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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 5 446 446
Great helmet. Great price This is the first helmet that I have owned so I don't have much to compare it to, but it seems to be a great helmet. Fits well. Air flow seems to be good. Easy to remove lining for washing. And, of course, looks great! Will soon be buying the tinted shield since it is sunny most of the time here in the DR and I don't ride it at night much. January 30, 2015
Happy with my choice I commute about 30 miles every day and wanted a full face helmet. I know many people speak to how loud this helmet is but I'm coming from open face styles and this is my first full face so for me it's extremely quite. Sure I hear the wind but it's so much better then my previous helmets. The helmet is comfortable and I upgraded to the smoke visor which not only looks great on this helmet but works fantastically. I recently had lasik so I needed to make sure my eyes were protected not just from dust getting kicked up but also from the sun. Very happy with this helmet and the additional visor. The visors swap so easily couldn't be happier. February 25, 2015
Very loud and narrower vision than others Overall the helmet is decent and comfortable. If it wasnt for the whistling the helmet would be quiet, at a stop I can barely hear my engine running, but above 40mph and this thing is a wind tunnel. I'm guessing the cutouts for the bluetooth system are creating a vortex (probably why this is called the vortex). I will try filling those voids to see if it changes and will change my review. Bell should really have offered plugs for those recesses when they arent used IMHO. As far as field of view, this restricts peripherals more significantly than any other helmet I've worn. The good, the vents work well, the pads are soft, it has a nice sealer around the neck which is good for cold weather. The visor shuts well and seals well, and the overall finish is what you would expect for $175. February 24, 2015
Very quiet with adjustments Excellent helmet. Sizing is spot on. Aerodynamics especially with head checks is outstanding. I have the original clear shield and use my sunglasses no problem. Most of the reviews I read prior to purchase claimed the helmet was very loud. They were correct. However, the wind noise is the result of the very thing they push on this helmet which is the venturi effect of the exhaust ports on the rear of the helmet. The noise problem arises from the turbulence over the small lower rear exhaust. These exhaust exit directly behind the ear and draw air from a channel behind the ear. I blocked the lower two exhaust with tape and now the noise is absolutely minimal. Try it. A fantastic helmet for a great price from a veteran helmet maker. Just needs a little fine tuning. January 17, 2015
Honest Review Here's my two cents, for the doubtful customer. I bought this helmet in april of '14, and is my daily commuting helmet. Why did I buy this? Well, like any other rider, we're all biased when it comes to looks in a helmet. We all want a helmet that will look great. This one shows amazing graphics and be warned, compliments from random people will be a norm for this helmet. What made me buy this? 1. the looks, 2. the features. This helmet is Snell rated! This helmet has undergone strenuous testing that exceeds DOT and ECE, this is a track ready helmet. Even though I gave it five out of five stars, the only thing that has worn down, after heavy daily use, is the padding that makes the double d ring not chafe your jaw area. Dont get me wrong, the pad is still there, but the rubber strings holding the padding have become lose, it still hold well and this will not interfere with the safety of the helmet, and it is more of a nit pick, there are multiple fibers, and only a few have become lose. As I said this is an honest review, so that is the only thing that had caught my eye from this helmet. Besides that, the helmet is extremely solid and will do its job. The material used for the shell is light and you wont feel the helmet heavy after long commutes. The visibility in this helmet, is great, is has more than enough room for you to see left and right lanes and when you tilt your head you should have no problems on checking your blind side with minor movement. To summarize, if you want a snell rated helmet for this price with great looks and amazing features, get this. November 16, 2014
Great beginner snell helmet! This helmet is really comfortable and is pretty quiet! I love how easy I can take off the visors as well. December 22, 2014
love this helmet This helmet is by far the best helmet I have, super comfortable. wind flow keeps your head cool, and it also does perfect with stopping wind for those cold drives. I cant be more happier with it. The only thing i would say is (wrong) is the it is very loud, only when your on the high way going over 60-65 December 16, 2014
Great product for the price This is a great and versatile helmet. I purchased the Monarch in pink and the graphics are stunning, not at all cheesy. I changed out the cheekpads for better fit and added the Transitions shield. It's light and well vented. It does have some noise and on cold days, I have to crack the shield or it will fog, even with the breath box. Overall, a really nice product. December 10, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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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2XL 791175 2028550 In Stock: Ships next business day