Moto-9 Flex

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Description

BELL MOTO-9 FLEX | Less Energy = More Protection

Introducing the Moto-9 Flex. Bell is committed to providing purpose-built solutions that provide across-the-board head protection for the modern rider. So when it came to evolving the race proven Moto-9, we wanted to re-think fit and build on the helmet’s longstanding ability to manage energy. We’re pleased to report, we did. Leveraging the segmented liner from our Segment bike helmet, we sought to achieve a more personalized, adaptive fit, for a wide variety of head shapes. In creating a first-of-its-kind 3 layer impact liner, we utilized a revolutionary combination of polymer materials to provide a “progressive” energy management system that’s designed to absorb low, mid and high energy impacts. When it came to testing, our initial Flex samples outperformed any other motocross helmet we’ve tested to date. The result is no accident, the Moto-9 Flex is the most advanced helmet we’ve ever made and is quickly setting a new level for rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.

Features:

  • Composite Carbon shell
  • Velocity Flow Ventilation™ system for maximum cooling
  • Fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor™ with air intake vents
  • Removable/washable X-Static® XT2 silver liner
  • Extended Wear™ interior
  • Exclusive Magnefusion™ Emergency Release System (MERS) cheekpads
  • QuickFlip™ Visor Screws for easy adjustments even with gloves on
  • Fully ventilated EPS-lined chinbar
  • Integrated vented roost guard
  • New and improved Magnefusion™ magnetic strap keeper
  • Padded chin-strap with D-ring closure
  • Padded lined helmet bag included
  • Industry-leading five-year warranty

Additional information

Colour

Fasthouse WRWF Gloss Black/ White/ Red, Hound Green/White/Black, Pro Circuit Replica 19 Gloss Black/ Green, Tagger Mayhem Gloss Green/ Black/ White, Zone Black/Aqua, Zone Black/Chrome, Zone Navy/Coral, Syndrome Matte Black, Solid White, Vice Red/ Blue, Vice Black/ White, Strapped Yellow/ Red, Factory Orange/ Black, Gloss Matte Cyan/Red Hound, Gloss Matte Orange/Charcoal Hound

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Product Review

BELL MOTO 9 FLEX

Bell brought the latest tech to the Moto 9 when they installed the Flex inner shell system…

What is it?

Bell’s top of the line helmet. Not cheap, but the tech is formidable. Lightweight carbon composite shell, three-layer liner designed to manage impact-created energies, adaptive fit (it actively moulds to your head shape), rotational energy management – a slip-zone allows movement between the layers and so reducing rotational energy transfer (which leads to concussion) – and through segmented liner design a superior airflow/ventilation system.

How does it rate?

Warren M.: The tech is based on similar thinking to that found in the 6D ATR-1 (reviewed in RUST 21), in that the helmet allows for limited rotation of the head within the helmet (in an impact) so as to reduce the transfer of energy and thus reduce the possibility of concussion type injuries. 6D use omni-directional suspension (ODS), Bell use a triple liner with varying densities and capacity to slip.

I’ve not yet had cause to test the tech but the helmet impresses nonetheless. It is very comfortable – two days at the rally raid, plus the Welsh Two Day with an earlier example – and no issues. I rate the ventilation as probably equal best in the market, with the 6D. I like the comfort of the liner, and given time I would indulge in the fit customisations that you can achieve through opting for different cheek pads.

In all, as with the 6D, I’m convinced this is the way forward for helmet design – an intelligent next step in helmet design that goes beyond simply expecting some Styrofoam to absorb an impact.

JB: I expected quality with this helmet, and I got it. The fit and finish is excellent and the tech is convincing. The helmet creates a bubble of comfort and the ventilation certainly allows you to keep a cool head. The peak comes without a centre locking screw so you need to keep the two screws nipped up tight, or tightish – it was handy to be able to lower it slightly when riding directly into the sun.

Goggle aperture is ample and worked well with both my regular Scott Hustles and new Oakley Airbrakes. The magnet that locates the end of the strap next to the D-ring helps too – nice detail.

Supremely comfortable and reassuring. I just hated it when I struck the odd low-hanging branch in the woods, this is too nice a helmet to start scratching so soon…

Helmet Sizing

bell-helmet-sizing-guide

Proper helmet fit is vital to the performance of a helmet during an impact. For the helmet to perform properly during an impact, it must stay securely on the head.

Measuring the head is only a starting point for the entire sizing procedure. Due to varying shapes, heads that are apparently the same size when measured by a tape may not necessarily fit the same size helmet.

A small metal tape measure or a cloth tape may be used to make your initial measurement. You can also use a string, which can then be laid against a measuring tape.

Measure the circumference of the head at a point approximately one inch above the eyebrows in front, and at a point in the back of the head that results in the largest possible measurement. Take several measurements. The largest measurement is the one you want to use.

Why this Helmet?

BELL MOTO-9 FLEX | Less Energy = More Protection

Introducing the Moto-9 Flex. Bell is committed to providing purpose-built solutions that provide across-the-board head protection for the modern rider. So when it came to evolving the race proven Moto-9, we wanted to re-think fit and build on the helmet’s longstanding ability to manage energy. We’re pleased to report, we did. Leveraging the segmented liner from our Segment bike helmet, we sought to achieve a more personalized, adaptive fit, for a wide variety of head shapes. In creating a first-of-its-kind 3 layer impact liner, we utilized a revolutionary combination of polymer materials to provide a “progressive” energy management system that’s designed to absorb low, mid and high energy impacts. When it came to testing, our initial Flex samples outperformed any other motocross helmet we’ve tested to date. The result is no accident, the Moto-9 Flex is the most advanced helmet we’ve ever made and is quickly setting a new level for rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.

Features:

  • Composite Carbon shell
  • Velocity Flow Ventilation™ system for maximum cooling
  • Fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor™ with air intake vents
  • Removable/washable X-Static® XT2 silver liner
  • Extended Wear™ interior
  • Exclusive Magnefusion™ Emergency Release System (MERS) cheekpads
  • QuickFlip™ Visor Screws for easy adjustments even with gloves on
  • Fully ventilated EPS-lined chinbar
  • Integrated vented roost guard
  • New and improved Magnefusion™ magnetic strap keeper
  • Padded chin-strap with D-ring closure
  • Padded lined helmet bag included
  • Industry-leading five-year warranty

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