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Bell - 2016 Star Solid Helmet
Purpose-Built Performance - Introducing the All-New 2016 Star Series
Game Changed. Again
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 continues today. The new Bell 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 the modern racer.
Reinvented Field of View - The 2016 Star offers an entirely new viewport creating better vertical and lateral field of view and even greater head-check visibility.
Field Tested and Developed - Working with professional riders on the track is the best way to understand the challenge and generate solutions quickly.
Optimized Aerodynamics - Using our state-of-the-art wind tunnel, we fine-tuned the Star's aerodynamics with advanced riding simulations.
More Sizes, More Performance - Offering 6 EPS and 5 shell sizes allows a more proportional fit and improved performance fit and improved performance, especially at high-speeds.
Broaden Your Horizon
Panovision Viewport Increases Field of View
No matter what or how you ride, one factor remains constant: the need for maximum visibility. Whether racing or going on a simple ride in the mountains, the ability to make safe headchecks and see obstacles clearly is critical. The Panovision viewport in the 2016 Star offers riders additional vertical and lateral visibility over the previous Star and more traditional viewports. This allows the rider to see better in a tight or tucked position and make safer lane changes and head-checks.
Purpose Built: Raceview vs Streetview
The 2016 Star features two unique profile shapes for two distinctly different types of riding. The Raceview profile used on the Pro Star and Race Star uses an orientation specifically optimized for a tucked, more compact position. Conversely, the Streeview profile used for the Star is designed for a more upright, sport or touring position.
Bell Star Helmet
Built from the Pro Star Pedigree, The Star delivers Performance at a price point the Everyday Rider can appreciate.
X-Static® XT2 Silver Liner - A leader in antimicrobial fabric technology, X-Static material is clinically-proven to prvide bacteria and odor protection throughout the life of the liner.
Tri-Matrix Composite Shell - A proprietary mix of Aramid, carbon fiber, and fibreglass delivers all the strength of carbon fiber in a more budget-protecting package.
Eyewear Compatible - Using prescription glasses or a preferred pair of shades is now possible with eyewear arm pockets woven right into the interior liner.
The Power of Silver
X-Static® Delivers Performance without Funk
X-Static® fibers are permanently bonded with a layer of 99.9% pure metallic silver. This silver layer is the key to X-Static®'s powerful antimicrobial properties, as it creates an ionic shield that permanently inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.
A Closer look at the Tri-Matrix Composite Shell
Woven synthetic fibers have long been proven to be some of the most practical solutions where lightweight strength is required. Our Tri-Matrix shell utilizes the combined power and superior characteristics of these race-proven synthetics, offering unmatched strength and durability.
Core Technologies - Star :
· X-Static® XT2 Silver Liner
· Tri-Matrix Composite Shell
· Eyewear Compatible
· Street Orientation
This Helmet is supplied with a Clear Visor as standard.
•Tri‐Matrix Composite Shell•
X‐Static® XT2 Silver Liner
•Panovision™ Shield with Class 1 Optics
•Bell 54 CheekPads MSRP: $449.95 -¬‐$499.95
Certification: Snell M2015, DOT, ECE 22.05, AS/NZ
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XX
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA.(October15, 2015)–Bell Helmets, an industry leader in helmet technology and innovation, today introduced the all-new Pro Star, a complete rethinking of what a race helmet should be, driven by the essential needs of the modern racer. Field-tested by Bell’s world-class riders, the sophisticated materials integrated into the Pro Star allow the rider to become one with the helmet. Don’t think, just ride. As the race wears on and fatigue sets in, hot spots and helmet shifting begin to nag and detract a rider’s attention from the track. That’s no longer a problem with Bell’s latest technologies in the Pro Star. A VIRUS® Cool Jade™ power mesh liner reduces skin surface temperatures up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s designed to withstand the rigors of hard use in extreme conditions and allows riders to stay cool and keep comfortable. Plus, a new Panovision™ Viewport offers additional vertical and lateral visibility allowing riders to see better in a tight or tucked position. Along with enhanced comfort, the Pro Star has vastly improved its protection system. The Pro Star pulls from its top‐of‐the‐line dirt counterpart, Moto-9 Flex. Bell’sFlex Impact Liner features exclusive “progressive layering” technology–a system of three unique protective materials–is designed to address low-, mid‐, high-speed and rotational impact velocities to deliver Bell’s most comprehensive level of protection. But the outside matters, too. The carbon shell is reinforced by TeXtreme®, an ultra‐thin carbon fiber weave, 20 percent lighter than conventional carbon fiber, making it one of Bell’s lightest and strongest shells ever. Lastly, the Magnefusion magnetic cheekpad system is designed for easy removal of pads for washing and enables emergency responders to easily pull out the pads before taking the helmet off an injured rider, reducing the chance of neck injury. “Our engineers not only addressed core needs, but developed a helmet that redefines performance, safety standards and offers truly game-changing innovations,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “We’re offering six EPS liners along with five shell sizes for a more proportional fit and improved performance. Further, there will be three helmets within the Star Series –Pro Star, Race Star, Star –to match your riding style.” Countless hours of testing went into the development of the helmet from state-of-the-art wind tunnels for optimized aerodynamics to road testing. Bell tapped into several of its top road ambassadors for their input including Cameron Beaubier, Jake Gagne, Josh Herrin, William Dunlop and Gary Johnson. The Pro Star is the top tier helmet within the 2016 Star Series lineup. Following the Pro Star is the Race Star, made for the racer with a day job. It provides the same level of rider protection in a more affordable package. Rounding out the series, the Star is built from the Pro Star pedigree but delivers performance at a price point the everyday rider can afford.