I have both the Davida classic and the Bell 500. The Davida is one of, if not, the best helmet I have ever bought. I thought it was going to crush my head at first but then the helmet broke in and is perfect. I am still blown away by how this is the quietest helmet I have ever had. With that said, I still like my Bell 500 a lot; I know everybody has a different head shape but I don't have the problem with the Bell trying to pull off my head at high speeds. A goggle strap would be nice on it but it isn't a show stopper for me. I just dropped an order for a third helmet and decided to go with another Bell...the $99 compared to the $350 made all the difference to me. The Davida is a great helmet but it is not that much better to justify that huge price difference.