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Bell Vortex Band Helmet
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Bell Vortex Band Helmet

The Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet you’d expect of the Star’s little brother. Developed in Bell’s state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, Calif. design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease— the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have a complete package at a killer price.


  • Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting
  • Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell
  • 3 shell sizes
    • SM: XS and SM Helmets
    • MD: MD and LG Helmets
    • LG: XL and 2XL Helmets
  • Contour cheek pads
  • Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort
  • Padded Wind Collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise
  • Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers
  • ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
  • NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
  • Five year warranty
  • Snell M2010 and DOT Certified

Note: Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.

Note: Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps

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Looks cool, but it's too loud I love the look of this helmet, and it's comfortable enough, but I'm thinking of wearing ear plugs when I ride. The wind noise is really uncomfortable. I don't want to have to buy another helmet, but I might. August 27, 2015
Not worth the money if you are a frequent rider Been riding for over two years with a Scorpion EXO-500 helmet and always thought that because it was a hand-me-down, the helmet was not very top notch. Now that I purchased the Bell Vortex I am in shock how good of a helmet my Scorpion is in comparison. The Vortex looks nice, fits pretty well, but when it comes down to function, it was complete trash. The elaborate ventilation system on it didn't make a dent one bit in providing true air flow. Even with the mouth port open I consistently felt my hot breath coming back at me. It was quite comfy, but felt a bit hollow which made me weary if I was in a crash, how much protection there really was. Now for my biggest gripe...the noise level. I felt I was wearing a half helmet with the amount of wind that I heard, and yet I didn't even get the bonus of feeling that air because the ventilation was nil. I am a frequent ear bud user for music and now just upgraded to the SENA headset and unless you're going to use earplugs all the time, this helmet will make listening to music very tough to do. Closed all the vents and wind was still bothersome at anything above 30mph. I ride highways and recently took my windshield off for the summer so I realize I should be expecting a certain amount of wind, but even with my EXO-500, the wind is a lot less noisy than the Vortex. I would not recommend this helmet for the price. If you can find the helmet cheaper, don't ride at high speeds, and don't listen to music, this helmet will get the job done. Get a brand that will give you more bang for your buck and they actually have tested their helmets in a wind tunnel like Scorpion does. Looks like Bell is relying solely on their name and the quality is really lacking. August 5, 2015
Great helmet for the price New rider and wanted a FF Dont know if I'll enjoy riding so didnt want to break the bank, but still wanted safety Have ridden 500 miles, and I love this helmet Great fit, I am a medium in hats, about 7 3/8, and this fit perfectly, has great vision too opted for the transition lens too and it was a great purchase as well slight heavier than the more expensive helmets ive tested. I just put on VH twin slash on my iron and the exhaust is loud. The helmet masks the sound, but not by much I would 100% recommend this to anyone as long as it fits your noggin And the RSD design is awesome! August 26, 2015
Awesome, but could be even better! The helmet is really great in every way except one - no easy way to route the speaker wires. The neck pad is non-removable and you can only bring the headset wires to the front to get them out of the helmet. My speakers didn't come with long enough cables so I had to make a small hole in the neck pad. Still don't know why to make space for speakers with no easy way to bring the wires out. Design is great, air flow is good, could be better, could be worse. Noise level - the same. Protection rocks. It's not only DOT approved, it's also SNELL rated, which means this helmet is good enough for a race track. Another problem is that it comes with clear visor. Could be a little tinted so you could ride on a sunny day towards the sun. Now with the clear visor it's a bit hard. I do know that they have a selection of visors including the chameleon one, but that costs extra $$. Would be great if default one was tinted. August 24, 2015
Recognizable name brand I bought the Bell helmet because I recognized the name from helmets I have had in the past. Love the look. Smooshes my jaw a little but I would rather have it fitted than loose, no impediment to vision. Added the dark smoke visor so that I don't have to fiddle with sunglasses. August 24, 2015
3 great reasons for this helmet 1st- who doesn't love the flying tigers from WW2 2nd- great review from revzilla influenced my buying decision, good features = great value for the money spent. 3rd- prehaps the greatest upgrade available is that you can purchase the transitions photo chromatic shield that darkens in sunlight and lightens when not in sunlight. This Helmet does double duty for me as a motorcycle helmet, and a motorsports helmet. Evey one comments on the excellent graphics on the helmet. If you want to have a helmet that is not like all the others this may be the helmet for you. August 17, 2015
Comfort and style A classic look and it feels great to wear after breaking it in. Mine is a just a tad to large on me, when on the highway the wind will lift up my helmet when looking to the side. Otherwise it fits great and I get enough air coming into the helmet. August 14, 2015
Awesome helmet! I ordered it on a Sunday and it arrived Wednesday! 3 days! August 10, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Loren G: New features with old school graphics, best of both worlds Aug 1, 2015
Bradley M: Price...Snell approved...style...My $150 Scorpion has lasted me 7+ years and I am long over due for a new helmet. I don't ride far often...small commute, and small, couple hour weekend jaunts. I don't need an Aria for that. Jun 9, 2015
Chad R: Recommended from a fellow rider, good safety rating, air flow, transition visor, and it matches my bike. Jun 7, 2015
Mike B: Price, Reviews, and specifications that seem to be well blended together. May 5, 2015
William R: Seems like a good value for the price Oct 18, 2014
William G: liked the graphics and price Sep 12, 2014
Steve M: Quality price and color Sep 2, 2014
William C: Good quality, great price, awesome design. Aug 23, 2014
Mark S: Dig the look. Aug 17, 2014
Mike D: looks cool, has a snell rating, and is super affordable. Jul 2, 2014
Sharon O: Bell is the Best Protection Jun 5, 2014
Brad F: Old School style new school tech May 20, 2014
Lisa B: The Bell Vortex met DOT and SNELL safety rating standards for a relatively low price. I chose the Bell Vortex over the Joe Rocket RX1000X because i could find more reviews on the Vortex. May 17, 2014
Malcolm S: Love Bell reputation! And really dig the 70s retro style! The 2014 vortex is offers everything I need. Apr 22, 2014
Edward M: Sweet style. Mar 27, 2014
Ryan W: Excellent Helmet! It's very quiet and not very expensive. Vents work well. Snell certified. Mar 5, 2014
Jin P: great design, not over the top, versatile looks. Good air flow, reasonable price. Feb 10, 2014
A shopper asked: Are the bell logos removable like on the Bullet? Jul 7, 2014
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Adam P: The Bell Stickers are not removable. Classic logo though and a great helmet for the price. Many complements on the retro graphics. Jul 7, 2014
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Malcolm S: Unfortunately no, the labels are not removable. Jul 7, 2014
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Jonah T: No, the logo is under the clearcoat/sealer. Jul 8, 2014
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Ryan S: No the logos are under the clear coat. Jul 7, 2014
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Jonah K: No Jul 7, 2014
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Bell Helmet Sizing:

Size Head Measurement (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.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Orange/Black / XS 939907 7047712 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / SM 939908 7047713 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / MD 939909 7047714 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / LG 939910 7047715 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / XL 939911 7047716 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / 2XL 939912 7047717 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / XS 939925 7049239 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / SM 939926 7049240 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / MD 939927 7049241 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / LG 939928 7049242 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / XL 939929 7049243 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / 2XL 939930 7049244 Available: Expect 2-3 business days processing time prior to shipment