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Bell Vortex Manifest Helmet
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Bell Vortex Manifest Helmet

The Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet you’d expect of the Star’s little brother. Developed in Bell’s state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, Calif. design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease— the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have 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 interior for maximum comfort
  • 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
  • Snell M2010 and DOT Certified

Note: Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.

Note: Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps

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Bell Vortex Manifest Helmet 4.9 5 11 11
Great graphics... Great looking graphics, light weight and nice fit. I'm very pleased with this helmet. October 6, 2014
Excellent Helmet This is my first helmet, so I don't really have much to compare it to, but I find this helmet to exceed my expectations in comfortability. There is enough airflow to stay cool without having to flip up the visor too often. Really love the art design of the helmet, most people say it reminds them of Tron. All around a great helmet. The helmet does come with a clear shield, not the dark smoke in the picture. September 15, 2014
A better helmet than the pricewould suggest. The hi-viz color scheme looks good in person. I like the way the visor has two main positions that are easy to adjust (cracked open enough for some air, and fully open, the rest are smaller clicks). The vents are easy to use. Sizing was interesting for me. I have a 56.5 cm head, putting me perfectly between most brands small and medium helmets. I went with the small. Of course it was tight at first, but after a single day of riding it is already broken in and comfortable. I expected it to take much longer. The field of vision is wide, I don't feel obstructed at all. This helmet is amazing for the price. If this was handed to me and I knew nothing about it I would've guessed it cost $100 more than it did. I only have one complaint. The chin strap isn't as soft and pliable as the one on my old Bell SC-X. Maybe it will break in over time. It feels a bit rigid on my neck. I'll likely wrap it in neoprene or something similar for comfort. This is an easily and cheaply resolved problem so I won't take a star off for it. I highly recommend this helmet. August 16, 2014
Great Helmet, Great value Awesome helmet for an awesome price. Super comfortable and great aerodynamics. The high viz is cool looking and not super dorky like most. Couldn't be happier with this purchase. August 4, 2014
Great helmet! I ride to work at 5:30 am, and even then I see heads turn to look at this helmet. It looks great, and it gets me seen which is a very good thing indeed. In addition the fit is great, the airflow is adequate, and it's comfortable to wear. It gets to be 100+ degrees here in SLC, but this helmet is never a burden to wear. I wish it would have come with the Magnafusion just for the cool factor, but I've had zero issues with the snap instead. I'm saving up for the SolFx shield which I'm told is ideal for commuters, but till then I'm wearing my Smith sunglasses inside the helmet. There a tight fit as the cheek pads are so well fitted, but they work. Very happy with this helmet. July 30, 2014
Great helmet for the money with a few querks. Ok.. Good news first! This helmet looks amazing! You WILL be seen in this helmet. It's very comfortable. The cheek pads seem a little tight but I'm sure they will break in after some use. Seems very light too. Honestly doesn't really feel like I'm wearing a helmet. The video from rev was a great selling aid. The air flow is good and the anti fog shield works great. The humidity in nc makes this a must have. Now the bad knews.. Pay attention to the fine print. I was expecting the tinted wind screen and the magnetic chin strap. Mine didn't come with either. The tinted wind screen I understand but I am just frustrated that the magnetic stap is only on some helmets. Why the heck would you make some with and some without. This just doesn't make sence to me. Also the color on the pic is a bit off. This helmet is high-lighter yellow! Florecent! I thought it was going to match my bike but it definitely does not. The only quality issue I have is the seal (mesh part) that is under the chin comes off very easy and doesn't attach very well. Other than that nothing about this helmet turns me away or would stop me from recommending it. I should have read all the small print before ordering and I wouldn't have been disappointed in anything. MY BAD! July 20, 2014
Great Helmet I am in love with this helmet. The look is great, it is very comfortable, and not noisy at all. The only thing that I would do next time is buy a smaller size. I would suggest that if you measure as a L purchase a M. I bought a large and after some use the padding loosens a little (as expected). The helmet still fits but I would like it to fit better. Shipping was fast! July 19, 2014
Great Helmet for Everyday Riding All I can say is that this is a great helmet. It is very comfortable and the padding is great. I have gotten so many compliments because it can be seen by other motorists on the road and also due to the graphics. The airflow is a little weak but good because on a hot day you can start to sweat pretty bad in there. Overall it is a good buy. July 14, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mario R: Because of the Hi-Viz and the cool graphics. Sep 15, 2014
Paul V: I love the look of this helmet! It doesn't come with the shaded screen which is a little misleading but luckily I watched the video wish explained that before I purchased. Prob would have been pretty frustrated if it just arrived that way. Of course that's not revzillas fault that's just the pic bell gave I guess. My bike is yellow and this is an exact match! I love the other fetures as well. Bells quick release is the best out there! I'll write a full review after it arrives! That's revzilla! Jul 11, 2014
Benito M: After looking through many of the helmets that were offered in this line by Bell, I found it to be the most visually intriguing and interesting out of them all. Jun 2, 2014
Eric N: Wanted a hi-viz helmet with plenty of features, good graphics, and solid rider reviews. The gear review also spoke very well of this helmet, Anthony's "Tron meets Darth Maul" may have subconsciously committed me to buying this helmet too, ha. Considering price and performance it seemed like a great selection. Apr 27, 2014
Steve B: Bell Vortex is a good helmet for it's cost, the last Bell I had was a Tourstar, great helmet . Apr 26, 2014
Breck R: The high viz seems a good safety feature. The design is 2014 design, and polycarbonate deteriorates slower than any other material. Mar 20, 2014
A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with the dark and clear shield? May 25, 2014
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Adrian C: Unfortunately it only comes with the clear shield. I don't know of any helmet brands that come with a dark shield. You always have to purchase colored shields separately. Most colored shields should range in price from 30 to 70 dollars. Hope you find a good deal. May 28, 2014
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Gary J: The helmet comes with the clear visor as standard. if you want the tinted visors, then you need to order them separately. They are very very easy, and quick, to change over, though. May 27, 2014
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Breck R: No, you need to purchase the dark shield separately. It is worth it though if you live in places like California. May 27, 2014
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Brian C: Just a clear shield. You can purchase the transitions shield that shades when exposed to the sun. May 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the Hi-Viz yellow on this helmet reflective like the Bell Qualifier Hi-Viz Rally (and most street signs) or is it just neon yellow? Apr 19, 2014
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Adrian C: I think that the yellow on the helmet is basically a neon color. I don't think that's it's very reflective. What I can tell you is that the helmet really stands out. I go into work at 6:00 in the morning. So the sunlight is barely coming out. A friend of mine who drives to work often sees me on the freeway and makes fun of being able to see me about a mile away. And he's not being sarcastic, he says that he can really see the helmet from a good distance. I hope my answer was helpful. Apr 19, 2014
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Brian C: It's neon. It doesn't have the reflective characteristics you're talking about from when light hits it at different angles. It's just brightly colored. Apr 24, 2014
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Gary J: It's not reflective, but it is a lot more hi-vis than appears on the pictures. Apr 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am after the best helmet i can find, for under $400. This helmet seems good, but i have a question about shape (not size): What shape is it? I require a long oval shape, sadly none of the manufacturers list what shape each helmet is. Its arguably more important than circumference. May 8, 2014
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William J: I am also a long oval. Going by the size chart I was at the upper range for large but had to send it back for an XL. I find it to be comfy and am very pleased with the fit. You will be hard pressed to find a SNELL/DOT rated lid at this price. The Arai would be my choice but at $570 or so I say Bell Vortex all the way & put the rest in the tank or accessorize the bike. Anthony's review states this is an intermediate oval......Revzilla Rocks May 14, 2014
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Steve B: This Helmet is a Long to intermediate oval, just make sure you follow the size chart for this helmet . RevZilla can help you with this . I'm happy with this helmet . my last Bell was a TourStar ,the Vortex is lightyears ahead of the TourStar. riding at 75 mph with 30 mph winds .The Vortex did great ! low noise ,and my head didn't bob around. May 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2006 Black and Yellow R1. Is this helmet's yellow close to that kind of yellow or is it more of the florescent yellow/green color? I ordered a Bell Hi-Vis Rally Adult Qualifier Full Face Motorcycle Helmet - Black/Silver/Yellow and the color was not very "yellow". Thanks Feb 21, 2014
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Breck R: This helmet has a greenish/yellow similar to an 80's style neon yellow. Hi-viz tends to be this color as a standard on most hi-viz products. If you want to go more yellow check out the Bell R-1 airtrix speedway helmet. Mar 23, 2014
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Bell Helmet Sizing

Size Hat Size (in)  Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 - 20 1/2
XS 6 3/4 - 6 7/8 21 1/4 - 21 5/8
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 3/4
LG 7 1/4 - 7 3/8 22 3/4 - 23 1/4
XL 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 23 5/8 - 24
2XL 7 3/4 - 7 7/8 24 1/2 - 24 3/4

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
Yellow/Black / XS 939913 7047724 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Yellow/Black / SM 939914 7047725 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / MD 939915 7047726 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / LG 939916 7047727 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / XL 939917 7047728 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow/Black / 2XL 939918 7047729 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours