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The Bell RS-1 Helmet bridges the gap between the top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex with an amazing blend of mid-line price and high-end performance. Starting with a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite shell, the RS-1 brings it with Bell’s vaunted Velocity Flow Ventilation system providing cool comfort, a super stable aerodynamic profile keeping the helmet still at speed, and the versatile Click Release shield system for fast, easy shield swap, not to mention an amazing variety of tint and coating choices. The Bell RS-1 Helmet should be a game changer in the mid-high end helmet assortment. The RS-1 Helmet will prove its worth on track and street alike.

Contour Cut cheek pads and a plush, removable, washable liner cradle the head in comfort while Bell’s exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper makes flapping strap ends a thing of the past. All told, it’s one great helmet at a modest price.

Features:

  • Snell M2010 Certification
  • Velocity Flow Ventilation
  • 3 shell sizes
    • SM: XS and SM Helmets
    • MD: MD and LG Helmets
    • LG: XL and 2XL Helmets
  • Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature
  • 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack
  • ClickRelease Shield Mechanism
  • NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating
  • Contour Cut Cheek pads
  • Removable/Washable Liner
  • Agion Antibacterial Liner
  • Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell
  • MagnaFusion Strap Keeper
  • Five-year Warranty
  • Comes with clear face shield
Bang For The Buck
4.8 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.6 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
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4.6 / 5
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Bell Helmet Sizing

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

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / XS 755203 2021736 Out of Stock
Black / SM 755204 2021737 Out of Stock
Black / MD 755205 2021738 Out of Stock
Black / LG 755206 2021739 Out of Stock
Black / XL 755207 2021740 Out of Stock
Black / 2XL 755208 2021741 Out of Stock
Matte Black / XS 755209 2021742 Out of Stock
Matte Black / SM 755210 2021743 Out of Stock
Matte Black / MD 755211 2021744 Out of Stock
Matte Black / LG 755212 2021745 Out of Stock
Matte Black / XL 755213 2021746 Out of Stock
Matte Black / 2XL 755214 2021747 Out of Stock
Silver / XS 755215 2021748 Out of Stock
Silver / SM 755216 2021749 Out of Stock
Silver / MD 755217 2021750 Out of Stock
Silver / LG 755218 2021751 Out of Stock
Silver / XL 755219 2021752 Out of Stock
Silver / 2XL 755220 2021753 Out of Stock

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Excellent protection!
Happy but very sad writing this review. 2 days ago I was in a motorcycle wreck (truck pulled out on me as I was passing) ended up low siding. Hip is slightly busted up, knee scraped find left side of my bike is quite thrashed. One thing not hurt at all, my head. I literally bought this helmet for myself as an early Christmas present and had our a total of 4 days! And 2nd time actually riding with it. I hit the asphalt right at the temple hard, slid on the face shield for about 30 feet and rolled for about 10 more. The helmet did its job, not one part of my head or face jury's or is damaged. I truly did not feel the impact and it was amazing.<br><br>Thank you Bell for creating an amazing helmet that allowed me to get back to my wife and daughter safely and thank you revzilla for the amazing price that made this an impulse buy. Now to get the man's insurance to try and cover not only my bike but my helmet as well
December 10, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FZ6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best helmet I've bought so far
Fits true to size and is a comfortable shape. It is by far the quietest helmet I have ever worn. I bought the dark silver iridium visor and the matte black helmet and the combination looks great. The liner and cheek pads come out and there are recessed holes in the ear for bluetooth speakers. I got this at 50% off and it is one of the best bang for the buck deals ever. I wanted a Shoei GT Air Wanderer in matte black but for 1/3 of the price, I couldn't pass this up and I think I like this better. And the Shoei didn't have an available mirrored finish shield. I love how the shield can be locked, free, or slightly cracked to antifog. Although I've never used pinlock systems, they look like a pain in the behind. I mean this cracking feature works perfectly and takes literally one second. My other two helmets are AGV and while I like my Rossi K3 replica, it is significantly louder than my Bell. I always viewed Bell as kind of an entry level cheap brand, but this helmet is quality. I will definitely keep Bell in mind in the future now.
December 13, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Excelent helmet
Upgrading from a Bell qualifier and the quality is just a huge difference. The interior is top level, the magnetic strap is a great ad on, looks sportier and for sure it is more resistant. Only con vs qualifier is the weight, kevlar and snell certification noticeably added some ounces, but for the protection, is a cost to accept.
December 17, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Ride:
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
First Full-faced Helmet
This was my first full-faced helmet. I ride a sporty cruiser so this will mainly be a cold weather helmet or for passengers.

So far it has been amazing. It's done the job of keeping my head and face warm when the temps drop below freezing. It is extremely comfortable, though it was VERY tight when I first fot it. It is still tight enough to be considered a correct fit, but it is no longer a pain to get on and off.

Another cool feature, to me at least, is that the cheek pads have built in mesh pockets for speakers. So putting a set in was extremely easy!

And did I mention I got this thing for $199 on Revzilla? Amazing deal for a smell certified high end helmet.
December 20, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best Helmet for my Head
For my head, this is the most comfortable helmet I have ever had. I have tried Shoei, Arai, HJC, Scorpion, NEXX, and Shark and this BY FAR fit me the best. The build quality is top notch. It is extremely quiet. Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Transitions visor. I never want to own a helmet without it!
December 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Holy H3LL I LOVE THIS HELMET
This is my second helmet. My first was a Shark S700. VERY noticeable upgrade!!!<br><br>The Shark is by no means a bad helmet, this is just an awesome one. You have to get it now while it is on sale if you are even thinking about it. Forget about the internal sun visor, just grab the photocromic lens.<br><br>It is SO incredibly light. The field of vision is superb. The vent scheme seems far far superior. I love the agressive look. and it is incredibly comfortable.<br><br>I in the past got forehead redness and slight pressure. Now I can feel snug but by no means is it pressing on it even slightly excessive. More snug on the side now. Better for my head shape. More of a true oval.<br><br>My ears used to get stuck pinned down no matter what putting on the helmet, with the speaker pocket it never happens.<br><br>I put it on and was instantly in love and sold on it!!<br><br>Basically do it you won't regret it.
December 3, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great Helmet
Picked this up as a new main helmet during the black friday sales($199 great bargain) and so my girlfriend could use my current one for rides. Much nicer than my HJC cl-17, lighter and more comfortable. The visor lock system is great, no more feeling around trying to find the old school visor toggle lock with gloved hands. It is also much quieter than my HJC cl-17.
December 18, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great helmet great deal
Ive loved every ride I've had with this helmet. It's comfortable secure and looks great.
December 18, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Great deal @ sale price
I bought this helmet on sale for 50% off retail. I suppose it's because this helmet model is a few years old. I don't care though, how much could a matte black helmet really change? It's pretty light because of the Kevlar/fiberglass shell. The helmet is durable and should last me a long time. The shield lock seems a little chinsy but everything else is rock solid. It's not the most plush inner padding (when compared to more expensive Shoei helmets) but it's still very comfortable and broke in well for me. I got a Medium after trying on similar Bell helmets in store. This helmet fit true to other Bell helmets. I wear an XL or L in Shoei so this was somewhat of a surprise. Overall a much better helmet than other options for ~$200, and MUCH better than a Sedici Strada I tried on in store. That thing is terrible quality and I would expect it to fall apart within months of use. I'm very satisfied with this helmet and recommend it to anyone.
December 14, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Ride:
2005 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Great helmet
Great product. Right fitting. Amazing design.<br>Recommended
December 14, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
lightweight, aerodynamic and very comfortable helmet.
Marlon M on Mar 18, 2016
Nice helmet. Fairy quite on the highway if you pick the proper size. Comfortable design that works well with Bluetooth communications device.
Rachael L on Feb 28, 2016
lightweight, aerodynamic and very comfortable helmet.
Marlon M on Mar 18, 2016
I love this helmet. Great quality at a reasonable price.
Sean C on Mar 3, 2016
Nice helmet. Fairy quite on the highway if you pick the proper size. Comfortable design that works well with Bluetooth communications device.
Rachael L on Feb 28, 2016
It's very quiet and a snug fit. I can't hear people talk. This helmet is the best case for someone with tinnitus on a budget.
Brendan O on Feb 27, 2016
50% off deal... why pass it up?
Tj A on Feb 22, 2016
It's suppose to have a decently wide field of view and it was half off.
Brianna C on Feb 20, 2016
I wanted a full face helmet and the video sold me on the Bell RS1. On sale for half price made it that much more easier.
Robert M on Feb 15, 2016
Bought this for the GF as a Valetine's Day gift. She was ecstatic! And of course, it was a great deal because it was on clearance at 50% off.
Martin W on Feb 14, 2016
Great price. Great reviews.
Jorge L on Feb 12, 2016
best all around helmet for the price
Elisha V on Feb 9, 2016
Performance/price
craig n on Feb 5, 2016
I chose this helmet as I've heard great reviews on it, It was a STEAL of a price! and it carries the BELL recognition and quality that all bell lids have. solid 5/5 rating.
Eduardo L on Feb 2, 2016
Thanks to revzilla and there review videos I narrowed down to this helmet based on all of the reviewed features.
thomas c on Jan 26, 2016
comfort and quiet...couldn't be happier...
Brian M on Jan 25, 2016
To small for my head . My chin was popping out of helmet i am a small head size helmet ..on top of the head theres no much cussion so you will feel the hard shell on your head. I end up returning .
Julio p on Jan 24, 2016
Price and functionality! This seems like a perfect helmet for long drives this summer!
Josh B on Jan 22, 2016
I had a bell vortex for 4 years, and I'm grateful bell decided to make their lenses universal. It can transfer over to my new rs1. One thing to note; I wore a large vortex comfortably, but when I tried a large rs1 it was extremely tight. I had to exchange it for a xl rs1
Eric T on Jan 19, 2016
Great price!!
K S on Jan 11, 2016
Teh reviews, man! No, really, the reviews. This should be perfect. Can't wait to find out.
edgecrush3r on Jan 11, 2016
I have wore Bell helmets for years and love their products.
John C on Jan 10, 2016
Good reviews, and it had 50%.
Frank G on Jan 8, 2016
good value
jim a on Jan 7, 2016
Loyalty. I've been wearing Bell helmets for over 40 years. This is the closest I'm getting to a Bell Star and 50% off the price helped!
JOHN M on Jan 6, 2016
Price and product quality.
Jim D on Jan 4, 2016
Sale price was a good deal on a good helmet.
Josh L on Dec 31, 2015
The price to performance ratio of this helmet made it a no-brainer. I got the solfx shield also and plan on drilling it and adding pinlock. This will make it the perfect daily driver.
Matthew M on Dec 30, 2015
Needed a helmet for the girlfriend who is anxious to ride pillion. Half off, with another $30 in Zilla bucks to spend? No brainer. It's very plush and I am almost, not quite but almost jealous. Keeping my RF-1200 though.
Justin E on Dec 26, 2015
Like the fit and quality of Bell Helmets. Now the price is affordable too.
J K on Dec 21, 2015
Did a lot of research (this is my first time purchasing a helmet) and this helmet seemed to have the most benefits for the cost, per the positive reviews. It was 50% off the original price as well, so that combined with the reviews sold me on it. However, I seem to have a more "round" shaped head and a few reviewers said that it might be a bit uncomfortable due to that. I will know for sure once it arrives and I get a change to try it on myself.
Owen B on Dec 16, 2015
Reputable brand in Bell. Most helmet for the money that I've seen anywhere.
Brett C on Dec 14, 2015
Great helmet at an incredible price.
Erik A on Dec 14, 2015
Bought it for my girlfriend.
Thomas F on Dec 11, 2015
1/2 off. Dark Helmet ...
Patrick U on Dec 11, 2015
Closeout pricing on a quality helmet for mini road racing to replace my Shoei RF-1100.
Dean M on Dec 10, 2015
Great helmet .at a great price. Love the videos..
Vincent G on Dec 9, 2015
FOR MY . I LIKE THIS AND REFERENCE
JUAN FERNANDO H on Dec 9, 2015
On sale, highly rated, all purpose helmet
Andrew C on Dec 8, 2015
Reviews said it is a quiet comfortable helmet. It was on sale, so the price was right.
Eric S on Dec 7, 2015
It was on sale and looked really cool
pippip2468 on Dec 6, 2015
reviews are good
Anthony R on Dec 5, 2015
Price match, free shipping, and free returns...what is not to like.
Kenneth J on Dec 5, 2015
My Bell Vortex was too big (medium) and too loud. I needed a new/different helmet and saw the RS-1. The price was great and reading reviews on how quiet it was, I was sold.
James S on Nov 30, 2015
Cyber Monday 50% off was too good to pass up. Thanks RevZilla!
John T on Nov 30, 2015
I just got a bike after 27 years on the side lines. (kids and all) I need a good helmet and I have always trusted BELL. I like the looks and the price.
DAVID L on Nov 29, 2015
The fit is good, the quality appears high, and the price was better than I could get elsewhere.
Scott R on Nov 28, 2015
"Was looking to upgrade from ICON gear. Always liked Alpinestars gear. ICON has the better graphics. So until they come up with some SNELL approved gear, I will have to go with other companies"
Judah B on Nov 27, 2015
I love this helmet. Great quality at a reasonable price.
Sean C on Mar 3, 2016
It's very quiet and a snug fit. I can't hear people talk. This helmet is the best case for someone with tinnitus on a budget.
Brendan O on Feb 27, 2016
The helmet is anti fog correct? I have a BiLT helmet that cost $120 which is a bit beat up but the biggest issue i have with it is - FOG especially in the cold weather right now and air flow.
Jesse P on Dec 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am very hot headed, and it tends to fog up a little when at a stop, if you leave it closed. Have not had an issue at all while riding. But I have never had a helmet that didn't, while stopped. This helmet features great ventilation though. Also it has a latch on the side that will lock the visor down, or just barely crack the bottom of it open as to not let to much wind in to make your eyes water. Very pleased w this helmet!! UPSELL... Also spend the $120 on the photochromic transitional visor!!!
Can you wear Sun glasses comfortably while wearing this helmet?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I got the tightest size I could get my head into--a medium. I can wear sunglasses but only if they are close fitting and shaped close to the head and temples. Even then, I wouldn't say it's super comfortable. DO NOT expect to be able to wear RayBan Wayfarer or other "stylish" sunglasses.
Does the matte finish scratch easily? At all?
Jennifer K on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I noticed it scratched a little when I locked it to the bike but in fairness it was from the pillion foot peg - so understandably caused.

It's not easily scratched by normal standards but care should be taken as usual.
I see the RS-1 is Snell rated. Is it also DOT rated?
A C on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is
Does this Bell RS-1 helmet have the mark to show it complies with Australian Standard?
A C on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Looking around and doing a little bit of research shows me that the RS1 is available for purchase.

I do not know if THIS one has the aussie COP badge however as it ships from the US
why is this not being produced anymore if it is such a great helmet?
WOODROWBR B on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A new one is probably coming out. Improved. Doesn't mean this one isn't any good!

We're going to break down a brand new helmet for Bell for 2011.  This is called the RS-1.
This is Bell's direct competitor for the extremely popular Shoei RF1100
helmet.  So, what they've basically done is filled in the gap between the
Bell Star, which is a pro-level race helmet, and the vortex, which is their
Snell 2010 entry level guy that starts at about 179 bucks.  Pricing on this
guy is going to start for solids at 349, and this is the shattered graphic
that I have in front of me.  Graphics are around $400, 399 bucks.

The first thing that you really need to know to where this is really going
to stack up in the range of helmets that we're offering for this year is
this is going to be the aggressive sport rider racer track day enthusiasts
key helmet.  At 349 you're not paying for some of the World Super Bike GP
level carbon fiber elements that you are here on the Star.  What you're
getting is the best of the functionality without going for some of that
extraneous functionality that you end up just adding a lot of costs to the
helmet.

So, I'm saying that the Bell RS-1 is my call for the everyday rider, the aggressive
rider; this is going to be the helmet you're going to hone in on.  I do
want to note that it's lighter, it comes in at 3 pounds 8 ounces, where
something like the Shoei RF1100 is going to be in that 3 pounds 9 and a
half ounces range, which is you know it's a nice weight savings there, and
this guy's actually going to be lighter than the Star, and they did that,
they actually used less carbon fiber on this guy.  It's the tri-weave
matrix for the shell design, so it's going to be Kevlar, carbon fiber, and
fiber glass.

They use less carbon fiber on this guy, but through little things, minor
changes to the R and D, now the Star has been around for five years so
they've  really learned what worked and what didn't, and something like
this to where on the Star it's going to be an aluminum piece, and here it's
going to be thermo-plastic.  Just incremental weight savings throughout
this guy on a lot of the components don't... they don't give way to
anything on the safety side, but they give you better weight.

You're going to be... and remember if you're on the track, if you're doing
track days, if you're riding long distances you have to think about the
focus.  If a helmet's too heavy, or if it's out of balance, or if you're
carrying... If it's whistling, these are things that take your attention
off the road and when you do that that's when accidents happen.  You want
to forget you're wearing a helmet, whether you're wearing it for 15
minutes, or you're wearing it for 3 hours.

Now, if we start here and we look at the shape of this guy, and you can see
how this vortex on the left and I have the Star on the right, the shape is
going to be an intermediate oval head shape.  So, front to back this is
going to fit very similar to something like a, like a Shoei RF1100.  I will
note though, it's more of a race fit.  This is going to be more snug than
the Star.  It's more snug than the Vortex.  It's an intermediate oval
they've actually redesigned the fit.  The Bell RS-1 has the same fit as the Moto-
9 of the two brand new helmets from Bell for this year, and the fit is
totally different.

It a... My only gripe, I'm wearing... This is not my Star, but I do, this
is the Rally color scheme, I wear one myself.  My only gripe was at 130
plus on the track I would start to get buffeting.  I would start to feel
like the helmet was moving around on me, only because the fit with my long
oval left me a little extra room.  I don't have the ideal head shape.  What
they've done with the... or with the RS-1 rather they've changed the
internal fit, it's more ergonomic, and it's going to be more snug for
different types of rider's heads.  So, it's definitely an improvement.

Other noteworthy features, it uses the same shell, or the same shield as
the Star, as the Vortex, so big thing.  Everybody loves Bell for the last
couple years.  They came out with a photochromic shield that's sol flex
technology, meaning when you hit the sunlight the UV rays tell the shield
to change from clear to dark tint.  It's the same transition lens
technology you see on high-end eye glasses.  This shell will take the same
shield shape.

So, if you've already bought it it's not a cheap investment you can
interchange your shields, so if you're going up from a Vortex, and you have
an iridium shield, and a tint shield, you can swap them right over, and
vice versa with the Star on the way down.

If we look at it, let's get into some of the nuances of this guy.  So,
here's your shield, some strong detents, three positioning, we have locked,
we have open, and we have cracked for extra defogging to get some air flow.
You can see there's this crack down here.  On the front you're going to
have a two position open and close here on the chin.  It vents the face,
and to the inside of the face shield.

Moving up to the top, this is a new vent configuration on the Bell RS-1.  This
will ventilate better than any of the entire Bell line-up.  They... Bell in
the states here, in North America, has not only a wind tunnel, but they
have a water tunnel.  So, what they do is they test this not only air, but
fluid.  It's easier to see where you're losing efficiency.  This vent
configuration out performs Star, and out performs Vortex.  It's open and
close, and vents directly to the head.

Moving back around. Four passive vents, venturi effect here.  So, high
speed air coming over a sphere creates a vacuum behind the head, not only
is it going to want to pull your head up, but it's going to be actively
sucking air out through these vents. Two on the back here, and you the
fuser along the bottom, and then at the back exhaust as well. So it pulls
that warm moist air off of your head.

I do want to notice, I want you to come in here tight, I'm going to put
these guys kind of back-to-back.  The thing, you know I talked about some
of the differences here, with the Start this is a slightly, slightly less
aggressive shape.  So, it's slightly more truncated in the back.  You still
have a full wing that does have an angular bend to it just like this guy,
but this is going to be more... this helmet actually going to be more
comfortable and aerodynamic in a three-quarter riding position, as well as
a tuck.  Whereas this guys really, really built for track day racing tuck-
type riding.

Let's go back to the shield, I want to tell you, show you how easily if
you've never owned a Bell before this is one of my favorite things they
have one of the easiest shield change mechanisms in the business.  You pull
it up, you pop it there, and you pop it on the back, two triggers, the
shield comes right off.  To reinstall it, you align it with the top, and
you snap it in.  It's really that simple.

There is definitely some brands of helmets where changing the shield during
video that's one continuous take is rolling the dice, not with Bell, super
easy.  I've changed that shield at what?  It was under five seconds; it's
that quick, that easy.

Other features, let's start walking through the guts on the Bell RS-1 Helmet.  You
know we talked about the antifog coating; we talked about some of the other
things.  Shape of this guy, it's going to be that intermediate oval I said.
Notice the guts on it, it's got a new anti-microbial, it's their CoolMax,
or their HydraDry 2 type lining.  It's their proprietary wicking
microfleece antimicrobial.  It's a step up from Star, and everything's
removable here.

So, I'm going to show you here, we have the magna fusion, which is a magnet
on the end of here goes through the double D-ring, it's going to go, and it
would come right back we connect to this, so it's not going to move around
while you're riding.  So, moving on further on to the inside of this guy,
you have a chin curtain that it comes with.  A lot of high-end race style
helmets com with chin curtains.  What I like about this is there's no
Velcro, its three snaps.  I don't like Velcro near my face, personal
preference.  Call me a snob.  I ride in a lot of different helmets, I find
when there's no Velcro it... it's just I don't like feeling like my face is
going to catch on anything, whether the pieces are in or out.  So, again
microfiber towards the inside, three snaps chin curtain comes right out.

Moving on to the cheek pads, everything's removable, everything's washable,
it goes with their new system here.  So, moving on to the cheek pads, pull
a cheek pad out for you really quickly, and actually in this one we pulled
a shatter because we wanted to show it, but I left the tags on it.  So,
notice here's your cheek pad. One of the things that's unique about Bell is
notice this webbing.  Say, well there's webbing there, why do I need
webbing other cheek pads just have a space?  The reason is, is that this
Bell Helmet has a cutout for a third party speaker for a Bluetooth
Communicator.  So, whether it's Accardo, Asena, ChatterBox, you're going to
have an ample cutout so that when you put that speaker in it's not going to
press any further on your ear, you have room to put it in.

I do also want to show that both the sleeves that go around the neck strap
are removable as well.  They have a strap on them, they come out, again
microfleece wicking, it's going to allow you to wash them.  Nothing's more
frustrating, and especially spending a day on the track in between
sessions, or a long ride in the heat, getting really gunkified, pulling
over it not being able to pull everything out and clean it. So, I always
recommend to people I say, "If you're not going to take five minutes and
run your stuff under warm water you're definitely missing out," or cool
water rather.

And then this guy comes out from across the front here.  It's similar to
how the Star worked, it's the mechanism from bell kind of pops right out.
So, there is my brow vent, and you can notice there here on this guy what
they've done is you can see the inside of this, it's wicking, it has nice
big slots for air flow, but there's a minimization of seams.  Whenever you
have less seams you have less areas that are going to create something that
might feel funny against you're head.  So, it aids in the new style of fit,
but it also it's a new encapsulation technique.  This is the next
generation liner from Bell.

I'm going to pull this other cheek pad here real quickly, and then I'm
going to show you the inside guts of this guy.  Okay, you'll see vents in
the forward, in the back, there's where your chimney's come in, and where
your venturi's suck out.

So, again the Bell RS-1 comes in a handful of colors, it comes in a handful of
graphics for right now.  This is called the Shattered.  Bang for the buck,
I think it's one of the best sub-$400 race Snell 2010 position sport
helmets on the market.  It's going to be light, it's going to flow a ton of
air, it's going to be in a different fit configuration that any of the
Bell's except for the Moto-9.  Bell's come back on strong in the last
decade, a big way in the States and every few years when they start to
release new helmets it's always improving on what they've done.  They've
done a lot of R & D here in the States, and that's one of the reasons
that they progress so fast compared to some of the other manufacturers.