Bell Helmets’ Ace Cafe 80th Anniversary Limited Release Helmets

Cycle News Staff | March 2, 2018

Bell Helmets’ Ace Cafe 80th Anniversary Limited Release Helmets | Bell Helmets has new Ace Cafe 80th Anniversary helmet graphics in a limited release for its Custom 500, Moto-3 and Race Star FLEX helmet models.

Bell Helmets Ace Cafe

The 2018 designs were made in collaboration with Ace Cafe, a partnership that began between the two companies in 2016. Ace Cafe began in London in 1938 and became an epicenter of British “Ton Up” cafe racer culture. Ace Cafe has since expanded from its original London location to five other countries, in China, Finland, Spain, Switzerland and USA. These three new helmet graphics pay homage to the original Ace Cafe designs.

Bell Helmets Ace Cafe
Bell Helmets Ace Cafe

Race Star FLEX | Ace Cafe Blackjack Black & White | $799.95

The Race Star FLEX has a shell made from 3k carbon-fiber and Bell’s proprietary Flexx liner, which is a three-layer impact liner designed to manage energy from three potential impact scenarios: low-, mid- and high-speed impacts. It has a Virus CoolJade liner and Magnefusion cheekpads.

Bell Helmets Ace Cafe
Bell Helmets Ace Cafe

Moto-3 | Ace Cafe GP 66 Gloss White & Red | $399.95

The Moto-3 helmet is styled after the first Bell Moto-3 model and is made with a fiberglass-composite shell. The visor snaps on, and the microsuede liner is removable and washable.

Custom 500 | Ace Cafe Stadium Gloss Silver, Red and Black | $159.95

The Custom 500 has the shape of the original Bell helmet—the 500—from 1954, with modern protective technology. Inside the fiberglass-composite shell is a microsuede liner and it secures on with a leather D-ring pull tab.

“It’s an honor to play role in a commemorating Ace Cafe’s 80th year in the industry, with helmets that place an indelible mark on this milestone,” said Chris Sackett, Vice President of Bell Helmets. “The combined history of Bell Helmets and Ace Cafe serves as a powerful platform for both of our brands.”

Ace Cafe London is online at

The commemorative helmets are now available through Bell Helmets retailers, global distributors and online. For more information on the helmet please visit


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