Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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