This Bell Motorcycle Helmet Protects the Skull as Well as What's Beneath

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 26, 2015
References: bellhelmets & lanesplitter.jalopnik
The new Bell motorcycle helmet is revolutionary in that it not only protects the skull, but also the brain from rotational forces during falls. While the safety standards for helmets defer to protecting the skull at all costs, this often overlooks the damage that can happen to the brain. In order to protect the skull from a slightly higher fall, helmets are often made from a dense and static material that causes brain trauma on impacts from all heights.

The Pro Star Bell motorcycle helmet uses a three-layered design that reduces this potential. Reducing concussions and brain trauma, the Flex Impact liner rotates in tandem with the other layers to limit the rotational acceleration that goes to the brain. Essentially, this new design successfully prevents the rider's brain from turning to mush.