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Bell release Star Classic Retro Helmet

Submitted by on May 11, 2010

The Bell Star helmet, launched in 1966, was the world’s first full-face motorsports helmet. That Bell would introduce a quantum technological leap forward like the full-face had come to be expected. After all, Bell invented the motorsports helmet in 1954, significantly upgraded the design with the addition of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam a couple years later and quickly earned the admiration and support of the world’s top motorsport racers and enthusiasts.

Many famous drivers such as Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Gilles Villeneuve and many others have all worn the Bell Star to protect their head in the seventies.

Fast-forward 40-odd years to 2009 and Bell is again launching a helmet called Star Classic to the delight of true classic car enthusiasts and historic car drivers. The Star Classic reintroduces the same shape as the famous Bell Star from the seventies but is produced to the latest safety standard (Snell SA2005) using the most modern production techniques and high tech materials.

Famous Bell Star design as worn by famous F1 drivers in the seventies
High tech lightweight carbon-Kevlar® composite shell combined with multiple densities liner
Snell SA 2005 homologation for highest level of safety
Available with Hans® “post” clips fitted as original equipment and FIA 8858 label

Recommended Retail Price: euro € 570.00 + Tax euro € 660.00 + Tax (with Hans® clips)

Via: BellRacing.info

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