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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
  • Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut)
  • 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

Please Note: Helmet comes with clear faceshield

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

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Comfortable fit for a round headed individual like myself Comfortable, fairly lightweight, good visibility and love the flying tiger military styling. Very pleased with this purchase October 7, 2014
Love it! Great helmet for sub-$200. Good airflow and great graphics. Easily removable liner and shield for cleaning / replacement. Cheek pads were a little snug on arrival, and I considered ordering replacement from Bell, but decided to keep the originals and after 3 mos / 3000 miles they are perfect. Highly recommend. October 6, 2014
Really Great Helmet for the Price Although this is my first helmet i thought that it was light years ahead of the HJC i used to complete my mc learning course. First off the styling is amazing it looks even cooler in person, they need to make more ww2 inspired designs. The fit seems to be a tad bit smaller than the HJC i had used however once i got the correct size it felt great. The internal Pads have so far lasted the entire season and dont smell too bad and i ride every day however i have noticed that at higher speeds(not legal speeds) the helmet tends to get a little bit loose but thats probably normal and its not something i could fault bell for. The pads are also really easy to take out and they seem to be really secure mounted inside(it took me a while to remove them actually.. which i think is good i wouldnt want to lose pads or have them moving around) It has 4 different vents for airflow and it seemed to keep me comfortable in the summer and when closed it keeps me relatively warm. The visor does fog on those colder nights however if you leave the bottom vent open it tends to eliminate that. The visor changes are rediculiously easy takes a total of 10 seconds to change from my clear to the smoked lens. I use the uclear hbc100 communicator and it fits fine inside the helmet, infact there are little spots for the speakers to mount right into the sides of the helmet which is nice. Sound seems to be normal around city driving but at higher speeds you get some wind but i feel that most of it is from the bottom of the helmet. I havent tried any top of the line helmets plus im always playing my music so i really dont have any issues with sound(would it be nice to have it quieter? yes of course)its manageable. Overall i think its a great helmet for the price, the dark iridium/ chromed visor is a must with this helmet it looks amazing. Id buy another in a heartbeat if they brought back the pinup girls bell helmets. September 25, 2014
Excellent entry helmet I originally got this helmet specifically because I wanted the transitions visor. (haven't gotten it yet) But it turns out that it's a good helmet for entry level cyclists like me. This is my first helmet so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I can tell you what I noticed as first timer. It fits a bit tight to start out, but after wearing it for a few weeks it breaks in to about perfect. I think it's kinda loud not from outside noise, but from wind noise. I've read that you can remedy this by covering the holes near the ears, haven't tried it yet. Its not so loud that it's distracting or uncomfortable, just louder then I thought. The visor that comes with the helmet seems to fog up easily. The weight is appropriate for helmets in it's class, I researched that this helmet weighs the same exact amount as the icon airframe construct, which I was also looking at. But ended up getting this because it's cheaper and just as light. October 22, 2014
No mistake Great looking helmet, fit is true and the airflow is amazing especially that brow vent. It's very snug at first but it contours so well. Its a little on the bulky looking side but that's to be expected with the lower cost helmets. Face shield removal is crazy quick and easy and it has great protection. Wind noise is a little high at 120+ but very bearable. October 13, 2014
Awesome!... but WOW it's LOUD! So first off my head circumference measurement is 23 1/2 inches. According to the size chart 1/4in too big for a L and 1/8in too small for an XL. So I ordered both and the L fit perfectly, it's very comfortable, sent the XL back of course. Secondly, for $180 this thing looks fantastic, heck even if it was $400 it would look fantastic. This helmet is very high quality, the shield mechanism as mentioned in the video is phenomenal; makes you wonder why other helmets have such complicated systems. Ventilation is another major plus, flows lots of air. The only bad thing that comes to mind is that it is ridiculously loud, like borderline unbearably loud. **WITHOUT EAR PLUGS** However if you wear earplugs, like I do, you'll be fine. And finally, bottom line if you want a comfortable, quality built, SAFE (Don't forget this thing is Snell 2010), good looking helmet for a GREAT price... don't hesitate buy it, buy it now. Also, pick up the transitions shield it works really well. October 10, 2014
Great Helmet, but it is Loud The Bell has all the features you are looking for, great ventilation, awesome shield system, best safety ratings. I like the fit, and look of the helmet. It seems fairly large, not sure how many shell sizes Bell is using. My main con is it's loud, my wife's HJC cost less, is much quieter, and a more compact helmet shape for the same head size. I still like the Bell's shield and look better, but wish it wasn't as noisy. October 6, 2014
Quite satisfied I'm very happy with this helmet - for the price, you can't beat the features. Pro - good fit. I was on the line between L and XL - I went with XL and it fits fine. I like the styling and the pad design. Vision is great. Con - as noted in other reviews, the wind noise is quite loud, especially from the vents on top. Also, the vent above the face-shield blows directly on my forehead - so much I have to close it down a bit. The other surprise is that the helmet itself is very large - I've always been able to keep 2 helmets in my top-box, but with the Vortex I can only fit 1. Overall, these are minor complaints, and I'm quite satisfied with the helmet. October 6, 2014
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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 Vortex Helmet Sizing

Size Measurement (in) Hat Size
XS 21 1/4 - 21 5/8     6 5/8 - 6 3/4
SM 21 5/8 - 22 6 3/4 - 6 7/8
MD 22 1/2 - 22 3/4 7 - 7 1/8
LG 22 3/4 - 23 1/4 7 1/8 - 7 1/4
XL 23 5/8 - 24 7 3/8 - 7 1/2
2XL 24 1/2 - 24 3/4 7 5/8 - 7 3/4

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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XS 791170 2028545 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
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
XL 791174 2028549 In Stock: Ships next business day
2XL 791175 2028550 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment