—  Bell Custom 500 open face helmet
—  RRP $139.95
—  Sizes: XS – XXL
—  Colours: Black metal flake pictured but available in many other graphics


In tribute to their founder, Roy Richter, Bell has released a line of helmets based on Richter’s “500” design.

Hailed by Bell as “ground zero for the modern motorsport helmet” there is no doubt that this original design formed by Richter himself in 1954 has given rise to an industry. The design is a classic that has been updated with modern protective technology by Bell engineers.

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 AS1698 Australian standards approved.

The Custom 500 series comes in a variety of styles inspired by custom graphics which suit riders from all points along the style spectrum from understated to flash. The Bell Custom 500 helmets rock with looks that are as good as their performance.


  • Custom fiberglass shell
  • Custom-quilted liner
  • Chrome trim (graphic dependent)
  • Integrated snaps for aftermarket shields and visors
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper