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Custom 500

Original Style

Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the “500.” Bell’s Custom 500 pays homage to Richter’s original design while adding modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date.


  • 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low profile look
  • Anti-bacterial Interior
  • Industry-Leading Five-Year Warranty
  • Integrated 5-Snap Pattern for Aftermarket Shields and Visors
  • Leather D-Ring Pull Tab
  • Low-Profile Composite Shell
  • Multi-density EPS liner
  • Padded Chin Strap with D-Ring Closure and Strap Keeper



1200 Grams


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  • ECE

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The original is all i need Charlie N.

I bought my custom 500 in matte grey and i use it every day and its very comfortable even after 4 hours of usage, build quality is top notch there isn't a single flaw i have found yet. The only thing i would change is the fact that it doesn't come with a face shield out of the box, they aren't expensive though. Overall excellent helmet!

2014 Bell CUSTOM 500 a retro winner. newjack66

Bell went back and reworked the original Custom 500 w/ the new 2014 Custom 500. This helmet sits very low, fits me like a glove & is a intermediate/oval fit. The finish is up there with many of the 'high end' open faces & price is excellent.
You can put bubble visors, shorty sun lids, you name it. This helmet looks very retro but feels very modern.

I have the gloss black w/snaps and I am looking at buying another.

Well done Bell and good to see you back on top!