Bell Helmets has been in the head protection business for years, and the brand is for the first time ever going to sell dedicated UTV helmets to the public.
Many off-road enthusiasts and racers already use Bell Helmets, but the brand has never offered anything for the UTV enthusiast market, until now. Bell has announced it is releasing two new premium helmet options for public consumption: the Qualified DLX Forced Air and Qualified Forced Air.
The DLX model comes with all the best features Bell has to offer, including a Transitions shield that will change its tint to match the light conditions outside, a communications port that’s compatible with Sena and Cardo Bluetooth stereo headsets and intercom systems, and speaker pockets.
There is also a “Rugged Ready” version of the helmet from Rugged Radio, pre-wired for Rugged’s intercom system.
Both helmets feature a new dust skirt to keep all debris and dust out of the helmet, while a new forced air kit allows riders to breathe in cool, clean air. The system uses positive pressure to prevent dust from getting inside the helmet. Having forced air cools the occupants with a breeze blowing down the rider’s neck.
Other features of the new helmets include contoured cheek pads, a five-year warranty, polycarbonate/ABS shell construction, a padded chin strap and a removable/washable anti-bacterial interior.
Base price for the Qualified Forced Air helmet is $179.95, while the upper DLX model will sell for $319.95. Those that take the cheaper helmet can always upgrade down the road though, as the standard Forced Air helmet is ready to accept the intercom system, speakers and Transitions visor.
Sizes for both helmets range from XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.