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Bell Qualifier DLX Hi-Viz Helmet

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.

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
4.3 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
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5 / 5
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4.1 / 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
Yellow / XS 1001332 7061978 Out of Stock
Yellow / SM 1001333 7061979 Out of Stock
Yellow / MD 1001334 7061980 Out of Stock
Yellow / LG 1001335 7061981 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow / XL 1001336 7061982 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow / 2XL 1001337 7061983 In Stock: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment

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4.3 / 5.0
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Excellent Bang for the Buck (former Bell Star owner)
I'm 2 Months into wearing the new Qualifier as a 5 day a week commuter. I really enjoy it - hence the long product review.

I owned a Bell Star for 5 years and took a step "down" to the Qualifier because I wanted the solid Hi-Vis color. I had noticed a real difference in vehicle reactions when I had a simple hi-viz windbreaker on, and wanted that in my "normal" riding. While the vehicle reaction isn't as large, it's definitely there; I certainly feel more noticible.

For me, the main drawback to the Qualifier (as opposed to the Star) is that it does not flow nearly as much air as the Star. But then, what helmet does? I'd say the air flow is decent, but not in the Star's "amazing" category. (I ride in Miami, FL, so this is very important to me.)

However, even with less air, I'm nowhere near overheating. Also, the visor is excellent and does not fog easily - I only crack it at very long lights. The transitions visor (darkens in UV) is nearly worth the price of admission alone. No changing visors, just put the helmet on and go, which is awesome for commuting or leaving a place after dark. No extra visor to lug about. The transition from clear to dark is very fast in UV, and no, the visor does not darken when when someone flashes a high beam at you at night. Excellent visual clarity as well; it's like nothing's there. I've never wanted the visor to be darker or lighter at any given moment. It's just perfect - so perfect you don't think about it. I can't speak to the long term visor durability, but I got 5 years out of daily riding with my old Star visors.

Like the Star, it's loud, but the extra deep pockets in the ears (for the bluetooth hook up) easily accommodate reusable plugs that stick out a bit - so my etymotic musician's ear plugs cut the noise to perfect levels for me without discomfort. It's not *so* loud that'd I always use the plugs, but a hour on the interstate can be irritating. Actually, I'd say it's *slightly* less loud than the Star, but you'll want to consider plugs for extended/loud rides.

I've had it out a couple times at 65mph in the rare 50 degree weather here and the helmet seals up nicely. No problems with the vents closed in rain either. So, overall, as a 3 season helmet, it rocks. As a deep summer daily wear helmet, we'll have to see. I've had some hot days so far, so I'm not anticipating huge problems.

Haven't used the bluetooth option, but the design to accommodate one seems to be all it's cracked up to be, with the port in the helmet, recessed area for the unit, deep speaker pockets in the lining, etc. If I did, I'm sure I'd love how the design accommodates it.

Overall, I find I really don't miss the extra bells and whistles from the Star. While they're high-production and well made and nice to have, the difference in price, the solid Hi-viz color, and the transitions visor more than make up for it. If the venting was 10% more robust, the Qualifier would be perfect. (I do miss the Star's "lock/crack" lever for the visor. Again, nice for one finger venting/fogging relief at lights, without that "I'm reaching up and moving the visor" feeling. But I'm not in the typical environment.)

In terms of function, I'd actually choose this Qualifier over a Star with swap out visors. (Both helmets have Bell's quick change visor system, which makes swapping relatively easy. But if you're moving from a helmet where swapping is a pain, you'll love the Transitions visor). The Qualifier over a hypothetical solid hi-viz Star with swapout visors, maybe not. (And I don't even use the bluetooth which might tip the scales for some.)

So - excellent helmet and a very impressive bang for the buck. Everyone's particular, but I don't think this helmet has any "deal breaker" features. This one more than holds it's own against it's big brother - it pushes back.
May 11, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 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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Definitely a great choice
So far this helmet is awesome. It fits my big round head perfectly. The transition lenses is possibly the best part though. No need to switch lenses ever. In the bright sun I'm just chilling in the shade. I was surprised how quick and smooth the change from clear to dark was. The hi-vis is really stands out too. O yeah if I ever want to use a Bluetooth I'm good to go.
April 20, 2015
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Transitions shield is awesome and fit is great after a few rides
I've had this helmet for a few weeks. LOVE the hi viz. Matches my Rev'IT hi viz gear perfectly. The transitions shield is absolutely amazing. I love it. I hated worrying about sun glasses and multiple shields in the past. I'll never go back to a normal shield after using this. I ordered based on the sizing chart and was worried when it arrived as it felt SMALL. Talked to a Geek and confirmed that I should stick with it. Sure enough after a few rides it feels great. I got the size large and was coming from my dads old (15 years old) Shoei XL which was obviously comfortable, but a dangerously terrible fit. Anyway, make sure you measure and get the right size, it may feel tight at first but it does "wear" in and provides a safe fit. Without ear plugs this helmet is a little loud. I ride a KLR 650 with the stock shield which provides very little wind protection. I did test drive an FJR with the windscreen up and obviously the noise level was much better. I highly recommend this helmet.
August 10, 2015
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Fantastic all-around helmet
Overall Impression:
I bought this helmet to replace my aging Shoei Qwest. I am very impressed with the quality. It greatly exceeded my expectations. I have owned multiple Shoei and Arai helmets at much higher price points and I feel this helmet easily competes with them in build quality, Very happy with my purchase!

Stand-out features:
* Transitions visor - a first for me, now a must-have!
* Built-in communicator support - I installed a Sena SMH-10 and love it
* Hi-viz - because who wants to be run over? ;)

General notes:
The airflow is excellent and the helmet is stable at all speeds. The materials are very comfortable. The helmet generates a good seal at the neck, which helps it stay pretty quiet. I also appreciate the generous field of vision, both vertically and horizontally. I did note some slight wind noise coming from the communicator port, but not enough to be an issue. I only noted this when riding without ear plugs (which I do very rarely).
March 27, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great helmet at a good price
This is my first helmet after not having ridden since I was a teenager. Helmets have come a long ways in the past 20 years. I wanted hi-viz just for that one time it might help someone see me. I could have got the less expensive qualifier helmet, but I really wanted the transitions shield. The slot for the sena headset is just an added bonus. The helmet feels great for my head shape.

I have large ears, so I like to wear a separate helmet liner on my head (like you can find for athletes to wear under football helmets). It keeps my ears from folding over which makes it much more comfortable to put on and take off the helmet. It should help keep a little sweat off the built in padding/liner and help keep sweat out of my eyes (not usually a problem for me though when riding).

I feel I should comment on the transitions shield that comes with this helmet. In a word, it's awesome. I never have to worry about changing out the shield, and it adjusts to the lighting conditions perfectly for me. I love it.
June 15, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2015 BMW F700GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Bell Qualifier DLX Hi-ViZ
I bought this helmet for the Transition shield, for me it's been a great option. Now I'm trying out the Bell Sena Bluetooth headset. And the Hi-Viz color is all about safety. Everything here is new for me. My only regrets are it's not Snell rated and little to much wind noise. I really like this helmet.
June 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
1983 Suzuki GS1100E
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Hi-Viz with Transitions lens--perfect everyday helmet
For my first helmet, I wanted protection, high visibility, comfort, and value. This Bell in HiViz yellow/green and the Transitions lens way exceeded my expectations! I got a size Medium, which fits my pretty average size and shape head very well. At first, the helmet felt heavy and the padding smushed my cheeks a bit, but once on the bike (starting with my MSF class) I never noticed it at all. I love the Transitions lens, which is included in the modest price of the helmet. I ride from bright sunlight through dark tunnels, and the lens instantaneously adapts to changing light conditions. My husband has been envious of the lens, as it isn't available for his helmet--a different brand that is much more expensive.

The area that is prepped for communication devices is great, too. We use a different version of the Sena than the helmet is designed for, but it still fits well and works great.

I wear this helmet every time I ride, on the street and in the dirt. It does everything, at a very reasonable price. I'm sold on Bell!
November 15, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 KTM 390 Duke
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Top of its class
This is my third helmet, second in this price range. Fit is a little snug - by the size chart I should wear a medium, but that was way too tight and I had to return it. The large fits fine, but it's a little tight putting it on/taking it off (especially if I'm wearing a balaclava under the helmet). Same issue wearing earplugs - once the helmet is on, it's fine.

Noise is noise - I've never worn anything in the upper price brackets, so I've never had a "quiet" helmet.

Air flow is noticeably better than my previous helmets, and easily controllable with the vents.

The transitions visor does its job admirably - no need for sunglasses or wasted time spent switching visors back & forth. It's probably the high point of the helmet.

I haven't gotten the Sena headset yet, but it's on my wish list.
November 7, 2015
Ride:
2014 Honda CB500X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great bang for the buck!
Love this helmet! It has a great feature set for my needs. The Transitions shield is fantastic and helps simplify the need to carry extra shields, which saves the limited space for storage. I would definitely recommend this helmet...
January 19, 2016
Ride:
2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Nice helment
What sold me was the built in communication port and the transitions lens. The windnoise is bearable, but worse with blue tooth pod in place.
February 22, 2016
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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