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Biltwell Bonanza Helmet - Solid

Biltwell has attacked the status quo with a line of DOT-approved open-face helmets in a whole new range of tough-looking paint finishes. In a few short years, Biltwell open-face helmets have become as common as denim and leather at motorcycle hoedowns from Baja to the Big Apple. There's a Biltwell Bonanza helmet to fit everyone's individual head and style.

This leaner, lighter and even more comfortable DOT-approved 3/4 lid boasts the same hand-painted finishes as Biltwell's other lids on an even lower-profile molded ABS shell. The Bonanza's interior boasts a custom-shaped EPS safety shell and a hand-stitched liner with moisture wicking brushed Lycra panels and open-cell foam padding for breathability and comfort. The rugged nylon neck strap features plated steel D-rings and a snap strap end retainer with Biltwell anvil branding.

Bubble Shield available, sold separately.

Note: Helmets may have size labels that differ from the attached size chart. RevZilla finds success with ordering approximately 1 full size smaller than the size chart indicates.

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Biltwell Bonanza Helmet 4.6 5 30 30
Amazing Super comfortable. Great sense of wind, even with the bubble on. Low noise. July 28, 2014
Don't Waste Your Time - Get this Helmet!!! Was looking for a summer lid and have tried the Bell Bullitt as well as the old and new Bell Custom 500. No comparison in comfort or style. The Bullitt yanks your ears when you put it on, and is not usable for a glasses wearer like me. The older Bell Custom 500 is more comfortable that the new 2014 version, which feels like it has a ring of hard plastic inside it. The Bells have nice leathery bits, but are simply not comfortable. And the new Bell Custom does nothing to alleviate the "great gazoo" problem - you will look preposterous in both the old and new versions. The Biltwell Bonanza is very cushy (on par with my Shoei Neotec), light and compact. No DOT helmet is thin enough, but the Biltwell is a lot better than the bell. Very easy to put on and take off without removing glasses, and no lift to speak of. Like all retro helmets, it would benefit from some venting but it is so open that it is quite comfortable on very hot days. Build quality is fantastic. Last note to those of you who, like me, dread the bobble head effect - don't get a black helmet with black trim. Get a color. The chrome trim on the Biltwell further helps break up the helmet visually so it looks less ridiculous. I got root beer, which is basically rust colored sparkles under many layers of shiny clear coat. Looks great, but it is a bit loud and I have to get used to that LOL Thanks Revzilla for great service to Canada - very happy with the experience. July 18, 2014
Great looking helmet! I bought this helmet primarily for the way it looks. I bought the bubble shield to accompany the helmet to bring it more current, but I still wanted to maintain that "old school" cafe style. As a new rider, I like this helmet to cruise around town and practice riding at lower speeds. I took the RevZilla recommendation and ordered a size down and I'm glad I did. The helmet fits snug without being too tight. My only "gripe", and Anthony called it out it in his video review, is the liner does not come out for cleaning. Between sweat and makeup, there is a slight challenge to getting the inside truly clean. Once I get to the point of driving on freeways, longer distances, and higher speeds I will get a full or modular helmet of some kind. For me, it's a personal, safety, and peace of mind preference. July 11, 2014
Great 2nd helmet now my 1st! I started off w/an Arai RX-Q and absolutely love it. I ride a cruiser so wanted to also have an open face for around town but I just did not like the fit of most open faces. There was an older Arai open face (forget the model) that was comfy but didn't find anything that fit the bill. Needless to say, the Biltwell Bonanza was a pleasant surprise. By no means as high tech (and not even as comfortable) as the Arai but certainly all day comfy "enough" to the point where this is my primary go-to helmet. Excellent helmet... for what it is. June 30, 2014
Great helmet for the price I bought the matte maroon helmet and was definitely satisfied with the purchase. June 25, 2014
Nice helmet for the money. It fits comfortably and is light weight. Good bang for the buck. June 17, 2014
Great looking and fits my head! I initially bought the AFX FX-76 helmet in medium and it was too small, my buddy has the large and it was too big. The large in this helmet fits like a glove (although it is heavier than the AFX helmet). The chin strap is easy to use without gloves and the bubble shield with this helmet is perfect. Great helmet especially at this price (I am new to riding so all i have to compare this to is a big Bell helmet I had). June 16, 2014
Well constructed helmet!!! I have been wanting a biltwell bonanza helmet for some time and I can say that I am not disappointed!!!!! June 2, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Brad D: Form and function. Jul 25, 2014
Josh C: love the retro look! DOT certified, and from others" reviews on your site (plus video), the shape isn't as "gazoo-like". Cant wait to try it on. Jul 25, 2014
Vic S: I like the vintage look Jul 7, 2014
James W: Looking for a comfortable 3/4 helmet and all reviews said this is it Jun 20, 2014
Richard S: I recently purchased the Biltwell Gringo helmet and I like it so much and it fits so well I decided to pitch the very uncomfortable HJC open face I wear on occasion and replace it with the Bonanza. I purchased the vintage white for those very hot summer days when I'm just riding around town. Jun 15, 2014
Kevin G: The simplicity and style factor drew me in. Jun 4, 2014
Jean Christophe Q: I bought an Harley Davidson 883 IRON size XS !!!!!
The price is good ; the look is perfect ; and Revzilla shipping is speed !!!!
thank you

(I refund the same in S, because too big)
May 22, 2014
John B: Supposedly made for the oblong head. May 16, 2014
Douglas H: I like the the retro look of this helmet May 15, 2014
Ian P: cool, retro and badassery May 7, 2014
Karissa V: Open face is the way to go with the retro feel Apr 30, 2014
Juan Pablo H: looks great and is high quality Apr 24, 2014
Zach W: You can't deny the color selection and bad'assedness of the Bonanza.
I bought the helmet to match my seat. Spent all winter customizing the bike
why stop at the helmet?
Apr 23, 2014
Terrell P: If you got a 10 dollar head, buy a 10 dollar helmet.
DOT rated cool.
Apr 18, 2014
Mark P: I need an additional helmet because I have to ship my regular helmet overseas and I didn't want to break the bank. plus, I have an older Triumph that this helmet style would compliment. Apr 7, 2014
Jose B: I was lookimg for a vintage helmet that was DOT approved and didn't smell like old plastic and moths. This looks great man. Apr 4, 2014
Daniel D: sexy Jan 8, 2014
Vinicius Rodrigues D: Style and quality 100%. I am also advising friends to purchase this product. Dec 26, 2013
Alexey D: for my friend and combined chipping Dec 6, 2013
virtelo l: i want to feel and experience the biltwell quality and finish in its products Nov 22, 2013
jaime O: great retro helmet! looks awesome with the white visor Nov 12, 2013
Thomas F: I was looking for a narrowest / sliimmest / lowest 3/4 face helmet I could find at the lowest price.
Looks like the flat red primer helmet will look OK with my candy apple red Yamaha VStar 650 Classic.

I wish there were more narrow / low/ slim profile helmets available to choose from. They look better.
Oct 31, 2013
Johnny W: I chose this helmet based on the retro styling. I ride a custom VW trike and I feel that this helmet will suit me best. Oct 10, 2013
Jared H: Seems to be the only classic open face helmet designed for intermediate oval head shapes. Sep 2, 2013
Neil W: The Bell Custom 500 didn't fit and the stitching on the inside of the helmet came undone. Aug 14, 2013
A shopper asked: I have a Licks NOV/DOT, and I am looking for the smallest shell I can get, Does this look like an egg on your head? I like Biltwells Nov 3/4 but would prefer a DOT. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know last years Biltwell Hustler DOT did look like an egg, does this have the same problem? Thank you in advance Sep 1, 2013
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lindsey m: Hi there! I actually have tried 3 of the bonanza helmets on trying to get the right fit. According to the size chart I should be a medium, at 55 cm, and it did seem kind of egg like. Once I got down to the xs, which fits me, looks cool. I'd suggest going a size smaller than the chart (basically whatever size you wear in other brands). Sep 11, 2013
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christian m: The inner shell is about an inch thick so it does give the appearance of egghead but it is an awesome helmet. A friend of mine has the novelty builtwell and it fits perfect not good for riding though because its not dot certified. Sep 11, 2013
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Michael S: yes, this totally looks like an egg on your head. also Biltwell sizes feel larger than other helmets I've tried. I wear an HJC large and it fits perfectly. I ordered a Biltwell large and it did not feel as snug as my HJC Sep 11, 2013
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Corey R: You'll definitely look like egghead from batman. it has an oblong fit as well. For me it was fine on the sides but I could fit my entire hand up the back. I ended up buying the Bell 500 which has a good fit for me. Sep 16, 2013
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Kristen L asked: How does the size of this helmet compare to the Bell 500 Custom or Z1R Jimmy Retro? My head circumference is 22 1/2" which equates to a large in this helmet. I recently purchased a Bell 500 Custom in Medium but returned it because it was a little too big and pressed on my forehead, and I've tried on a Z1R Jimmy Retro and found the small to be about right. Other peoples reviews suggest that this helmet is better suited for narrower head shape, but I'm worried about the sizing. Aug 23, 2013
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Neil W: Kristen - I have a 23.25" circumference head. I originally bought the Bell Custom 500 in large - looks great, good reviews. Unfortunately, I too suffered with the fit. The problem as I see it is that unless you have a head shaped like a golf ball, the helmet won't fit. I have an intermediate oval type head and the 500 pinched real hard on the front and back of my head (to the point of getting a headache) while there were large gaps on the left and right side of my temples. I also had problems with the stitching on the inside liner, but that's a story for another day :) When I spoke to Revzilla customer service they suggested I try the Biltwell Bonanza because it has a more ergonomic shape. Biltwell's sizing is different from Bell's. I needed a L in the Bell and a XL for the Bonanza. The fit is true to form. It fits really well. Snug all the way round without pinching. It's definitely been developed for a rider with a narrower shaped head. I had some problems with the finish of the trim on the black gloss model, so I returned it and ordered the matte black. It arrived today and I'm pleased to say that the quality is tip top.

Big thanks to Revzilla customer service for all their help.
Aug 28, 2013
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johann f: I have the bell custom 500 and for some reason the bell is a tighter fit. I got both helmets in large and the Biltwell fits perfect out of the bag and the Bell fits but I have to break it in because it "feels" as if it's a half centimeter tighter in circumference. I hope this helps Aug 26, 2013
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genevieve b: I have order a xl bonanza an it was too big i have a 7 1/2 head (60 cm) and now i got the bonanza in large and fit perfect! So the size chart have not worked for me!! Aug 26, 2013
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A s: Bell pressed on my forehead too. This helmet is super comfy. Problem solved. Aug 29, 2013
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Patrick H: I had a similar experience choosing between the Bell 500 Custom and Biltwell Bonanza.

Based on my head circumference measurement, the recommended size in both is an XL. I have an XL in both helmets. While both fit, I have pressure points on the Bell. I don't have any pressure points on the Biltwell in the compatible size to the Bell. Biltwell does seem to favor a long oval fit. I have a narrower head shape, and have been very happy with the Biltwell fit. I hope this helps!
Aug 27, 2013
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Kyle S: I have a Bell but its way too big for my head so I have no real comparison but dont go off the size chart it is way off, I have a 61 cm head and im in a large not a 2x like i think the size chart says. it even says inside the helmet that a large is 59-61 cm so i dont know how this chart got so messed up. If it presses on your head you can always use your thumbs and press down the liner a little bit to get a slightly better fit, thats what i had to do and mine fits great now. Aug 27, 2013
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Nathaniel S: I found these helmets to run smaller than I thought. Maybe it's due to the unisex size. I was just under a 22 1/2 and wanted to make sure the helmet wasn't loose so I ordered a medium. I had to return it because it was giving me headaches. I ended up with a large and my buddies bought XL. I would go with a slightly larger size. Aug 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet oval or round? Dec 18, 2013
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Carlos Saul C: Its oval. I have a Bell which is round and rather uncomfortable and a Biltwell which is semi-oval and fits amazing.

Biltwells are a size up, I'm a Bell medium and a Biltwell large.
Dec 18, 2013
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Corey R: It's oval Dec 19, 2013
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Greg B: Round Dec 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: does the shape of the helmet changes from bell 500 to bitwell and i dont know which one will be a better fit? Nov 28, 2013
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genevieve b: The fit is very similar between both and for myself i found the shape of the biltwell less bubble head, by the way bell will come out with a new 500 in march with a better shape, less round. Hope this help you. Nov 29, 2013
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genevieve b: The fit is very similar between both and for myself i found the shape of the biltwell less bubble head, by the way bell will come out with a new 500 in march with a better shape, less round. Hope this help you. Nov 29, 2013
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Constantine K asked: Hi. I'm a Large in the Gringo. Would I be a large in this too? I tried this on in XL and it was ENORMOUS, so I'm wondering if I should jump down to Medium. Nov 21, 2013
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A s: If the next step up from Large is "Enormous," you should fit perfectly in a medium Nov 21, 2013
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johann f: get a large. Nov 21, 2013
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Biltwell Helmet Sizing

Note: Helmets may have size labels that differ from the attached size chart. RevZilla finds success with ordering approximately 1 full size smaller than the size chart indicates.

Size Measurement (in)
XS 20 1/4-20 3/4
SM 20 7/8-21 3/8
MD 21 1/2-22
LG 22 1/8-22 5/8
XL 22 3/4-23 1/4
2XL 23 3/8-23 7/8

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 889906 /BHBLKGLDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 889905 /BHBLKGLDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 889904 /BHBLKGLDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 889907 /BHBLKGLDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XS 889903 /BHBLKGLDOTXS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 889908 /BHBLKGLDOTXX In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / LG 889888 /BHBLKFLDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / MD 889887 /BHBLKFLDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / SM 889886 /BHBLKFLDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / XL 889889 /BHBLKFLDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / XS 889885 /BHBLKFLDOTXS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Black / 2XL 889890 /BHBLKFLDOTXX In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Red Primer / LG 889894 /BHPRMFLDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Red Primer / MD 889893 /BHPRMFLDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Red Primer / SM 889892 /BHPRMFLDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Red Primer / XL 889895 /BHPRMFLDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Red Primer / XS 889891 /BHPRMFLDOTXS Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Flat Red Primer / 2XL 889896 /BHPRMFLDOTXX Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Wine MF / LG 889918 /BHREDMFDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine MF / MD 889917 /BHREDMFDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine MF / SM 889916 /BHREDMFDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine MF / XL 889919 /BHREDMFDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine MF / XS 889915 /BHREDMFDOTXS Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Wine MF / 2XL 889920 /BHREDMFDOTXX Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Gang Green MF / LG 889930 /BHGRNMFDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gang Green MF / MD 889929 /BHGRNMFDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gang Green MF / SM 889928 /BHGRNMFDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gang Green MF / XL 889931 /BHGRNMFDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gang Green MF / XS 889927 /BHGRNMFDOTXS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gang Green MF / 2XL 889932 /BHGRNMFDOTXX Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rootbeer MF / LG 889924 /BHRTBMFDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rootbeer MF / MD 889923 /BHRTBMFDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rootbeer MF / SM 889922 /BHRTBMFDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rootbeer MF / XL 889925 /BHRTBMFDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rootbeer MF / XS 889921 /BHRTBMFDOTXS Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rootbeer MF / 2XL 889926 /BHRTBMFDOTXX Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Flat Titanium / LG 889900 /BHTITFLDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Titanium / MD 889899 /BHTITFLDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Titanium / SM 889898 /BHTITFLDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Titanium / XL 889901 /BHTITFLDOTXL Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Flat Titanium / XS 889897 /BHTITFLDOTXS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Flat Titanium / 2XL 889902 /BHTITFLDOTXX Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Vintage White / LG 889912 /BHWHTGLDOTLG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Vintage White / MD 889911 /BHWHTGLDOTMD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Vintage White / SM 889910 /BHWHTGLDOTSM In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Vintage White / XL 889913 /BHWHTGLDOTXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Vintage White / XS 889909 /BHWHTGLDOTXS Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Vintage White / 2XL 889914 /BHWHTGLDOTXX Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment