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 â€œ500.â€ That moment was ground zero for the modern motorsport helmet and it gave rise to an entire industry. Bellâ€™s Custom 500 pays homage to Richterâ€™s original design and adds modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date while still keeping the originalâ€™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 Custom 500 looks as good as it performs.
Custom fiberglass shell
Chrome trim (graphic dependent)
Integrated snaps for aftermarket shields and visors
Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper