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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
  • Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
  • 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

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
XS 791170 2028545 In Stock: Ships next business day
SM 791171 2028546 In Stock: Ships next business day
MD 791172 2028547 In Stock: Ships next business day
LG 791173 2028548 In Stock: Ships next business day
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2XL 791175 2028550 In Stock: Ships next business day


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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 4.4 5 610 610
Looking for a bad@$$ helmet? Look no furhter! This helmet is awesome. The graphics are unique and reminiscent of the WW2 flying tiger theme. The helmet fits comfortably with great airflow during the south Florida summers. It's a tad noisy but not a deal breaker by any means. I also equipped it with bluetooth speakers which have integrated pockets inside which made it a breeze! For a sub $200 helmet you receive a DOT and SNELL certified helmet so you're ready for the track. November 5, 2015
Sharp I was worried this was a gloss finish, but it's matte and it looks AWESOME. I was getting looks riding through the neighborhood, more so than usual. Fit is true to size but does feel a bit tight right now after only wearing it once but I'm confident it will break in like other reviewers have noted. Not as much flow as my Dual Sport helmet, but that's to be expected. As for noise, this thing is a dream compared to my Fly Trekker DS. Vision is also much better. The quick change visor feature is a nice perk too. October 23, 2015
Pretty standard price, above average helmet A great helmet for the price. Kinda blown away this price point is double endorsed, which is why I took it in the first place. The graphics are awesome and I like the amalgamation of modern shape and aerodynamics with retro styling. Airflow is good enough to keep you sweating only moderately in hot days and none in temperate days. Cold days see the vents closed, which makes a bit of a differences, just enough to be appreciated. Vent controls are a bit difficult to manage with gloves on, but at least they work when you get a hold of them. Field of view is average, as is the weight and the strap. Liner is tight on the cheeks but is loosening up with time, as with most helmets. Remember, if you have a big head like me, go with the bigger helmet chassis, and order an XL or XXL (thinner liner). November 10, 2015
Great product! Fantastic looking helmet and fits great. Havent tried it out on the road yet but love the look and feel so far. September 21, 2015
Great helmet for the price Can't go wrong with this helmet. If you want a helmet that will look good and keep you safe, without having to take out a second mortgage on the house, than this helmet is for you. With that said, there are only two minor issues that I have come across that aren't really flaws but personal preference. First, wind noise is a little loud especially at highway speeds, but it is not exactly unbearable either. Second is that the air vents are pretty much unnoticeable when they are closed or open. Despite these two issues, I would definitely buy this helmet again. October 21, 2015
Best first or passenger helmet In my humble, beginner rider's opinion, Bell knocks this one out of the park with the Vortex. I looked around, and this guy seemed to be the "just right" in a sea of "I guess that's okay" and "I don't need all that yet." With the additional Snell rating, I feel very safe with my helmet and I'm sure it'll hold up in an emergency. As of now, I haven't had the need to test it out first hand *knock on wood.* As for the fitment, it is an intermediate-oval shape with replaceable cheek pads. I strongly recommend going to a local stealership to try on various helmet shapes before buying online. It'll save you a big headache. The features of this helmet are about as standard as they come, but that's not a bad thing. The vents vent and the shield clicks into place with assertiveness. The helmet does not have the shield lock you see on the RS-1 or Star, but that's to be expected as this is not really the helmet you'd want to take to the track on a regular basis. If this were everything about the helmet, it wouldn't stand out to me in the slightest. Luckily, that is not the case. What makes the Vortex stand out is not about this specific helmet at all. All of Bell's helmets of this style use the same face shield and super easy-to-use shield swap system. This makes so much of a difference because any additional shields purchased (like the Transitions shield) will fit into another Bell helmet. So when it comes time to upgrade to a Vortex to an RS-1 or Star, all of your shields come with you. October 5, 2015
Wife Approved Finally got my wife to agree to ride with me, and we needed to get some gear for her. Aside from a $500 Shoei she really liked while trying some on in a store (can't fault her for liking that one more!) this was a great second choice since she didn't want me spending that much on a helmet for her. Nevertheless, she really likes the matte black color, and had no complaints about weight, noise or anything else. Will probably pick up a bluetooth set for her helmet as well so we can talk while riding. Anything that gets your wife/girl to ride with you gets my recommendation. October 5, 2015
Loud, Excellent Protection. Crash Tested Helmet is loud, you will get a lot of wind noise on the highway. If your going out on long sustained high-speed rides be prepared to pop in some earplugs or lose some hearing. Ok, other than that its an excellent helmet. Airflow is great, I used it through a central Alabama summer and it was just fine. I have crash tested it and would say the protection is excellent. I high sided at around 60mph, give or take 10mph, and landed on my head and shoulder. No concussion and no doubt in my mind that the helmet worked. I ordered another one despite the noise for that reason alone. If you don't have a lot to spend on a helmet, want maximum protection, and can deal with the extra noise, this helmet is an excellent choice. September 28, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Travis V: I told my girlfriend that she could only get a Snell Certified helmet and she thought this was the coolest looking one. Oct 26, 2015
Alva O: Husband wanted it... Oct 26, 2015
Jesus G: had a qualifier that I loved so stuck with bell and that meant I had my sizing pinpointed already. badass graphic and much lower drag especially with head checks when compared to the qualifier. Oct 26, 2015
James B: Love the Flying Tiger theme and increased visibility at a reasonable price for a SNELL rated full face helmet Oct 24, 2015
Robert O: Liked the livery and appreciated the Vortex design. Oct 14, 2015
James L: I really like the military design! Oct 4, 2015
Scott P: Replaces another vortex helmet I have worn for 4 years, and put 50,000 plus miles no. Ready for a new one. Love the graphics. Jun 26, 2015
Rolando G: remains me of war jets Jun 13, 2015
Megan F: wanted a gender neutral helmet with green in it. Jun 2, 2015
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
Christopher V asked: Are there any bothersome pressure points if you wear glasses with this helmet? Apr 7, 2015
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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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