Bell Custom 500 Standard - RIF Black / Yellow / Orange / Red

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

This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.

Verified Customer Reviews for Bell Custom 500 Standard

139 reviews
Great Helmet at low price
24 February 2024 by Peter
My second Bell 500 as I was concerned these are being discontinued. I hope not as they suit me perfectly. Light weight at just over 1000g, perfect fit, superb quality construction.
Can't fault it
20 February 2024 by Ant
Stylish, comfortable helmet at a really good price. With free next day delivery, what's to fault.
Bell 500
07 February 2024 by Paul S
Very quick delivery, helmet as described, very easy to order
Modern classic
17 November 2023 by Steve
Love the chequer pattern and colour scheme. Quality and finish feels good for a budget lid. Never going to be as comfortable as an Arai or a Shoei for example, though probably just needs some breaking in, but comfortable enough and a good spring/summer helmet. As I wear photochromatic-type spectacles I didn't want a helmet with a drop-down tinted visor, so this does the trick. May look for some retro or ski-type goggles so could use this year round if necessary.
Does the job
05 October 2023 by Brian
Sizes guide not helpful - as others have noted.
Purchased medium (same as my other helmets) - very tight fit almost painful.
Returned to Sportsbikeshop and replaced with large - perfect fit.
Very quick delivery and very efficient returns procedure.
Excellent service.
Great helmet
20 September 2023 by Stuart T
Great open face helmet, comfortable straight away, the only thing I'd say is with this brand go one size bigger.
Bell Classic 500
10 September 2023 by Ian L
Beautiful helmet that pairs well with a set of Halcyon goggles for that perfect retro look. Would definitely recommend you call in to Sportsbikeshop to try the helmet for size before you buy to avoid disappointment as some reviews say helmets come up smaller than normal.
No frills functionality
22 August 2023 by David
I purchased the Large - and after 30 mins riding I had terrible pressure points on my forehead. I sold the helmet on eBay the following day and purchased the AGV K6s instead from SBS. The bell helmet would suit a round head shape - mine is oval. I'm approx 59.5cm. Shame it didn't fit correctly. A nice decent helmet, lightweight with obvious excellent visibility.
12 July 2023 by Stuart C
Comfortable helmet, fit to size perfectly, excellent construction, great value, very quick delivery, great service from Sportsbikeshop.
Delivered the next day
04 July 2023 by Paul C
good quality for the price quick delivery. Its a little tighter than my current helmet of the same size so if possible try on before you buy but pleased with it
Style: RIF Black / Yellow / Orange / Red
Value for money
19 June 2023 by Hilary J
Good solid construction. Fit true to size.
Super quick delivery
Bell helmet
13 June 2023 by Anonymous
Helmet is a great fit, very comfortable, cuts out a lot of road noise. Fantastic delivery next morning
Great old school helmet
31 May 2023 by Anonymous
Wanted a quality, old school open face helmet, this Bell helmet ticked all the boxes. Service from Sportsbikeshop was awesome A1
Great Lid
18 May 2023 by Simon C

Good sizing & comfortable. Just the thing for summer evenings out and about on something noisy and unreliable. The Bell 500 is decent quality and well finished, and great value. I have two, the XXL shell seems a lot bigger than the XL shell, so makes me look a bit like Frank Sidebottom.
Old School Cool
08 May 2023 by Gordon M
I bought this off these nice people to replace one I had previously bought which was too small. Great helmet for my Bobber for summer riding. Sportsbikeshop as always looked after me answering a query I had regarding my purchase. Thanks guys
Bell Custom 500 - RSD Check It
06 March 2023 by Anonymous
Very fast and trouble free service. Helmet is very well made and looks great with the black visor (not included in the box). Have used Sportsbikeshop for so many purchases and always great.
I know it's going to fit, it's a Bell
23 January 2023 by Adrian V
My favourite Lid, my first was a Magnum back in 1980, this is my latest. I've tried others, but Bell helmets always make me feel safe, with their snug, but not nippy fit. And just look at the snazzy paint job!
Style: Vertigo Black / Silver
Exceptional quality for the price
18 September 2022 by Anonymous
Good fit and an exceptional finish for the price. Bought to compliment a couple of 1970s Kawasakis and the style is genuinely authentic.
Style: RIF Black / Yellow / Orange / Red

Bell Custom 500 Standard - RIF Black / Yellow / Orange / Red

  • 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.

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