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A Guide to Bell Helmets
By Matt Lambert – Rightmotorsport
If you're in the market for a new motorsport helmet, you might want to check out Bell Helmets. These helmets are known for their quality, safety, and style, and they are a popular choice among racers and enthusiasts alike. But where are bell helmets made and manufactured?
Furthermore, Bell have a state-of-art production facility located in Bahrain, adjacent to the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
The company has been in the helmet-making business for over 70 years, and it's clear that they know a thing or two about crafting quality headgear. Bell's manufacturing facility is state-of-the-art and employs advanced technologies, such as 3D scanning and computer-aided design, to ensure that each helmet is made to the highest standards.
"Bell Racing Helmets is an American brand founded in 1954 by Roy Richter in Bell, California. Throughout its history, the company has pioneered key innovations including the first energy absorbing liner, Snell certified helmet, full-face helmet, fire retardant helmet, aerodynamic helmet and FIA “super helmet”.
(Racing Force, owner of Bell Helmets brand)
But why should you choose a Bell helmet?
For starters, Bell Helmets are known for their superior safety features. All Bell helmets are rigorously tested to meet or exceed industry safety standards, and they are engineered to provide maximum protection in the event of a crash or impact.
Additionally, Bell Helmets are also known for their comfort and ventilation. Many of the helmets feature advanced ventilation systems that help to keep the rider cool and comfortable, even in the hottest conditions.
But perhaps one of the best reasons to choose a Bell helmet is the company's commitment to style. Bell Helmets offer a wide range of colors and designs to suit any taste, from sleek and understated to bold and colorful.
All in all, Bell Helmets are a great choice for anyone in the market for a new motorsport helmet. With their superior safety features, comfortable designs and made in the Bahrain, Bell Helmets are a great investment for any racer or enthusiast.
"Today the brand produces technically superior auto racing helmets incorporating advanced materials along with the latest manufacturing techniques. Bell manufactures and markets helmets for professional and amateur racers for all forms of racing from Formula 1® to Karting through Rally and Road Racing. Over 50% of Formula 1® drivers wear Bell Helmets including World Champions such as Lewis Hamilton. Bell is also a technical partner of Ferrari, many F1 teams and several car manufacturers."
(Racing Force, owner of Bell Helmets brand)
The Best Bell Helmets for Karting and Circuit Racing
Bell Helmets offers a wide variety of helmets for different motorsports, including karting and circuit racing. It is important to note that not all Karting helmets are suitable for circuit racing, due to their fireproofing and safety ratings, however, most circuit racing helmets can be used in Karting.
Here are a few examples of Bell helmets that are well-suited for these types of racing:
Bell Sport Mag: This helmet is designed for racers who enjoy the feel of an open-face helmet and demand value and quality at an affordable price. It features a lightweight composite shell and advanced ventilation system, which helps to keep the rider cool and comfortable, even in the hottest conditions. It also has an aerodynamic design to help reduce drag and wind noise, which means that the driver can focus on the race.
Bell RS7 Pro: This helmet is a great choice for karting and circuit racing. It features a lightweight, aerodynamic carbon composite shell and advanced ventilation system, which help to keep the rider cool and comfortable. It also features a double screen anti fog (DSAF) visor and rubber gasket seal ensures that water not enter the eye opening in rain conditions. The Bell RS7 is available in Black, White, Stamina Grey (Graphics) and Stamina Red (Graphics).
- Bell GTX3: This helmet has professional features and is a top-of-the-line choice for racers competing in open wheel, open compartment, formula, karting and dirt track forms of racing. The Bell GTX3 features a lightweight, aerodynamic carbon composite shell and advanced ventilation system. The Bell GTX 3 integrated shield, double screen anti fog (DSAF) visor and rear facing vents allow air exchange and clear vision while preventing dust from entering the helmet (especially in dirt track or other demanding racing environments)..