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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet

Developed in Bell’s state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the Bell Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother the Star. With a solid compliment of features the Bell Vortex is a great choice as a primary helmet for everyday use that can also transition to the occasional track day. A killer price rounds out the package and gives you a big bang for your buck.

Features:

  • 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, 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
  • Clear NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately
  • Five year warranty
  • Weight: 1600g
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

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

RevZilla's Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet

The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous ~$200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the $300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.

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size matters This is the first helmet I have bought on line. Tried a few on locally to get a feel for size and discovered that this helmet should fit snug, I have been wearing a too largew of helmet prior and risked not beingf fully protected in the event of a need. March 30, 2015
Sporty looking helmet This helmet is simply amazing ! The matte black gives this lid such a sporty look. It is so comfortable. I can't wait to buy one of the color visors. Revzilla has the best prices and their return policy/exchange is excellent. I definitely recommend this helmet. March 30, 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
good helmet for the price I purchased this as my first helmet. I knew that there were ones at a higher price range with much better features/style/airflow. but this helmet to me is a great value and you get a lot for what you pay for. I have no complaints, the only thing I want to look into is additional visors, maybe a tinted one or a transitional one. as the clear one lets all the sunlight right in which can be annoying at times. March 6, 2015
VERY NICE Got the matte black 3 months ago and this helmet for under 200 is packed with features. If you are considering it, just do it trust me!!! March 5, 2015
Great budget helmet Good option for a intermediate-oval sport helmet. Slightly heavy for my liking. Looks very cool, especially with my Alpinestars GP-R perf leather jacket. March 2, 2015
Great!! The helmet was shipped to me in lightning speed and was just as I had hoped. Fit is great! I love the look and the helmet itself. Dave March 2, 2015
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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
gabrielle P: Such cool graphics, unique and feminine. Mar 18, 2015
Westin P: Bought this for my girlfriend to ride with me. She loves it, looks amazing, just like the picture shows. She loves helmet, gets tons of compliments and makes her really enjoy driving. Dec 9, 2014
Thomas R: Nice helmet for my wife. Bell quality. Jun 2, 2014
Tiffany M: Love butterflies and bell makes a great helmet. May 16, 2014
John M: Value and color for wife. May 3, 2014
Oscar G: My wife wanted a snell approved helmet, but didn't want to spend to much. So this was the best option out there and it was a great choice. Sep 25, 2013
Amy J: I like the emphasis on the features of this helmet and it's affordability of the under $200 range. Sep 2, 2013
Chi-Ho L asked: Anthony mentioned in the Monarch video that the pinstripes are reflective. Does he mean that it is actually reflective at night? Oct 17, 2013
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Reid H: It is not reflective at night. There's inlaid 'glitter' on either side of the white pinstripes, but they are definitely not reflective at night --I just tested it out in the garage with only a flashlight and nothing. By the way, it's my wife's helmet, kind of a cool touch perhaps, I guess it's a chick thing. Hope this helps. Oct 21, 2013
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Richard B: We had to take a look at it at night before answering. My husband doesn't think it is very "reflective". The pinstripes are small and the glitter seems more reflective, but not really at night. I wouldn't rely on that. It is a beautiful helmet and the fit is snug. Very comfortable. I love it! Oct 21, 2013
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Kirk P: I havn't checked the reflectivity of the helmet in the dark, but I believe that Anthony was referring to some glitter applied along the pin striping. Again, I am not sure about any reflectivity for safety's sake, but the helmet looks great! Oct 19, 2013
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Joseph C: Bought for my wife.....so i can see it at night while she is riding near me. No it is not reflective at night Oct 17, 2013
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jason L: No, it does not reflect light at night, it just looks super awesome all the time! Oct 18, 2013
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Chi-Ho L: Sure, it's your wife's helmet....ha. Thanks for the reply! Oct 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with dark smoke or clear shield? Mar 25, 2013
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RevZilla: The Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet ships with a Clear faceshield only. Check out the Bell Vortex / Star / Revolver / RS1 Faceshield, Bell Vortex / Star / Revolver / RS1 Race Faceshield, & Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield for alternative options. Mar 27, 2013
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candrose2000: Comes with a clear shield. You would have to order a separate dark smoke shield. I think they're around $30. May 13, 2013
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Missykp: Comes standard with clear. I'm looking into ordering a tinted shield Mar 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello - I never bought a helmet before. Do I measure my head around my eye brow line or above? Oct 6, 2012
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RevZilla: All the information you need to determine your head measurement is provided in the product review videos. Be sure to check out the video titled "Bell Helmet Sizing Guide." Please feel free to contact us directly via e-mail: CS@RevZilla.com or by phone: 877-792-9455 for individual sizing recommendations. Oct 8, 2012
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Mskembo: Just above your eyebrows. Watch this video, it should answer your questions, but honestly call Revzilla if you still have questions, they are really customer service oriented.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5UE-13Tp8
Nov 14, 2012
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet easily accept a Sena SMH-10? Jan 26, 2013
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RevZilla: We have not run into any complications during installation for this helmet. The Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset is easily installed on the Bell Vortex. It will take approximately 10 minutes or so. Jan 28, 2013
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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
Black/Pink / XS 829455 768686871436 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / SM 829456 768686871443 Out of Stock
Black/Pink / MD 829457 768686871450 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / LG 829458 768686871467 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / XL 829459 768686871474 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / 2XL 829460 768686871481 Available: Expect 2-3 business days processing time prior to shipment