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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 4.5 5 48 48
Great helmet I choose this helmet primarily for both DoT & Snell certification. Secondarily was the rally design. I have received compliments on the look. I wear eye glasses and that was a bit troublesome at first but once I had a pair with rigid bows the fit was fine. Bell has a transitions face shield which I bought as well and the option is AWESOME!! I have also installed a Sena BT headset and the removable pad made the install a breeze. Air flow is good. I thought the fit was a little tight at first but as I wear the helmet more it's "broken in" and the fit is really very good. Others have indicated the helmet had a lot of wind noise. I do hear it but haven't ridden in years and have no recent comparison helmet use. Listening to streaming music or talking with other riderds with Sena BT has not been an issue. I think this was an excellent value. July 13, 2015
Great every day helmet I really dig this helmet. The vents give more airflow than I expected. Ordered a large and it was just a bit tight but I've already gotten used to it. June 8, 2015
Loud This helmet is awesome, except for the wind noise. When I get off my bike, I have ringing in my ears. there is a vent that comes in right at your ears, so i put a piece of tape over it on the inside, and that helped a little, still plenty of airflow from the other vents, so it didn't affect that. I wear a size 7 3/4 in a New Era hat, and a XXL helmet fits a little snug. June 2, 2015
Light and tight Picked this up after using a Bell Revolver for a while. It's a little tighter and not as full featured, but definitely a great deal. Also much lighter weight as well. Ventilation seems to be adequate. Shield is easy to adjust and easy to swap out if needed. June 1, 2015
Ehhhh good value? I just purchased this helmet and it has some pros and cons: Pros: It's very light on my head. On occasion it feels like I'm not even wearing a helmet. The field of vision is very wide and I never feel like I'm "looking out" of something. The style is cool as well. Cons: The lining is rather flimsy and keeps coming out everytime I remove the helmet. The helmet is snug to my head, (which is rather bullet shaped), but the top lining is very thin whereas the cheek pads are thick. It creates an odd dynamic when removing the helmet. I had better lining in my 100$ KBC helmet I purchased back in 2002. Another Con, IT IS LOUD. I haven't even taken it on the highway yet and it's pretty loud. I wouldn't dare take it on the highway without earplugs. Also it's not just loud with regular wind/road noise, depending on how you turn your head (checking blind spots). It makes a weird high pitch "shoosing" sound. Overall: It's 150$ eh? decent for that price. But it also makes me want to just save up for a Shoei. May 30, 2015
Great helmet Needed to order new narrower check pads. but otherwise great helmet May 26, 2015
Great value This helmet is great for what it does -- not at the bottom of the barrel but still reasonably priced. You get great features for what you pay. May 11, 2015
Great value and looks! Very happy with this purchase. Fit was right on - my melon measured a little more than 23", ordered a large and the fit is good. The cheek pads a little snug, but would expect them to loosen up over time. Lover the color and graphics - kind of an old school look. April 30, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Otis M: I wanted a DOT & Snell certified helmet. I've been familiar with the Bell name for years and as such has a trusted manufacturer feel. I really like the rally style of the helmet and reviews were favorable. Jun 28, 2015
kaleb p: it has very good reveiws Jun 14, 2015
Jason T: Great value on a Snell certified high quality brand-name helmet. Track-day pro's at my local track are big fans of Bell helmets. Jun 5, 2015
Christopher W: friend said vortex is a good helmet to start with. May 19, 2015
Kyle H: Tried on several brands of helmets at a local store and this fit and felt the best and fit into my beginner budget. May 17, 2015
Jeffrey P: good price, looks awesome. I watched the review here on revzilla.com and it was nice to know all the features of the helmet before I bought it. May 9, 2015
Kirk W: Love the way it looks. Good price. And most important SNELL Approved. May 7, 2015
Brian C: It seems to have higher end features for the price, and I love the "rally" design. Apr 7, 2015
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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Joshua C asked: Is the Vortex Rally Snell M2015 like the Grinder? May 7, 2015
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Joshua C: The reason I ask is that the Bell site has it listed as M2015... May 7, 2015
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Daniel W: Snell M2010 and DOT. May 7, 2015
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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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours