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1Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:43 pm

duck

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These have been out for a couple of years so not that new but I just discovered them today when looking for a new helmet.  These are pretty expensive at $995 but for a real custom helmet that's not too bad since you get a truly custom helmet.

You go to a Bell dealer who does a 3D laser scan of your noggin.  They send the file to Bell and Bell makes a custom liner to fit YOUR head.  Then they pick the appropriately sized shell and install it.

Pretty cool stuff.

Custom fit helmets by Bell Laser-scan-for-helmet

Here's a review from WebBikeWorld: https://www.webbikeworld.com/bell-star-custom-fit-helmet/



Last edited by duck on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 pm; edited 1 time in total


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
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2Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:04 pm

Vitamin K

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One word.... AWESOME!!!!
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3Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:21 pm

RicK G

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Great idea but I always feel for the dealers who now will need to buy the scanner to do the job and probably it will take to when Bell update to recover costs and so it chases its tail.


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4Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 pm

duck

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@RicK G wrote:Great idea but I always feel for the dealers who now will need to buy the scanner to do the job and probably it will take to when Bell update to recover costs and so it chases its tail.

I can't imagine that a hand-held 3D laser scanner costs a whole lot these days as it's pretty mature technology.  What Bell charges dealers might be another issue though.

Also of interest is that the price point is just below $1,000 at $995 so I suspect Bell makes a decent margin on these.  But I guess they kind of earn it though for the investment in leading edge technology and providing a truly custom fit.

When and if Arai gets around to this it'll probably be $1,495. LOL.

It's also pretty cool that these helmets only weigh 1,500 grams which is pretty dang light.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

5Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:56 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Can you imagine what it would cost if Schuberth made a custom helmet?!


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:58 pm

duck

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Can you imagine what it would cost if Schuberth made a custom helmet?!

Probably just your first born male offspring. Very Happy


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am

Point-Seven-five

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What I've done with my helmets since I started riding was to customize them myself for my head which is sort of longish and narrow.  Started with My Bell RT back in the late 60's, and still do it today.


My HJC modular helmet has a number of different interchangeable cheek pads to handle that part.  Then I cut and glue in high density neoprene foam sheet to get a nice snug fit on the sides of my head.  At $150 complete, the money I save can easily pay for a week on the road.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

8Back to top Go down   Custom fit helmets by Bell Empty Re: Custom fit helmets by Bell on Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:26 pm

Two Wheels Better

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The last dealership I worked in sold Bell. The scanned head method of helmet procurement was 1% of total Bell sales. It's a fantastic idea not well rolled out to the general public. They seemed to aim both training of dealer personnel and advertising/marketing at racers.

I considered it due to a great promo rollout discount on price, but when I could buy a medium Arai Corsair that fits my head shape, then further customise it with thicker cheek pads and smaller top liner, it wasn't worth the wait or the money. The technology is cool and this concept could be the future.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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