Bell Custom 500 - RSD Check It

Retro style composite fibreglass open face helmet with faux leather 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

141 reviews
05 June 2024 by John M
Always use Bell
Style: Solid Black
Lovely product, good price.
24 May 2024 by Luke
Excellent quality helmet and a very good price, not the comfiest fit though. A different shape to bell full face helmets as well, so worth trying before buying.
Style: RIF Sand / Yellow
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.
Style: RSD Check It
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.
Style: RSD Check It
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.
Style: RSD Check It
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.
Style: Vintage White
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.
Style: RSD Check It

Bell Custom 500 - RSD Check It

  • Composite fibreglass construction
  • Roland Sands Design
  • Custom cloth interior liner
  • Integrated 5 snap pattern compatible with aftermarket peaks and visors
  • Leather D-ring pull tab
  • Multi-density EPS liner
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • Five year warranty

The Bell Custom 500 SE is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With 5 shell sizes the Custom 500 is sure to give the rider a personalised fit regardless of where you are on the size chart. The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fibreglass composite shell. Fit and finish are impeccable, and with dozens of shield and visor accessories available, the opportunity to personalise yours is endless. Experience the best in category helmets from those who helped invent truly protective helmets.

Product Specification Variants Visors and Peaks Manufacturer
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • can you use an intercom with this helmet. and if so which do you recommend

    February 10, 2023

    This helmet is able to have an intercom fitted into it without any issues. As the majority of Intercom systems are universal, there are a number of options available, but we would require further information in regards to any needs and requirements you have, for us to be able to advise or recommend any one intercom over another.