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Designed and developed for maximum performance on the track, the Bell Star also comes with a myriad of features which make it a perfect choice for any rider with sporting intentions. Constructed with a lightweight TriMatrix Composite Shell, the Star comes equipped with premium features like Bell’s Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust which offers exceptional vent and temperature control, and Contour Cut Cheekpads that provide superior fit and comfort. Add in Bell’s easy-to-use and change 3Mode Shield with ClickRelease and you’re looking at a winner, on or off the track.

Features:

  • Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control
  • Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift
  • Lightweight TriMatrix Composite Shell- Kevlar/Carbon/Fiberglass blend
  • Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort
  • 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
  • NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
  • Removable and washable, Xtatic XT2 antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner
  • Includes self-adhering TrackStrip for additional high-speed stabilization at track speeds
  • Exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper (Patent Pending)
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • Five-year warranty
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

Note:  Helmet ships with clear face shield only.

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Bell Star Helmet - Solid 4.6 5 17 17
1 yr with my Bell helmet Well, i have had my helmet for a year and initially I really liked the improved fit and sound reduction coming from my previous helmet. It has approximately 30% heavier, certainly more bulbous and not quite as streamlined or low profile as my previous helmet but I figured its twice the money and the decibel reduction should be worth something. However, one month after purchase, the interior cheek holder plates broke free of the cheap glue utilized to adhere it to the styrofoam inside surfaces so now those pieces literally free float in the helmet. Also, the magnet in the chin strap piece fell out of the cheap stitching 3 weeks after that. The shield did not have any type of rain resistant feature and seemed to attract morning fog or moisture "ON THE EXTERIOR" and it was as if i need a wind shield wiper for the shield. I called Bell and they said to use turtle wax. (RainX will destroy the shield surface). Its an "ok" helmet but only worth about half what they charge. I recommend a better helmet. Good luck August 22, 2014
Bell star Tricolore helmet,very nice,beautiful....etc much beauty wow very colourful amazing fits with the Ducati Panigale S Tricolore (Bike) NICE air flow January 16, 2014
Great features and protection I was skeptical whether I'd like a full face helmet coming from a half shell but the star is very comfortable. I live in New England and ride a sportster 72. I ride until mid-late December so this helmet helps keep the head warm and the elements out. I also got the transitional shield that blacks out the visor in the sun. I feel very protected while wearing this helmet and will probably wear this in warmer months as well. The only drawback I can mention is the price, but then again, keeping your brain intact is priceless. November 19, 2013
Great air flow! This helmet has amazing air flow and it fits really well for ME around the top of my head but not my cheeks. This seems to be an uncommon problem. The spoiler on it worked pretty darn well and most of the year I don't ever need to open the vents on this helmet. The exit vents on the back are so big it gets most of the job done. The material they use for the lining is like this felt, it feels super awesome on your skin. The helmet is also a pretty good weight for a snell approved helmet. I've used it on 1000 mile weekends and my neck felt fine.Great design, technology and fit. I would just recommend maybe getting some thicker cheek pads if you are going to order this or go to a bell dealership to try it on. October 25, 2013
Really enjoy this helmet I got this helmet and I really love the airflow, the shield-lock, and the ability to open the face shield just a bit when you need even more than the massive airflow the helmet already allows for. The helmet feels good at speed, and doesn't feel like it's going to rip my face off when I pop up to check my blind spots. It fits my head well (i'm a 7.5 / XL) and has a racing fit (very snug) that makes me feel safe in my helmet. I haven't upgraded to the photo-chromatic shield yet, but i imagine that'll be the only thing I need to make this helmet perfect. August 21, 2013
Great Upgrade! I upgraded to the Bell Star Spirit from the Bell Vortex Flying Tiger. From the moment I put on the Star I new I made the right decision. The fit is awesome (exactly what the size chart says), the venting is insane (it just sucks air out of the back of the helmet), the Spirit graphic is amazing, the locking shield helps with head checks at highway speeds (my vortex shield flew open at speeds over 70mph), and most importantly all the accessories I bought for my vortex fit on the star (Smoke shield, Bell Snow Double Shield Kit). August 19, 2013
Excellent buy and Quality I've had the helmet for a year and cannot rate it high enough. Fit, weight and comfort are exceptional. The ventilation adjustments allow just the right amount of airflow. I live in Florida so air movement is important; and when I ride in cooler weather closing the vents is an important option. I ride a Sportster with no windshield and am constantly impressed with the helmet's stability... cruising the interstate at (above!?!) the speed limit affords absolutely NO buffeting. A slight turn of the head immediately clears the shield of rain drops. I also highly recommend the photochromic shield as a troublefree, very effective accessory. Overall... A+ June 26, 2013
Not a bad helmet... This review is based on my experience with a Shoei RF-1100 Chroma. In the Bell, I wore an XL. With my Shoei, I am a L. The XL wore in way too big and became somewhat loose which is why I decided to try another helmet. The Bell is a noisy helmet, but that is because it has EPIC amounts of ventilation (it actually created channels in my hair). It's not super heavy, DOT/SNELL certified, and has a couple of nice features like the magnetic chin strap (as opposed to a push button) and many vent settings (multiple positions to allow certain amounts of flow). There is a bit of 'buffetting' at highway speeds when you turn your head. Also, when turning your head (not sure if it was just my jacket/riding position) but the helmet would have issues with the shoulder padding of my A* jacket. Overall, a decent helmet. Not sure I'd buy it again for the price though. July 19, 2013
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Kenny D: good reviews and sporty look Dec 9, 2013
Myles H: It's a BELL!!!! Oct 23, 2013
A shopper asked: Curious as to cleaning the shell... is there any sort of coating on it (the matte carbon) or is does it show every fingerprint and bug that hits it? May 15, 2014
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Curtis H: Haha! Bugs on your helmet depends on your speed!! Really tho, I have the matte black and love it. It stays fairly clean but when the bugs build up a little squirt with cleaner and a quick wipe from a micro fiber towel I use for washing my car and it looks as good as new. After a year the finish has proved very durable. May 16, 2014
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david s: I'm pretty sure the R and D is done in the USA, and my Star Spirit says it was made in China. Aug 19, 2013
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Firas T: It is manufactured in USA Aug 19, 2013
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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

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / XS 872433 768686927683 Out of Stock
Black / SM 872434 768686927690 Out of Stock
Black / MD 872435 768686927706 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / LG 872436 768686927713 Out of Stock
Black / XL 872437 768686927720 Out of Stock
Black / 2XL 872438 768686927737 Out of Stock
Matte Black / XS 872439 768686927744 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / SM 872440 768686927751 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / MD 872441 768686927768 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / LG 872442 768686927775 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / XL 872443 768686927782 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / 2XL 872444 768686927799 Out of Stock
Metallic Silver / XS 872463 768686927980 Out of Stock
Metallic Silver / SM 872464 768686927997 In Stock: Ships next business day
Metallic Silver / MD 872465 768686928000 In Stock: Ships next business day
Metallic Silver / LG 872466 768686928017 In Stock: Ships next business day
Metallic Silver / XL 872467 768686928024 Out of Stock
Metallic Silver / 2XL 872468 768686928031 Out of Stock

For 2013, the Bell Star, at the top of the food chain in both the
tricomposite version as well as the carbon fiber version, has got a fit
overhaul. Bell has had the Star in the line since 2010, top of the food
chain race helmet, most aggressive in its positioning for the race track.
Keep in mind, in years past, especially as Bell has developed the RS1, they
found a much better head shape, a much better race-inspired fit scheme.
They've now translated that into the Bell Star.

The Star is going to have the same fit pattern as the RS1 now, and they've
completely changed the EPS. Intermediate oval in its design, it's going to
hug your face. It's going to have a nice contour to it. I've done a handful
of track days in the original Bell Star, and my only gripe was that it was
a little bit neutral shaped for me, and it fit a little bit on the larger
side. The new Bell Star is not going to do that. They fine tuned it in.

I've already told you that it's a hardcore race helmet. This is their pro
model on the sports side. From the application, it's meant for in a tuck,
whether you're on the street, track day, or you're racing. If you look at
the spoiler in the back and the aerodynamic profile, that is what this
helmet is absolutely designed to do.

You've heard me already mention the RS1, which is a little bit more
crossover for track as well as the street, and keep in mind, too, you're
Snell 2010, you're DOT rated. Again, you're investing over that $600 mark
for the carbon fiber version, but the tricomposite, which is the exact same
helmet, it's just using a tricomposite which is carbon fiber, fiberglass,
and Kevlar, that's going to come in solids and graphics in around that $500
mark. So keep that in mind when you're thinking about which one to choose.

It does get into weight. You're talking about carbon fiber. Might as well
touch on it. The weight saving is about two, two and a half ounces. The
carbon fiber version comes in just under three and a half pounds, whereas
the tricomposite version for the non-carbon is going to come in just over
that three and a half pound mark.

Now, looking at it, let's talk about that fit. The fit is going to be an
intermediate oval head shape. It's going to be what I consider to be race
fit, which fits a little bit more snugly around the cheeks and the jaw
line. That's that new fit for this year. Remember, use the size chart on
the site, but we ship for free, exchange for free, no restock fees if you
need to send it back to us, so don't fret if you need any help or if you're
not quite sure about it. It should be a much more consistent fit for those
of you that are used to wearing the Bell sport helmets.

Sticking in line with our exterior, let's talk about the exterior here. We
talked about the carbon fiber versus the tricomposite, and we looked at the
way it swept. You can see that it's a long integrated spoiler. That serves
two purposes. One, it creates an area of negative pressure, and it helps
reduce buffeting, but also, that area of negative pressure helps the air
circulate out through the vents in the back.

You're going to see there are four key vents: two on the side, two
underneath the top spoiler. Remember, the Bell Star Helmet comes with that track
strip, adhesive plastic strip which is going to increase the down force,
which is going to give you better stability and a better Venturi effect if
you choose to use it when you're on the track.

Sweeping around to the front, you can see it's a very aggressive design as
it sweeps back and then ties in with the ventilation scheme. You have an
open and close chin vent, which is going to vent to the face or vent to the
shield, two settings. You have a brow vent that's going to vent into the
forehead and around above the eyebrows, and then two big chimneys.

The nice part with the new EPS is the way the vent holes are cut out. You
have open and close, and I do like these. They're the same style open and
closers here on these chimney vents. Easy to find with the glove. That's
always one of my gripes, especially if I'm suited up for battle if I'm on
the race track.

Looking at that and thinking about the way the air flows in, it's going to
flow in, get sucked through a channel in the EPS, but they're angular
channels that come in on the EPS. They're not your stock vertically
integrated 10 millimeter vent holes. These are rectangular and sweeping in
their shape to promote better airflow. Again, we've already talked about
the ventilation scheme coming out of the helmet. Remember, everything about
this helmet is designed to be worn in the tuck, on the race track,
performing really, really well.

Now, looking at the visor and the shield mechanism. It's your stock shield
from Bell. They use a similar shield on most of their premium and their
sport helmets. The nice part about Bell is that, other than Lazer, they're
the only guys doing a transition shield, so you can get that transition
lens. It's a massive investment, and it's around $100 plus for that shield,
but what you have the ability of doing then is never ever carrying a smoke
shield in your bag, because it goes from clear to medium smoke in about 30
seconds.

Bell has also done a nice job here too. If we look at the way that the
shield is set up, you have a couple detents there, and then, the shield
change mechanism is lightening fast. You can see how quickly I take it off,
and then, for continuity's sake in the video, I'm just going to snap it
right back on. Line up my first side, line up my second side, and you're
done.

Moving over to the left side, your non-throttle side. You have a three-
position lock. You have locked, you have cracked, and you have neutral. So
now you have the ability to throw it into city position on those cold
mornings, and if you're on the track, you have the ability to lock it down
and make sure it's not going to go anywhere when you're heading down that
front straight or you're head checking. Again, nice race-inspired features.


Thinking about the guts. On the Bell Star Helmet for 2013, another nice upgrade
here. We've talked about the fit, but now it's using the XT2 liner, which
we originally saw rolled out for the RS1. It's a nice upgrade, anti-
bacterial, anti-microbial. You can see it when I start to snap it out here.
You're going to get an idea of how it all ties together. Cheek pads tie in
with neck rolls, completely removable chin curtain.

Again, it's a premium liner meant to keep you comfortable in extreme
conditions. When you're focused on the race track, you're a faster racer.
You're also going to be a safer racer, because you're not spending a moment
thinking about the fitment of any of your gear. That's always the goal.
Notice these light lines. That's where this new integrated material is
that's going to keep it anti-bacterial.

Notice its mesh in these different areas, mesh in the area that's going to
cover up a speaker pocket. If I rotate it this way, you're going to see
that there is... let me pull up my shield here. I have it locked down. Pull
up my shield, rotate it to the side, and you're going to be able to see
that there's a piece of foam in there that I'm going to pull out. There's
my foam.

If you want to use a Bluetooth communicator, as much as this is a track
helmet, you now have the ability to use a [inaudible 00:06:10], to use a
Sena, to use an Interphone. You're going to be able to use that. Again,
Bell recommends Sena. They have a partnership with Sena, but you can do
that on your own if you want to go down that direction.

Now, I'm going to move the other cheek pad out here, pull it out with its
neck roll, plop my bad boy back down here on top. They're still using the
Magnafusion system, only in the high end helmets, a neodymium magnet that's
going to allow you to close the chin strap but then have it stay in place
via a magnet, so you never have to worry about strapping it down.

I'm going to move now into my comfort liner, and I'm pulling it up. Notice
I'm pulling it up from the brow. I want to be gentle with it. Sometimes,
when they put it on the brow -- and you see me do this in a lot of my
higher end videos because what's going on here with the manufacturer is
they're recognizing the fact that they don't want to put any snaps on the
forehead, because it's adding width, it's adding thickness, and it's adding
pressure point.

By Bell recognizing that and putting my connection points closer to the
actual EPS liner itself, now I'm in the front of the helmet. I'm never
worried about having any kind of pressure point that is going to live on my
forehead. Notice, 3D liner. Lots of big cutaways for those vent channels,
and again, that XD2 liner on the inside, which is that nice upgrade for
2013.

Moving back inside the Bell Star Helmet, I'm going to un-Mangafusion myself and show you the
ventilation scheme. There's my vent scheme. You see my Venturis in the back
are a little smaller, my big sweeping vents in the front. You can see that
one right over there where my finger is, and you can see how that kind of
rolls up. That's a monster-sized vent that's going to vent directly to the
new and improved EPS.

I notice even those two channels right there in the front, as I kind of
point right there. You can see them. They're going to start and they're
going to flow air in through this brow vent right here, suck it along the
back -- I always call it the ventilation mohawk within the internal guts of
a helmet -- and hopefully give you great exhaust down and throughout the
back.