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Old 02-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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Bell Star? Opinions? Reviews?

I found a great deal online and was shopping for a new helmet. I currently own a shoei RF1000 and a spec 1r extreme. I am retiring my street helmet which is an old KBC. So I ran across the Bell Star. I am all about trying out new things and have only heard good things about them. Sportbiketrackgear.com is closing the C-Note out for only 199.99 with free shipping. Im thinking get the bell for the track and put the suomy as my street helmet since it is highly visible. Thanks for your imput.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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I'm not too familiar with that exact model but Bell has been in the helmet game for a loooong time so they probably know what they're doing when it comes to putting out safe/quality helmets.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #3
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My friend had one and they are great helmet. For the price u cannot get better. Quality is high.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #4
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I've tried on a friends star. It's a 'A' grade helmet on par with Shoei, Suomy etc. As long as you get a good fit you shouldn't be dissapointed. I didn't ride with it but it had a comfortable solid feel to it that was a notch above my KBC VR1x and RF1000.
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he bell star is a great helmet...
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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while its not the c-note Bell Star, they do have them here for 169.99-199.99. good luck.

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/b...rcycle+helmets
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Yellowjacket. . .make sure to check the return policy to make sure you won't be stuck with a lid that doesn't fit. If it's not returnable, try to find a Bell dealer in your area to see what size/shape fits you the best before you purchase.
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Never worn one, but it get's great reviews and is supposed to be one of the best venting helmets on the market today.
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Never worn one, but it get's great reviews and is supposed to be one of the best venting helmets on the market today.
I would put my HJC RPS-10 up to that Pepsi Challenge.
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I would put my HJC RPS-10 up to that Pepsi Challenge.
Both are highly rated in the ventilation dept. The shoei X-11 used to be top dog and it seems the X-12 took a step backward from what I have read. Never worn the X-12, Bell, or HJC, but my X-11 rocks as far as moving air. I wear a Sparx now and I think it moves air better than the X-11 when the faceshield vents are open.
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back in my racing days almost every rider had a Bell Star helmet and Bates leathers, didn't have many options on full face helmets, they were great helmets and it probably saved my life when i hit that tree!
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I own a Bell Star. It's a great helmet and it's comfortable. You won't be disappointed.
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