Bell Custom 500 Carbon Helmet
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  • Bell Custom 500 Carbon Helmet - Matte Black

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Weight: 2.17 lbs

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Bell Custom 500 Carbon Helmet

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Bell went back to the lab to make improvements to the legendary Custom 500. A new headform means the Custom 500 now fits better and looks smaller on your head than ever. No more bobbleheads. The thin-profile shell allows the Bell Custom 500 helmet to sit lower on the head, and with 5 shell and EPS sizes, it’s now even easier to find the look you want with the perfect fit.

Features:

  • Low-profile carbon composite shell
  • 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low profile look
    • Shell 1: XS and SM Helmet
    • Shell 2: MD Helmet
    • Shell 3: LG Helmet
    • Shell 4: XL Helmet
    • Shell 5: 2XL Helmet
  • Multi density EPS liner
  • Custom suede interior liner
  • Integrated 5 snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
  • Leather D-ring pull
  • Leather goggle strap
  • Five-year warranty
  • DOT and ECE certified

Fit: Runs slightly small. Sizing up 1cm is recommended (if you measure in at 60cm, go with an XL instead of a LG).

4.8 / 5
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4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Bell Custom 500/MX-9/MX-9 Adventure/Qualifier/Qualifier DLX Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Matte Black / XS 1001412 7062319 In Stock: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Matte Black / SM 1001413 7062320 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / MD 1001414 7062321 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / LG 1001415 7062322 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / XL 1001416 7062323 In Stock: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Matte Black / 2XL 1001417 7062324 In Stock: Ships next business day

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4.8 / 5.0
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It ain't a fullface (duh)
This helmet is all one can expect in a 3/4 lid. Yet with the added bonus of lightness. At 60 mph you would regret forgetting your ear plugs. Especially wearing sunglasses (they create gaps in the padding.) That of course goes for all open face helmets. The build quality is excellent. No vents so can get sweaty in traffic. But dang you look cool. ( Everyone can see your smile.)
July 27, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2002 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Featherweight Neck-Saver
Sadly when living in a place as awkwardly expensive as London in England you'll have to start pushing some dreams further into the future. With rent prices being as truly insane as they are, I myself do not own a motorcycle (yet!) however I do own the license and when I get a chance I'll take the ride long and hard. For someone like me who gets to ride a bike here and there (and note that when I do, I ride into double digit hours!) especially when pulling towards a more cruiser-type style, this helmet is the bee's knees! Its insanely light weight means you can ride into awfully long hours and not feel a strain on the neck, back or shoulders. It can get very breezy when hitting the highway, but it's part of the experience as some may say. The loudness level on this gets a bit iffy when on much higher speeds as well, however on a nice cruise where you want to hear your bike grunt and growl, this does justice!
As far as and sizing comfort goes, I was surprised how a size M fit me, as my last helmet was a size L. A couple of pressure points here and there, but with a little thumbing on the foam shell you can easily mould this into a far more tailored fit, making it a truly comfortable and custom feel.
The materials on this are second to none. I love the leather and suede interior, which gives this a really beefy deluxe look. It's a good balance between aesthetics and practicality but as far as cruiser crowds go (and as this is the smallest legal helmet allowed in the EU) this helmet is a definite must for Harley, Victory, Indian, Triumph and other known cruiser brand riders!
August 11, 2016
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best bell custom to date!
Looks great, high quality, and very comfortable. Very quiet for an open face helmet
August 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2014 Can-Am Spyder RS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Bell 500 carbon Fiber
Best 3/4 helmet to date. Super light and doesn't lift up while at highway speeds. Very cool features.
June 15, 2017
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Love this lid
Wanted to switch to a 3/4 helmet for the summer as a slight relief to the heat (I rock a modular shoei neotec). I tried on several (biltwell, Daytona, etc.) and felt that bell was the way to go. Like anything else when it comes to my bike I figured why not go all out and get the one you truly want so I shelled out the extra bread for the carbon.

I love it. Suuuuuper light compared to my shoei. Slight bobble head/ the Great Gazoo look but I think it's about as slim as it gets with a DOT rating so I'll take it. Interior is awesome. Carbon lines look great. I do get a slight pull back when I'm doing 75+ but I know the strap is on tight so it's not going anywhere. The size below was like Andre The Giant was palm squeezing my head so that minor pull is just something I'll have to deal with. Overall great helmet. If you have the means, pull the trigger you won't regret it
August 6, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great Helmet
Light weight & comfortable, love the bubble mask I got with it. I recommend this helmet.
October 19, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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pricey, but great
If you value a lighter helmtet, the high price may be worth it.
March 9, 2015
Ride:
2014 BMW R nineT R9T
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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Light weight, good construction
The fit and finish of the helmet are excellent. The carbon is costly but looks and feels great.
June 15, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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2 / 5
The helmet ran a little small to size. I was in between the sizes and took the larger size and it still seemed small. Air flow is not as good as I expected, in the hot days in South Carolina, your head will sweat. However, overall a great helmet, little heavier than I thought, but I have worn Bell for a great number of years. They are always a quality product.
June 12, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I look like Marvin the Martian. It's not the helmets fault, it's my big noggin. Regardless, great helmet very comfortable and very light.
E C on May 14, 2017
I need a really light helmet because I have neck and back issues.
A C on Aug 11, 2016
I look like Marvin the Martian. It's not the helmets fault, it's my big noggin. Regardless, great helmet very comfortable and very light.
E C on May 14, 2017
Retro looks, DOT level of protection, quality, lightweight
A C on Oct 20, 2016
I need a really light helmet because I have neck and back issues.
A C on Aug 11, 2016
I have the 500 love it want to try the new lighter one
William S on Apr 26, 2016
Retro look I was searching for, the carbon fiber built and the close fit..cant be more excited!
RAVI R on May 21, 2015
Retro looks, DOT level of protection, quality, lightweight
A C on Oct 20, 2016
I have the 500 love it want to try the new lighter one
William S on Apr 26, 2016
Where is this helmet made?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2017
The shell is thinner than that the fiberglass?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: About the same but it is ridiculously light.
Can I put a Bluetooth device on this helmet? Like Scala G9x..
Marco Cesar R on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We just traveled 600 miles using a four way Using that particular brand. Works great feels great. Without a shield you do get some wind interference
what is the actual weight of this carbon fiber helmet?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 880 grams for the Carbon 500 which is a little under 2lbs.
is the profile smaller than the regular 500?
Allan M B on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A bit larger than the vintage 500s Allan. There is more real protection packed in there. Its very comfortable and you feel protected without feeling like a mushroom head. However, I am not familiar with a modern 500.