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Bell Custom 500 helmet in white Product Information

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 Custom 500 is about as classic as a helmet can get. It's a look and style that has been much copied, but if it doesn't feature the famous Bell logo on the front, then it's not the real McCoy. 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 definitely takes its style cues from the 1970's mod era, using the Gulf Racing blue colour in a slight pearlescent finish with matching mod font around the jawline reading C500. As always you can customise this helmet by adding different visors and peak (sold separately). Read our review of the Bell Custom 500.

Read our editorial how to choose the perfect open face helmet.


  • Brand new headform for an exceptional fit
  • Five shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low profile look
  • Integrated five snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
  • Multi-density EPS liner
  • Stainless steel D-ring closure
  • Leather D-ring pull tab
  • Industry leading five year warranty

See the full range of colours for the Bell Custom 500 helmet

Size Chart

Bell motorcycle helmets. Please note: Sizes available are shown on the product page.

XS53 - 54
S55 - 56
M57 - 58
L59 - 60
XL61 - 62
XXL63 - 64
XXXL65 - 66

Product Reviews


John Gulliver: Product Review

I agree with the review, great value helmet. But a goggle retaining strap at the back is fairly essential, I don't know why they didn't fir one.

james gregson: Bell 500 Helmet

I agree with John, a helmet of this quality should have a goggle retaining strap, for the urban rider, this is the only thing putting me off buying two of these..such a pity..i don't know what to do..

Scott Adams: Bell Custom 500 Review

Agree about the goggle retaining strap but I've used a couple of different types of goggles with no issues. Lining could be a bit more plush but still comfy after a few hours on the road. Good over all quality and very good value for money.

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