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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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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 5 604 604
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
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
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
I bought this helmet because it matched my car Perfectly The helmet is ok, you get what you pay for. It's a little loud but other than that quite solid. September 24, 2015
Great Helmet I went from a HJC half helmet to this one. I was looking for more protection. Fit was spot on with the sizing chart, my head was 60 cm so I got an XL and it fits great. I have ridden a few hundred miles in it so far. Ventilation is ok when moving, when I have to stop though it does get toasty inside. It does have a lot of wind noise but its is quieter that the half helm I was using before. I added the dark tint visor for the Florida sun and it works well and switched out in a matter of seconds. So far I am totally satisfied with this helmet. September 24, 2015
Satisfied I really like this helmet. Of course nothing is perfect, that i've come across anyway, so here's a quick break down. I like everything about this helmet EXCEPT, in order-Cheek pads are TIGHT. I'm hoping they break in to a comfortable level. Otherwise they can be replaced with a smaller size. Noise level is a little more than I was hoping for. That's comparing it to my other full face helmet, a GMax 78S, but acceptable none the less. I must say, the ventilation is excellent. If I had to do it over again I would still go with a Vortex. Price and quality can't be beat. September 21, 2015
One of the best helmets available on the market for its price. You simply will not find a better helmet than this for under 200 dollars, period. Considering also that it is SNELL and DOT certified, I would say that it is a perfect starter helmet for a new rider in addition to a great helmet for a long time rider or passenger. Would definitely recommend. September 16, 2015
Overall Nice Helmet Well after man trials of buying and exchanging helmets, I landed on the Bell Vortex. Overall great helmet ,has great airflow , but is a little noisy at highway speeds. Also those who have not bought from RevZilla before I highly recommend them, the customer service is just awesome!! September 14, 2015
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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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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'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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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 within 24 hours