I usually wear a full face helmet and I already have a Bell Bullitt with the "Evel Knievel" graphic design. I liked the striped Bullitt as well but I didn't want to spend that kind of money for another version of the same helmet. So I opted for the Custom 500 with the stripes design. I also ordered the Bell 3-Snap Deluxe Bubble Shield in ice blue gradient. The fit and finish is very similar to the Bell Bullitt without the pressure points on my forehead. The 500 has no vents but the air flow under the shield is sufficient if you are moving and it's not 100 degrees out. The 500 is relatively comfortable but it is a loud helmet. Over 40 MPH the wind noise drowns out any engine, gear or exhaust sounds. This is with the bubble shield attached. The wind noise at speed is pronounced in the Bullitt as well but I can still hear my bike wearing the Bullitt. I don't feel the need for earplugs while wearing the Bullitt. I would definitely recommend them for any longer rides wearing the 500.