Just received my helmet today and it is perfect! I am about to take my motorcycle training course and can’t wait to get started! Fit is exactly as expected based on measurements. This helmet is simple in design and perfect for my first helmet.
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I bought this helmet about a month and a half ago. I always wore a small size hat in the military. 7,1/8. It was very tight on my four head. Continue to wear it, thought it might stretch a bit. He did not. The fabric release on the D ring started shredding after a week. The side cover for the Bluetooth somehow got stuck and jammed. I cannot open it. It was also very noisy while riding. I cannot return it, a person with think that bell would stand behind their helmet. Not so. A very unhappy customer.
I've been riding with the Qualifier for about a month now. So far, I really like it. The ventilation is very good. Having the Transition shield included is fantastic. I paid over $100 to add one to my Star and this one came with the helmet. I read some reviews that said the helmet is loud. I haven't noticed it to be much different than my other helmets. I always wear earplugs so regardless it isn't an issue. The graphics are fantastic. What negatives I've noticed are.. the liner isn't the softest materials so it can feel a little rougher than a more expensive helmet. I like the magnetic strap catch on my Star better than this plastic snap that's more fiddly. Beyond that, for $250 it's a great lid.
Let me start by telling you this is my first full face helmet. I've been riding for years without one at all and years with a half helmet. It is definitely a change for me.
I'm very impressed with the feel and quality of the materials in this helmet. The fit and finish is excellent. I did a lot of research on what helmet would fit a long oval head shape best and Bell is definitely a good fit.
It has a pre-molded spot for the Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth (which I also purchased and installed) make sure you get the one for "Mag-9" helmets as the boom fits specifically in this helmet. It was super easy to take out the pads/liners in this for a flawless finished look after install.
The transitions face shield is EXCELLENT. It gets very dark when exposed to direct sunlight - almost black. It's included with this helmet which is a great feature.
It's well vented - for me the non full face helmet girl - was a BIG issue. I had tried on several that made me feel so suffocated inside there I couldn't even fathom wearing them for a long period of time. (haha I know, all in my head)
Overall this is a great helmet for the money and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to transition to a full face or even just as a new/replacement to an old one. The new Qualifier DLX is also available with MIPS, which is also something I recommend to you if you're looking for new helmet options.
Overall I am very pleased with the helmet. I put over 400 miles on riding my FZ6 this weekend while wearing this helmet. It does have some wind noise, but I am used to wearing a half shell when I ride my Harley, so this does not bother me. It comes with both the tinted and clear visor, and changing them out is a breeze.
design - really nice for sport, nacked and easy
helmet is totally strength and can break wind force.
Inner liner and sponge are soft and comfortable to wearers. I suggest to all buyer for this helmet.
The transitions shield works very good, it changes quickly and gets pretty dark. I am very impressed with the fit and the finish.
Found the helmet to be a little big and the size smaller to tight, . It has feels light and love the transition shield. Good buy for the money.
**Note: Ships with additional Dark Smoke Shield, other hues sold separately.**
X-Small 20 7/8" - 21 1/4" (53 - 54 cm) 6 5/8 - 6 3/4
Small 21 5/8" - 22" (55 - 56 cm) 6 7/8 - 7
Medium 22 3/8" - 22 3/4" (57 - 58 cm) 7 1/8 - 7 1/4
Large 23 1/4" - 23 5/8" (59 - 60 cm) 7 5/8 - 7 3/4
X-Large 24" - 24 3/8" (61 - 62 cm) 7 5/8 - 7 3/4
2X-Large 24 3/4" - 25 1/4" (63 - 64 cm) 7 7/8 - 8