The Bell Moto-3 Helmet is essentially a re-release of the original helmet from the 1970s, however Bell have incorporated all of the modern safety elements you’d expect in a motorcycle helmet in 2017.
The outer shell of the Moto-3 is almost indistinguishable from the old model, which will be a welcome feature to the throngs of people who love the clean lines of the original helmets – a feature sorely missing from many modern lids that tend to make their owners look like budget comic-con Star Trek villains.
With full ECE-22.05 safety certification (Europe) and DOT compliance (USA), the Moto-3 offers modern levels of protection. The shell is a lightweight fiberglass composite and it comes in 3 sizes – this is important to avoid having people with smaller skulls looking like bobbleheads. Internally it has EPS for impact absorption, the chin bar also has an EPS layer for those unfortunate face-first landings, and it has a removable/washable anti-microbial terrycloth liner.
There’s a removable 5 snap visor for use on sunny days, and the large face port will allow riders to wear either standard or retro goggles. The styling of the Chemical Candy has proven highly popular with its 5 color retro stripes down the sides, and there’s currently a 20% off sale on Revzilla, meaning you can pick one up for $279.96 USD.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.