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Bullitt's Motorcycle Helmets Encourage Proper Safety Through Design

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 20, 2014 • References: bellhelmets and coolhunting
Bell Bullitt's motorcycle helmets are blending the old and the new seamlessly, so much so that it has generated an entirely new power sports icon. It's been 60 years since Bell Auto Parts, owned by Roy Richter, made the first polystyrene helmet.

Richter has seen many friends lost to the dangers of auto racing and decided to take matters into his own hands by designing a supreme helmet, the Bell Star 120 of the 70s. Inspired by the design, Chad Hodge created an adapted model that not only does it look good, but melds vintage styling with modern sensibility to create a helmet that's sure to reach iconic status.

By constructing a physically flawless helmet, it will encourage riders and drivers to always wear this DOT and ECE certified equipment, meaning there's no difference in safety quality of helmets sold in Europe or the States.