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As most bikers know, Bell pretty much invented the modern motorcycle helmet. In 1954, Roy Richter founded the helmet division of Bell Auto Parts and, in 1957, they introduced the most famous helmet in motorcycling history, the 500TX, a design that is now displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The new Custom 500 is basically an up to date version of the classic 500TX. What makes the Custom 500 so special, however, is that it comes in no less than five different shell sizes. No other maker of an open-face helmet goes to such lengths to get the helmet looking just right on the wearer's head. Most will have just two shell sizes. What this means is that extra, unnecessary padding lines the helmet to make it fit snugly. So you often end up with a helmet with an inch or two of padding between your head and the helmet's shell. And this can look a little ungainly. But with five differently sized shells, the Custom 500 always looks just the way it should, sitting lower on the head for a perfect appearance.
This particular design from Roland Sands takes the standard carbon version and amps it up with some serious retro designs. The Talladega has a matte carbon finish with gloss black panels working its way up the helmet. There are silver flake pinstripes around each panel accentuating those 70s curves. As always you can customise this helmet with a selection of visors and peaks (sold separately).
Tailored headform for better fit
5 shell and EPS liner sizes for low profile look
Integrated five snap clasps for visors and peaks
Carbon fibre shell
Multi density, quilted EPS liner
Padded chin strap with D ring closure and strap keeper
5 year warranty
DOT and ECE 22.05 rated
Roland Sands custom design
Supplied in Bell bag with carry handles and soft lining