The Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet youd expect of the Stars little brother. Developed in Bells state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, Calif. design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease-the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have a complete package at a killer price.
Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting
Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell
Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut)
Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner
Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise
Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers
ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
Certification: Snell, DOT
Posted by Mark J. on Oct 27th 2016
This is a top of the line helmet with great ventilation and fit. The quick release shield is sweet.
My only downside rating is for noise generated while cruising at moderate speeds. I only experienced higher speeds once with the helmet, which surprisingly made the noise somewhat less irritating.
I like the graphics, and motorcycles508 had a killer price and shipped immediately.
I would buy this helmet again and will definitely recommend this seller to other riders.
Posted by Brandon Kilpatrick on Oct 17th 2016
I bought this helmet and immediately took it on a 600 mile round trip. The helmet looks good, is true to sizing chart, comfortable, but loud. It literally creates a windtunnel noise that funnels directly into the ear! I had my riding buddiess each try it on....same thing for each one, extremely loud. 50 miles in I bought foam earplugs which make it bearable. I would not buy this helmet again.
All prices are in USD.