HJC Helmets has had a long association with Marvel Comics and Star Wars and now they add the DC Comics RPHA 11 Pro Joker helmet to their collections.
Of course you’ll pay up to an extra $100 for the privilege of following your nerdy fashion tastes, but who cares when you can look like a super hero or, in this case, the Joker super-villain?
The Joker helmet is designed for road and track use and has an aerodynamic shell structure composed of HJC’s Premium Integrated Matrix (P.I.M. Plus) shell material.
They claim it improves the helmet’s shock-resistance and helps the helmet save some weight.
The HJC RPHA 11 Pro Joker is DOT and ECE 22.05 certified and costs $US599.99 in the US and €599.90 in Europe. There is no word yet on its arrival in Australia or price.
Joker will come in three shell sizes from XS to XXL with a five-year warranty.
- Full-face helmet, without sun visor
- Fiber manufacturing (Pim +)
- 3 different shell sizes depending on the size of the helmet for weight and compactness
- Double-D ring buckle
- Foam extraction system facilitated for emergency response
- Ventilation integrated into the hull
- Quick screen disassembly, 20 mm HJ screen, semi-flat shape for vision
- Secure screen closure with double clasp
- Sizes: XS to XXL
HJC owns the rights to use Marvel and DC Comics characters to decorate their helmets.
They have produced models such as Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, Batman, Punisher, Venom and Youth Avengers.
HJC also has deals wth the Star Wars franchise and has released RPHA-11 Star Wars helmets, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren and Death Trooper.
The Korean-made HJC S-17 and FG-ST models are very safe scoring a maximum five stars in the recognised Sharp helmets rating system.
The FG-17 scores four stars, RPHA-11 rates three stars, while the CL-XY II is not listed in the ratings. However, the CL-ST gets three stars.