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Bell Custom 511 Open Face Helmet

Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the "511." That moment was ground zero for the modern motorsport helmet and it gave rise to an entire industry. Bell's new Custom 511 pays homage to Richter's original design and adds modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date while still keeping the original's aesthetic. By combining a custom fiberglass layup with a specially designed EPS foam layer, Bell engineers were able to craft a helmet that is at once light weight, narrow in profile, and DOT-compliant. Adding custom paint-inspired graphics, chrome trim work (on some graphics) and a quilted liner, the new Custom 511 custom looks as good as it performs.

Bell invented the modern helmet over 61 years ago, and this new interpretation of that original pioneering ¾ lid is our commitment to ensuring you have the best to choose from. With five unique shell sizes providing personalized and compact fit, a plush micro suede interior featuring contrast stitching, and fiberglass composite shell, the Custom 511 offers a feast of options within one classic, original package. In a competitive market filled with choices when it comes time to choosing a ¾ helmet, it’s reassuring to know the original is still the best.

Multi-density EPS liner
Low-profile fiberglass composite shell
Anti-bacterial interior
Integrated 5-snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors
Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
Industry-leading five-year warranty
DOT Certified