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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 

The Flying Tiger pays homage to the 1st American Volunteer Group, a fighter group protecting China during World War II. Sporting elements of the Tigers' shark-faced fighter planes and the distinctive "Flying Tiger" insignia created by Disney, this helmet is a slice of history. Part of the Bell Vortex Helmet series the Flying Tiger posses a lot of features and functions you don't normally see in a helmet at this price point.  The Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother, the Star, giving you 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, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner
  • 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
  • Weight: 1600g
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

Note: Helmet comes with clear face shield

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

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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 4.4 5 466 466
I would tell people to buy this Bang for the buck this is a great helmet. Air flow is good same as fit. And the looks are great being military. May 14, 2015
Style and Sleek I just got this helmet and it fits very well. I like the design and the looks of it. I've gotten a lot of complements on the helmet already and I can't help but to enjoy it. The vision on it is very wide and it is a bit loud on the wind. I love this thing and would recommend it to anyone. May 9, 2015
Awesome helmet for the price! This helmet is an amazing deal. With all the vents open there is some incredible airflow keeping you very cool. That also comes with some helmet noise which is on the louder side. The chin guard helps with that somewhat, but it's still noisy. The design is amazing and the pictures don't do it justice! I wish the auto-tinting faceshield wasn't so much or I would pick it up in an instant. All in all, this is a great helmet at an awesome price. April 16, 2015
This helmet has great features Just used it for the first time today and love all the features. Great airflow and fits good not quite as comfortable as my Arai but love the shield and how easy it was to put on the transitions shield I ordered and love the transitions shield!!! May 18, 2015
Good helmet This is a great buy and could only really be improved by being quieter. Putting tape over the internal vents behind the ears helps, but it would be quieter if the external ports were covered (I just don't want to put tape over those for aesthetic reasons). If you ride with ear buds, it will be fine, as far as loudness is concerned. There certainly are louder helmets out there. May 18, 2015
Great helmet for the price I bought this helmet 6 months ago and love it. It fits snug but comfortable. Airflow is really good with 4 inlet valves that you can close and 2 exhaust valves in the back that help force air through the helmet that you can't close. The only drawback I have found is when I put an intercom system in it. There is great space for the speakers for the ears but no real room for a microphone. I would recommend this helmet to anyone April 1, 2015
Great Features For Great Price This is my first helmet and I am a beginner rider, so my review is based solely on my experience with this helmet and not comparing it to any other products. The helmet seems to run slightly big, once you get the right size it is a nice snug fit as it should be. The quick-release visor mechanism is awesome; however, since I upgraded to the optional transition clear/tinted visor, I will not be needing to swap out clear and tinted visors on a regular basis. The airflow is awesome, and quite necessary given my heated location in Florida. Many people on here are complaining about the noise levels inside the helmet - yes there is quite a bit of wind noise at 55-75 MPH...but I would rather have the noise and the airflow, than no noise and no airflow! I'm not trying to blast around on my motorcycle while having business meeting on my phone through a Bluetooth speaker. I'm out there to ride and enjoy the sport of it. Thankfully I have not had to test out the safety features of this helmet, so I will just have to trust that the manufacturer specs are what they say they are! Overall I am more than satisfied with the features of this helmet for the price, and can't beat the free design work on the "Flying Tiger" version I got, its definitely unique. March 23, 2015
Tis a great helmet! This helmet is definitely the most BA eye-catching helmet I think a person can buy for around $200. For me, I was in between a small and medium (I think 23 1/4") and then decided upon much research with customer service and the BELL company to go with the medium. The helmet fit like a glove and very comfortable. I have not rode with it....welcome to wisconsin because of that....but I look forward to trying it out as soon as I can. I will give more feedback later! March 23, 2015
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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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Steven K: I have owned this helmet before.....and for the money....it's a good deal...... May 16, 2015
Jessica W: gift for boyfriend Apr 26, 2015
Michael H: Cool look and full face protection Apr 19, 2015
MIKE N: Bell fit, Price point, Snell quality, the photochormatic sheild option, the video review and the style all made me go for this helmet. Apr 7, 2015
Marcus C: Good entry/mid level protector for my dome from a top quality company with WWII style fighter plane graphics for under 200 bones? Count me in. Looking forward to seeing if pictures and reviews on this helmet are correct, if they are it is a steal. Mar 24, 2015
john d: BA decal look, will look good with my black crusier. Mar 24, 2015
Jason H: Anthony's review on the Bell Votex and the badass graphic speaks to me. A large portion of my family are military going back to WWII in which the Flying Tigers were established. Thanks Revzilla! Mar 7, 2015
S L: I analyzed ALL the helmets online and this one seemed to be the best one for the money if a person wanted to spend about 200 dollars or less. Mar 5, 2015
Daniel G: Cool graphics, decent ratings, and a name brand even a newbie has heard of. Hope I never have to use it. Nov 11, 2014
samuel m: Just had to have it. Turned out to be a good investment.. stability, protection and style. Nov 4, 2014
Randy R: I chose this helmet because it was snell rated and had a great graphic. Nov 1, 2014
Jeffrey E: SNELL 2010 rated, DOT Cert, great airflow, lots of features of helmets twice the price and a sweet graphic too. What's not to love? Aug 11, 2014
Lawrence W: I am a retired military pilot and have a strong interest in historical aviation. The question is, do I have the guts to wear it in public! Aug 10, 2014
henry j: Bell has amazing history in helmet safety. The graphics are amazing and they honor volunteers and military veterans. Aug 6, 2014
John D: I am a WWII Military Aviation Buff and retired soldier. This helmet's graphics just hooked me. It's gonna look great with my 2013 Z1000. Jun 9, 2014
Joe K: Graffics Jun 7, 2014
Dennis H: Very cool graphics and quality of Bell Helmet Jun 3, 2014
Ramon R: Design Apr 24, 2014
Kenneth H: Sweet paint work, Stupid noisy though its from the face shield fitment, put a hand over the top or the side ratchet area and noise is cut in half. Back to my ARAI ...... Apr 11, 2014
mark t: because awesome. just look at it. Mar 25, 2014
Shawn M: I love the looks of this helmet! As an Aviation and a history buff, it was almost a given that I'd buy this. Honestly though, the real reason I got this helmet was because it was sub $200 and was SNELL 2010 approved. I've been using a helmet that works well enough, but wasn't SNELL, and I just felt that I should have better protection for my head. The fact that it was the Flying Tiger helmet was just a bonus! Mar 20, 2014
Robert R: I watched so many videos this site provided for so many helmets and other products. functionally and cosmetically matched with the price, i couldn't say no. this is my first time buying from this site and if they turn out to be what they say they are i will continue buying all that i need from them. the format of the site and the simplicity of it is refreshing. looking forward to spending my hard earned dollars here haha.

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Sara W: my husband does demo derby every year and he needs a good / aewesome helmet. and i paint flying tigers on his truck like in the 40s. so i thought this might be a awesome xmas gift. Nov 15, 2013
Jose S: safety, price, brand and awesome design... Nov 4, 2013
A shopper asked: Can you please advice me regarding the size of helmet? Ive tried ICON helmet, sized L..If I want to get BELL helmet, is the size will be different? My head size is around 59 to 60centimetres. Thank u Sep 14, 2013
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Patrick M: I haven't owned an Icon helmet, but I have had several Arai helmets and I can testify that the sizing and fit were very similar. I have been very satisfied with my Bell Vortex helmet and would definitely buy another! I hope this is helpful! Sep 15, 2013
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wen c: The bell helmet is my second helmet, I also own a shoei quest. Both helmets are size medium and both helmets fit pretty good. My head measuremet is 22 inches. Not sure this info was of any help, but I don't own or even tried an icon helmet. Sep 14, 2013
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Bijin B: I have a 59 cm head circumference and and accordingly purchased the Large size from Bell. I've got no complaints on the fit and actually prefer it to my pricier lids for everyday riding. Sep 18, 2013
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Micah M: I usually wear a large helmet with room to spare but with this helmet I wear an xl and it's snug. In my experience it runs small. Sep 15, 2013
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Brian N: Never worn an Icon, but this helmet fits a bit bigger than my Shark, Suomy, or Scorpion of the same size. Hope that helps Sep 15, 2013
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Ryan H: I've never worn an Icon, so I couldn't say. Sep 14, 2013
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david r asked: How does the fit and sizing compare to an Icon Airmada? Jun 17, 2014
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Gerald F: David, I've had my helmet for awhile, the fit is tighter than my previous HJC helmet. My HJC was a medium and fit well, but the Bell Flying Tiger is much tighter fit and I went to a large. I don't know how the Icon Airmada fits in comparison, but I have tried on ICONS before and they fit tighter like the flying tiger. I'm happy with the flying tiger, only improvement would be to make it less noisy at speed. I have multiple faceshields; Solflex (auto-tinting) real nice for me when traveling back and from work at different times of the day. I also like the heated one for winter travels, helps the face and eliminates fogging during morning commutes. Hope this helps! Jul 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the Vortex pre-drilled for HANS anchors? If not which Bell Helmets are? Mar 21, 2012
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RevZilla: As far as we are aware, none of the Bell Motorcycle Helmets are equipped with this feature. This would only be available for Bell's Auto Helmet line. Mar 23, 2012
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Christopher V asked: Are there any bothersome pressure points if you wear glasses with this helmet? Apr 7, 2015
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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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