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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 5 482 482
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
A real good pick it has a great fit , looks stunning . with a pearl harbor flying tiger designs July 3, 2015
all around great helmet It's easy to take apart and clean or replace parts gets great airflow on the freeway or the street minimal noise amazing graphics in my opinion. The fit is on point for a round/oval shaped head. I ride a 2006 zx6r which can be pretty loud at high rpms and this helmet blocks out majority of the engine noise as well as wind noise leaving enough sound for me to hear my shift points clearly and for the price you can't beat this helmet. June 22, 2015
Super unique and nicely priced! I work in the aviation industry, and so when I realized Bell made a Vortex that paid tribute to the P-40 and the Flying Tigers, you bet your butt I snatched it right up. I wear a 7 1/8" fitted ball cap and went with the helmet size Medium. It's a perfect, snug fit. Styling wise, I wish the shape of the helmet was a bit more aggressive, but the more aggressive models like the Qualifier begin moving up in price. Again, the Flying Tigers theme and price point is what really sold me on the helmet. With the face shield closed, wind noise isn't too terrible. I don't need to wear ear plugs and my ears are not ringing or anything when I get off the bike. It's quite tolerable. Air flow is pretty great.. I don't really sweat much inside the helmet. The one feature the helmet lacks that would just make it a 100% winner in my book, is a retractable sun visor. You only get the clear face shield with the helmet, so be prepared to drop a bit more cash in order to get the sunlight protection and enhanced styling that you'll want. I went with the Dark Iridium Silver face shield, and I keep the clear one in my pack should I encounter a night ride. The artwork definitely turns heads and gets me compliments! June 15, 2015
Great SNELL and DOT Option This is my first "expensive" helmet purchase and I love it. It had a lot of the features the BELL advertises for its higher end helmets, but at the lower price point. The RZ video was spot on on its diagnosis. Its a little snug at first but loosens up after a few rides and feels just like part of your head. I love the brow vents, but wish the chimney vents flowed a bit more air. Love the chin curtain and the whole feel of the helmet in general. I paired mine with the $100 transition shield option and I love that I did. The field of view is one of the largest I've seen. I ride upright on my victory and there is very little buffeting. Solid purchase! July 27, 2015
Would definitely recommend this helmet The only downside I can think of with this helmet is there is quite a whistle to it but for the price I am completely happy with it. It looks great, feels great, and functions great as well. July 20, 2015
Too loud to enjoy anything I am not sure if it was just my helmet, but doing about 5mph I could still hear wind noise and a slight whistle that only grew louder. My icon variant is beautifully quiet compared to this helmet. Looks like it will stay as my back up helmet/ passenger piece July 20, 2015
Great starter helmet I'm a fairly new rider and was looking for a decent first helmet and a friend of mine recommended the Bell Vortex. I was pretty impressed with the helmet all around it had a lot of feature and had a Snell rating for under 200$. all of the inside pads are removable for washing an the visor switch couldn't be easier! the vent could be slightly improved but that's just something I've learned that comes with a full coverage set up. All and this is a fantastic helmet and I would greatly recommend it especially for new riders looking for quality start up gear. July 17, 2015
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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 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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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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 791172 2028547 Out of Stock
LG 791173 2028548 Out of Stock
XL 791174 2028549 Out of Stock
2XL 791175 2028550 Out of Stock