Hello and welcome to Alex’s Blog. This blog is focussed on the Bell SRT Modular motorcycle helmet. What is it like? Is this flip up motorcycle helmet any good? Lets find out:
The Bell SRT is made from ultra-durable but lightweight Fibreglass and is ECE 2205 approved. This is a flip-front motorcycle helmet but has P and J dual homologation – meaning that this can, lawfully, be ridden whilst in the open position. You can read more about that here. The visor is a Panovision visor making it ultra-wide for better vision and this also comes with a clear Pinlock insert for better vision in different conditions. The better you can see, the safer you are! The SRT Modular is also available in a hi-viz colourway – remember what they say, be safe, be seen!
Even though this is a flip up motorcycle helmet, which is primarily used for touring amongst motorcyclists, the SRT features an aggressive street styling. By the shape of this helmet it could easily pass as a full face helmet. In fact, Bell do an SRT full face helmet. The Bell SRT modular also comes in some great colours and designs. None of your run-of-the-mill colourways – some really different colours to make you stand out from the crowd! This is also available in plain colours for the more conservative rider.
If you’ve never tried a flip-up motorcycle helmet before I would thoroughly recommend it. You may not think its for you, but its very handy and a lot more comfortable than you’d think! The Bell SRT Modular helmet is ultra-lightweight and has 2 shell sizes making this more aerodynamic for added comfort. This also comes with a chin skirt to reduce wind noise/feel and the interior is removable and washable. For the glasses wearers amongst you, this comes with glasses grooves so you don’t get any unwanted aches or pains at the sides of your head when wearing your glasses. This also has handy recessed EPS pockets for Bluetooth speaker compatibility. No bulkiness or wires hanging out – all neat and tidy and more importantly comfy!
There are a lot of practical features that the Bell SRT Modular helmet offers. Firstly having dual certification. This gives you added versatility. The look and feel of a sportier full-face helmet, with the plus point of this turning in to an open face touring helmet. Fantastic. Recessed EPS pockets for Bluetooth speakers mean its very easy to fit (and remove) your intercom system and the glasses grooves are also a very handy addition. The Panovision visor gives a wider aperture for better vision and the SRT comes with a clear Pinlock visor. An integral sun visor provides shade from the sun and the interior is removable and washable to keep it fresh! This comes in sizes XS up to 2XL (you’d be surprised at how many modular motorcycle helmets end at size XL!) and the flip mechanism is VERY easy to use and smooth. No clumsy clunky buttons here, just a nice smooth transition. This clicks in to place with a satisfying noise and stays there lawfully and safely! Bell also offer a five-year warranty that you must register for. Fantastic!
We’ve racked our brains here at J&S HQ. There is usually something very obvious we could use as a negative such as a heavy shell, or no internal sun visor, or even the price! However, the Bell SRT Modular motorcycle helmet is on offer so its very cheap, its lightweight and it has an internal sun visor. What I would say is make sure you try it on – your helmet needs to be comfortable and to fit you well. If it fits well then there really is no negative to this helmet!
Until next time, stay safe,