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GEAR REVIEW–The stupidest helmet in the world!

January 8, 2013

Once again the geniuses at Bell Helmets set the benchmark for mind numbingly idiotic design and function.  This is a photo of the new Bell “Rogue” helmet.  I’ll let Bell describe the “functions” and “design” elements below.  I love that the lower part is called (and with a straight face) a “MUZZLE”…………. Ninja please, this is nothing more than a wannabe Bane mask from Batman……  Pardon me while wander into the night laughing hysterically. 

Hopefully, there is a newly open position for a Chief Helmet Designer at Bell as the idiot who designed this hunk of crap is currently working at either Del Taco or as a Wal-Mart greeter.

Press Release from Bell:

BELL HELMETS TAKES POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY INTO UNCHARTERED TERRITORY WITH NEW ROGUE

Category-Defying Helmet Bridges Gap Between Open-Face and Full-Face, with Innovative Detachable Muzzle-System for Coverage Against the Elements

Scotts Valley, CA, Jan. 8, 2013 – The innovators at Bell that pioneered the first racing helmets in 1954, are blazing yet another new trail for the industry with the company’s latest category-defying product introduction. Today, Bell unveiled “Rogue,” a totally unique open-face helmet, designed to provide facial coverage from the elements that previously had not been provided by any other open-face helmet on the market.

Designed with the cruiser market in mind, but appropriate for a wide variety of motorcycling applications, Rogue addresses a long-standing gap in the market for an open-face helmet that provides increased coverage against the elements. Particularly useful in cold-weather conditions and for long-distance touring, Rogue is equipped with a first-of-its-kind, adjustable and detachable “muzzle” system, allowing riders increased comfort and protection against the elements. The muzzle benefits are also aesthetic, creating an ominous-look to the Rogue, ideal for the attitude and lifestyle synonymous with the cruiser category.

“For years, our sales reps and dealers have had cruiser riders lamenting about the need to lose their bandanas for an open face helmet that’s got the attitude and style that they seek, but also provides some facial coverage for wet, cold or other harsh riding conditions,” said Chris Sackett, General Manager, Bell Powersports. “Rogue fulfills this need from both a standpoint of function and form, with an edgy design that makes it hands down the meanest-looking helmet we’ve ever made. So far, pre-orders from our dealers have been extremely strong, and we’re excited to see the consumer reception for this unique new design.”

Rogue is based on a lightweight composite shell that looks like a half helmet, but is actually a three-quarter design, thanks to an EPS that extends from the rear portion of the shell into a comfortable neck roll pad. The innovative muzzle is constructed from molded thermoplastic polyurethane, featuring air vents and a removable fleece liner for added comfort and protection. The muzzle fastens to the helmet through a FidLock magnetic connection system, easily fastened directly into the system’s magnetic receptors and removed by simply sliding the muzzle piece in an upward direction. Length is also adjustable through straps on either side of the muzzle that ratchet into the helmet shell.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger permalink
    January 9, 2013 2:12 pm

    my suspicion is that the intended market, the “cruiser” mob, will absolutely love it and buy it in large numbers

    The rest of us will just laugh at the stupidity of the design

  2. September 25, 2013 8:50 pm

    Agreed!

  3. Jess Davis permalink
    November 21, 2013 10:11 pm

    That’s pretty funny. But I live in a no-helmet state where the Harley guys NEVER wear helmets. Not even when it’s really cold. They’ll be swaddled to the gills in insulated stuff and leather stuff, but the pointy ends of their heads must never be covered with anything thicker than a do-rag.

  4. Mike permalink
    July 3, 2015 5:18 pm

    I don’t know if this was a review or not but I can see that someone isn’t willing to look objectively at something and give an review based on its merits and faults. Just because you don’t like something right off the bat doesn’t mean your write it off the bat. you might laugh at this design but remember that the full face helmet was laughed at when it first stated to make it’s showing. I can agree that it isn’t for everyone but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t for SOMEONE. I think it is bold and daring and should be respected as a step in an alternate direction from the same old helmet with extra vents in the top and a place for some speakers. Expand you horizons.

    • July 4, 2015 5:39 am

      Fair enough. Could you send us a photo of you wearing it? I’ll put up a poll and we can let the readers decide.

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