Bell Jet RT Replica '61
McQueen wore a Bell helmet; nothing unusual in that, almost every motorcyclist in the late sixties and seventies did at some point. Basically, Bell invented the open-face helmet as we know it today.
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McQueen wore a Bell helmet; nothing unusual in that, almost every motorcyclist in the late sixties and seventies did at some point.
Basically, Bell invented the open-face helmet as we know it today.
It was in 1954 that Roy Richter founded the helmet division of Bell Auto Parts Inc.
In 1957, they introduced the most innovative helmet in motorcycling history, the 500 TX, a design that is now displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 1971, Bell changed the name of the 500 TX to the R-T, a style that carried on well into the eighties.
The new version of the R-T, seen here, features a multi-composite shell incorporating technopolymer and carbon fibre strands for extra protection. And a leather padded interior that can be removed for cleaning.
McQueen can be seen wearing his Bell in various books and photographs; sometimes in cars and sometimes on bikes. And in a variety of paint schemes. Sometimes he wore a plain white or a plain black helmet, but he also wore versions with surface decorations probably penned by his pal, Von Dutch,
We offer the original Bell in all four of its colourways. There's white, a matt black and a gloss black. And a design that is white, orange and black that apparently mirrors the design of the first ever helmet design Bell released.
If you ride any classic bike, the Bell kind of completes that McQueen look, and certainly more so than any full-face helmet.
On a classic bike, or a classic-looking bike, there's nothing quite like it.
This helmet cannot be delivered to North America. Any orders received with a shipping address to North America will be cancelled.
Bell motorcycle helmets. Please note: available sizes for this product are shown above.
|SIZE||HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE (CM)|
|XXS||51 - 52|
|XS||53 - 54|
|S||55 - 56|
|M||57 - 58|
|L||59 - 60|
|XL||61 - 62|
|XXL||63 - 64|
|XXXL||65 - 66|