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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
  • 3 shell sizes
    • SM: XS and SM Helmets
    • MD: MD and LG Helmets
    • LG: XL and 2XL Helmets
  • Contour cheek pads
  • 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 16 16
Competes favorably with helmets twice the cost My objective was to go to a hi viz helmet, but keep the cost down from my old Arai. The Bell was a great choice. Excellent product at a good price. Wind noise about the same as my old helmet, slightly heavier but not noticeable when riding, and huge improvement in detaching/reattaching the visor. February 23, 2015
Great looking helmet Loving this helmet so far. My size is between 7 3/8 and 7 1/2 so I ordered a large and it fits great for the most part. It does push on the cheeks a little more than I'd like but I know it will break in and fit perfectly after a couple weeks so no big deal. The color looks amazing and the yellow is very bright/bold. Ordered on the 23rd and it arrived in less than 24 hours and that was with the free standard shipping. Overall I'm very pleased and would highly recommend this helmet for people on a budget. December 26, 2014
Liking it so far Only went on one long ride, and the only other helmet i've owned is a cheap Bilt. Having said that, so far the helmet is awesome! The visibility is great, without being just plain hi-viz yellow. Interior quality is great, stable at high speeds in an upright riding position. The shell seems a bit on the big side, but it's also SNELL so I'm not complaining. Overall, I'm sold on hi-viz, I want to do everything I can to make sure drivers see me. This does that in stylish, comfortable package for under $200. November 25, 2014
This is an excelent first helmet, it provides snell 2010 certified protection for sub 200 dollars. This is my first helmet and it has given me no problems so far. November 17, 2014
Premium helmet for price range The majority of the other reviews for this helmet are spot on. Its light and the air flow is great. I've never had any problems with the visor even at interstate speeds of 70mph, as I've noticed some note about other helmets. My only complaint with this helmet is the wind noise. Coming from a Shoei (not an RF1200 or anything), its noticeably louder, but I try and remedy this with ear plugs. Other than that, the only problem was that Small was too small and Medium is a little big, and I am not certain there is another liner to make it more snug. November 7, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
David C: Was looking for new high visibility helmet for my elliptical head and found all the features, including easy visor dismount, in this one. Reviews were all positive and the price was good. Feb 3, 2015
Gustavo G: Safety, style, and price. I wanted a SNELL approved helmet. The high visibility is just icing on the cake for me with getting a SNELL approved helmet at a killer price. Reviews from customers and videos of the helmet suggest that this is a good investment. Dec 7, 2014
Jerald M: Good protection, awesome hi-vis graphics, affordable price. Dec 5, 2014
William J: Snell & DOT for low cost. Love the high vis & hundreds of good reviews. Dec 5, 2014
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: can glasses be worn with the shield closed ? Jan 17, 2015
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Adrian C: I'm assuming that your wondering if your glasses will fit comfortably. The answer would be yes. If you buy the correct size helmet your glasses should have a nice snug and they shouldn't move around. As far as your glasses fogging up it shouldn't be a problem. The ventilation on this helmet is very good and unless your at a stand still for to long it shouldn't be an issue. Also if you happen to buy a dark shield bell makes a very nice tint which isn't pitch black so you should have good visibility while wearing glasses. I hope my feedback was helpful. Jan 18, 2015
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Mark S: Glasses or sun glasses are no issue. Like most helmets, helmet goes on first, then glasses. You have to "thread" the ear pieces in past the phone. I routinely wear sun glasses. Jan 17, 2015
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Neal F: Yes if you do it in the following order.
1. Take off your glasses
2. Put Helmet on
3. Open face shield
4. Put glasses on
Jan 17, 2015
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Mark H: Yes,, I wear sunglasses with the visor closed. Also have have the SenaSH10 intercom system which works great. Jan 17, 2015
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Benito M: Yes glasses can be worn with the shield closed. Jan 17, 2015
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Mario R: Yes, there is enough room to wear them. Jan 19, 2015
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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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David C asked: My head size is 58 cm. Should I get a medium or large? Feb 2, 2015
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Richard H: I measure just over 58 cm and I wear a large. As I searched for the right helmet, I found that shape mattered as much a sizing. Helmets ranged from almost round to very oblong. The Bell is a mid-oval shape. Feb 5, 2015
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David C: Yeah, I was worried about the shape; but the medium fits just like my Arai that was made for oval. I agree, shape and sizing have to be worked out together. Thanks. Feb 9, 2015
Jose Pablo M: Hi David.

I had exactly the same problem as you, I'm 58.0 cms, so I fall right between a medium and a large. I went for the large, unfortunately it proved wrong.

Go for the medium, at first it's going to be a bit tight but after a couple of days of continuous riding it's going to fit perfect.

A tip, medium and large sizes on the bell vortex are exactly the same shell size, so if you find that it's too tight, you can replace the linner and/or cheek pads with the large size and have a perfect fit.

Hope this helps. Cheers!
Feb 6, 2015
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David C: Thanks. I did exactly the same thing as you, bought a large and then returned it for a medium. Perfect fit now, and very happy with the helmet. Feb 9, 2015
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 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
Yellow/Black / XS 939913 7047724 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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 Available: Expect 2-3 business days processing time prior to shipment