Bell RS-1 Panic Zone Helmet
I've had this helmet for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it. It has made me a fan of Bell helmets. The matte black finish is simple yet beautiful. The helmet was a bit tight at the beginning as most helmets are, but it fits like a glove before too long. It's ventilation is as good as they say if not better. Love the magnet strap hold because the plastic clip-ons always break. Thankfully I haven't had a chance to experience it's performance in a crash, but I'm sure the Snell rated rs-1 will do its job if and when the time comes.
December 2, 2013
This is a really great helmet. It's incredibly comfortable and I could easily wear it all day. It doesn't weigh a lot and I really don't notice it on my head at all, which I think is something you should want out of a helmet. It's really quiet as well. I do wear earplugs if I'll be going on the highway or anything for an extended period of time, but even without them on it isn't too loud. I did get the transition shield, which is a little expensive but makes this helmet so much better! I really recommend that as well. The air flows really well in this helmet, and it doesn't ever fog up on me. It does fit a little small, but not enough to size down. Once you break it in it shouldn't be a problem. I'd really recommend this helmet.
November 11, 2013
Used to use a half helmet w/ ear flaps. I moved to a bigger, faster, dual sport bike and decided to move up to a full helmet. Read a lot of reviews, got some advice from a local motorcycle dealer, bought this one. It is a GREAT helmet. Much better visibility than I expected. Perfect ventilation (I use the slightly cracked feature all the time.) Matte black finish looks great. I could not have made a better choice.
October 14, 2013
Good Helmet, Decent Price
I was looking to just get a new version of my existing helmet until I found out that the new one is not SNELL approved! So the Great Gear Geek helped me pick out a new helmet that was safe but not too expensive. The Bell RS-1 fit the bill.
It is a bit snug, but not tight, but that is good for safety and is already forming to my head and cheeks. I wear glasses and I can put them on fairly easily, so that is a plus. The airflow is very good and it got tested just after I bought the helmet when I rode in rain for about an hour and a half and it did not fog up; I was pleasantly surprised.
I just hope I never have to need it's safety features.
August 15, 2013
Helmet is pretty awesome
Ok, so i bought this helmet this week and tested it out for a long 1.5 hour ride down the highway on my R1.. first impressions where i think this helmet is gonna start to irritate me after a while but turns out after a few minutes of wearing it i couldn't even tell it was on my head anymore..
Vents work really good..The airflow at highway speeds is really goood! i was suprised.. you have a huge visor to look out of so you can see everything around you. the control for locking the screen is very very easy to use... The helmet is also very light!
now for the negative, There really only one thing i didnt like about the helmet. At highway speeds if its a windy day like it was yesturday the wind messes with your head alot.. my head was waving side to side but if i would tilt my head down in a race position it would go away.
August 1, 2013
Everything I was looking for
I've ridden everyday with this helmet for a month and thought it was time I make a reputable review, instead of on a whim and excitement over the purchase. I was quite surprised by how comfortable this helmet was. I got the extra small, mainly because I wanted the helmet to fit like a glove and it does. Most hats don’t fit me and I have to wear 6 7/8 if I do wear hats or just snap backs. The helmet does have road noise, but not too much to where it annoys you and the range of your view in the visor is great. I got this helmet in black, instead of the white and get a ton of complements on this paisley schemed helmet every day. I do not regret making this purchase and I no longer bad mouth Bell because of this helmet.
May 14, 2013
First helmet, Love it.
This helmet was exactly what i was looking for. The helmet does feel a bit heavy during long distance riding, maybe im just weak?
I do recommend getting the Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield with this helmet!
June 24, 2013
Great Fit, comfortable, fast delivery, true to the matte black color
June 10, 2013