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Old Sep 28th 2015, 02:06 PM   #11
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I cant remeber where I saw it but bell announced a custom fir project on the Bell Carbon and the Moto 9 a while back. Here is what I found from bell but I thought I had read that they were going to open it up to the RS1 as well.

https://www.bellhelmets.com/bell-custom-fit


I have a Vortex and a Revolver and I saw the Stars on sale a while ago. I was leaning more towards the RS1 as I hear they are quieter and have less wind noise for street use. But some Stars can be had for less than the RS1s if you dont mind what graphics are out.
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Old Sep 28th 2015, 05:10 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Donguason View Post
I cant remeber where I saw it but bell announced a custom fir project on the Bell Carbon and the Moto 9 a while back. Here is what I found from bell but I thought I had read that they were going to open it up to the RS1 as well.

https://www.bellhelmets.com/bell-custom-fit
They already 'kinda' have that ability. Bell Stars and Bell RS-1 both have completely removable/washable liner/paddings, you can get different sizes on those removable inserts and swap 'em out to (at least) semi-custom size/fit the liner.
I used to be a Shoei user (Arai just doesn't fit me) until, when looking for a new helmet a couple years back someone suggested I look at Bell RS-1 as a possible alternative to Shoei. Haven't regretted swapping to 'em. Quieter than shoei and the removable/washable liner pieces/inserts (at least here in south US where you do serious sweating in summer) makes things bearable.
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Old Oct 6th 2015, 04:12 PM   #13
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Any update or intel on when the new range will hit the stores? Pictures? I got one three years ago and wear it 5/6 times a week with the photochromic lens and love it. Made squid mistake at last track day when a gust of wind rolled it off the saddle and cracked the visor plus the connector piece for the visor so was looking to pick up a bargain around Thanks Giving but might hang on now if the new graphics are hot. Not really taken with any of the current crop.
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Old Oct 7th 2015, 08:18 AM   #14
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Looks like a good idea, I always raced with a Bell, I've bought Bell for my kid from 1/4 midgets all the way to 410 Sprint Cars. A properly fitted helmet is a must, and the newest problem for helmets is head and neck restraints, and the dreaded red eye.
I ended up with a Shoei of all things, on a bike purchase ,a new RF1000 a little gaudy but perfect fit, so I used it, fast forward 6 months, and I had occasion to crash test it, ambulance ride, some sheet time, ti plate and some screws, but what impressed me was I hit my head hard, knocked the shield off, saw colored Zolotone, but no headache next day. So I searched and found another new RF1000 even though they have been discontinued I stick with what I know works. I stopped my head hard and fast enough on the pavement in that wreck to have red eye and a concussion and I had neither.
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Old Oct 15th 2015, 08:58 AM   #15
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2016 Star line

Just for those who might be interested I contacted Bell and they say the new line, for 2016, won't be released until May of next year. Damn that's quite a wait!! What to do? Go for an old style as I need to change or hang it out some how? First world problems - gotta love em!!!!
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Old Oct 15th 2015, 05:27 PM   #16
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First press I've seen on the new lid; there are three new Stars in the lineup, but the one that Beaubier has been in Bell is calling the Pro Star. Not exactly cheap!

Bell Introduces the Latest in Helmet Technology with it?s All-New Pro Star

EDIT - it's on Bell's site now as well: https://www.bellhelmets.com/prostar Guess the racers are wearing the Race Star - DOH!
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Old Oct 15th 2015, 05:50 PM   #17
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As a helmet whore, I'm really not digging the price trend of lids nowadays...
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Old Oct 16th 2015, 05:23 AM   #18
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As a helmet whore, I'm really not digging the price trend of lids nowadays...
More info popping up all over: New 2016 Bell Stars - Motorcycle.com News

Price range starts at $450-500 for the Plain Jane Star, $700-$750 for the Race Star (which has a carbon shell), and $1200-$1300 for the top end Pro Star, which differs from the Race Star only by having a higher grade carbon shell for lighter weight.

So no big jump in price after all, just an extended range offering for those wanting a Bell to Compete with the top end AGV's, etc.

Really like my current Star but it's getting a bit long in the tooth, so this is top of the list for it's replacement.

Added: Catalog link with full info: http://nojesguiden.issuu.com/bellhel...ersports_issuu
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Old Oct 19th 2015, 07:45 AM   #19
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Thanks Steve, I've just got through looking at the new catalogue and those new Bell's do look very sexy!! The Pro Star does look a bit tasty at $1200 (plus the $150 for the photochromic, must have, visor). Probably go with the Race Star (RSD and the Ace Café I like!!) Have to say the RSD design in the Star looks like it could be an awesome design as well but not the quality compromise is worth it? Ah well now for the wait!! Maybe in that time I can convince the wife the 1199 needs an upgrade to 1299 too!!!!!
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