A federal task force may soon recommend all states adopt mandatory helmet laws, reports the American Motorcylist Association. According to the AMA, the Community Preventive Services Task Force, which conducts research and then issues recommendations to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Congress, will advise in favor of universal helmet laws, arguing they […]
Bell Rogue Helmet Revealed
Last week, Bell released an image teasing a new open-face helmet with some sort of detachable mask. Bell said it would reveal the new helmet next week but it looks like retailer Revzilla has let the secret out, revealing the all-new Bell Rogue helmet.
As shown in the teaser image, the most noticeable feature of the DOT-approved Bell Rogue is the muzzle made of molded thermoplastic polyurethane. The muzzle is vented with a micro-fleece interior. There’s also a removable breathbox that’s fleece-lined, designed to provide an extra level of protection from cold winds.
The muzzle itself is detachable using fasteners from a German company called Fidlock. The muzzle attaches magnetically to a strap with an adjustable length that ratchets into the helmet shell. The muzzle snaps right into the strap for quick attachment even when wearing the helmet, but the muzzle can only be removed when the helmet is off, by sliding it up from its connection point.
It may not offer as much crash protection as a full-faced helmet, the TPU muzzle does provide protection against bugs, dirt and other flying debris. On the other hand, the open face design and vented muzzle should provide better air flow than a full faced helmet with a lowered shield.
The helmet has the look of a half helmet but it’s actually a three-quarter design with the back extending down with a neckroll pad. The EPS extends about an inch below the level of the fiberglass, kevlar and resin composite shell. The neckroll, and comfort liner are removable for cleaning, as are the cheek pads which have speaker pockets.
Sizes range from XS to 2XL, with an interior shape described as an intermediate oval head shape. The XL and 2XL helmets come with longer length attachment straps than the smaller sizes, but both lengths of straps are available separately.
Revzilla is now taking pre-orders for the Bell Rogue, for $249.99.
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