PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: BELL CUSTOM 500 MCQUEEN HELMET


8 hours in the past | Phrases: Matt Bernard

Legend and bike icon, the late Steve McQueen was chosen to characterize the USA on the 1964 Worldwide Six Day Enduro race (ISDE).

Pictures of the quantity 278 Triumph TR6SC, rocking a Barbour waxed-canvas jacket and a Bell helmet have been cemented in bike historical past.

The oozing type of McQueen has been emulated greater than sixty years later, with the primary in a sequence of Bell Helmets in partnership with the McQueen Property.  

“Bell is worked up to associate with the McQueen Property on this iconic helmet,” stated Simon Fisher, Class Supervisor at Bell. “As the primary identify in helmets, it solely is smart that Bell collaborates with the McQueen Property on bringing to life the Six Day racing duplicate. This collaboration represents a golden period of motorcycling that each McQueen and Bell helped form.”

The Customized 500 is impressed by the primary manufacturing helmet in 1954 however with a contemporary spin. An oval design and low-profile match give the helmet a smaller look with the identical retro type. “Steve” is scripted throughout the again including a singular contact to the Customized 500, whereas a interval appropriate 510 visor and addition 278 decals add a bit of spice in that retro flavour.

“My Dad liked driving bikes greater than something” stated Chad McQueen son of Steve McQueen. “A lot of my childhood recollections with my dad revolve round bikes. We liked happening two wheeled adventures collectively and I’m thrilled to see this helmet come again to life contemplating my dad and I all the time wore bell helmets. Celebrating my dad’s ardour for motorcycling and his position as an envoy for off road-racing. My youngsters and I couldn’t be prouder of this partnership.”

“Motorcycling has lengthy been part of the McQueen legacy,” stated Molly McQueen, granddaughter of Steve McQueen. “So many iconic photos tied to my grandfather’s legacy embody bikes. It is a particular alternative to honour his reminiscence by means of a passion that’s so deeply linked to who he was.”

The McQueen 500 helmet can be at dwelling in any collectors cupboard, however, we couldn’t let the factor sit there and collect mud. The Customized 500 is constructed for chasing sunsets, flat touchdown scramblers and letting your jacket fly within the breeze.

COLOUR: Blue/ White

RRP: $249.95