Bell partners with McQueen Estate to create custom helmet
Steve McQueen, who earned the King of Cool title by starring in film classics such as The Great Escape, Bullitt, and The Magnificent Seven, entered into motorsport racing with a pseudonym. By 1964, McQueen was one of the most sought-after figures in racing.
Bell Custom 500 Helmet
Steve McQueen showed us what a badass in a helmet could look like. His blend of cool and confidence is the essence of Bell’s motocross and supermoto heritage. It’s also why Bell partnered with Steve McQueen to honour his life and style.
The helmet’s design pays homage to McQueen’s love of off-road riding and desert crossings. The custom paint scheme features a classic graphic and ‘smashed’ motorcycle image. A nod to McQueen ripping across the sand with his Triumph.
Inspired by Bell’s first production helmet in 1954, the Custom 500 is newly refined with an oval design and low-profile fit, giving it the more petite look you want with the same throwback style.
The Custom 500 is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With five shell sizes, this helmet is sure to give the rider a personalized fit regardless of where you are on the size chart and is lightweight with a padded chin strap for a comfortable ride.
The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fibreglass composite shell and features an integrated 5-snap pattern for various shields and visors. Experience the best in category helmets from those who helped invent protective helmets.
Shield Type: INTEGRATED 5-SNAP PATTERN FOR AFTERMARKET SHIELDS AND VISORS
Fit System: 5 SHELL AND EPS LINER SIZES ENSURE A LOW-PROFILE LOOK
Product weight : 982G +/- 50G (SIZE M)
Certification: DOT (US) and ECE (EU)
Bell offers this helmet in various sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL, and you have a choice of ten shades to customize the helmet. The sizes are available depending on the shade you select, with the starting price as $209.95.
Source: Bell and Cycle World