Sorry for the multi post but photo and text limits I had no choice With a recent tank drop of my Shoie XR-1100(make that a couple) I decided to air on the side of caution and retire the helmet less than a year old. One of the drops being on the crown area which if I remember correctly should be a stronger part for the AS Standard. Being relatively new to riding I am in no way a brand loyalist and look more for function and comfort and style. With all the talk about 100% carbon helmets I thought I would have a look at see what all the noise is about with plans of really looking at the Arai RXQ as my next helmet. Off I ventured to my favourite Peter Stevens Vendor store and was lucky that my favourite accessory person was working that day. I was impressed with the Star Carbon Black beauty design at 1st which drew me to Bell to consider. As usual for me it was nil stock for a while but I then got a real look at the speed freak and was also impress with the copper design colour and patterns. This review will look at the helmet in detail and will give some comparisons to my other Helmet’s Arai Vector (Not available any more but Vector 2 is) Shoei XR-1100. What’s in the box? The Bell star comes in an awesome helmet bag. You will see in the photos this is like having a carry-on luggage bag with extra pockets. If you track rider you will be able to put all the helmet gear like extra visor (there is provision for the visor in the main bag and even comes with a visor protective cover. External pockets for cleaning gear if wanted. The helmet is in the bag inside the box. On a US Forum I read that the helmet comes with extra cheek pads silicone bottle some cleaning buds and a Track Strip. In my box (which by the way is also the wrong box (medium instead of small) which I was advised of before the sale) only had the Track strip inside. No instructions or extra bits. I doubt we will get the extra cheek pads but at least the instruction manual would be nice. I’ll chase this up when I pick up my tinted visor on Thursday or Friday. Still Peter Stevenson need to double check their quality control or train their staff to give customers the correct packaging in the 1st place.