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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
  • 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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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 4.3 5 323 323
Tyger tyger Looking for something basic with Snell cert. It's been a while since I looked at Bell. The Vortex has plenty of features at that price point. The flying tigers graphic blends with the vents and ports nicely, and is a nice matte finish. The sizing seems a touch small, compared with other brands. The gradient tint shield looks and works great on this. Airflow is pretty good. I'll know more once summer is here. March 31, 2014
Great overall especially for price! I love the mil spec design on this helmet mixed with a modern twist. For it being such an affordable helmet my expectations were low and I was pleasantly surprised how close it compares with that of my Shoei Qwest. Sizes are true to size, lots of padding for extra comfort, very good airflow and overall a great helmet. I love it!!!! March 10, 2014
Too loud? Contact Bell or use electrical tape! I've had this helmet for a few years, and I really like it. Like everyone says, it is extremely loud. I am talking like can't hear yourself loud. Some people around the web were suggesting taping closed the vents on each side of the head right behind the ear. I originally thought how dumb that was that I would have to tape my helmet to fix a manufacturer issue, so I contacted Bell about it. I just asked them if they knew of a way to correct the whistling noise and if they had heard about taping closed the two vents. They replied in a few minutes and said they heard that it works and that I should give it a try. They also sent me a pair of strap plug kits free which are essentially two small foam pieces that plug closed the ear vents from the inside of the helmet (I'm sure a cottonball or a packaging peanut would work just as good). I taped the vents closed and used the plugs at the same time and the problem was corrected. Since I have four more vents on this great helmet, I didn't mind losing two. For fitting purposes, I wasn't sure what to go with, but I ride with Bell bicycle helmets and fit into XXL on that line, so I tried that on the Vortex. Perfect fit. April 7, 2014
Great first helmet. If you're looking for a awesome cheap track ready sexy helmet this is exactly what you are looking for. I get so many head turns in this helmet with the gloss black and deep chrome visor. As far as comfortability on my slight oval head it gets a tid bit uncomfortable on my third hour of riding but that just lets be know when I have to take a break. A lot of room in the ears and accommodate ear buds very well. taking off the helmet with them on though is a little uncomfortable. But listen as far as I am concerned for a first helmet you can't go wrong with bell. the money you save on this helmet can go towards more gear to keep you riding. 20 puppies in side cars out of 22. April 2, 2014
nice helmet I really like the helmet. Only draw back is noise. Wind noise is loud. Also check pads are a bit large need to get smaller ones. March 31, 2014
spend more money il thought this helmet would be a good bargin,but i found it to be unbearable. first off the helmet only comes in what here we go. they claim is 3 shell sizes.i doubt that because i looked like a bobble head doll wearing it even though i was a perfect medium size in this helmet. this where it gets bad. not only did i look like a bobble- head doll. i felt like one with its ridiculous size and weight. i couldnt imagine what buffeting would have been like at speed. this helmet severely limits Field Of View on top of that.i experienced a constant hot spot despite my intermediate oval shaped head. the visor is a piece of ((exploitative deleted) period. while the chin strap is coarse and stiff. just to sum it up i wouldnt pay $50 dollars for this walmart trash. i sent it back and grabbed a shoei rf-1200.i was between that and an AGV. i have nothing negative to say about the rf-1200 , only praise. just spend more money last thing you want on a motorcycle is a distracting helmet. also props to revzilla for taking care of me no questions asked. March 25, 2014
Overall a great product, but some of the budget shows in quality and features. Overall this is a great helmet. It is extremely affordable for a SNELL 2010 rating so it gives great protection at a great price. It looks pretty good, not very aggressive but not bad either. The stock cheek-pads are very thick, but they seem to be breaking in with use and getting more comfortable. The biggest issue with the helmet is how loud it is. However this can be fixed fairly easily; there are two side/rear extraction vents that if covered make the helmet much quieter. I did this temporarily with some packing tape and the difference was immense. The other real issue I have is that the chin-bar is very shallow and close to my face. I feel like if I go down on my face it is going to hit my jaw. I do not have an exceptionally large jaw, it seems to just be very shallow. Pros: Good price - quality ratio looks good Cons: Loud shallow chin-bar March 11, 2014
Great instructions for helmet sizing, perfect fit on both helmets my wife and I purchased. We had to buy this pair of helmets. My father had permission from "The Flying Tigers" to paint the Shark Teeth on his helicopters in Viet Nam. Fit, finish, and overall quality is what we were expecting (being previous BELL owners). Now we just need to figure out which intercom/tune package to purchase. Good purchase and price. The coldest we've been in with this one is 28°F, stayed warm, warmest so far is 82°F and stayed cool. We have only had them for 3 weeks and love them. See how they do when it warms up some more (115°F). January 23, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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Jan 11, 2014
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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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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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
XS 791170 2028545 Out of Stock
SM 791171 2028546 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 791172 2028547 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 791173 2028548 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
XL 791174 2028549 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2XL 791175 2028550 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours