At RSD, when it comes to racing, we don’t cut any corners. Especially with protection. The Bell Pro Star is the lightest, most advanced race helmet on the market. It’s packed with cutting-edge technology aiding racers in earning the top spot on the podium and since its introduction back in 1967, the Bell Star has long represented the standard in head protection.
Revered as the first full-face helmet on the market, the Bell Star inspired an industry to pursue the science of head protection. That obsession with helmet innovation that continues today. The new Bell Pro Star is more than an evolution of its predecessor, it's a complete rethinking of what a race helmet should be, driven by the essential needs of a modern racer.
On the interior you’ll find as standard, a flex impact liner with MIPS. Designed to manage energy from impacts big and small, the Flex liner uses 3 unique materials at different densities to manage low, mid and high energy impacts. Using expanded polyolefin (EPO), a soft and flexible low-density polymer for low-speed impacts, with EPP and EPS layers for mid to high-speed impacts, it creates a progressive impact liner that works incredibly well to manage impacts across the spectrum of crash types.
"What the heck is MIPS?” Simply put, it stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is a leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet and was designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts. Still confused? Don’t worry. It makes your head safer. And yea, the Bell Qualifier DLX motorcycle helmet has it.
The Pro Star features the most technically advanced liner on the market called CoolJade.™ Fabric from Virus has been infused with recycled jade to create a natural cooling effect. The ultra-wicking construction combined with CoolJade infused yarn decreases your skin surface temperature up to 10° F — keeping you comfortable, dry and cool. It also has Bell’s Magnefusion removable magnetic cheek-pads that aid first responders with safer and easier helmet removable. The Pro Star and Race Star feature Bell Helmets' revolutionary Flex impact liner.
The shell is constructed from TeXtreme an ultralight and incredibly strong carbon fiber technology that is currently used in today’s most advanced Formula 1 cars and racing boats. It’s 20% lighter than conventional carbon fiber and reduces weight without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
And the help make the choice clear, the Panovision shield with Class 1 Optics provides a high-def view with an array of options for tints and styles and the TeXtreme Carbon shell offers the highest protection and lightest weight combination available.
Whether you’re Hooligan Racing or riding hard on the street, the Pro-Star is a solid choice and a favorite amongst Roland and the RSD crew for rippin' on favorite machines.