James (Eugene )
I got this helmet for it's retro looks. The quality and fit is good, the clearance price was great. I like this helmet a LOT better than my half helmet (Zox Nano)as it cuts wind noise by about 75%.
Manzanita (Woodside )
I previously had a Shoei RF-1000 large, I had to order X-large for this one, and it still feel snug, not quite the right shape. The adjustable air vents on top rattle over rough pavement and the helmet is pretty loud. The airflow is good but nothing to rave about. I like the graphics but they are starting to chip off already after a few months. I love the transitions shield, it works awesome, but the supposed fog coating is not in the same league as a pinlock inert--although I wil l say the bell shield is very low glare and very clear--sometimes I can't believe the visor is down! The helmet is very stable at freeway speeds and it seems better than my old Shoei in that regard. It is a bit heavier but seems to have more protective material. Overall, a good deal, don't regret it for the price.
Josh (Irving )
I'll start off by saying that Bell makes a great helmet. I received my helmet a few weeks ago and so far I like ALMOST everything about it. I'll start off with what I liked. I like the anti-fog visor. It works perfectly. I like the fit. It's very comfortable. I like the look. I get compliments on it from everyone. I like the magnetic strap keeper. It's handy. I like that it feels expensive on my head and in my hands. What I didn't like. The ventilation could be better. It's not bad but it was less than I was expecting. My other gripe. The buttons for the vents are small. They work well but it's going to take some practice to figure out where they're at. That's it. Overall I like the helmet. It looks awesome with the Dark Smoke shield I added. I just have a feeling that it will be used more this fall than this summer.
Randy (Traverse City )
The Bell 500 'check it' fits great and looks as good as my old (68) Bonneville. I was using a half helmet, which I liked, but the wind noise was aggravating my tinnitus. I hoped the Bell 500 would help this- and it did. It's MUCH quieter. I'm pretty cheap so it was hard for me to spend the extra $ for the 'check it' paint job but I'm glad I did- It's AMAZINGLY well done. If you like one of the "custom" paint jobs offered on the 500s...GET IT! You'll be glad you did! Motorcycle Superstore got the helmet to me quickly.
John (Tucson )
Great helmet. Perfect fit. High quality materials. Hard to wear glasses while wearing this helmet because protective padding goes pretty far down the forehead. I would definitely recommend this helmet.
Bill (Volcano )
First comment is that the ordering, shipping and receiving process for Motorcycle Superstore is superb especially for Hawaii customers. The Pit Boss helmet arrived, packaged well and on time. The helmet is very comfortable, a perfect fit and the padding inside and ear liners provide a quiet ride with no wind noise. The rear adjustment was opened all the way and also makes it a perfect fit. the only feature for which I really wanted was the flip down visor. It works well but rubs against the side of my nose. I will try a little precision sanding to widen the aperture and hopefully this will allow the lens to slide over my glasses and not rest on my nose. The measurement process information was very helpful. My riding buddy is ordering a Pit Boss today. Semper Fi, Bill