfriend then soon after to be my wife. Our Bell helmets were great way back then and are great in every way now with and added plus of a fabulous paint job designed by an amazing artist. I feel right at home again with my new Bell helmet and the service from Revzilla was truly amazing. Sincere thanks, John J May 27, 2013
Great helmet for the price I was looking for a good looking 3/4 helmet and had tried a few before I chose this one. I am completely happy with this product. May 27, 2013
Works well for the reason I bought it I got this helmet to wear during vintage trials events since it was cheaper and looks better than actual trials helmets. I might regret that in the middle of summer since this has no venting, but it's light enough and offers plenty of vision. When I first tried it on after it arrived, I thought it was the wrong shape for my head with some tight spots at the front and the back. After wearing it during a competition, I guess it broke in quickly since it wasn't a problem. I'm not sure if I'd wear this much on the road as I like some face protection, but it definitely works for slow speed stuff. May 6, 2013
Excellent Helmet - Excellent Value Summary first: this was my first open-faced helmet purchase and I am now constantly checking the pricing on other Bell Custom 500 paint schemes to order them as they go on closeout. It's an exceptional helmet at a super price! NOTE: the first helmet I received was damaged. It had a bent button for accessory attachments and cracks in the paint on both sides near the bend leading from the forehead to the ear. I didn't see the cracks until the sunlight hit the helmet just right and they were actually very significant. Inspect it closely upon receipt. It was an extremely simple process to get it exhanged and I had a new (absolutely perfect) helmet within 2 days. I initially didn't want this paint scheme but it was $59.95 and I couldn't pass it up. I am certainly glad I took the deal while it was available because the helmet is awesome. The internet pictures are hard to see the real color and all the metal flake. It's very 'retro' and generates discussion wherever I go. Most importantly - it's very, very comfortable. I was worried about sizing because i fall outside of the Large but not in the X-Large on the size chart (there is a gap). the Revzilla rep I spoke with recommended the Large and with his suggestion that's what I got. It was tight but not uncomfortable and it does break in rather quickly, making it 'just right'. The interior lining is super-comfortable/cool to touch. It's a bit noisy but nothing bothersome and I expected this from an open faced helmet. It's super lightweight and doesn't impede peripheral vision at all. Not only do I recommend this helmet but I am going to continue to buy more Bell Custom 500s for myself and my family. It's that good. I only wish I had looked at this helmet a few years ago because I missed out on some really cool paint schemes.... April 29, 2013
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HENRY H: Liked the retro look and the bell name. Oct 7, 2013
Robert W: I Love this helmet! Great price & free shipping!! Aug 26, 2013

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

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Green / XS 818450 768686846601 Out of Stock
Green / SM 818451 768686846618 Out of Stock