Bell Reveals 2017 Products

"Bell Helmets is going back to its roots for 2017, with retro looks for the Moto-3 and Riot helmets. Also, Bell is adding MIPS technology to three of its helmets., including the street Qualifier DLX.


The Moto-3 first debuted in the late 1970s and was worn by top racers such as Bob Hannah. The original helmet was well ahead of its time with a Snell certification, and became the inspiration for a number of motocross helmets that followed.

The shell of the modern-day Moto-3 is made from Bell’s proprietary fiber composite and also has a multi-density EPS layer. The off-road Moto-3 helmet has Bell’s recognizable slanted vents and a snap-on visor. Instead of a terry cloth interior, it has a modern antimicrobial/antibacterial liner that’s removable and washable.

The graphics are taken from Bell’s “Artist Series,” which are done by iconic brands such as RSD, Chemical Candy and Independent (which will include a leather, suede interior).

“The Moto-3 is one of our most iconic helmets, and we are excited to re-introduce it to our lineup and share it with a whole new generation of riders,”said Chris Sackett, vice president of Bell Helmets. “Many riders have started looking back to old models, and this helmet will give them the classic look and feel they are searching for with all the modern innovations.'"

- Cycle News Staff


Peter Pawlus