“For years, our sales reps and dealers have had cruiser riders lamenting about the need to lose their bandanas for an open face helmet that’s got the attitude and style that they seek, but also provides some facial coverage for wet, cold or other harsh riding conditions,” says Bell. “The Rogue is hands down the meanest-looking helmet we’ve ever made.”
The Rogue is a 3/4, DOT-certified open face that mimics the look of a half-helmet, but expands coverage to the back of the head and over the ears thanks to a two-part design featuring a lightweight composite shell on the top and a plastic lower portion.
Much of the look is obviously defined by the “muzzle.” That’s easily removable and its position and length can be adjusted by ratchets on the helmet shell. Vents and a removable fleece liner means it’ll adjust for the conditions.
A size medium weigh a very light 1,350g, there’s three shell sizes across six total sizes and MSRP is $250. You can pre-order from RevZilla now and it’ll be in dealers in March.
With aggressive looks like this, we expect to see strong uptake from the cruiser market in helmet law states, but there’s going to be appeal amongst most open-face helmet buyers too. The Rogue is the most distinctive such design since the 3/4 archetype was invented.