For whom the Bell tolls

Old Bike Australasia - - GOOD GEAR -

Re­mem­ber the Bell Moto 3 – the hel­met that rev­o­lu­tionised mo­tocross and speed­way head­wear in 1971? This was the first full-face hel­met specif­i­cally cre­ated for off-road use, with an open­ing large enough to ac­com­mo­date gog­gles, and a peak at­tached by press studs. Pretty soon, all the stars were wear­ing the Moto 3, and in­spired many sim­i­lar de­signs – even to­day’s crop of MX hel­mets are di­rect de­scen­dants. Now, the Bell Moto 3 has been recre­ated, with a de­sign faith­ful to the orig­i­nal, but us­ing mod­ern ma­te­ri­als. It will still do com­pe­tent ser­vice as a mo­tocross or dirt track lid, but these days, the Moto 3 is more likely to find favour with road rid­ers who want a bit of air in the face as well as chin pro­tec­tion. It’s a cool look­ing hat, that’s for sure. The new Bell Moto 3 has an Aus­tralian RRP of $489.00 and is avail­able from Mo­to­ci­clo, 95 Princes High­way, St. Peters NSW 2044. Phone (02) 9557 7234 or email info@mo­to­ci­clo.com.au or see www.mo­to­ci­clo.com.au

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