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Bell’s Custom 500 helmet is a true original

Throughout the 1930s, Roy Richter was racing and building cars in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California. Over the years he would win a few races, and his cars would win many. In 1945 he purchased Bell Auto Parts. The following year, Swede Lindskog became the second of Roy’s close friends to be killed in an auto accident. It changed everything for Bell, and everything for the business of personal safety equipment.

Bell Helmets was officially born in 1956, two years after Bell Auto Parts started selling their first helmet, the “500”. Throughout the years Bell has been a driving force for innovation, pushing the business of keeping people safe forward and onward .

Today, the 500 is made with twenty-first century technologies,...

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Bell’s Custom 500 helmet is a true original

Throughout the 1930s, Roy Richter was racing and building cars in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California. Over the years he would win a few races, and his cars would win many. In 1945 he purchased Bell Auto Parts. The following year, Swede Lindskog became the second of Roy’s close friends to be killed in an auto accident. It changed everything for Bell, and everything for the business of personal safety equipment.

Bell Helmets was officially born in 1956, two years after Bell Auto Parts started selling their first helmet, the “500”. Throughout the years Bell has been a driving force for innovation, pushing the business of keeping people safe forward and onward .

Today, the 500 is made with twenty-first century technologies, but it still retains all the heritage of the original.  

 

 
 
 
 
 

Specs

Bell Custom 500

  • Custom-quilted liner
  • Padded chin strip with D-ring closure
  • Fiberglass shell with five shell and EPS sizes
  • Multi-density EPS liner
  • Five-year warranty
  • Standard 5-snap shield snaps are compatible with a variety of aftermarket flat, pivoting, and bubble shields (available at Road Rider)
  • Padded chin straps with D-ring closure
  • DOT and ECE certified
  • Price: $119.95-$159.95

 

Bell Custom 500 Carbon

  • Lightweight, strong carbon composite shell
  • Custom suede interior liner
  • Leather D-ring pull and goggle strap
  • Price: $399.95

Options

  • Available in X-Small-2X-Large

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