Bell Helmets, an industry leader in innovative head protection, on Oct. 1 debuted 200 limited edition Moto-9 helmets, honoring legendary off-road rider Kurt Caselli. All proceeds will go to The Kurt Caselli Foundation, which is focused on enhancing the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry.
“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 was an off-road motorcycle racer whose career included four Hare and Hound Championships, three WORCS championships, a completion of the 2010 Erzbergrodeo, winner of two stages of the 2013 Dakar Rally, multiple ISDE 6 Day gold medals and being named the AMA Sportsman of the Year in 2007. Caselli’s life was tragically cut short in an accident during the 2013 Baja 1000. Following the accident, The Kurt Caselli Foundation was launched with the mission of “protecting and supporting the lives of off-road motorcycle riders.” For more information about The Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit www.kurtcaselli.com.
“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 Moto-9 features Bell’s lightweight composite “Tri-Matrix” shell, as well as a Velocity Flow Ventilation system for maximum cooling. The limited edition commemorative Moto-9 was available only online starting Oct. 1 at www.bellhelmets.com. It is Snell M2015 and DOT certified and available in sizes XS-XXL for $449.95.