Product Report: Bell Moto 9 Helmet

BELL MOTO 9
SIZES:
XS-XXL
COLORS: Available in five different colorways
PRICE: $475.95

moto9KEY FEATURES
- Meets SNELL 2010 and DOT certifications
- Lightweight (1450 grams)
- All-new designs
- Magnefusion Emergency Release System (MERS) cheekpad system
- Eject Helmet Removal System ready
- Liner made of X-Static antimicrobial and antibacterial material for moisture wicking and odor prevention
- Velocity Flow Ventilation System flows maximum air
- TriMatric composite shell construction
- Flying Bridge Visor design prevents breakage
- Magnefusion strap keeper
- Integrated, removable roost guard
- Deluxe padded helmet bag included

WHAT WE LIKE
- Helmet is super comfortable, right out of the box
- On the track, the helmet is quiet, and isolates the rider from excess motorcycle nooise
- Magnetic cheek pads easily removed and installed, making washes easy
- Magnetic chin strap holder easier to operate than the traditional snap
- Did we mention that the Moto 9 is really comfortable?
- New Moto 9 shell shape is clean and doesn’t have all the glued-on plastic parts that its predecessor did
- Visor is easy to adjust
- Great peripheral vision provided by large eye port
- Interior foam padding features a cutout for installation of the Eject Helmet Removal System
- Removable roost guard keeps dirt from hitting your face
- Helmet flows a ton of air: very cool
- Great looks, especially Legacy design
- Lightweight

WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE
- We’re not overly excited about the star pattern on the Stunt graphic
- While the visor resists breaking completely off during a crash, it is possible to break the adjustment stops off, which keep the visor from pivoting too far up or down (fortunately, the Moto 9 comes with a spare!)
- Your friends, amazed by the magnetic cheek pads, will want to play with your helmet continuously

WHAT WE REALLY THINK
Let’s be honest here: we weren’t huge fans of the Moto 8 and actually preferred the old Moto 7R over it. The new Bell Moto 9, however, is a completely different story. One of the most comfortable helmets we’ve ever worn, the Moto 9 is also one of the most jam-packed with safety features. In addition to Bell Helmets’ legendary quality, the Moto 9’s magnetic cheek pads and Eject Helmet System interface, make it one of the favorite helmets in our garage.

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