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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 4.4 5 594 594
Great helmet for the price New rider and wanted a FF Dont know if I'll enjoy riding so didnt want to break the bank, but still wanted safety Have ridden 500 miles, and I love this helmet Great fit, I am a medium in hats, about 7 3/8, and this fit perfectly, has great vision too opted for the transition lens too and it was a great purchase as well slight heavier than the more expensive helmets ive tested. I just put on VH twin slash on my iron and the exhaust is loud. The helmet masks the sound, but not by much I would 100% recommend this to anyone as long as it fits your noggin And the RSD design is awesome! August 26, 2015
Awesome, but could be even better! The helmet is really great in every way except one - no easy way to route the speaker wires. The neck pad is non-removable and you can only bring the headset wires to the front to get them out of the helmet. My speakers didn't come with long enough cables so I had to make a small hole in the neck pad. Still don't know why to make space for speakers with no easy way to bring the wires out. Design is great, air flow is good, could be better, could be worse. Noise level - the same. Protection rocks. It's not only DOT approved, it's also SNELL rated, which means this helmet is good enough for a race track. Another problem is that it comes with clear visor. Could be a little tinted so you could ride on a sunny day towards the sun. Now with the clear visor it's a bit hard. I do know that they have a selection of visors including the chameleon one, but that costs extra $$. Would be great if default one was tinted. August 24, 2015
Recognizable name brand I bought the Bell helmet because I recognized the name from helmets I have had in the past. Love the look. Smooshes my jaw a little but I would rather have it fitted than loose, no impediment to vision. Added the dark smoke visor so that I don't have to fiddle with sunglasses. August 24, 2015
3 great reasons for this helmet 1st- who doesn't love the flying tigers from WW2 2nd- great review from revzilla influenced my buying decision, good features = great value for the money spent. 3rd- prehaps the greatest upgrade available is that you can purchase the transitions photo chromatic shield that darkens in sunlight and lightens when not in sunlight. This Helmet does double duty for me as a motorcycle helmet, and a motorsports helmet. Evey one comments on the excellent graphics on the helmet. If you want to have a helmet that is not like all the others this may be the helmet for you. August 17, 2015
Comfort and style A classic look and it feels great to wear after breaking it in. Mine is a just a tad to large on me, when on the highway the wind will lift up my helmet when looking to the side. Otherwise it fits great and I get enough air coming into the helmet. August 14, 2015
Awesome helmet! I ordered it on a Sunday and it arrived Wednesday! 3 days! August 10, 2015
good bell coloring looks toyish didnt have a old bell star sliver which was awesome maybe it can be painted August 10, 2015
Awesome helmet for the price I've only worn the helmet to my msf course on days that it was super hot, but as soon as we'd start moving I felt a pretty good airflow. I got the helmet in a small and it fits perfectly and is pretty comfortable. Also is a good price and got it very quickly. August 10, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
alexander v: for the high viz and its a good starter helmet according to revzilla tv reviews Jul 15, 2015
Brian B: Great reviews and an unbeatable price. May 17, 2015
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 have room for speakers inside for my Bluetooth communicator? Apr 20, 2015
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Mark H: I have the Sena SMH10 and it works fine,, although the only thing inside are the speakers. The main unit has two methods of attachment and either one will work with the helmet. I prefer the clamp method because it seems more secure. Apr 21, 2015
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Matthew J: The helmet does come with pockets for speakers. I've install the Sena S20 in mine. Only downside is there isn't a way to run the wires under the neck roll. Apr 21, 2015
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Mark H: yes, I have the sena system and plenty of room for the supplied speakers Apr 21, 2015
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Steve K: I am not sure, but it looks like there is room. Apr 21, 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.

Click here to see the full Bell Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Yellow/Black / XS 939913 7047724 In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow/Black / SM 939914 7047725 In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow/Black / MD 939915 7047726 In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow/Black / LG 939916 7047727 In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow/Black / XL 939917 7047728 In Stock: Ships next business day
Yellow/Black / 2XL 939918 7047729 In Stock: Ships next business day