Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the "500." That moment was ground zero for the modern motorsport helmet and it gave rise to an entire industry. Bell's new Custom 500 pays homage to Richter's original design and adds modern protective technology to bring the design up to date while still keeping the original's aesthetic. By combining a custom fiberglass layup with a specially designed EPS foam layer, Bell engineers were able to craft a helmet that is at once light weight, narrow in profile, and DOT compliant. Adding custom paint inspired graphics, chrome trim work (on some graphics) and a quilted liner, the new Custom 500 custom looks as good as it performs.
Custom fiberglass shell
Custom quilted liner
Chrome trim (graphic dependent)
Integrated snaps for aftermarket shields and visors
Padded chin strap with D ring closure and strap keeper
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
November 07, 2011 Don W. from LOS ANGELES, CA
I love this helmet. The Bell Custom 500 is the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn. I feel like my head is protected well and that the brightness of the colors get me noticed on the highway (especially at night.) That visibility makes me feel more secure out there. And it is very light weight. The sizing chart is right on the money. I am very happy with my purchase.
0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:
October 02, 2012 chad p. from jenison, MI
Excellent helmet! I have 6 custom 500's and love them all and plan on buying more. They do run big so order 1 size smaller. I usually wear a small in other brand helmets but wear an x-small in these.
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