The Bell Bullitt has become the (veritable) helmet of choice, for custom, classic and retro riders seeking full-face protection. Offering modern safety features combined with vintage looks, it ticks two of the main boxes for such riders.
Bell Bullitt Carbon Gloss Candy Red
Inspired by the original seventies-era ‘Bell ‘Star’ racing helmet, the instantly recognisably-retro silhouette of Chad Hodges’ design has made the Bullitt a best-seller.
So successful has the Bullitt been that each year Bell Motorsports rolls out, new colourways and limited editions. Bell’s latest edition is the ‘Bell Bullitt Carbon – Transcend Gloss Candy Red‘.
The helmet features a 6k carbon composite shell, finished in a rich, glossy ox-blood red, with gold piping and brushed metal components.
Use of leather for the trim and interior hints gently at luxury. A magnetic shield close system that makes a satisfying clunk, further suggests the high-quality nature of the Bullitt’s materials.
With a low distinctive chin-guard and broad visor surface area, the Bullitt offers unparalleled periphery vision through the viewport. Of all the retro motorcycle helmets released in recent years, the ultra-low profile Bullitt stands out in its full embrace of retro styling.
Bell Bullitt Features
The Bullitt comes in three shell sizes and EPS configurations which means its a versatile fit that works for many riders. Five mesh intake vents and a rear exhaust vent offer ventilation. A removable, washable and anti-bacterial interior ensures hygienic summer riding.
A clear, flat visor comes fitted along with a darker tinted variant in the box. Riders striving to achieve the ‘full-retronaut‘ aesthetic may wish to augment this helmet with a bubble visor, which is available to purchase separately.
Bullitt Carbon Candy Red: Pricing
Priced in the sweet spot, the standard Bell Bullitt [£389.99] is expensive enough to make it an aspirational item. Yet, affordable enough to be within the reach of most riders.
Saying that however, these limited-edition carbon versions of the Bullitt are considerably pricer than their non-carbon counterparts.
In real terms, that means you’ll have to proffer one-hundred and sixty more of the Queen’s money to own this helmet. The Carbon Candy Red is priced at £549.99, at most trusted moto gear retailers.
In terms of availability, there aren’t any details on the quantity available. Nonetheless, you may remember the Carbon Candy Blue that was originally released for a limited run back in 2016 and then again in 2018. On both occasions, that particular colourway sold out quicker, than you could unclick a fast-release helmet strap.
To that extent, be swift if the ‘Transcend Gloss Carbon Candy Red‘, tickles your fancy and you’d rather it tickled your head.