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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. 

Features:

  • 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 5 594 594
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
Great design First i really like the design and it's have perfect fit in my head. And i change the visor with photochromic face shield and it's great too. August 2, 2015
Good helmet for the price I bought this helmet for my 11 year old son to wear in the sidecar. I didn't want to spend a lot of money since he'll grow out of it soon. He gets a lot of compliments about the graphics. His only compliant is that it doesn't vent well (that could be that I don't go over 40mph with him in the hack). July 20, 2015
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
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
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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Jan 11, 2014
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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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
XS 791170 2028545 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
SM 791171 2028546 Out of Stock
MD 791172 2028547 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 791173 2028548 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
XL 791174 2028549 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2XL 791175 2028550 Out of Stock