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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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Considering Bell M5X Carbon

It's finally time to put my trusted and well used shoe X11 to rest, since it has been in use for almost 3 years now. My last three helmets were all Shoeis (xr 800, xr 1000, x11) and I am very pleased with the fit, comfort, weight, ventilation and quietness of Shoei helmets in general. The logical thing would be for me to get the new X12, but ever since I tried the Bell M5X carbon at Eicma in November, I had that helmet at the back of my mind. I was really impressed with the quality of design and finish, and the most amazing thing is how light it is, being 1.2 Kg.

I have read some reviews of the helmet, and they all suggest that it is very good, and it has scored with 5 stars at the SHARP tests. Does anyone have any experience with this helmet, or in general with Bell? I know that most modern helmets offer very good protection, but because I value the safety of my head quite highly, I would prefer to get some opinions on the matter before taking the decision!

I am not considering AGV, Shark or Arai, because they don't feel as comfortable as I would like !

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(here's a link of the M5X : http://www.bell-motohelmets.com/eng/m5x_carbon.asp )
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that is hot i want one
dam i want one
im in love
i love the color red for linning
unfortunately we dont have bell in australia
well i have all the helmets you mentioned and i hate them all, shark is prob my favourite though


im going to buy onr

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I fell in love with it when I tried it! It feels just like having a hat on! We don't have Bell in Cyprus either, i'll have to order it from the U.K!

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That's a nice looking helmet. Is the fit similar to the X-11?

Does anyone know if they sell these in the US?

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Don't think that model is sold in US...yet.

I have a Star...I like it. Fit was a little loose, size wize. I ordered one size smaller than I wear in other brands, but have read that they have addressed this with latest models.

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Odd that a Bell helmet isn't sold in the USA...where are they made? Great looking helmet though, looks really good with the red lining against the CF.
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Don't think that model is sold in US...yet.

I have a Star...I like it. Fit was a little loose, size wize. I ordered one size smaller than I wear in other brands, but have read that they have addressed this with latest models.
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The fit is quite similar to my Shoei x11. What's strange about Bell is that they are the top name in formula 1, but in motorcycle racing they are almost non existent.

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Dunno if this is of interest Demitris - I don't know (apart from the price!) what the differences are between M5X & the M4R
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I saw that one on the web Totale, but unfortunately we don't have a Bell importer here in Cyprus. I had tried the M5X in Italy but not the M4R. It's certainly quite cheaper and still looks good, but I don't know about the fit!

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