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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black

Retro style composite fibreglass open face helmet with microfibre interior and padded D-ring strap

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
July 12, 2020

Looks great, perfect fit.

After looking for my first open faced helmet I Decided on the custom 500. I Was a bit dubious on size as a lot of reviews said they come up smaller. I took the gamble and ordered Large as this is my usual size and I have to say it fits Perfectly. Really Happy with it and would definitely recommend.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
May 19, 2020


I love Bell helmets, they always fit so well. The retro look of this helmet is great and the accessories mean you can have a different look from 1 helmet.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
August 25, 2019

Nice lid, sizing a little smaller than other brand

Really like the hat, it fits well if a little smaller than I was expecting but not too small to warrant exchanging. Just buyer beware that Bell sizing does seem to be smaller than other brands. Can't fault the helmet itself though, feels solid and comfy when on can't wait to use it on The DGR 2019 ride.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
August 10, 2019

Simple but effective and well made

Nice and light to wear, with a secure fit (it seems to suit my head shape - I tried a Caberg Freeride in the same size, but that helmet could roll off the back of my head. No issues with this Bell) yet room for glasses. Great fun riding with my face in the breeze, and especially nice not to have to take the helmet off to get through the gate at work or at petrol stations.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
July 11, 2019

New helmet, same great products and service

Great service, very quick delivery, very pleased with the helmet, have had Bell helmets before so new the quality, this one was as expected !! I have used sportsbikeshop before, will definitely recommend and use again.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
June 10, 2019

Average and let me tell you why

I like the design and looks of the helmet. My usual size M fits perfect. Helmet is very comfortable and stays on well even with speeds around 90 mph (not tried faster). Rating it "average" because of the quality of materials. Rubber finishes are made of very soft rubber that gets cut and torn even when putting the helmet on the ground. After three trips the rubber at the bottom of the helmet is battered and I did try to be gentle with it. After few stones, bugs hits can clearly see tiny chips of black paint coming off, revealing white coating underneath. Own few helmets and never had issues like that. Was hoping for a bit more from Bell.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
March 23, 2019

Good choice

I ordered the XL as that's my usual size, this was actually too big, so returned and exchanged for the Large. This is a perfect snug fit for my oval head shape and sits nicely above the eyebrows, I can put sunglasses on comfortably. The D type fastener is my preferred type so I can tighten to the tension I want. Sportsbikeshop are probably the best online company I've ever used - everything was so easy and straightforward from my order to the return and receiving the correct size, I was emailed with updates throughout the whole process and given 1 hr time slots from DPD for delivery, very pleased.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
March 20, 2019

Thumbs up

Just what I'd been looking for, not only in looks but quality. Ordered off the measurement guide but found it very tight but next size up was spot on.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
March 15, 2019

Super - Stylish - Sportster

Just changed from a sports bike to a Sportster and wanted a new helmet to suit the new riding style. Have heard a lot of good things about Bell and this was an obvious choice for me. Not too keen on the choice of "bubble" visors but looking into some goggles or sun glasses. Comfortable fit, not too heavy to carry around and the case is useful too.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black
February 19, 2019

Great Helmet

Purchased this one to replace my 5 year old Bell Custom 500, slightly improved quality from previous version. Fit always on the tight side to begin with until it shapes to your head. Highly recommend this Helmet.

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Bell Custom 500 Standard - Solid Matt Black

  • Composite fibreglass construction
  • Soft microfibre cloth interior
  • Integrated 5 snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Leather D-ring pull tab
  • Multi-density EPS liner
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • Five year warranty
  • Includes drawstring bag

Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fibreglass and named it the "500." Bell's Custom 500 pays homage to Richter's original design while adding modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date.

Product Specification Variants Visors and Peaks


Bell helmets exist to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. It is built from auto racing, motorcycle and bicycle culture. Bell don't just make helmets; they make possibilities. Born in a garage, fuelled by grease and will and guided by pure intent to encourage the world to live, ride, drive and thrive. Hand-in-hand with the world's best drivers and riders, Bell helmets continue to enable the world's best to be their best... as it always has. Bell-Established 1954. Proven ever since.

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  • Does it come with a peak ?

    January 6, 2020

    This helmet does not come with a peak as standard but we do stock 2 different types of peaks for this helmet in black, both styles are currently priced at £11.99

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