Bell Custom 500 Helmet

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

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, his cars would win many, and 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. The Custom 500- “Not retro. Original.”

Note: the Custom 500 has been slightly changed for 2014. It is available in a new selection of colors (shown here) and a new shape that will fit more riders more comfortably and look smaller and lower profile.

Bell Custom 500 Helmet

  • Custom-quilted liner
  • Fiberglass shell
  • Five-year warranty
  • A variety of shields are available and can be snapped onto the integrated visor snaps
  • Padded chin straps with D-ring closure


  • Available in XS-2XL
  • Solid Gloss Black, Matte Black, Matte Orange Flake, White, Blue Flake, Matte Brown Metallic, and Solid Gray

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