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 Post subject: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:21 am 
Ive really had my eye on a Bell 500 for bout 6 months now, but $100-$130 for a helmet whos mold has paid for itself decades ago...so I kinda fail to see ALL of the value that Bell projects with this price point.
I notice there are atleast a dozen alternatives with similar styling, and most are more cost effective.
Im interested in reviews of these alternatives...and Im also interested if the Bell bubble shield will button up to these alternatives, Im curious if the button locations are the same?

LOL, Id really like this helmet...but its REALLY over the top, and the price is as high/bad as the 500.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:30 am 
alternative?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... =SLIsearch

or still too pricey? there are reviews written on that site

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:33 am 
also the vega has similar styling, just take off the visor. but i dont know if the bubble shield will bolt right up to these helmets. i wouldnt think so

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... =SLIsearch

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:37 am 
found another cheaper alternative to the vega

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/ ... elmet.aspx

thh is a good brand too, they have been around for a while

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 am 
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alternative?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... =SLIsearch

or still too pricey? there are reviews written on that site


Thats the same as that Iron Maiden helmet above, given time, I could likely find one of those(Maiden) for around $100 also.

BUT, then I see helmets like this GMax...and i wanna know if the Bell bubble will snap on.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:49 am 
check with righand_man is riding with, i know he has a similar style.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:53 am 
I currently own a Vega brand helmet, different style, and its quality has been suitable for the last year(just dont care for the style of mine)...but again, great price range for this.

http://www.jafrum.com/Shop-By-Brand/Vega-Open-Face-Helmets/Vega-Helmets-Vega-X-280-Open-Face-Helmet-Solids

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Yeah, we talked about his bubble visor at FFR, but I was under the impression/assumption his was a 500 :meh: (hes a baller)

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:00 am 
imo the vega looks pretty damn similar to the 500 side by side. just different paint and the 500 has the leather cover over the padding.

you can probably look at them both at cycle gear, there is one in daytona and one in melbourne. hell they might have a bubble shield for you to see if it will fit

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 am 
Heres one with Hi-Fi speakers built in for $69...suck on that one BELL!

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Outlaw-Helmets/Outlaw-Retro-Black-Mega-Flake-Open-Face-Helmet-with-HI-FI-Speakers/218734.html
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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:50 am 
hella sexy :wasted:

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:57 am 
Heres some ones by Rebel...great prices too! They even have an Evil Kenevil graffic.

http://www.jafrum.com/Shop-By-Brand/Rebel-Helmets/Rebel-Helmets-Rebel-Classic-Open-Face-Helmet-Black

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:57 am 
KACHOWkeith wrote:
hella sexy :wasted:


And almost all of these at half the price of the 500 too!

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:58 am 
im in love with that one^

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:00 am 
if you dont get it then i am :D

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Bell 500
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:03 am 
Check out biltwell

Same style , around 100 bux. Plenty of metal flake and candy options at that price point.
They have solid and flat colors as well

To my knowledge the three button shields are made to a standard. But I know biltwell offers shields for there helmets as well

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