We’re massive fans of vintage motorcycle helmets here at GearFav. Whether it’s a Gringo S from Blitwell or Viper’s vintage range, owning a sturdy helmet that looks like it came from the 1970s just adds to the riding experience. Especially when you’re cruising down the M40 on a Honda GL100.
With classic motorbikes, come the desire for vintage motorcycle helmets, and the guys at Bell have just released a whole new range of designs that fit the part.
Introducing the Bell Bullitt range:
“Inspired by the first Bell Star, designed in 2014 by Chad Hodge, the Bullitt is fast becoming an icon. The Bullitt features in many blogs, adverts and advertising campaigns alongside many fashion brands. Featuring an exceptional fit and ultra-high quality details, the Bullitt is the perfect helmet for riders looking for a vintage look with full-face protection.”
If you don’t know who Bell are, then you might not be the biggest of motorcycle fans. Bell Helmets is a, as the name suggest, a helmet brand that was established in 1954 by Roy Richter. Roy went from making helmets in his garage in the small town of Bell, California to sponsoring some of the largest names in US history at the time. From Steve McQueen to Bob Hannah.
Not only have a brand new range of Bullitt’s hit the market, but also an auto racing inspired helmet known as the Bell Eliminator is available to pre-order. It’s rare to see auto racing and motorbike helmets cross-over, but Bell Helmets have managed to do it. The design features very little ventilation, keeping it classic with a pillbox opening & speed holes for ventilation. Despite the classic features, comfort comes in modern technology with a dual paned ProVision face shield and speaker pockets for optional communication devices.
The helmets are a little pricey, so if you’re on a budget it might be worth checking out The Best Motorcycle Helmets Under £100. Let’s take a look at the classics whilst we wait.
Aside from the vintage Bullitt helmets from Bell, there’s also the Custom 500 Pulse Helmet. A classic designed open face helmet.