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Bell Custom 500 Range

Posted on March 4, 2010 by Scott in Other. 5 comments

Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the “500”. That humble helmet was to change the entire modern motorsport helmet industry. Bell’s 2010 Custom 500 range pays homage to these original classics, although luckily now they are designed with loads more protective technology. The ‘500’ range are some of the coolest lids we have seen since the Steve McQueen replica that Bell released last year, and unlike the Biltwell helmets these are DOT-compliant. Most of the designs are limited editions and can be purchased through The Bell Store which post worldwide. The ‘Bloodshot Eye’ design in particular looks like it was inspired by legendary skateboard and rock poster artist Jim Phillips. Check out his amazing range of work if you appreciate this style of illustration.

  • MikeMachine

    Finally a cool retro looking helmet thats dot compliant!

  • Casey

    Good eye, the Blood Shot was designed by Jimbo Phillips, Jim’s son. Their styles are very similar. He has created a number of designs for us in the past and they are always way cool.

  • Casey

    The Speed Soul (the one with the number 5 on it) was designed by Roland Sands.

  • Adi

    Hey does anyone know what they’re like on? Are they nice and small like the biltwell ones? I cant find a UK stockist so I’d have to order from the states without trying on which is abit worrying!

  • Chris

    They are just as low profile as biltwell. What is your hat size?