Kurt Caselli Bell Moto-9 Helmet Honors Legendary Rider
Bell Helmets has released a limited-edition Moto-9 lid honoring the late Kurt Caselli, one of America’s most iconic off-road racers.Only 200 of the the Kurt Caselli Bell Moto-9 helmets will be available, and all proceeds will benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation, which was created to by the Caselli family to enhance the safety of off-road riders and racers. Caselli died November 15, 2013, following a motorcycle crash in the famed SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
“Kurt was a member of the Bell family and a great friend to many of us here. We are honored to offer this limited helmet in support of The Kurt Caselli Foundation, which shares our mission of advancing safety for riders,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “Kurt was truly a legend and this helmet is a celebration of his life and achievements.”Caselli’s achievements are many; the California had won four Hare & Hound Championships and three WORCS Championships. He also finished the 2010 Erzbergrodeo, won two stages in the 2013 Dakar Rally, and earned multiple International Six Days Enduro gold medals. Caselli was also named the AMA Sportsman of the Year in 2007.“Kurt was a loyal Bell athlete, proud of his association with Bell and the company’s legacy of helmet safety innovations for more than 60 years,” said Kurt’s family, and also Kurt’s professional ties at The Kurt Caselli Foundation. “The commemorative helmet is a very special way to continue Kurt’s legacy, and helps further the cause of rider safety.”The Kurt Caselli Bell Moto-9, which is only available online at bellhelmets.com, features a lightweight composite “Tri-Matrix” shell, as well as a Velocity Flow Ventilation system for maximum cooling.Certification: Snell M2015, DOT Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL MSRP: $449.95For more additional information on the Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit kurtcaselli.com.
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