At the recently concluded AIMExpo, a motorcycle trade show currently on its second year, two latest Bell Helmets were revealed: the MX-9 and the Moto-9 Flex.
The Bell MX-9 is dubbed the “All-terrain MX-9 Adventure,” being the company’s first dual-sport helmet. It is said to be versatile enough to function in both off-road conditions and on the road riding. Its design is inspired by Bell’s popular dirt and street helmets. Being the dual-sport helmet that it is, its integrated face shield is made for street riding while raising it gives space for goggles needed for off-road riding. More than that, the MX-9 has a Velocity Flow Ventilation system and an adjustable mouth vent that helps the riders take control of their air intake.
The MX-9 is available in six sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL) and will be available starting early 2015, retailing from $189.95 to $199.95.
The second of the two latest Bell Helmets is the Moto-9 Flex, which is claimed to be “a radical advancement in managing energy across the wide array of impact scenarios common with off-road motorcycling.” It introduces a multi-layered energy management system which is a system of three unique protective materials designed to address specific impact velocities.
Features of the Moto-9 Flex include lightweight composite carbon shell with Velocity Flow Ventilation system, a fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor with air intake vents, removable X-Static XT2 silver liner, extended wear interior, exclusive Magnefusion Emergency Removal System (or MERS) cheek pads, QuickFlip visor screws for easy adjustment, a fully ventilated EPS-lined chin bar, integrated vented roost guard, new Exclusive Magnefusion magnetic chin strap keeper, padded chin strap with D-ring closure, padded and lined helmet bag, and five-year warranty.
The Moto-9 Flex is available in six sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL) and will be available starting early 2015 for $599.95.