Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.92 lbs

What's this?

Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 

The Flying Tiger pays homage to the 1st American Volunteer Group, a fighter group protecting China during World War II. Sporting elements of the Tigers' shark-faced fighter planes and the distinctive "Flying Tiger" insignia created by Disney, this helmet is a slice of history. Part of the Bell Vortex Helmet series the Flying Tiger posses a lot of features and functions you don't normally see in a helmet at this price point.  The Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother, the Star, giving you a complete package at a killer price. 

Features:

  • 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, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner
  • 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
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

Note: Helmet comes with clear face shield

Note: Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps

4.4 / 5
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Air Flow
4.2 / 5
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Bell Helmet Sizing

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

Bell Star Family 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
XS 791170 2028545 Out of Stock
SM 791171 2028546 Out of Stock
MD 791172 2028547 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 791173 2028548 Out of Stock
XL 791174 2028549 Out of Stock
2XL 791175 2028550 Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
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Super unique and nicely priced!
I work in the aviation industry, and so when I realized Bell made a Vortex that paid tribute to the P-40 and the Flying Tigers, you bet your butt I snatched it right up. I wear a 7 1/8" fitted ball cap and went with the helmet size Medium. It's a perfect, snug fit. Styling wise, I wish the shape of the helmet was a bit more aggressive, but the more aggressive models like the Qualifier begin moving up in price. Again, the Flying Tigers theme and price point is what really sold me on the helmet. With the face shield closed, wind noise isn't too terrible. I don't need to wear ear plugs and my ears are not ringing or anything when I get off the bike. It's quite tolerable. Air flow is pretty great.. I don't really sweat much inside the helmet. The one feature the helmet lacks that would just make it a 100% winner in my book, is a retractable sun visor. You only get the clear face shield with the helmet, so be prepared to drop a bit more cash in order to get the sunlight protection and enhanced styling that you'll want. I went with the Dark Iridium Silver face shield, and I keep the clear one in my pack should I encounter a night ride. The artwork definitely turns heads and gets me compliments!
June 15, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2009 Yamaha FZ6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great paint job for an even better helmet
Bell rocks. Such a great value.

The helmet will fit an intermediate oval but I think it leans slightly more to the narrow side. For whatever reason according to Bell's sizing charts I'm a medium, but I tried on a buddy's and I'm actually a small.

In any case I love this helmet and you can really see how Bell's stuff is a step above the rest.
December 19, 2011
Bang For The Buck
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
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4 / 5
This helmet saved my life...
A great helmet! Hands down one of the baddest designs on the market. I also had the blue iridium face shield on mine. Air flow was amazing even in the hot nevada desert. The fit was nice and snug but not pulling your ears off the side of your skull when you took your helmet off. Protection is the best. Like the title of this review states it did save my life when I got ran off the road, clipped a marker post and got shot out into the desert where the front forks broke and went ass over tea kettle. About the only thing I didn't brake was my skull. After all was said and done and I got my stuff back from the police investigation my helmet was still intact. For now on that's ill cover my dome with is bell. made a full recovery and back riding again. So I hope this review helps. Bell never skimps on their products!
April 24, 2017
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
Honest Review
Here's my two cents, for the doubtful customer.

I bought this helmet in april of '14, and is my daily commuting helmet. Why did I buy this? Well, like any other rider, we're all biased when it comes to looks in a helmet. We all want a helmet that will look great. This one shows amazing graphics and be warned, compliments from random people will be a norm for this helmet.

What made me buy this? 1. the looks, 2. the features.
This helmet is Snell rated! This helmet has undergone strenuous testing that exceeds DOT and ECE, this is a track ready helmet.

Even though I gave it five out of five stars, the only thing that has worn down, after heavy daily use, is the padding that makes the double d ring not chafe your jaw area. Dont get me wrong, the pad is still there, but the rubber strings holding the padding have become lose, it still hold well and this will not interfere with the safety of the helmet, and it is more of a nit pick, there are multiple fibers, and only a few have become lose. As I said this is an honest review, so that is the only thing that had caught my eye from this helmet.

Besides that, the helmet is extremely solid and will do its job. The material used for the shell is light and you wont feel the helmet heavy after long commutes.

The visibility in this helmet, is great, is has more than enough room for you to see left and right lanes and when you tilt your head you should have no problems on checking your blind side with minor movement.

To summarize, if you want a snell rated helmet for this price with great looks and amazing features, get this.
November 16, 2014
Ride:
2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ZX636
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
This is a great helmet!
I've had this helmet for a few weeks now. I've used it a few times now and it is very comfortable. The air flow is pretty good. I love the graphics on it. Overall a great helmet.
June 30, 2014
Ride:
2001 Suzuki LS650 Savage
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great overall especially for price!
I love the mil spec design on this helmet mixed with a modern twist. For it being such an affordable helmet my expectations were low and I was pleasantly surprised how close it compares with that of my Shoei Qwest. Sizes are true to size, lots of padding for extra comfort, very good airflow and overall a great helmet. I love it!!!!
March 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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3 / 5
Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
The helmet fits well once it's on. Since it is new, it is pretty tight getting on and off. The size seems to be pretty true. The only thing that is a minor problem is, it seems I have to pull the chin part of the helmet down or the chin screen hits in the middle of my chin. Overall though, it's a good buy and I'd recommend it. Revzilla got the helmet out and to me quickly.
The helmet design also matches my bike graphics.
March 29, 2016
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
Love it.. But My cheeks don't...
This helmet fits great with the exception of my cheeks. Thank goodness for the ability to order smaller sized cheek padding! Styling of the helmet is great fits true to size around the crown of the head. Excellent price point for a snell 2010 helmet.
February 26, 2013
Ride:
2006 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Best helmet I've owned
This helmet is great! The graphics are really awesome and the overall design is outstanding.
I like my helmets to be a little snug and this one does just that. It was kind of annoying at first, but once the pads broke in, it became very comfortable while still feeling very safe at the same time.
This is the only helmet that I can comfortably wear headphones in. The pads have the pockets for speakers to put in and they do well as space for my headphones.
The wind noise is kind of on the loud side. Since I wear headphones, I don't notice it too much. It's not that bad when I am not wearing headphones either.
My only problem is that my face shield fogs up quickly. I think the helmet could use a better breath box. If my face shield is cracked open then my shield stays clear. It only stays fog-free while fully closed when I am going 50+ MPH. When just riding through residential areas I keep the shield up.
It's a great helmet for the price. Snell and DOT approved for under $200. Great helmet with lots of nice features, great ventilation, a variety of graphic designs all at a price that's almost too good to be true.
I'm not sure if anyone else has the same fogging issue, might just be me. I put the transitions SolFx shield on my helmet.
January 7, 2013
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6RR
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Great value
I love the look, feel, and value from my new Bell helmet.
February 12, 2013
Ride:
2007 Honda CBR600RR
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