The Iconic Bell Moto 3 Helmet Returns
I found this print ad clipping recently on a the internet titled “Hell’s Bell. This is a clipping from the first moments when Bell Sports under founder Roy Richter’s supervision started manufacturing motorcycle for the public. While the company made their first racing car helmet in 1954, they didn’t really push themselves for making products that public could buy till 1968. The Star was the company’s first helmet then, which was quickly followed by the original Bell Moto 3.
It is this whole theme thats going on as the “in thing” right now where motorcyclists are looking for “cool” motorcycles, referencing to the cafe racers, scramblers, trackers and what not from the 60s and 70s era. Motorcycle manufactures have obliged in a big way too, bringing out modern classics one after the other. Last year it was Yamaha with the XSR900 and Ducati with their smaller Scrambler. This year, BMW has upped the game with their new cafe racer R NineT while Yamaha has brought yet another stunning looking motorcycle to the market. Motorcycle gear and accessories makers had to follow, to provide protective gear that appeals in styling with respect to this new trend. Bell being one of the oldest players in the business, brought out the beautiful looking Bullitt a few years ago… and has now followed up by re-launching the Bell Moto 3.
The new Bell Moto 3 helmet resembles the 70s helmet in every aspect of styling, but not in safety off course. The new helmet gets a new lightweight fibreglass composite shell. The inner lining is now anti-microbial, removable and washable. While the Bell Moto 3 is not the helmet you want to go wearing to participate in a motocross race, it is one that would make you look flash when you reach the arena. With the Moto 3, Bell is clear to target regular street use and for that its DOT and ECE rating is quite sufficient. The helmet is now available for sale at a price of $350.