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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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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
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 priceNov 29, 2014
Nancy B: it is a snell M2010 helmet which is a rating required for racingNov 28, 2014
Ian T: Safety plus look. Price under $200Oct 20, 2014
Brandon G: I started looking at the Bell Qualifier helmets however after reading reviews I decided to step up to the Vortex for the fact it had slightly better reviews on venting and it was also Snell and DOT rated.Oct 16, 2014
Nya R: Required for NHRA sanctioned drag racingSep 26, 2014
Kenyotta W: I liked the look, I liked the reviews, and I liked the price. This is my first helmet purchase.Sep 16, 2014
Mark B: No one else had this helmet it locally. Much appreciated, color and shape was wife approved!Sep 11, 2014
Kevin w: I love the classic look, quality behind the brand, and many ventilation options. Like others have said its a little loud on the highway but for the price point I believe its the best you can get. Go ahead and grab a 600$ 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
Grayson W: Classic slick look. Great bang for your buck even though tis a little noisy. Good first helmetAug 18, 2014
Lori M: Read the standards and safety good price for a safe comfortable helmetJul 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 safetyJun 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
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 coolApr 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 bikeMar 10, 2014
Mark c asked:Does this helmet meet Australian standards?Aug 29, 2014
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
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
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 helpedMay 29, 2014
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
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