Bell Helmets 60th Anniversary. What It Takes To Make A Safer Motorcycle Helmet.

Since 1954, Bell the leader and largest head protection company in the world, has for goal to create a helmet that has the ability to absorb and dissipate energy at every level of velocity (in the US, 50% of the motorcycle population doesn’t wear a helmet.) Over 50 Bell engineers, designers and testing professionals work in Scott Valley inside the largest test lab in the world, testing more helmets in this lab than all other helmet testing labs together. Beyond fit and comfort, helmets are tested at a wide range of speeds , from low to high speed and in between.  There are four different conditions that the helmets must be tested in: hot, ambient, cold and wet condition. Bell also adjust head coverage and how the helmet performs during rotational injuries. A video showing Bell Comprehensive Impact Testing.

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5 Responses to “Bell Helmets 60th Anniversary. What It Takes To Make A Safer Motorcycle Helmet.”


  1. 1 Rodent Mar 29th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Bell use to be made in America.

  2. 2 Terence Tory Mar 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Helmets are great and keep your hair minty-fresh.But seeing as most bikers die from chest injuries why not Bell street armour like a good knight out?

    I use a Bell on the head end,and have no complaints about it.

  3. 3 Will Mar 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Are there any US manufactured DOT/Snell rated helmets?

  4. 4 Rob Mar 29th, 2014 at 11:03 pm
  5. 5 Magnet Man Mar 30th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Thank you Will for the question and Rob for the answer.
    I respect American made products.
    See if it was not for you guys I would have not known about this!

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