Half helmets are some of the coolest motorcycle helmets out there, but they come with the downside of not offering that much protection. Sure, they'll keep the top of your noggin safe, but your face and some of the lower parts of your head are rather exposed. That's why I usually recommend full or 3/4 style helmets to new riders. However, Bell has a special option that gives you the half helmet look with a little more protection. It's called the Bell Rogue, and it's a pretty kick ass looking helmet that offers better protection than your typical half helmet.
As you can see from the picture above, the Bell Rogue motorcycle helmet protects the lower portions of your skull and offers what Bell calls an adjustable muzzle to help hide and protect your face.
Aside from the muzzle looking totally awesome, I've no doubt that it would do a good job of shielding your face from debris and bugs while you're riding. That being said, it probably wouldn't do much in the event of an accident. However, something covering your face is better than nothing.
The Rogue comes with a five-year warranty, has integrated speaker pockets, and has removable bits that make it easy to maintain and keep clean. At only about $250 bucks, the helmet is a real steal that will keep you both safe and looking good. If you're in need of a helmet with these qualities, I highly recommend it.
If you're interested, check out the cool little promotional video Bell put together below.