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Bell HP77 8860-2018 Carbon Fiber Helmet


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Bell HP77 8860-2018 Carbon Fiber Helmet

Ladies, gentlemen, and Racers, let’s shift into gear! If you've ever daydreamed about sharing something in common with racing legends like Lewis Hamilton or Charles LeClerc, here's your golden ticket. Or rather, your sleek, carbon matte finish ticket.

Introducing the Bell HP77 8860-2018 Carbon Fiber Helmet! When the question is "Why invest in the HP77?", the real question should be, "Why haven't you already?"

Crafted from the DNA of the legendary HP7, this headgear isn't just about looking like a race car deity. It's been meticulously crafted to bring a dream team of safety and aerodynamics to your adrenaline-fueled adventures. I mean, they've literally lowered the visor opening for added ballistic protection! It’s like having a personal bodyguard just for your face.

Ready for the Helmet Highlights? Strap in:

  • A-List Approved: Used by F1 champs. If it's good enough for Hamilton, it's good enough for us mere mortals.
  • Stellar Safety: FIA8860-2018 ABP homologation. That's helmet-speak for "it's ridiculously safe."
  • Clear Sights: An optical grade DSAF visor. Because racing is all about those split-second decisions.
  • Breathe Easy: With a 12-intake/extraction channel system, it's like air conditioning for your noggin.
  • Stay Hydrated: Integrated drink tube channels. Because even racers need to stay hydrated.
  • Aerodynamagical: Designed for optimal aerodynamics, so you'll feel like you're slicing through the wind.
  • Added Glam: HP helmet bag for when you're not tearing up the track.
  • The Look: Slick Carbon with a Matte Finish. Drool-worthy.

In the racing world, the Bell HP77 isn’t just another helmet; it’s THE helmet. It’s like the love child of safety and style, optimized for those of us who live life in the fast lane.

Ready to protect that beautiful brain of yours with the crème de la crème of helmets?

Why invest in the HP77?  the Bell HP77 is based on Bell's highly successful F1 World Champion proven HP7 design worn by the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Charles LeClerc, and many others, provides the latest impact protection by lowering the visor opening by 12 mm and reinforcing the front of the helmet with advanced ballistic protection. The HP77 is the most advanced FIA8860-2018 helmet in the Bell product line and sets a new performance standard for a lightweight, aerodynamically superior carbon fiber helmet used for the intense demands of open-wheel and open-cockpit forms of racing.

The HP77 is homologated to the FIA8860-2018 ABP standard, the most rigorous sport helmet standard on the planet. The HP77 was designed for professional formula racers competing at the highest levels of the sport and for any other racing driver who treats safety as a paramount importance.


  • Homologation: FIA8860-2018 ABP

  • Visor opening lowered 12 mm for added ballistic protection from middle size debris

  • High-strength and high modulus carbon fiber ultra-lightweight carbon shell

  • Advanced multi-density, multi-piece liner for energy absorption and impact performance

  • Optical grade injection molded Double Screen Anti-Fog (DSAF) visor

  • Top and chin bar ventilation system with 12 air intake and extraction channels

  • Air intake system includes two-part center and side air intakes

  • Shell and shield design optimized to improve aerodynamic performance

  • Integrated channels for drink tube and radio systems

  • Top spoiler, top and chin bar gurneys available separately

  • Factory installed HANS anchors

  • Available front chinbar hole for drink tube

  • HP helmet bag included

  • Color: Carbon, Matte Finish

  • Sizes: 54 to 59+

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Shield and pivot kit: SE77 shield , SV(SE07) pivot kit

Alternative interior fabric colors: Black, White, Red, Tan, Purple, Blue, Green and Neon Yellow (by special order - additional charges will apply). Grey is standard


Remember that safety is paramount in auto racing, and choosing the right helmet and maintaining it properly is essential for your protection on the track. Always consult with the professionals at Discovery Parts and refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for specific questions about your racing helmet.

  1. Why do I need a BELL HP77 CARBON FIBER racing helmet?

    Auto racing helmets are designed to protect drivers from head injuries and fire during high-speed races and crashes. They are a crucial safety component in motorsports.
  2. How do I choose the right size

    BELL HP77 carbon fiber helmet? You should measure your head's circumference using a flexible tape measure, then refer to the manufacturer's sizing chart to select the appropriate size helmet. Please review our blog posting on how to properly fit your new auto racing helmet from Discovery Parts.

  3. What safety standards should I look for in a racing helmet? Look for helmets that meet safety standards like Snell and FIA depending on your racing discipline. These standards ensure the helmet's safety and quality. DOT helmets are designed for street use and not for racing and track use.
  4. What's the difference between full-face and open-face, and helmets? Full-face helmets provide the most protection with a complete face shield, while open-face helmets cover the top and sides of the head.
  5. Can I use a motorcycle helmet for auto racing? No, motorcycle helmets do not provide the same level of protection as auto racing helmets, as they are designed for different purposes. It's recommended to use a helmet specifically designed for auto racing which includes fire protection in addition to impact protection.
  6. How often should I replace my

    BELL HP77 carbon fiber auto racing helmet? Auto racing helmets should be replaced every 5-10 years, depending on the manufacturer's recommendations and usage. If the helmet is involved in a crash, it should be replaced immediately.

  7. Are expensive racing helmets safer than budget ones? Safety standards dictate the minimum safety requirements, so even budget-friendly helmets can offer protection. However it’s important to consider how lower-priced helmets are meeting the required testing standards. More expensive helmets are lighter, smaller, are constructed of superior materials, and often come with additional features then less expensive helmets.
  8. How do I maintain and clean my racing helmet? Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance. You should clean the exterior, interior and shield with the Molecule Helmet Care Kit.
  9. Do I need to wear a balaclava under my BELL HP77 carbon fiber racing helmet? Balaclavas are typically not required for Driver's Education events, however they make wearing a helmet much, much more comfortable. Balaclavas will provide fire protection (if fire rated), help keep your helmet lining clean and order free by absorbing the majority of sweat while using it, and additionally balaclavas make putting your helmet on and taking it off by protecting your ears and keeping from from folding over when you helmet is worn. Discovery Parts recommends balaclavas from Alpinestars, OMP, Sabelt, Sparco, and Stand21. If you are entering sanctioned auto racing events, balaclavas will be required for fire protection.
  10. Is the SNELL SA Rating important? The Snell SA2020 certification is a safety standard established by the Snell Memorial Foundation for auto racing helmets. It sets the criteria and requirements that helmets must meet to be considered safe and suitable for use in motorsport events. Snell SA2020 certification is highly regarded in the motorsports industry and is often required or recommended by racing organizations and events. It signifies that a helmet has passed rigorous testing to provide maximum safety for drivers in various motorsport disciplines, including road racing, NASCAR, Formula 1, drag racing, and more. It's essential for drivers to check the specific safety standards required by the racing organizations they participate in to ensure compliance.
  11. Is the FIA helmet certification important? Yes, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) certification is crucial for auto racing helmets, especially in the context of international motorsport events and many national and regional racing series in the USA. The FIA 8859-2015 standard is commonly associated with racing helmets used in various motorsport disciplines. Helmets certified to FIA 8859-2015 met the safety requirements set by the FIA and were widely accepted in many racing series
  12. Which helmet certification is the most stringent and the hardest to meet? The FIA 8860-2018 certification is considered the most stringent and advanced helmet certifications available for auto racing helmets, and it is often associated with top-tier motorsport categories like Formula 1. It's important to note that the FIA 8860-2018 helmets offer a high level of protection and their use is mandatory in many racing series. Drivers should always check the regulations of the racing series they intend to participate in to ensure compliance with helmet certification standards.
  13. Can I wear glasses with my BELL HP77 carbon fiber helmet? Most helmets have provisions for wearing glasses or goggles, but check the design to be sure. Most manufacturers feature helmet models with wider eye ports to better accommodate eye glasses.
  14. Are carbon fiber helmets better? Carbon fiber helmets are lightweight and strong, a top choice for racers. But remember, certification matters most.
  15. Can I use a used helmet for racing? It's best to buy a new helmet. Used helmets may have unseen damage or be out of date on safety standards.
  16. Can I buy replacement parts for my  BELL HP77 carbon fiber helmet, like visors or padding? Many manufacturers offer replacement parts, including visors and padding, to extend your helmet's lifespan.
  17. How can I prevent helmet fogging during races? Anti-fog sprays and inserts are available to help keep your visor clear during races.
  18. What's the importance of proper helmet ventilation? Proper ventilation helps keep you cool and comfortable during races, reducing the risk of heat exhaustion.
  19. How do I store my BELL HP77 carbon fiber helmet between races? Keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and chemicals in a bag designed to store your auto racing helmet, like the Discovery Parts Evo Helmet Bag.
  20. Where can I buy a certified racing helmet? You should only buy from a professional authorized dealer who has sold thousands of helmets. You can find all the best brands at Discovery Parts online at or visit our retail store at Atlanta Motorsports park or at one of the hundreds of race and track day events we attend and support.

Remember, safety should always come first in auto racing. Choose a certified helmet that meets the necessary standards to protect yourself on the track.

We take immense pride in offering a wide selection of Bell auto racing helmets, designed to meet the demands of professional racers and motorsports enthusiasts alike. Bell has been at the forefront of helmet innovation and safety for decades, earning a reputation as a top-tier brand in the racing world.

Key Features of Bell Racing Helmets:

  1. Unparalleled Safety: Bell racing helmets are engineered to the highest safety standards, including certifications like Snell and DOT approval, ensuring your head is well-protected in high-speed racing conditions.
  2. Premium Materials: Crafted with precision, Bell helmets feature carbon fiber construction, making them lightweight yet incredibly strong for maximum protection.
  3. Comfort and Fit: Bell's commitment to comfort is evident in the design of their helmets. They offer a range of sizes, and many models have customizable padding to ensure a snug fit.
  4. Aerodynamic Design: Bell helmets are designed with aerodynamics in mind, reducing wind resistance and enhancing performance on the track.

Our Extensive Bell Auto Racing Helmet Collection:

  1. Bell HP77 Carbon Fiber 8860-2018 Helmet
  2. Bell HP7 Carbon Fiber 8860-2018 Helmet
  3. Bell HP6 8860-2018 Helmet
  4. Bell RS7C LTWT Carbon Fiber Helmet
  5. Bell GT6 RD Carbon Fiber Helmet
  6. Bell RS7 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  7. Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  8. Bell GT6 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  9. Bell GP.3 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  10. Bell GTX.3 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  11. Bell M.8 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  12. Bell RS7 Pro Helmet
  13. Bell GT6 Helmet
  14. Bell BR8 Helmet
  15. Bell GP.3 Helmet
  16. Bell GTX.3 Helmet
  17. Bell M.8 Helmet
  18. Bell K1 Pro Helmet
  19. Bell K1 Sport Helmet
  20. Bell Mag Rally Helmet

Frequently Asked Questions About Bell Helmets:

  1. Where are Bell helmets made? Bell helmets are proudly manufactured in the Bahrain, maintaining the highest quality standards.
  2. Is Bell a good helmet brand? Yes, Bell is renowned for its commitment to safety, innovation, and performance, making it a trusted choice among professional racers and enthusiasts.
  3. Are Bell helmets Snell approved? Yes, many Bell helmets are Snell approved, meeting rigorous safety standards.
  4. Are Bell helmets FIA approved? Absolutely, several Bell helmets are FIA 8860-2018 certified, ensuring they meet the most stringent safety requirements.
  5. Do Bell helmets run small? Bell offers a variety of sizes and often provides sizing charts to help you choose the right fit. It's important to measure your head and refer to their guidelines for a proper fit.

For racers who demand the best in safety and performance, Bell auto racing helmets are the ultimate choice. Explore our extensive collection to find the perfect helmet for your racing needs.

Bell Racing Helmets: Bell Racing Helmets are renowned for their exceptional quality and safety features. With a wide range of models to choose from, you can find the perfect Bell Racing Helmet to suit your racing needs.

Bell Racing Helmet: Each Bell Racing Helmet is a product of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. When you wear a Bell Racing Helmet, you're choosing a helmet that prioritizes your safety and performance on the track.

Bell Race Helmets: Bell Race Helmets come in various styles and designs to cater to different types of motorsports. Whether you're into karting, open-wheel racing, or stock car racing, Bell has race helmets tailored for your specific discipline.

Bell Race Helmet: Your Bell Race Helmet is more than just protective gear; it's a crucial part of your racing ensemble. The aerodynamic design of a Bell Race Helmet helps reduce wind resistance, giving you a competitive edge.

Bell Helmet: A Bell Helmet is a symbol of trust in motorsports. Professional racers and amateurs alike rely on the comfort, safety, and durability that Bell Helmets provide during intense racing conditions.

Bell Helmets: Bell Helmets have a rich history of innovation and excellence. The extensive range of Bell Helmets ensures that there's a model suitable for every racer, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting in the sport.

Bell Carbon Fiber Helmet: Bell Carbon Fiber Helmets combine the lightweight properties of carbon fiber with advanced safety features. These helmets are a top choice for racers seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing comfort.

Race Car Helmet: A race car helmet is a fundamental piece of safety gear for any racer. Bell's race car helmets are engineered to meet the rigorous demands of motorsports, ensuring you stay safe on the track.

Racing Helmet: Your racing helmet is your shield against potential accidents. Bell Racing Helmets are designed to offer superior impact protection while maintaining optimal visibility and ventilation.

Racing Helmets: Racing helmets are a racer's best friend. Bell Racing Helmets, with their reputation for quality and safety, are the go-to choice for many professionals and enthusiasts in the racing community.

Bell Racing: Bell Racing is synonymous with excellence in the motorsports industry. Their commitment to research, development, and testing has solidified their position as a leader in racing helmet technology.

Auto Racing Helmet: When it comes to auto racing, your helmet is your first line of defense. Bell Auto Racing Helmets are engineered to withstand the rigors of high-speed racing, ensuring your head is protected.

Auto Racing Helmets: Auto racing helmets from Bell are designed to provide optimal head protection while maintaining lightweight and aerodynamic qualities, allowing you to perform at your best.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Charles K.
Not Just Safe, but Exceptionally Comfortable

The Bell HP77 isn’t just about meeting safety standards; it's about exceeding them. The comfort provided by the interior padding and the ease of communication setup were pleasant surprises. Despite the high price tag, the return on safety, comfort, and durability is exceptional. I recommend this to any racer who takes their racing seriously.

Dominic G.
A Synonym for Racing Safety

The Bell HP77 has set a new standard for what I expect from a racing helmet. The lining materials feel luxurious and wick away sweat effectively. The acoustic comfort is also noteworthy, reducing engine and wind noise. It's an investment that reflects its value in safety and technology. Bell might consider adding more customization options for fitment in future models.

Jonathan P.
Next-Level Racing with the Bell HP77

The HP77 is possibly the last helmet you'll ever need to buy. It's that impressive in terms of quality and durability. The helmet has a superior fit system, ensuring it stays in place even on the roughest tracks. The visor's anti-fog properties excel in all weather conditions. While your wallet might feel lighter, your head will thank you during every race.

Richard F.
The Choice of Champions

This helmet's performance is as good as it looks. The HP77’s carbon fiber weave is a work of art, and the attention to detail is evident. It fits like a glove and the FIA 8860-2018 rating give me confidence every time I hit the track. The price is on the higher end, but for any racer who values head protection, this helmet is the go-to choice.

Tyler B.
In a League of Its Own: The Bell HP77 Helmet

Racing requires the best equipment, and the Bell HP77 helmet is a cut above the rest. It is astonishingly lightweight yet provides formidable impact protection. The helmet ventilation works flawlessly to keep the driver cool under pressure. The price may be daunting, but the investment in top-level safety gear like this can’t be underestimated. The HP77 is highly recommended for any racer who values their safety and comfort.

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