It’s no coincidence that Bell is both the first name in speed and the first name in helmets. Born in the 1950's California hot rod and racing scene, Bell founder Roy Richter built an entire industry anticipating the unmet needs of those with a speed-hungry disposition. And when the need-for-speed started to reveal some grim realities, Roy did something about that too and Bell Helmets was born. Bell is synonymous with instilling confidence and enabling awesomeness. Established 1954, proven ever since.