Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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
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