The Bell Bullitt has undoubtedly 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 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 ‘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.