What started as a one-day event in 1998 has turned into what some people call the “MX Woodstock”. It’s a gathering of family and friends and what they love most – dirt bikes. It not only attracts some of the fastest racers in the world and the who’s who of the moto industry but also riders from the Hollywood stunt community and moto fanatics worldwide. To commemorate the ‘Day In The Dirt’, Bell has released a Limited Edition ‘Day In The Dirt’ helmet, with all the specialities we’ve come to love of the Moto-9 Flex in a commemorative Red Bull ‘Day In The Dirt’ colour scheme.
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 of rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.
- 3K Carbon Shell
- Flex Energy Management interior liner
- Fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor™ with air intake vents
- Industry-Leading Five-Year Warranty
- Integrated Vented Roost Guard
- Lightweight Carbon Composite shell construction
- Magnefusion Emergency Release System (MERS)
- Magnefusion Magnetic Strap Keeper
- Magnefusion™ Removable Magnetic Cheekpads
- Padded Chin-Strap with D-Ring Closure
- Padded, Lined Helmet Bag Included
- Velocity Flow Ventilation™ system for maximum cooling
- X-Static® and XT-2® Padding
- Weight: 1450 grams
- Certification: ECE
The Bell Moto-9 Flex Helmet is the pinnacle of motocross helmets, featuring core technologies that surpass all industry standards for safety. A 3-layer liner manages low, medium, and high-speed impacts. Segmented and flexible, the liner allows for a more custom fit of your head, while also being designed to reduce energy transfer from oblique impacts. The rider also benefits from ‘Velocity Flow Ventilation’, aero ports that are assisted in airflow via the segmented liner.
The 3-layer liner is a progressive layering, with each individual layer designed to perform a specific reaction to impact. Firstly, the EPO (Expanded Polyolefin) layer is designed to absorb low-speed impacts, up to a rate of 3 metres per second. The second EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) layer takes up mid-speed impacts, to a rate of 5 metres per second, while the third EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) works in high-speed impacts, absorbing at 7.75 metres per second. The layers are also made to ‘slip’ on each other in the event of an angled impact, to greatly reduce rotational forces being transferred through the rider’s head into the brain, significantly reducing the potential for brain injury. This technology is being implemented in varying forms in both on- and off-road helmets, and Bell has undertaken vast testing to ensure they are delivering a class-leading product in the Moto-9 Flex.
The Composite Carbon shell carries an industry-leading Five-Year Warranty, with special technology to give the rider the most comfortable and highest safety rated helmet possible. The chin-bar is EPS lined for extra frontal protection, along with an integrated roost guard and Flying Bridge Visor™. In the event of an emergency, the Magnefusion Ememrgency Release System (MERS) ensures medical staff can safely remove the helmet without further injuring the rider. It can also be easily removed, along with the rest of the XT-2 Extended Wear Interior, for safe washing.
For a top-level motocross helmet that doesn’t sacrifice on looks safety or performance, the Bell Moto-9 Flex ‘Day In The Dirt’ Limited Edition definitely stands out, pushing the boundaries even further than ever before.
Proudly brought to New Zealand by Crown Kiwi Enterprises, you can check the special model helmet out on their website:
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