Bell motorcycle helmets have always been among the best selling motorcycle brands. The brand is so popular among motorcyclists because Bell helmets offer great design and quality at reasonable prices—the medium to lower price range. From all helmet manufacturers, Bell helmets offer the biggest selection of colors and graphics in each model. Another reason for Bell helmets’ popularity could be the longevity of the brand: Bell is one of the oldest helmet brands. Someone I know called it “The original helmet brand.” The current owner of Bell, Bell Sports, a division of Easton-Bell Sports, has been designing and marketing bicycle, automobile, and motorcycle helmets for more than 50 years.
Why the name “Bell”? The company started in 1923 in the city of Bell, California, as Bell Auto Parts. This is the same city famous for a corruption scandal involving city officials that broke in 2010.
Bell motorcycle helmets come in all the known styles: full-face, half, open-face, modular, and motocross. The most expensive, high-end model of Bell motorcycle helmets is the Bell Star—a full-face helmet with a superior ventilation system. The Bell Arrow is the budget full-face model. The Bell Revolver is Bell’s modular helmet. Bell offers three half helmet models: the Pit Boss, the Drifter, and the Shorty, and three motocross helmet models: Moto-9, MX-2, and SX-1.
Bell helmets are distributed by authorized dealers. You can buy Bell motorcycle helmets at leatherup.com.