Bell RS-1 Emblem Helmet
I did not buy this from Revzilla but at my local dealer after test riding three helmets. I tried more expensive Arai and Shoei. The Arai was noisy but the Shoei was o.k.
The Bell however was like I was not even wearing a helmet. Very wide view, nice air flow, and very stable in wind. I have a long oval I guess and the helmet fit me well. True to size. I also ordered the chromatic shield which is really nice.
(I was not happy with the new HJC models. They seem to have gone to making a cheaper, noisier helmet.)
Worth every penny but I would suggest trying them on and riding first as every persons head is different.
June 18, 2014
This being my first helmet, I didn't know what to expect. I knew I wanted to have at least a SNELL rated helmet as well something stylish that matches my bikes flare. I chose this helmet because of the value I was getting for all the features. This helmet fit me better than the Shoei RF1200 and it feels extremely comfortable. The road noise is manageable and the air flow makes riding in the heat enjoyable. I would buy this product again.
July 1, 2014
Comfortable and well ventilated
Sizing was a little small based on chart, exchanged helmet for next size up with no issues. Much better than any other helmet that I have had in the past. Fit, Stability and ventilation are great. Perfect helmet for naked sport bike!
May 5, 2014
Seems like a decent helmet.
This is my first motorcycle helmet that I've purchased and so far, so good. Its got lots of vents for airflow so your brain won't cook when its hot and the visor offers extremely wide visibility. So much so, that it's hard to see in your peripheral vision. The only gripe I've had with this helmet so far is that the visor lock occasionally comes loose and rattles once you get up to speed, so you have to tighten it up with a Torx screw, which is a little disappointing when you pay this much for a helmet. Also the matt color shows scratches very easily, so take care when handling it to keep your helmet looking great. Other than that, I'm really happy with this helmet.
June 11, 2014
Excellent helmet with good ventilation
This is an excellent helmet with excellent ventalation. It is well made with a good visor mechanism. Fit is vest for an oval head.
My only complaint is I cracked a plastic vent on my almost new helmet when I dropped it fell off my seat to the ground. Unlike other manufacturers, Bell does not supply replacement parts like vent inserts. I would consider other manufacturers if this is a concern.
June 6, 2014
Awesome helmet for its price tag.
The Bell RS-1 is one of my favorite helmets.
It has a decent ventilation system that allows for a great amount of air flow.
The helmet is solid and has a nice finish it also gives you a wider field of view when compared to other helmets.
May 23, 2014
One of the best helmets for a super sport
I purchased this helmet when I still had my Yamaha R6 and I must say it is perfect for a super sport. I loved everything about the helmet. It is light, comfortable, offers a great field of view, and it is Snell 2010 certified.
I recently purchased a 2013 Kawasaki Z1000 which I've already put almost 1000 miles on all while wearing an RS-1. Once on a naked bike with an upright seating position I noticed it was dramatically louder and experienced some buffeting from air flowing under the chin bar. My ears sometimes ring after a fair amount of time on the interstate. The combination of all the above is making me look in the direction of an Arai Defiant. If I was still on my R6 I would still be in love with this helmet. Don't hesitate if you are on a super sport.
I also purchased the photo-chromatic lens for it which is very nice as well. On some really bright sunny days I could use a little more tint.
May 20, 2014
New favorite helmet
Bought this and the Transitions shield on sale mostly because my Scorpion EXO 700 was still doing a good job and I didn't know what I was missing. Still love the EXO 700 but the RS-1 is a definite step up. I always wear ear plugs so loudness isn't an issue but when all the vents are open I can feel the difference. It flows more air than I ever imagined. The fit & finish is excellent. A week after receiving it I took off on a 2500 mile ride with no issues and super comfort.
May 12, 2014