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Old 09-10-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Bell Bullit

I'm fascinated with the look of this helmet. I cannot seem to find it in stock anywhere local to see and try on. Other than the major online retailers, has anyone seen these in the dealers, tried one on, or for that matter, bought one. Curious on fit and experience with the helmet.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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I have one. It's awsome. Really nicly done , in and out. Fits like a shoei. Revzilla had it in stock a week ago
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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It sure does remind me of my old Bell Star (II?). I think I bought it in '73. It cost me $125. (I was bringing home $93 per week & my bike at the time cost $500) I had just returned from 8 months riding in Europe. I had never seen one actually worn on the road, until I saw the German Autobahn moto cops. They had fully faired BMW 800s, full race leathers in dark green, & Bell Star helmets. They made quite an impression! Once I got home I knew I had to have one! Made me feel like Jackie Stewart! I wonder if this new Bullit will make me feel like that again? If so....I'm in!
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:03 AM   #4
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Contact Wes at apex cycle shop in ellijay. Apexcycleshop.com
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:04 AM   #5
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Very happy with mine. I wear XL in Shoei and Arai and XL fit me in this as well. Great finish. Purchased at Ericos Motorsports in Denver. Really cool shop with great folks running it.



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Old 09-11-2014, 07:03 AM   #6
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I tried one on... it's very round. If your head is shaped like a grapefruit, it may fit.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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I tried one on... it's very round. If your head is shaped like a grapefruit, it may fit.

Surprised to hear that since most reviews say it's an intermediate oval.


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Very happy with mine. I wear XL in Shoei and Arai and XL fit me in this as well. Great finish. Purchased at Ericos Motorsports in Denver. Really cool shop with great folks running it.
The fit reference is helpful. I wear a medium Shoei Neotek and like the fit of a medium Arai XD4.


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Contact Wes at apex cycle shop in ellijay. Apexcycleshop.com
Tried calling but they do not answer the phone and it's an appointment only custom shop. Plus they are not listed as a dealer so doubtful they would stock these.

I've struck out finding these in Atlanta. Cycle Gear is the dealer but they will only custom order one, not a stocked item (if it isn't Bilt it isn't in the store). I'll be in Indianapolis in 2 weeks so may try a shop there.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:28 AM   #8
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have you contacted Bell to inquire about stocking dealers?
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:02 AM   #9
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Leave Wes a message if you haven't. He's a one man shop. I know last time I was there he did have a few of these on the shelf.

Also on your way to Indy, there is a Motorcycle Superstore in Louisville. It's pretty big. I was there a few weeks ago and they had a ton of Bell helmets.
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I have at the least an intermediate oval head shape and the fit is great for me. I always try to wear a helmet for several minutes in the shop before purchase and then I wear it at home for an extended time before I take it on the bike just to make sure there is no strange pressure points.
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have you contacted Bell to inquire about stocking dealers?
Yep tried them. They have no clue as to what is at the dealers.

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Leave Wes a message if you haven't. He's a one man shop. I know last time I was there he did have a few of these on the shelf.

Also on your way to Indy, there is a Motorcycle Superstore in Louisville. It's pretty big. I was there a few weeks ago and they had a ton of Bell helmets.
I'll try and call again and will see if I can get the plane to make a brief stop in Louisville for me.

I did find a retro gear shop in Indy that keeps these in stock. So worst case is I'll go there when I'm in town.
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:35 AM   #12
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Lol I guess I'm just used to driving there haha!
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:41 AM   #13
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I absolutely love mine for tooling around the city up to about 40 mph. In blue flake, I get a lot of attention, people taking pictures of it, etc. It goes well with my CB500. The fit and finish are both pretty solid, and the brown leather interior looks and feels great. DOT and ECE? Sign me right up.

Anything over 40 starts to get loud as there is no chin skirt and the head opening is large. Anything over 55 and it starts to lift a bit. At anything over 70, if you don't have it tightened down hard, it'll try to choke you out. I just did a bunch of higher speed miles with mine during the Gypsy Run, and I came to the decision that it's probably the best helmet you can get to look cool as hell if you're riding around at low speeds, from coffee shop to coffee shop, and there is nothing wrong with that. But if you are doing many highway miles, it's the wrong lid. There are better options for around $400.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #14
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Thanks for the update and the note about noise level. Other than errands around town, I wear ear plugs and sit behind a fairly large screen. One person I spoke with said the jaw area is a little tight and that may be a concern. I'm not quite in Leno territory but I always have to get thinner cheek pads in all my helmets and many FF helmets do not have the room up front.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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Well I finally got to try one on today. Did I buy it, no. Here's why.

The Good
Great looking helmet and the blue has a fantastic paint job. Eye port was huge.

The Bad
Hot spots on front above temples but going up a size helped this. Chin bar was too close. If I stuck my chin out I could easily touch, and it felt like my chin was below the bottom of the helmet.

The decision
Overall I liked the helmet but not at the $399 price. It "feels" like a $299 helmet and I would have bought one at that price for around town and short rides.
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