Bell Star Matte Carbon Helmet
Tight in the temples, good looking
The look is very good on this lid. My only disappointment was the graphics (the silver bits on the sides and back) look more like a big sticker than being painted on as I'm used to with my Arai helmets. I do like the magnetic clasp for the chin strap and the chin strap feel overall (well padded and comfortable). It does not vent as well as my Arai, but, I think these two things are related, is more quiet. My only other gripe is the sizing as I had to go with the much larger shell of the XL over the L.
February 1, 2016
One of the best helmets I ever owned
If you are looking for a good lightweigh, very comfortable and aggressive looking helmet,, this would be the one to buy and if you want to spice it up a little,get the dark silver iridium shield for it also at revzilla
October 12, 2015
This product is light and comfortable
When riding the highway for most all day here in New Zealand, tackling some serious winding roads, a light, comfortable helmet that fits well,with full protection in mind, is a must. My new Bell Star Chris Fillmore Helmet is seriously a good buy for me.
Made for the riding position for a sports bike, having full vision of the road especially when cornering, no fogging in the rain, fantastic colours that are easily seen by motorists. The dark visor enhances the modern fashionable look.
Ear plugs are always worn as I wear the helmet with air vents fully open. No buffering at higher speeds either.
I look forward to wear it on the next track day. No more physically having to tip my old helmet back, no more shoulder pains from wearing a heavy helmet.
September 25, 2015
Nice to be back in a Bell
Bell used to be my brand back in the day, and all I wore on the street (and road track) was a Bell Star. But somewhere along the way, I drifted away and started wearing Shoei helmets. I've heard good things about the Bell Stars and decided to try one when I went looking for a new carbon fiber helmet. This one exceeded my expectations. I like everything about it, from the style, to the subtle graphics, to the snazzy red ring on the bottom.
September 3, 2015
Very happy with this helmet :)
I was a bit worried about spending so much, but in this case you do get what you pay for! Considering the fantastic helmet bag, it's kind of a bargain, really. Very comfortable, fits my intermediate oval head perfectly with no pressure points. Nice-feeling materials. Ventilation is great, visibility is great, no buffeting at track speeds. The matte carbon looks fantastic!
June 22, 2015
My third Bell Helmet, went for the Star this time.
I grew up using Bell Helmets in the mid to late 80's, early 90's so I've always had a penchant for them.
I have had 3 Bell helmets in the last 4+ years all from Revzilla.
Bell Vortex, Bell RS-1 and now the Star, Pinned no less.
Like any of the previous models, the fit and finish is excellent as alluded to in the videos. The quick release mechanism for the shield is a pinch to work with along with replacement.
The Star is just a step above the rest. Its a hefty price point if you are just getting into riding, but its sooo worth it. The Carbon/Kevlar blend on the Pinned is a sight to behold. And the weight of a mere 3 lbs is excellent. Still, Bell has some work to do on wind noise. Its prevalent on both the Star and the RS-1. Ear plugs can fix that in a snap. The Star works very well in the tuck at speed and it is forgiving somewhat if you need to take a peek around your shoulder or down through your armpit.
August 3, 2015
Great Helmet, But Loud
I replaced two old Shoei helmets with the Star Carbon. The helmet is surprisingly light to the hand, it's fit was accurate (sz L), on my somewhat oval head. The cheek pieces fit snugly but after the first few hours they broke in and I forgot about it. On the bike, the helmet is loud, very loud, so much I couldn't hear my CBR1000F Two Bros pipe over the wind noise. Good earplugs are a requirement. The ventilation system is great but the airflow is highly regulated by the amount of tuck of your chin. The airflow favors a slight downward head position, ie sport bike posture. The aerodynamics are fantastic, all buffeting coming over the windscreen is gone, yes I mean gone. The helmet slices through the wind like no other I've worn. Other than the wind noise issue, it's comfortable, light and feels great.
May 22, 2015
Excellent helmet, period.
I personally got the blue pinned version.
-LIGHT(obviously) doesn't feel like you're wearing anything. Not neck pain.
-Very nice design
-Very good build quality
-Fit is true
-Price is completely reasonable for what you're getting.
-Already has cut outs for speakers if you get a blue tooth communicator.
-Good air flow/low noise.
-is there such a thing? Lol.
But seriously, it's a awesome helmet. Not just trying to boast. I can't think of any cons. Using the helmet for 3 months now. Got the transition face shield and is perfect.
June 22, 2015