Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
Awesome helmet for the price!
This helmet is an amazing deal. With all the vents open there is some incredible airflow keeping you very cool. That also comes with some helmet noise which is on the louder side. The chin guard helps with that somewhat, but it's still noisy. The design is amazing and the pictures don't do it justice! I wish the auto-tinting faceshield wasn't so much or I would pick it up in an instant. All in all, this is a great helmet at an awesome price.
April 16, 2015
Great helmet for the price
I bought this helmet 6 months ago and love it. It fits snug but comfortable. Airflow is really good with 4 inlet valves that you can close and 2 exhaust valves in the back that help force air through the helmet that you can't close. The only drawback I have found is when I put an intercom system in it. There is great space for the speakers for the ears but no real room for a microphone. I would recommend this helmet to anyone
April 1, 2015
Great Features For Great Price
This is my first helmet and I am a beginner rider, so my review is based solely on my experience with this helmet and not comparing it to any other products. The helmet seems to run slightly big, once you get the right size it is a nice snug fit as it should be. The quick-release visor mechanism is awesome; however, since I upgraded to the optional transition clear/tinted visor, I will not be needing to swap out clear and tinted visors on a regular basis. The airflow is awesome, and quite necessary given my heated location in Florida. Many people on here are complaining about the noise levels inside the helmet - yes there is quite a bit of wind noise at 55-75 MPH...but I would rather have the noise and the airflow, than no noise and no airflow! I'm not trying to blast around on my motorcycle while having business meeting on my phone through a Bluetooth speaker. I'm out there to ride and enjoy the sport of it. Thankfully I have not had to test out the safety features of this helmet, so I will just have to trust that the manufacturer specs are what they say they are! Overall I am more than satisfied with the features of this helmet for the price, and can't beat the free design work on the "Flying Tiger" version I got, its definitely unique.
March 23, 2015
Tis a great helmet!
This helmet is definitely the most BA eye-catching helmet I think a person can buy for around $200. For me, I was in between a small and medium (I think 23 1/4") and then decided upon much research with customer service and the BELL company to go with the medium. The helmet fit like a glove and very comfortable. I have not rode with it....welcome to wisconsin because of that....but I look forward to trying it out as soon as I can. I will give more feedback later!
March 23, 2015
Had it for two years now
Excellent helmet, a brand I can trust. Seriously, best protection your money can buy. I have the smoke visor on mine, black on black. Looks good ;)
April 20, 2015
Good starting point
I have used this helmet for about a year and it has not had any problems. I like the forehead and chin vents, but don't feel too much air from the top vents unless I am in the tuck position. The cracked position of the visor is great to. One downfall is the anti-fog system. Like any treated visor, it wears off and you need to reapply, but it was effective when new. I wish that the chin strap pads were removable to make cleaning easier, but its manageable. I ended up filling the speaker cut outs with cotton, if you don't the helmet is very boomy and isn't fun even with earplugs in. During head checks there isn't much air turbulence. I suggest if you are in-between sizes to size down as the shell/foam seems to break-in and relax a tad.
April 18, 2015
Awesome helmet especially for the price!
Most affordable DOT and SNELL certified helmet. Very comfortable with adequate venting.
April 13, 2015
This my first helmet in US and I love it. It is sharp looking helmet and it looks good on me. At first it felt very tight and heavy but, after few times I got used it. It is a perfect fit and every thing is true per Tony's video.
April 8, 2015