Bell Qualifier DLX - Rally Matt Black
Customer Product Reviews
Quality qualifier from Bell
Just done a 600 mile round trip to the Isle of skye with this new lid and I'm very impressed with it. Not only is it a perfect fit, it's a lot lighter than my old one and comes with a transition visor. (Think they retail about a ton) doesn't squash my lugs or press against my forehead, quality helmet from Bell. I would recommend this lid (and have) to anyone who's thinking about one. Good thing is, sportsbikesHOP returns are ace if it's not for you. Try before you buy :-)
An exercise in perseverance eventually pays off!
Buying a helmet on-line can be tricky, especially if switching brands. Tried two budget helmets based on glowing reviews but was ultimately very disappointed with both. Returned to a Bell helmet (I've owned a few) and the fit and comfort suits me perfectly. The light-reactive visor is the stand out feature of this helmet. Its brilliant in sunny or dark conditions. Wind noise is no better or worse than other (premium) helmets I've owned - ventilation works well and wind buffet seems better than my outgoing Arai helmet. The only disappointment, which I discovered after purchasing the helmet, is it only has a 3 star SHARP safety rating - the first Bell helmet to score so low. Would suggest SportsBikeShop feature all SHARP safety ratings with their helmets - as a reference point, if nothing else. But a big thumbs up to SportsBikeShop for making my returns a quick and effortless affair. I will certainly shop here again.
I have always struggled to find a helmet that fits but the Bell Qualifier DLX in XXL fits perfectly. There is no pressure on the front of my head which normally occurs and the light-reactive Transitions visor is superb. The helmet is quiet in use and looks great. The fact it is made by Bell confirms the build quality is to a very high standard.
Designed for Sena S10 ?
If you intend to fit Sena S10 to the helmet you will need a 10S-A0302 fitting kit £80 if you can find one. When it come to fitting this its a complete nightmare. Ended up filing fitting kit and helmet to get it to fit,but Sena S10 still keeps unclipping from helmet, now have put a bit of rubber in-between clip to stop S10 falling from helmet when riding. Places for putting speakers in come about the top of my ear, so can't hear a xxxxxxx thing ,so ended up putting speakers in-between the mesh of cheek pull outs, with some foam, also doing this stopped a lot of the wind noise the helmet has. ON PLUS SIDE TRANSITION VISOR IS GREAT
Nice premium feel!
Being my second helmet and coming from a cheaper one this has a nice premium feel to it both on looks and with a quality liner inside. Although reviews I read tend to focus on the transitions visor I wasn't too fussed about it, but I'll admit its quite cool when you see it in action! Noise wise, I was bracing myself as some of the others mentioned it was quite loud. However (although hard to gauge these things) I've found it definitely a quieter and nicer place to be than my previous.
Bought this a s a replacement for my HJC, in comparison, this helmet feels like a better fit and much has much better visibility. I went and bought a Pinlock visor for it straight away as the Transitions visor isn't up to winter riding, regardless of the amount of airflow you get with this helmet. I would say this is really more of a summer helmet, although with a snood for balaclava when its cold cold its fine. The helmet is also much more noisy than my old HJC, especially from the coms port at motorway speeds or side winds from the left (I will be filling that hole at some point). The pros far outweigh the cons, and considering its good looks, I won't be going anywhere else for a while.. and am looking forward to the summer.
Excellent helmet at the money
I got this in the Sportsbikeshop sale wow. It feels like a £200+ helmet. The lining is really good quality and the current outs for a headset and feel of the padding is great. The exterior finish and solid feel to the visor and visor operation is also excellent. The fact the visor is also photo reactive is amazing at this money.
Bell Helmet - good all-rounder
Fits well, great design, comfortable, and importantly it is GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY! As good as any helmet I have used. The one downside (and this is why I didn't score it 5/5) is that the wind-noise is a little excessive IMHO.
Two thumbs up!
Had to order xl as large was too tight, but the fit is great. There's a compartment for a Sena headset and the transitions visor is brilliant. Also love the matte livery, the fighter pilot theme really stands out but isn't too garish. Two thumbs up.