Bell Custom 500 Deluxe - Solid Matt Black
Customer Product Reviews
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.
The Bell Custom 500 is a really great helmet. At first I thought that I had ordered the wrong size as it felt quite tight on the sides. But after reading the information about the helmet I realised that it fitted just right and a couple of weeks on I know I was right. Great quality finish and comfortable inside. I would definitely buy another when needed.
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.
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.
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.
Love this design of the Bell Custom 500. Fits like a glove (I take a large in Shoei lids) and large is perfect. Great deal at the moment with the bag, visor and peak. Quality of finish is top notch. Excellent service from the guys at MK too.
Superb Brand helmet
Lindo capacete, a cor cinza brilhante foi o que comprei. Fica justo na cabeça e é confortável. Único defeito é O botão da cinta que é afiado de mais e rasga a borracha à volta do capacete. Sportsbike super rápido, em 7 dias recebi conforme o combinado
Nice retro helmet
Classic helmet with fine build quality. Looks good and comes with full face tinted visor. Two down sides. The clip on peak doesn't fit and if you try and out it on it scratches the helmet and the padding inside is a little thin.
Safety with style
Get this out of the way first; Sportsbikeshop offer the best service I've ever had from motorcycle equipment retailers and repeat buying is a certainty. The helmet looks well made and is well finished in all respects. The fit of the helmet is good as one might expect from Bell especially with a design (physical) that they've had plenty of time to perfect. The design (graphics) is also excellent hitting many people's hotspots of quazi carbon and gold. The only negative for me is that I find the rear padding where it meets the nape of the neck to be slightly too thick which pushes the helmet forward and low on my brow making goggles (style again) difficult to seat; I am hoping that wearing the helmet will squish the padding a bit and solve the irritation. Other than that my only surprise is the price; no idea why it's so cheap for such a quality item!
I'll stick with my Arai
I found the Bell helmet much smaller (tighter) than my usual fit with both Arai and Shoei. I have recently bought a new CB1000R+ and wanted something a bit more suited to the bike style but found this helmet sits high and would be better styled to a scooter/fashion rider.