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Bell Vortex Rally 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 Rally Helmet 4.4 5 38 38
great fit for my long oval. great quality. very nice looking. I like this helmet. Great long oval fit, very quiet, great quality. I highly recommend this helmet. March 30, 2015
Excellent value! This helmet is extremely comfortable, but gets loud above 40mph. The vents work great, but I haven't ridden in anything above 50F yet, so we'll see how it performs in heat. The visor's anti-fog works extremely well. However, the visor fogs (well, accumulates water) below 35-40 degrees, but I imagine this is the same across all visors and/or this could be due to the fact that I have to ride without the breath deflector (see below). The shape is best suited for rounder faces. I have a long face, and my nose hits the breath deflector (I just ride without it) and my chin seems a little too close to the bottom and front of the chin guard. I use a small, which fits the crown of my head perfectly, but then I run into fit issues with the front and lower portion of my face. A small top half and medium bottom half would be perfect! Overall, this helmet has been great for commuting around town at <50mph. The only negative would be its loudness at high speeds. It's comfortable, allows me to see clearly, an appears to be of a durable build. February 17, 2015
Looks good and comfort Wanted a helmet to match my yamaha FZ-07. The new Bell looks great. A little noisy but some ear plugs take care of that. The Bell fitting chart was spot on. January 19, 2015
Really Good Looking Helmet This helmet is a really great buy. I wanted the best protection I could get around the $200 mark. Research showed me that paying anymore than this wasn't really yielding any significant features and benefits to justify the next highest price helmet which was around the $400 mark. Several people have mentioned the helmet is pretty loud at highway speeds and it is, but after several hundred miles and experimentation I figured out it's the way the neck guard sits around your neck. Everyone has a different neck girth so this is why some folks experience a quieter ride than others. So make sure you don't go for a more expensive helmet in the hopes to have less noise. I used to wear a Biltwell Gringo and a Bell Retro open face and this helmet is slightly quieter than those. It's tolerable, especially with earplugs or ear buds. Lastly the venting works fantastic on hot days. So far I've ridden with it in temps up to 95 degrees and it kept me cool. I ride in the upright position and I have to tilt my head down slightly further than what feels natural to feel the top vents. It's not an issue but if your really particular you may want to look into other helmets unless you ride more in the tucked position. I'm really pleased with this helmet. Matches my bike perfectly. 2015 YAMAHA FZ-07 (pearl white/black). November 24, 2014
Great fit, very comfortable, great look! Revzilla shipped this product to me the next day. I also ordered the tinted visor which looks fantastic with the helmet; I live in the southwestern US too so now I wear my normal glasses which also fit great rather than sunglasses. The helmet fits slightly snug - I was wearing an HJC Large and tool a chance by ordering Large in this helmet too. It is a fraction more snug than the HJC but it fits me perfect. It is very comfortable and lightweight. As other reviews have said, it is loud. It is fine around town but I got up to around 80mph this weekend and I don't think I could take it for more than a few minutes. I don't often ride freeways so its fine for me, and seemed no louder than the HJC at 40/50mph. I would recommend this helmet. November 10, 2014
Great protection with a great look This is an awesome looking helmet, that fits great, provides excellent protection and coupled with a photochromic lens can be used anytime day or night, light or dark. Took a little bit of work to fit my Sena Bluetooth to it, but I got it. October 21, 2014
Quite possibly the best bang for your buck I needed a new helmet, and while I was looking for a helmet, it had to meet a few requirements: 1) Full Face 2) DOT and SNELL rated 3) Vents for airflow 4) Tinted visors available 5) $200 or under in price 6) Had to look awesome And man did this helmet hit those marks. Visually, the helmet is stunning, its a beautiful matte black with a matte white stripe going down the middle, front to back. I get compliments on it everywhere I go. Considering that this is a SNELL rated helmet, you couldnt ask for a fairer price, most SNELL rated helmets are well above 200 dollars, but this one did it for under 200. It has a visor quick release system, which works great, I bought the dark silver iridium visor, and I switch it out almost daily for the clear one, depending on the light conditions outside. The vents work great, but in order for them to work at their best, a tucked in position or 3/4 position is recommended. The visors come with an anti-fog coating, which although I havent really gotten to test yet due to the warm weather, when I breathe onto it, it doesnt fog up in the slightest, so Im sure itll work fine when the cold weather starts coming in. The helmet is comfortable, the padding is quite soft, and it doesnt weigh that much, which is great on long rides. Now, in terms of quality, sure its not going to be on par with that of the 500+ Arai helmets, but the value in this helmet is worth so much more then the price, I really cant complain about anything. It most definitely does not have a cheap feel to it, it feels well built and will definitely last me a good long time. September 14, 2014
Bell Helmet Product fits great and looks awesome. It is a little loud, but not too bad. Have gotten lots of compliments on the helmet. September 8, 2014
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Allen E: Seems like a good deal for the price. Lots of features that you see on much more expensive helmets. Great looks! Apr 1, 2015
Cole C: I love this helmet. I am getting another because someone stole my matte black one! Mar 31, 2015
E D: I have a Moto Guzzi V7 Stone (cafe-styled bike), so the matte with the classic white stripe looks cool for that. Feb 7, 2015
Ryan S: Good reviews, affordable price, and attractive style. Dec 26, 2014
Peter Jay J: Good look and good protection at a great price Nov 29, 2014
Nancy B: it is a snell M2010 helmet which is a rating required for racing Nov 28, 2014
Ian T: Safety plus look. Price under $200 Oct 20, 2014
Brandon G: I started looking at the Bell Qualifier helmets however after reading reviews I decided to step up to the Vortex for the fact it had slightly better reviews on venting and it was also Snell and DOT rated. Oct 16, 2014
Charles C: videos at revzilla Oct 3, 2014
Nya R: Required for NHRA sanctioned drag racing Sep 26, 2014
Kenyotta W: I liked the look, I liked the reviews, and I liked the price. This is my first helmet purchase. Sep 16, 2014
Mark B: No one else had this helmet it locally. Much appreciated, color and shape was wife approved! Sep 11, 2014
Kevin w: I love the classic look, quality behind the brand, and many ventilation options. Like others have said its a little loud on the highway but for the price point I believe its the best you can get. Go ahead and grab a 600$ helmet if you can afford it and you will get less volume at high speeds but if you don't have the funds you will still enjoy the vortex :) Sep 8, 2014
Christian A: Love the look and had great reviews. My wife says it's comfortable and quit. The ventilation is good too. Sep 2, 2014
Brandon G: I was going to buy a SHOEI GT air but for the money this is a perfect helmet. I couldnt justify the money for the SHOEI for the amount of time i ride. Aug 20, 2014
Michael L: awesome looks, good price Aug 19, 2014
Grayson W: Classic slick look. Great bang for your buck even though tis a little noisy. Good first helmet Aug 18, 2014
Lori M: Read the standards and safety good price for a safe comfortable helmet Jul 21, 2014
Anthony B: Needed a good everyday commuter helmet. Chose the vortex Rally for its classic styling, great price, and because it has everything I need and nothing I don't. Will wear the RS-1 for more spirited jaunts but for headed to work I think the Vortex will be ideal. Jul 10, 2014
Mark W: Just received this today. Love the fit and the look. My bike is shipping next week so I can't say much else about it yet. Revzilla is awesome though. Jun 27, 2014
Andrew M: Loved the styling and trusted bells safety Jun 19, 2014
Regan D: Needed a helmet for my upcoming MSF course & first motorcycle purchase. The Shoei GT AIR & RF1200 fit me perfectly but were a bit pricey for my first helmet. Even tho I haven't tried on the Vortex yet, from what I've read, it'll probably fit my intermediate oval head. So i thought it was worth the gamble. Plus I can always return it to Revzilla & trade up for the Shoei if it doesn't fit. But I hope it does cause I love the classic looks, and price. Not expensive, but not cheap either. Jun 2, 2014
Michael P: Timeless May 27, 2014
Jonathan E: Snell Rated for the price
Video segments decribing intermediate head shape helped me pick this helmet over the HLC FG-17 which was described as round face shape. Thanks Revzilla for those!
May 23, 2014
Joshua F: Needed a street helmet for commuting purposes and needed something not too pricey and with good ventilation since I live in a warm weather environment. The rally graphic seemed to be a good choice style wise. Snell certification was a plus as well. May 20, 2014
Ryan S: Snell 2010 rating is an absolute must have, correct size/fit type and awesomely classic style. Fantastic! Apr 17, 2014
Daniel B: 1. SNELL
2. I live between two very dangerous routes
3. It looks cool
Apr 2, 2014
Kendel V: This is my first Bell Helmet, after purchasing Shark helmets for over 9yrs. I guess you can say, "Best bang for the buck." Mar 19, 2014
mark s: I chose this item due to bells timeless quility also just bought a Kawasaki ZRX 1100 its retro look will go great with the bike Mar 10, 2014
Mark c asked: Does this helmet meet Australian standards? Aug 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does it come with a clear shield only? Apr 12, 2014
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Thomas W: Yup. Clear shield, mine had the button strap (not magnetic). Awesome product, highly recommend. Some users say the Vortex is loud, I think it's fine, but since it's my first lid I don't have anything to compare it to. Apr 12, 2014
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Andrew W: Yes it does. I use it at night. I bought the light smoked visor and would say it's about the same as medium tinted sun glasses Apr 13, 2014
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Karl K: It does. I just got the dark smoke shield and rode today. It looks great and matches the helmet perfectly. Apr 16, 2014
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Willis S: Yes. But other color options are available for purchase seperately. Priced at around $50. Apr 12, 2014
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Lowell F: Yes, but definitely get the dark visor Looks very commanding with dark wind screen. Apr 15, 2014
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Blake P: yes, but you can order a wide array of different color shields Apr 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: my head measures 23.5 inches. what size should i get? Aug 13, 2014
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Daniel B: Hey bro, gimme a chance to get home and get my measuring tape out and double check which size I purchased. In the meantime, I can give for some other more esoteric info regarding this helmet.

The first thing is that I love it on several different levels.
I wanted a real helmet that would actually protect my second most valuable asset and fit the image my bike and jacket suggest. Check and check.

Another factor was the shape of my head coupled with the fact that I wear a ginormous pair of Maui Jim - 9 Palms glasses with prescription lens. So the helmet needs to be snug, but I also near to slide these glasses on once the helmet is on. Check and check.

The helmet fits the shape of my head (oval). This is important as my wife is Japanese. Her freakin' head is a totally different shape (round) from what I perceived as normal. Until I learned how many Asians actually make up the total global market. Now, I can't image how she can see the shape of my head as anything other then Geiger's Alien.

The sizing videos on Revzilla are great at describing this phenomenon. My head so closely matched the Oval head model's that I knew this helmet would fit fine. Because of Revzilla's return policy, I considered purchasing two different sizes and returning the one that didn't fit. But the sizing tutorials gave me the confident to take a leap of faith and just order the one. Bingo!
Aug 13, 2014
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Dominick c: Depends on how you like your helmets to fit. I prefer mine on the snug side, so if i were you i'd go with a medium. Aug 13, 2014
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Sean V: I'd buy the large. Might be snug, but you want a snug fit. Aug 13, 2014
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darren E asked: Hi, what sort of blue tooth devices are available for this helmet? I would like a blue tooth device that I can use to communicate and listen to music on. Thanks, Darren May 15, 2014
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fernando l: The holes or cutaways for the ears are pretty generous all helment designed bluetooth speakers should acomodate most sena's clamp from the side of the helmet and there is enough space besides the interior is removable so putting speakers is just a matter of reading manufactures instructions and a little ingenuity. I installed some sena H10 in less than 20 minutes battery life is okey and the sound is not super high def but solid hope i helped May 29, 2014
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Joshua F: There are MANY options to choose from. I personally use a scala q3 on mine and it works great. The helmet does have a non removable collar around the bottom opening that leaves an unavoidable bit of wire exposed for the speakers but it doesn't get in the way. Other than that the setup looks great. This helmet also features ear hole cutouts under the pads making speaker placement much easier. May 29, 2014
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darren E: Thank you! May 30, 2014
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Mario R asked: 1. Do you sell the magnet for the chin strap?

2. Between this helmet and the AGV K3, which you consider is a better helmet?
Aug 7, 2014
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Dominick c: I'd choose this, it has SNELL certification, and the design is much newer. you can't really go wrong with either one, but for safety's sake i'd go the one that i certified to be safer. Aug 13, 2014
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Ahmed F B asked: My head size is 60cm - 23.6 inches. Should I get a large or x-large? I am using large for shoei rf-1100 and also shark s700. May 14, 2014
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Thomas W: Looks like an XL... May 15, 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
Matte Black/White / XS 939919 7047730 Available: Expect 2-3 business days processing time prior to shipment
Matte Black/White / SM 939920 7047731 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White / MD 939921 7047732 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White / LG 939922 7047733 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White / XL 939923 7047734 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White / 2XL 939924 7047735 Available: Expect 2-3 business days processing time prior to shipment