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Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet SA2020


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Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Auto Racing Helmet SA2020

Are you on the hunt for a helmet that’s as flexible and multifaceted as your racing dreams? Say hello to the Bell BR.8 Carbon Fiber Racing Helmet. And trust us, this isn’t your grandma’s Sunday driving helmet. We’re talking all the bells (pun intended) and whistles you crave wrapped up in a sleek carbon fiber package. It’s as if Iron Man and Optimus Prime had a lovechild, and its name was Bell BR.8!

Here's the scoop:

  1. Feather-light Carbon Fiber: Do more laps without the neck pain. Thank us later.
  2. Foggy visors? Not here! With its Double Screen Anti-Fog (DSAF) insert, you’ll see the track clearer than your future racing career.
  3. Airflow Galore: Whether you're a leftie, rightie, or a top air fan, this helmet’s innovative kit system has got you covered. Literally. The unique air chamber system feels like a gentle summer breeze around your noggin, no matter how you configure it.
  4. Stay Hydrated & Connected: Integrated channels for drink tubes and radio systems? Yep, so you can sip n’ chat while eating the competition's dust.
  5. Safety First: FIA 8859-2015 and Snell SA2020 approved. That’s fancy speak for "this helmet will treat your head like royalty."
  6. Duckbill Design: No, it won’t quack, but it will give you aerodynamic superiority on the track.
  7. Keep the Dust Out: Thanks to rear-facing Venturi vents, you can enjoy all the fresh air without the gritty desert taste.

Honestly, if this helmet had any more features, it'd need its own reality show. Plus, with that glossy carbon fiber finish, you’ll be the envy of the track, even if you're just there to grab a hot dog.

So, here's the million-dollar question: Are you ready to gear up like a pro and make every race feel like the championship? Click that "Add to Cart" button, strap on the Bell BR.8 Carbon Fiber Racing Helmet, and prepare for unparalleled racing glory!

Designed for off-road and dirt forms of racing, the versatile and ultra-lightweight BELL BR8 Carbon Fiber auto racing helmet can be used in multiple configurations including standard, left or right side forced air, left or right 3/4 top forced air, or top forced air. Utilizing an innovative kit system (included with the helmet), racers can customize the Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber auto racing helmet to adapt to different forms of racing and seat configurations providing the ultimate flexibility in one model. The Bell BR8 Carbon fiber auto racing helmet features an aerodynamic front duckbill, Double Screen Anti-Fog (DSAF) insert to create a positive visor seal and prevent shield fogging, and rear-facing Venturi airflow vents that prevent dust from entering the helmet while still allowing forced air to be introduced into the helmet. The Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber auto racing helmet features a unique air chamber system that evenly distributes airflow around the head regardless of the top air configuration used. The Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber auto racing helmet can be used with or without ear cups.  


  • Lighweight Carbon Fiber Shell

  • FIA 8859-2015 and Snell SA2020 approved

  • Integrated channels in face piece offer multiple options to install drink tube and radio system

  • Advanced multi-density, multi-piece liner to maximize energy absorption and impact performance.

  • Multi-purpose fit system that can be used with or without included ear cups.

  • Includes front duckbill to enhance aerodynamic performance

  • Interior ventilation channels enhanced to maximize airflow

  • Can be converted to left or ride side air, 3/4 left or right top air, or top air by using a versatile kit system (included) with forced air nozzle and cover plates

  • Integrated channels in face piece offer multiple options to install drink tube and radio systems.

  • Comes with standard rear-facing vents that create a Venturi effect allowing air to exchange and circulate in the helmet while preventing dust and dirt from entering

  • Interior: Dark grey high strength and high comfort fire resistant fabric

  • Synthetic rubber gasket seal to prevent dirt and water from entering the helmet

  • Shield and pivot kit: SRV-8

  • Color: Carbon Fiber Gloss Clear

  • Sizes: 7 1/8- (57-) to 7 5/8+ (61+)

Find the correct size for The Bell BR8 helmet

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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 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 BR.8 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 BR.8 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 BELL BR.8 carbon fiber 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 BR.8 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 BR.8 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 BR.8 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 BR.8 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
Joseph L.
A Revolution in Racing Helmets

The Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet is a masterpiece. It's so versatile; I can switch air configurations depending on my race needs. The carbon fiber shell is unbelievably lightweight, making those long races much more bearable. The DSAF insert keeps my vision crystal clear, which is a big plus. The helmet's ventilation system is impressive – it's like a breath of fresh air during intense races. The ear cup option is great for noise insulation. This helmet is definitely on the higher end of the price scale, but for the flexibility and protection it offers, it’s an excellent choice. Highly recommend it to any racer looking for top-quality gear.

Henry B.
Future Helmet

Just got my Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet, and it's like wearing a piece of the future on my head. This thing is so light, it feels like I'm not even wearing a helmet. The Double Screen Anti-Fog (DSAF) insert is a game-changer – goodbye, foggy vision! The airflow system is mind-blowing; it's like having a personal AC unit. Being able to integrate my drink tube and radio system is super convenient. Safety-wise, it's top-notch with FIA and Snell certifications. The duckbill design not only looks cool but also improves aerodynamics. Plus, no more dust in my face, thanks to the rear-facing Venturi vents. It's pricey, but for the quality and features, totally worth it. If I had to nitpick, I'd love an easier mechanism to switch between air configurations. But overall, a solid investment for serious racers.

John W.
A Breath of Fresh Air in Helmet Design

From the moment I put on the Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet, I knew it was something special. The weight, or lack thereof, is incredible. The ventilation is top-tier – no more overheating in the middle of a race.

Gabe M.
Redefining Racing Safety and Comfort

The Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet is a cut above the rest. Its lightness is immediately noticeable, making it comfortable for extended use. The wide range of ventilation options is impressive, allowing for optimal airflow. The integrated channels for hydration and communication systems are incredibly convenient.

Liam A.
Racing Comfort Meets Cutting-Edge Tech

The Bell BR8 Helmet has been a game-changer for my racing experience. The carbon fiber construction means it's super light, yet I feel completely protected. The anti-fog insert keeps my vision clear, which is essential during intense races.

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