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Author Topic: Bell Bullitt  (Read 39281 times)

Offline coyote13

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #30 on: Nov 07, 2013, 13:03:56 »
Well within your rights to do so Rich
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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #31 on: Nov 07, 2013, 13:19:10 »
it has a lot of shield plastic, ,which means fogging inside on cold damp days could be an issue

Offline ronnie

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #32 on: Nov 07, 2013, 19:12:19 »
I think that picture and the color scheme isn't doing that helmet justice. Though I agree it should be practical for that kind of money, I still think that cream and red one looks awesome. It would look great with a clear or a gold visor if they made it, make the cream and red really pop. But I agree, when my bike is done it will be time to get another helmet as well. And if this doesn't fit and/or perform for the money, I'm going to get an Arai.
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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #33 on: Nov 07, 2013, 23:29:06 »
Arai... best helmet I've ever owned. Period.








I've had Bell, Simpson, Shoei, etc. The Arai fit's me best, bar none.  8)

I'm due for a new one too, now that I think about it...



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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #34 on: Nov 07, 2013, 23:49:59 »
yup i wear an XD3 arai i love the fit and having  the sun visor is a bonus + it is pinlock compatable

Offline ronnie

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #35 on: Nov 08, 2013, 02:57:35 »
Drewski, did you try on a bunch of different helmets? I know they have a bunch of different head shapes to choose from, how did you know which one to choose? I have a Shoei Qwest and though its comfy and quite, I find its a little bulky and it tends to tilt up. I find I have to pull the chin down and reposition at times.
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Offline Withers

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #36 on: Nov 08, 2013, 12:09:40 »
I think if the flat shield was clear, showing off the thin chin bar, it would look more 'vintage'.  Shame about those protruding bevels on the shield pivot.  In another color, with contrasting grills for the vent, it would again look less modern.

I'm interested in trying one on, but I doubt it will feel better than my RF1100 that was the same price.

I agree, you can kind of tell what it would look like on the other prototype pic I found with the clear shield even though most of it is covered. Plus the shield may change in design from prototype to finished product. The prototype seems to have very sharp edges where I would think a more beveled shield would be more retro.

If nothing else it seems to fit better than the Gringo, which always seems to sit too high on the head in the pictures (haven't tried one on in person).

It does seem to have vents at the top above the shield, I guess time will tell how well it works in reality.
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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #37 on: Nov 08, 2013, 12:59:25 »
Drewski, did you try on a bunch of different helmets? I know they have a bunch of different head shapes to choose from, how did you know which one to choose? I have a Shoei Qwest and though its comfy and quite, I find its a little bulky and it tends to tilt up. I find I have to pull the chin down and reposition at times.

Everyone's head is different - you need to try on gazillions of helmets before buying.  When I bought my first Shoei RF1000, I tried Arai and other models and found the RF1000 to fit me best.  I crashed that one, and went straight to the RF1100, but not before trying it on and confirming size etc.  I actually went down from a Large to a Medium.

I do find my RF1100 can 'lift' a bit at high speed.  I might explore thicker cheek pads for it to snug it up.  But it's super light, comfortable and extremely well vented.  It does like all other helmets fog up in extreme conditions, but generally speaking it's good in that regard.

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Offline chucklump

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #38 on: Nov 14, 2013, 02:26:12 »
looks cool.

Offline ronnie

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Re: Bell Bullitt
« Reply #39 on: Nov 14, 2013, 04:31:18 »
Yea doesn't look too shabby.. That color doesn't do it justice though haha! But the only thing I can qualm about is the face shield not mating with the helmet, looks like a gap on the top when it's closed. But may not be a final model?

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