This smart new helmet from Bell offers the vintage styling of a 3/4-cut open-face helmet with nuveau-retro style. Say goodbye to shields that rattle around on cheap steel snaps originally engineered 40 years ago, and get acquainted with the smooth-action hinge borrowed directly from the Bell Bullitt.
The Riot is based on the Bell Custom 500 open-face design, which comes in an impressive 5 different shell sizes for optimum fit and maximum EPS liner thickness per size, the Riot offers a clean integrated shield option for those who prefer an open-face helmet.
*For the record, we strongly encourage a full-face for anyone who values their chin, as about a third of motorcycle accidents involve the front of one’s face. Just see the Helmet Impact Chart poster we’ve got hanging up in the store to illustrate this fairly important point.
Disclaimer aside, if you insist on a 3/4 helmet and appreciate the built-in functionality of a full-length hinged shield (or have ever had a 3-snap blow off while lane-checking at speed!) then the Riot is certainly worth a look. The shell is made of a fiberglass composite, each with a unique EPS layup to achieve a credible DOT/ECE safety rating. The shield is a huge improvement on the traditional 3-snap interface used to mount a variety of shields and visors helmets like the Bell Custom 500 (which we recently gave up on stocking) and the Biltwell Bonanza and full-face Gringo (which we do keep in stock in full size runs)
Despite its edgy name and passing resemblance to an actual riot helmet, the new Riot helmet from Bell is actually quite civilized. Plus, it is compatible with all of Bell’s wide range of shields for the Bullitt – offered in both Flat and Bubble options.
> DOT/ECE safety rating
> Low-profile composite shell
> 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low-profile look
> Multi density EPS liner
> Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
> Anti-bacterial interior
> Anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV-protected shield
> Aluminum shield mounting hardware
> Includes clear flat face shield