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The Bell Qualifier DLX Helmet comes jam packed with the great features of the Qualifier and also includes the Transitions Adaptive Face Shield at an impressive price.

The RevZilla gear specialists have been rolling through miles and time zones faster than Marquez powers through laps at Sachsenring, which is to say pretty darn fast. Having just returned from Cologne, Germany and Intermot 2014, they have seen the best of what’s new, what’s fun, and what is worth reporting in the ever-expanding moto-verse. From bikes cranking out 300 hp, to the tip of the spear with regards to new helmets, apparel, and motorcycle accessories, they saw it, rocked it, and are back here at RevZilla HQ ready to keep you informed so that you can make the most out of your time on two wheels.

One of the hottest items from the International Motorcycle, Scooter, and E-Bike Fair (Intermot) was the Bell Qualifier DLX Helmet. When it was unveiled in Germany it was shown to have several incredibly cool features that were not applicable to previous iterations. Most notably, it was announced that this helmet would come with a free Transitions photochromatic face shield and the ability to house a Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth communication unit (with the proper adapter plate). This is far-out for a helmet of any ilk, much less one that will come at an entry-level price point. Both of these features will offer a massive value-add to an already popular helmet. What’s that you say, you don’t rock a Sena but prefer the Cardo Q3 instead? Fair enough, to each their own. Bell has you covered for that too, as they have announced that an adapter plate will be offered which will make the latter compatible with the DLX Helmet as well. 

Features:

  • Lightweight polycarbonate shell
  • 3 shell sizes
    • SM: XS and SM Helmets
    • MD: MD and LG Helmets
    • LG: XL and 2XL Helmets
  • Transitions Adaptive Shield included
  • Adjustable ventilation system for cooling and comfort
  • Padded wind collar drastically reduces wind and road noise
  • Moisture-wicking, removable/washable interior
  • Contoured cheek pads
  • Includes chin curtain and breath deflector
  • Aerodynamic profile resists buffeting and lift
  • Integrated speaker pockets
  • ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield changes ever
  • NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • Accommodates the Bell Sena SMH10 and Cardo Scala Rider Q1/Q3 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom (sold separately, separate mounting plate required)
  • Five-year warranty
  • DOT and ECE certified
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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
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Great all around helmet on a budget
I have been looking for a helmet to upgrade to for a while-I previously had a knockoff of a Shoei design from a certain large US retailer that was acceptable for short passenger trips but the large shell size, lack of ECE/Snell protection, weight, and weird venting made it unacceptable for riding my own bike for longer periods of time.

I really liked the Shoei Qwest, but the price and lack of any solution for sunny weather (short of switching visors) was making me hesitant. When I saw this Bell helmet with the photochromatic lens, ECE rating, and overall seemingly quality product for such a reasonable price, I decided to pull the trigger.

Some sizing information-my previous helmet was an XS (53-54cm) and actually fit fairly well, but upon measuring my head a few times, I found that the S in the Bell Qualifier was closer to my actual measurement. I found that the S fits well-it was pretty snug when I first got it, but the cheek pads are starting to break in and become more comfortable after putting ~150 miles on the helmet so far. I have a fairly neutral head; my cheeks are a little rounder (since I am a woman), but I would call my head an intermediate oval. I found that it fits similarly to a S Shoei Qwest that I had the chance to try on in person.

This helmet is much lighter than my previous one, as well as much more comfortable. I found the pads/liner/interior materials to be of a pretty good quality; not quite as plush as the top of the line Shoei or Arai helmets, but for about half the price, I'm not convinced that a Shoei Qwest is twice as good. I also didn't have the chin flap/air dam (not sure if this is the proper term....) on my previous helmet and since this one has one, there are no weird venting issues. The three sets of vents allow a good amount of airflow, as well. I have ridden up to about 80F and sunny and when moving, the helmet was pretty cool. When the vents are closed, on chilly mornings, I have found it does a pretty good job keeping cold air out.

Visibility out of the helmet is good-no complaints. I also chose to get the white since most of my gear is black and I figured the extra visibility would help drivers to see me.

By far the most unique/best feature is the photochromatic lens. I wanted to wait to do this review until I could ride in more than just sunny weather to see how the visor changed. I can safely say that it works great! It is very subtle from inside the helmet-the first ride was very sunny and I realized my eyes weren't watering/I wasn't squinting, but it wasn't visibly "dark" so I lifted the helmet and was blinded, so obviously it was working quite well. I would call this a positive since it tints enough to block sunlight (it actually looks very dark in a mirror) but you still have optimal visibility. I also felt like it did well adjusting to changing lighting, like sudden cloudiness. On a partly cloudy day, the semi-tint is also very helpful without having to mess with internal visor controls or cram sunglasses in your helmet and all the annoyances that come with that.

The few negatives, I would say, is that the interior materials and the vent control plastic aren't as nice as something like a Shoei or an Arai, BUT for the price (which includes the photochromatic visor), I wouldn't really expect it. Also, I have not had the chance to use the communicator port yet (don't have any intercoms), so I can't speak to how that works.

Overall, this is a really great helmet with impressive features for the price...the photochromatic visor especially tends to make other riders jealous!
April 13, 2015
Ride:
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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I was surprised!
OK, always being a lover of the Bell products for many years, the last 10 years I've been with high-end Shoei X11/X12 Helmets due to the quality of the Shoei products.
But I did not like the way my Sena attached to the X-11 or the 12, the ear speakers were weird and never fitted correctly. And wanted a matching set of helmets for me and my passenger. I found this Bell online for a killer price and with the installation kit this made my Bell into my new helmet(s), its only very very slightly noisier than my Shoei, very slightly.
This is a quality product and definitely worth a look!!!
September 15, 2016
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I bought this for a passenger helmet
I have a rf1200 shoei with photochramtic lens, I bought this for a spare and extra helmet for riders. I used it a bit, I mounted the sena smh10 onto it too pretty simply. No regrets, the helmet is pretty nice. I can definitely feel a difference from build quality between my shoei and bell but that is two entirely different helmets.

For the price point I think this helmet takes the cake over my shoei. I paid almost 3x more my shoei with photochromatic shield and this came with one for around 220. That is an awesome feature and its really nice. It changes quite nicely in sun and I will never go without a changing lens ever again.

If you want a cheap helmet for a passenger or track, thats what my intention was for this and I am not let down. Great helmet for the price really is. Looks nice too.

Heres a picture of the shoei and bell beside eachother for comparison sake.
April 25, 2015
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2013 Suzuki GSX-R750
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great features for the price
Helmet is a great choice for the price. The noise level seems a bit high at times but for the price you can't expect everything. My only complaint would be that it seems to lack air flow. On humid nights the face shield fogs up on me. Overall I would say it's a great helmet. If your buying it for the bluetooth compatibility, be sure to get the the unit that is made specifically for this helmet. No one seem to tell you that in the description on any website.
August 24, 2015
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Great Helmet for the price and very comfortable
Bought this for my wife. I have my Qualifier and because it is comfortable, have transition lid I thought she will love it and she does!
Very comfortable, wind and noise level is average. The helmet is not that heavy and the shape of it make it very desirable and nice.
May 27, 2016
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10 months ago
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
Bang For The Buck
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Nice helmet, great customer service, Thank you very much
Only thing that would be really nice for this helmet is a double lens. Here in the Great Northwest its cold and damp most of the year and helmets fog up a lot. The only real cure is a double lens.
January 19, 2016
Ride:
2001 BMW R1100S ABS
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Bell Qualifier DLX Helmet
Feature loaded, good value, comfortable. Get the next size up as it runs small in my opinion. Gifted it my passenger since it was squeezing the blood out of my tiny brain.
September 6, 2016
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Good fit, ventilates well
Fit of the helmet is good and it doesn't squish my face.
Pressure from the cheek pads is further back so it is more on the jaw line and doesn't give you kissy face cheeks.
The ventilation is very good and I have been able to remain fairly cool and sweat free on hot days.
Also keeps me warm in cold weather with the vents closed.
The transition shield works great and I don't have to wear sunglasses anymore, it becomes very clear for night driving.
Wind noise is fairly loud and is one of the issues with this helmet.
Another gripe is the shield indent for partially open directs the air right into your eyes, this is an obvious design flaw.
But for the price it's a good choice and if the indents were changed I think it would be the best helmet in its price range.
November 9, 2015
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great helmet
This helmet is extremely high quality for the price point. Swapped out the cheek pads on my medium and it fits great now.
August 10, 2015
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Wonderful value
Recently bought this help as Revzilla was offering a great deal with the transitions lens.

This helmet was worth the purchase. The padding, while tight for the first couple wears, is now very comfortable. The helmet itself is very nice looking as well. It gets a little loud on the highway, however, I was expecting this already.

The main selling feature, however, was the transitions lens. This LENS IS AWESOME! It can go from clear-dark within a few seconds. I have no need to worry now about riding through a cloudy to sunny day, or from day to night. The helmet will keep up with me no problem.

Love this helment.
September 14, 2015
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650R ABS
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The reviews were positive and the transition visor
Dave H on Feb 14, 2017
The transition lens seemed a better option than the flip down sun shade.
Dan T on Nov 14, 2016
The reviews were positive and the transition visor
Dave H on Feb 14, 2017
Transitions visor and SMH-10 specialty mount, although they don't tell you that you need an adapter for the SMH-10 if you already own one and don't have the specific mounted version you need for this helmet, you don't need an entirely different SMH-10 but the adapter will run you an extra 50 bucks.
Scott K on Jan 14, 2017
The transition lens seemed a better option than the flip down sun shade.
Dan T on Nov 14, 2016
looks to b a quality helmet and nice style
Donald H on Nov 13, 2016
Good starter Helmet. Lets in a lot of noise.
carreola9 on Sep 9, 2016
Its a very sleek looking helmet, comes packed with all the high end features you normally wouldn't find on a helmet at this price and i've heard nothing but good things about it. Plus a friend of mine has one and highly recommended it to me!
Daryl B on Sep 9, 2016
Your writeup and the reviews is what made me decide on this helmet. I have a Bell MX9, but I think it's one size too big. So I will try this helmet. Great reviews, and a nice write-up. We'll see.
S H on Aug 30, 2016
Had good reviews and looked like good product, less than Star Pace helmet while more comfortable
Sam M on Jun 29, 2016
Features, price & appearance.
Jonathan G on May 24, 2016
Needed new helmet
dan b on May 23, 2016
wife has this helmet. its better than my scorpion exo 700. very nice!
Peter L on May 12, 2016
Like the look and the fit is excellent
Phillip R on Apr 15, 2016
Absolutely spot on fit. Best of all. The way it I meant to be.Sold for life.
John C on Apr 9, 2016
Recommended by a friend, looks comfortable, lightweight and badass!
Hernan I M on Apr 8, 2016
Love this helmet. Especially with the transitional lense! Beats swapping out the lense all the time
F R on Apr 4, 2016
All of my race car and motorcycle helmets have been Bell. Very good quality for the price. I like the idea that the Sena Bluetooth com system is made especially for this helmet.
Matthew L on Mar 3, 2016
Has high build quality and many features.
Ridemx on Mar 3, 2016
Came in solid white. (Texas gets hot.) Compatible with Sena 10s.
Evan W on Feb 23, 2016
Good air flow I'm summer and matches both of my bikes
Darryl G R on Feb 14, 2016
Picked this because I felt I could make a very informed decision without putting my hands on it based on all the reviews and feedback. Picked the color white so I can be more visible and reflect heat.
Evan W on Jan 7, 2016
The value for price ratio, transitions shield & style.
David C on Dec 23, 2015
It has a transitions sense and is a full face safer helmet than the Evo
Stephani J on Nov 8, 2015
Your video indicated this was a good entry level full face helmet.
Kim McDougall M on Oct 18, 2015
The combination of the Sena SMH-10, Bell Qualifier DLX, and the SM-H10 clamp kit was the best,most economical package I've found for a Bluetooth capable, good quality helmet rig. The O'neal Commander was an option as was the BILT Bluetooth, but the reviews on helmet quality concerned me, so for the $ I am opting for the combination of these components for which the reviews have all been positive.
Ryan C on Sep 20, 2015
Have one and know it's a good comfortable helmet
MelFZ09 on Aug 14, 2015
My husband has the same helmet and he loves it.
Sandra F on Jul 27, 2015
Upgrade to my Bell Qualifier.
Mark G on Jun 13, 2015
Best looking helmet for best price plus it comes with the nice transition visor.
I N on Jun 8, 2015
The transitions lens is really incredible. Helmet is one of the best values around!
ROBERT S on Apr 29, 2015
Bought it white for high visibility. Great price and quality.
Dmitry S on Apr 19, 2015
Wanted to try out the transitions visor
Stuu on Mar 20, 2015
Transitions visor and SMH-10 specialty mount, although they don't tell you that you need an adapter for the SMH-10 if you already own one and don't have the specific mounted version you need for this helmet, you don't need an entirely different SMH-10 but the adapter will run you an extra 50 bucks.
Scott K on Jan 14, 2017
looks to b a quality helmet and nice style
Donald H on Nov 13, 2016
So what are the main differences between this and the vortex, beside the included transitions shield?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2015
Does anyone know first hand if the Sena 20S will fit in the slot designed for the SMH10?
A C on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nope, it only fits the smh10
Can you verify that the helmet is ECE certified? I only ask as Bell Helmet's own website only lists DOT for certification on this helmet. I intend to buy the helmet from you if it is ECE.
Alden P on Jan 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Bell Qualifier is indeed ECE certified.
Does the DLX come with speakers and a microphone? I don't understand how the module after clipping onto the helmet will work without those. Maybe a video break down?
eric l on Jan 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sena kit for the SMH10 is made by Bell, comes in a Bell package for the DLX. You gotta take your time installing the kit, patience! Cut the little black foam piece that you took out of the helmet to do the install and squeeze it back in place THIS WILL CUT THE NOISE A LOT!!!!
Can I use a SENA 20s with this helmet? I know it only says specifically the SMH10, but could I still mount the 20s like I would on any other helmet?
Matthew C. B on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this is correct. I think the pop out antenna of my 20s will get locked if the unit sits too flush into the side of the helmet preventing it from extending up. The 20s is already thinner than the 10s.
hat is the difference between the qualifier dlx and the qualifier other that the comm pocket addition?
mason s on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The transition face shield and it works great!
is it only the sena shm10 that works with this or will the shm10r fit in the cut out as well?
mason s on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just recently purchased the SMH R10 to go with my Bell Qualifier DLX Helmet. I am not sure if the actual cut out on the helmet is designed for this product; however, I can say first hand that it does fit inside the cut out and is or is very close to complete flush after mounted. I was also able to route the wires in a fashion were the only wire seen is the wire for the battery. I would highly recommend these products together. In fact, I bought another set for a guest rider after purchasing mine.
How dark does the transition shield get?
Bobby L on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're very good. Gets dark when is really sunny but not to a point where you can't see. and its very clear during the night. Only problem I had with the helmet is that it fogs up a bit but only when stopped. Overall the transition is top notch.
I have this helmet, and want the compatible SENA bluetooth unit. Exactly which one fits, and exactly what are all of the parts I need to properly install it?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do not have the Bluetooth yet. I fit my friends Sena smh 10 up to it and it was more flush than the universal smh10. But I did disassemble the helmet far enough down to see that this helmet does no have a cutout like the mag helmet so if you don't like the boom mike tough. I'm getting the smh10 mag9 Bluetooth in a couple weeks
I want a helmet under 4 pounds so what would be the weight of an XL size? Can I wear glasses comfortably with this helmet?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not really sure what the weight would be for XL, but I wear a med and I find it pretty light and comfy. As far as glasses I tend to wear sunglasses when I ride and it does get a bit cramped due to no eye glass slots in the padding. If any thing else it will prob become more comfortable as the helmet breaks in.