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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet
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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.


  • 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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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet 4.4 5 605 605
Loud, Excellent Protection. Crash Tested Helmet is loud, you will get a lot of wind noise on the highway. If your going out on long sustained high-speed rides be prepared to pop in some earplugs or lose some hearing. Ok, other than that its an excellent helmet. Airflow is great, I used it through a central Alabama summer and it was just fine. I have crash tested it and would say the protection is excellent. I high sided at around 60mph, give or take 10mph, and landed on my head and shoulder. No concussion and no doubt in my mind that the helmet worked. I ordered another one despite the noise for that reason alone. If you don't have a lot to spend on a helmet, want maximum protection, and can deal with the extra noise, this helmet is an excellent choice. September 28, 2015
I bought this helmet because it matched my car Perfectly The helmet is ok, you get what you pay for. It's a little loud but other than that quite solid. September 24, 2015
Great Helmet I went from a HJC half helmet to this one. I was looking for more protection. Fit was spot on with the sizing chart, my head was 60 cm so I got an XL and it fits great. I have ridden a few hundred miles in it so far. Ventilation is ok when moving, when I have to stop though it does get toasty inside. It does have a lot of wind noise but its is quieter that the half helm I was using before. I added the dark tint visor for the Florida sun and it works well and switched out in a matter of seconds. So far I am totally satisfied with this helmet. September 24, 2015
Great product! Fantastic looking helmet and fits great. Havent tried it out on the road yet but love the look and feel so far. September 21, 2015
Satisfied I really like this helmet. Of course nothing is perfect, that i've come across anyway, so here's a quick break down. I like everything about this helmet EXCEPT, in order-Cheek pads are TIGHT. I'm hoping they break in to a comfortable level. Otherwise they can be replaced with a smaller size. Noise level is a little more than I was hoping for. That's comparing it to my other full face helmet, a GMax 78S, but acceptable none the less. I must say, the ventilation is excellent. If I had to do it over again I would still go with a Vortex. Price and quality can't be beat. September 21, 2015
One of the best helmets available on the market for its price. You simply will not find a better helmet than this for under 200 dollars, period. Considering also that it is SNELL and DOT certified, I would say that it is a perfect starter helmet for a new rider in addition to a great helmet for a long time rider or passenger. Would definitely recommend. September 16, 2015
Overall Nice Helmet Well after man trials of buying and exchanging helmets, I landed on the Bell Vortex. Overall great helmet ,has great airflow , but is a little noisy at highway speeds. Also those who have not bought from RevZilla before I highly recommend them, the customer service is just awesome!! September 14, 2015
Excellent features Overall excellent product. Airflow is the best I've experienced. Light and very comfortable. September 10, 2015
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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Michael A: This item was purchased for my wife. She loves the look. She says it is comfortable.So as long as she is happy..... Jul 10, 2015
Todd J: Duh, just look at it... and I'm a believer in bell. Apr 19, 2015
megan w: I like the sleek contours of the helmet and the flip up visor. I wanted a helmet with a design, but not too ornate. I like that the liner is antimicrobial, detachable and washable. The anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield was a good selling point as well. If the helmet fits well with my glasses I'm thinking of getting the transition shield. Apr 14, 2015
ERIK F: The colors and design caught my attention (for my wife), and the reviews and price sealed the deal. Apr 12, 2015
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
CH 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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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 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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CH L: Sure, it's your wife's helmet....ha. Thanks for the reply! Oct 22, 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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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: 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.
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 Out of Stock
Black/Pink / SM 829456 768686871443 Out of Stock
Black/Pink / MD 829457 768686871450 Out of Stock
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