RRP: £249.99 // Sizes: XS – 2XL
There’s no denying the Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 is a cool looking lid. It looks almost identical to the iconic helmets worn by 1970s scrambling stars – but don’t worry, it’s equipped with the latest and greatest modern materials and technology, to meet European and American safety standards and help keep your noggin safe out on the tarmac (or dirt).
It’s not packed with an abundance of features though – after all, it’s a fairly simple and straightforward design, that’s been tried and tested over the years. Why change a winning formula?
The lid is made using a modern lightweight fiberglass composite shell – which comes in three different sizes, allowing you to get the perfect fit. Regarding the fit, I did find it quite tight initially, but after around 1000 miles the padding seems to have given a little – and it’s now spot on. It also comes equipped with a full internal EPS liner, and a removable/washable anti-microbial terrycloth liner. And that’s about it. Like I said; it’s simple, but purposeful. I love it.
The one we’ve been testing is the Ace Cafe GP 66 special – which celebrates 80 years since the iconic London-based biker haunts inception. The lid was designed in collaboration with the team at the iconic Ace Cafe in London. As a result, the helmet features a Union Jack inspired red, white, and blue livery with a red stripe on the right, and a blue stripe on the left. It also comes with a detachable sun visor, and there’s an Ace Cafe logo on the back.
TESTED BY: ROSS MOWBRAY // MOREBIKES RATING: 8/10
For more information, visit: www.bellhelmets.co.uk