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Introducing the Raceline Husqvarna Racing Team for season 2024. Led by MX1 contender Todd Waters alongside MX2 title prospects Rhys Budd and Jack Mather, the team’s primed for a massive season. Check out their epic season launching gallery by Michael Williams (@postmoto_ on Instagram).

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BELL MX 2024 Moto-10 spherical helmet review

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MX Vice’s Tester, Brad Wheeler, Shares His Thoughts On This Quality Product From Bell.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this is an exclusive review of the BELL Moto-10, the best  I can offer is that this is the first review on the 2024 Eli Tomac edition. 2024 has seen an array of  new colourways and hopefully, you’ll learn something from this review that you didn’t know  previously. Besides, MX Vice is yet to post a BELL Moto-10 review so the start of a new season  seemed like a good time to do one.


Words: Brad Wheeler | Lead Image: Supplied


The Moto-10 was first released back in 2021, and since then has cemented itself as one of, if not  the most popular high-end helmet. BELL has been in the helmet game since 1975 and has always  been at the forefront of design and safety. The Moto-10 is no different.

I found that their 3K carbon shell worked great in keeping me cool whilst riding. Not only is it great  and excels at getting cool air through the helmet, but it disperses the hot air even better. This is down to the  T.E.A.S (Thermal Exchange Airflow System). It sucks air in like a vacuum and sends the hot air out the rear and side exhaust ports. Due to the Moto-10 having a split shell (top and bottom), it was easy for BELL to utilise this as a very efficient exhaust port.  

Another great addition to the Moto-10 from its predecessor is the NMR bumpers (no missed races).  I’ll admit when I first saw them I was not a big fan, but after spending some time with the helmet  not only do I see the necessity in them, but don’t notice them on the helmet at all. The point of the  bumpers is that if you are in a crash where the helmet comes in contact with your body, the  bumpers will absorb the impact rather than your body. Possibly saving you from a broken shoulder  or collarbone.

Another safety feature on the Moto-10 is the way the peak works. The peak is held on by 2 screws  on either side, with the addition of 2 plastic set pins that keep the visor from moving too much  when you are adjusting it. However, the pins are designed to break as a result of a crash. BELL  has just used 2 bolts on either side to remove the fixed point in the middle of the helmet. What this  does is that in a crash where you hit the visor, all of the energy is sent away from the top of your  head and down the sides. If you didn’t already know, you don’t want a large impact on the top of  your head if at all possible.  

For me personally, the BELL Moto-10 is the easiest helmet to work on and maintain. The tooless  screws (the screw has a flap that flicks out allowing you to undo it without the use of tools) that  hold the peak in place can easily be removed, and pins pop out to remove the peak when you want to clean it. The cheek pads are held in with 3 magnets, instead of traditional poppers. This not only makes it easy to get out when cleaning, but also easier to get out if you are involved in a crash. The main inner of the helmet is held in with 4 poppers, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear, making it straightforward to remove all the inners when you want to wash them.

It seems that cooling was an important factor when they designed the Moto-10. Not only have they  increased airflow around the helmet with the split shell, they have incorporated recycled jade into  the helmet liner. The Virus CoolJade liner has natural cooling effects and decreases your skin  surface temperature by around 5°C. Not something that I thought I would benefit from living in the  UK where we’re lucky to see temperatures around 20°C, but even on a day where we were in high  single digits, it did have an impact whilst I was riding. The whole helmet just felt cooler whilst riding,  I didn’t feel like my head was getting cold by any means. It just felt like I was able to concentrate  harder for longer. I definitely think during the summer months this would benefit a lot of riders who  suffer from dizziness and mental fatigue.

The final thing I want to mention is the goggle port. The BELL Moto-10 offers the largest port on the  market. I use a SCOTT Prospect 90% of the time and it is a very wide goggle. Sometimes it can be  difficult to get a proper seal on my face with other helmet brands. But with the Moto-10 I had room  to spare. The main reason I mention this is because I think it gets overlooked a lot of the time when 

people are deciding which helmet to buy. You need to factor in the type of goggles you are going to  wear with the helmet.

The Tomac 24 Moto-10 is up there in price. Coming in at £699.99 it’s one of the dearer helmets, but  I do believe you get what you pay for when it comes to helmets. After all, we get one head and you  need to look after it. I get that some people simply can’t afford that price tag, but for those that can, it certainly is a sound investment. If price is an issue for you here drop me an email at  brad.wheeler@mxvice.com and I’ll be happy to try and point you in another direction. 

At current there are 6 different colour ways for 2024, but older years are also available if one of  those colours takes your fancy. As I mentioned at the top, this isn’t a Moto-10 exclusive, but  hopefully, you learned something about the helmet that you didn’t already know.

Tested and written by Brad Wheeler

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Stat Attack: Glendale Supercross Review

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With the sixth round of AMA Supercross in the books, statistics maestro Paul Pearcy has provided MX Vice with some brilliant numbers to tuck into from what was a great night of action. Enjoy

250 Class

Qualifying

  • Qualifying Top 3
  1. Jordon Smith: 1:04.747
  2. Levi Kitchen: 1:05.157
  3. Rj Hampshire: 1:05.566

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Levi Kitchen
  2. Carson Mumford
  3. Mitchell Oldenburg
  • Laps Led
  1. Levi Kitchen: 7
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Levi Kitchen: 1:05.464
  2. Julien Beaumer: 1:06.039
  3. Mitchell Oldenburg: 1:06.366
  • Best Average Laps
  1. Levi Kitchen: 1:06.647
  2. Mitchell Oldenburg: 1:06.804
  3. Carson Mumford: 1:06.899

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Jordon Smith
  2. Jo Shimoda
  3. Rj Hampshire
  • Laps Led
  1. Jordon Smith: 7
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jordon Smith: 1:05.261
  2. Jo Shimoda: 1:05.358
  3. Rj Hampshire: 1:05.498
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Jo Shimoda: 1:05.548
  2. Jordon Smith: 1:05.565
  3. Rj Hampshire: 1:06.128

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Max Sanford
  2. Billy Laninovich
  3. Guillaume St-Cyr
  • Laps Led
  1. Max Sanford: 6
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Slade Varola: 1:10.060
  2. Billy Laninovich: 1:11.023
  3. Blaine Silveira: 1:11.055
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Slade Varola: 1:11.597
  2. Max Sanford: 1:11.643
  3. Billy Laninovich: 1:11.898

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Rj Hampshire
  2. Levi Kitchen
  3. Jo Shimoda
  • Laps Led
  1. Rj Hampshire: 11
  2. Jordon Smith: 3
  3. Levi Kitchen: 2
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jordon Smith: 1:04.176
  2. Rj Hampshire: 1:04.613
  3. Levi Kitchen: 1:04.646
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Rj Hampshire: 1:05.699
  2. Jo Shimoda: 1:05.913
  3. Levi Kitchen: 1:06.008
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Anthony Bourdon: 2.315
  2. Rj Hampshire: 2.699
  3. Phil Nicoletti: 3.126

Points

  • Points Top 10
  1. Levi Kitchen: 106
  2. Jordon Smith: 102
  3. Rj Hampshire: 101
  4. Garrett Marchbanks: 87
  5. Jo Shimoda: 74
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg: 67
  7. Anthony Bourdon: 65
  8. Julien Beaumer: 63
  9. Carson Mumford: 58
  10. Hunter Yoder: 56

450 Class

Qualifying

  • Top 3
  1. Jason Anderson: 1:03.400
  2. Jett Lawrence: 1:03.734
  3. Eli Tomac: 1:03.856

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Ken Roczen
  2. Malcolm Stewart
  3. Jett Lawrence
  • Laps Led
  1. Ken Roczen: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Ken Roczen: 1:02.627
  2. Jett Lawrence: 1:03.678
  3. Chase Sexton: 1:03.806
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Ken Roczen: 1:03.429
  2. Jett Lawrence: 1:04.178
  3. Malcolm Stewart: 1:04.527

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Aaron Plessinger
  2. Jason Anderson
  3. Eli Tomac
  • Laps Led
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 7
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jason Anderson: 1:03.463
  2. Aaron Plessinger: 1:04.058
  3. Eli Tomac: 1:04.297
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 1:04.462
  2. Jason Anderson: 1:04.513
  3. Eli Tomac: 1:05.153

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Shane McElrath
  2. Kyle Chisholm
  3. Freddie Noren
  • Laps Led
  1. Shane McElrath: 5
  2. Kyle Chisholm: 1
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Shane McElrath: 1:07.030
  2. Kyle Chisholm: 1:08.086
  3. Marshal Weltin: 1:08.234
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Shane McElrath: 1:07.538
  2. Kyle Chisholm: 1:08.908
  3. Freddie Noren: 1:08.986

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Ken Roczen
  2. Jason Anderson
  3. Jett Lawrence
  • Laps Led
  1. Ken Roczen: 20
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Ken Roczen: 1:04.172
  2. Jason Anderson: 1:04.189
  3. Eli Tomac: 1:04.323
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Ken Roczen: 1:05.122
  2. Jason Anderson: 1:05.303
  3. Jett Lawrence: 1:05.334
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Cooper Webb: 2.192
  2. Justin Hill: 2.249
  3. Christian Craig: 2.435

Points

  • Points Top 10
  1. Jett Lawrence: 117
  2. Chase Sexton: 111
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 108
  4. Cooper Webb: 107
  5. Jason Anderson: 106
  6. Ken Roczen: 102
  7. Eli Tomac: 100
  8. Dylan Ferrandis: 93
  9. Hunter Lawrence: 69
  10. Justin Barcia: 63

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