There are a few constant and consistent truths in this universe. Two of them are: motorcycles are cool and Darth Vader is cool. Wouldn’t it be awesome to combine them both? Now you can. The number of cool Star Wars helmets available warms our Star Wars loving hearts. Here are the best star wars motorcycle helmets on the market today.
An Motorcycle Helmet Intro
First of all, remember that only a certified helmet can offer you protection you need. There are a variety of tests and certifications that exist. These include DOT, the ECE, and the SNELL certification. Helmets that are not certified will not protect you in the case of a crash.
We mention all of this because it is important to remember that the primary objective of a motorcycle helmet is to protect your skull. Don’t pick a Star Wars helmet that looks awesome but fails the safety test.
Besides the obvious protection factor you need to take into account fatigue. Themed helmets often have extra parts and are larger and heavier. If you ride long distances that can get physically tiring. Don’t be the “I’m a tough biker wearing a Darth Vader helmet that’s heavy but I can handle it” kind of person. That’s stupid.
Face protection is another thing to think about when evaluating these Star Wars themed helmets. Protecting your face from the wind (and bugs) as well as saving your face from being scraped off are clearly important things to think about when choosing a helmet.
Top 5 Star Wars Motorcycle Helmets In Detail
These helmets are perfect for the star wars-crazy biker. You can either wear them as is or use them as inspiration or molds to make your own, themed star wars motorcycle helmets.
If you’re a fan of the new star wars, then you are absolutely going to love this helmet. Like all the other ones, you can easily refashion it and add it to an existing motorcycle helmet, or simply wear it while you read. Remember, though, that it will offer very little protection in case of a crash.
2-Piece costume Helmet covers head and face; one size fits most teens and adults
Officially licensed Star Wars Episode VII costume accessory; as worn by Kylo Ren in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Helmet has faux battle damage representing a pivotal moment in the movie
Kylo Ren costumes and additional accessories available separately
Rubie’s offers costumes and accessories from Star Wars original and prequel trilogies as well as the Clone Wars series; great group and family costume ideas
If you’re a fan of the old-school storm troopers, you can use this helmet. While it won’t offer protection like a regular motorcycle helmet would, it will protect you from both the wind and bugs. It’s made from thick, durable plastic.
2-Piece costume Helmet covers head and face
As worn by the Stormtroopers in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
One size fits most teens and adults
Officially licensed Star Wars Episode VII costume accessory
Stormtrooper costumes and additional accessories available separately
This helmet is DOT approved. We list it here because it’s an excellent, and protective, addition for anyone looking to make their own custom star wars motorcycle helmets.
Simple put it on, get a mask representing your favorite character, and then just combine the two. This will give you actual protection during a crash, and will look good, too. On top of all this, it’s DOT approved.
Designed for riders, by riders. The Fuel Half Helmet is the lowest profile design allowed to pass DOT’s rigorous testing standards. It features a layer of comfortable mesh material on the forehead that provides maximum air circulation and accelerated moisture evaporation. The padded, open ear retention system ensures optimal comfort and unimpaired hearing. Available in both shiny gloss black and flat black.
Now, this one is an actual motorcycle helmet. It offers all the protection a real motorcycle helmet should give you, while still having an R2D2 color scheme. It’s aerodynamic, minimizing fatigue and has a nice soft lining that is comfortable, and durable.
The vents on the sides give you maximum cooling while you ride, and the long jaw guard will not only protect you during a crash (most crash impacts happen at the jaw) but will also deflect any and all kinds of debris.
As it’s a motocross type helmet, it protects the top of your head, as well as the base of your head. It’s relatively lightweight, though it doesn’t offer as much visibility as some other types do.
Have you always wanted to ride like Darth Vader on his speed bike? Unfortunately, you can’t get a speed bike, and you’ll never be the Dark Lord of the Sith. What you can do, however, is to make your own helmet and look like him. Here is a guide: how to make a Darth Vader helmet!
Oh, and before we start, keep in mind that any structural damage done to the helmet will stop it from being street legal, and can compromise its protective capabilities. A motorcycle helmet is specifically designed to absorbed shock and impact from a crash. It loses this ability even if it has the slightest crack. Onto the guide!
First off, you will need a real motorcycle helmet. We suggest a full faced one, those that cover the whole of your head: so the jaw, the face, the top of your head, and the base of your head. Choose whichever one you like.
Next, deciding whether you will be doing a simple paint job or some more heavy modification. A paint job primarily depends on your skills using spray paint. We suggest you get an outline online and then simply color within the lines. You can even make unique designs, based on the links posted above.
If you are the more adventurous sort, you can add some more elements to the helmet. Be warned; if these parts are not properly fixed, they can fall off and act as projectiles and may seriously harm other people on the road. So, now you can write or draw the added elements, like the extended eyes or mouthpiece of the Darth Vader’s mask.
You can then make these parts by using a 3d printer, or by molding them out yourself. We suggest you stick with the 3d printer or ask around town, there must be a place where you can get this. At the very least, you can order the parts online. Then, all you have to do is secure these elements to your helmet with epoxy resin or industrial strength super glue and you are good to go!
Another option is taking a mask and a half helmet. Half helmets cover only the top of your head but do offer protection in that area. You simply get one half-helmet, use durable spray paint and combine it with a Darth Vader mask.
You should look for a mask that has a forehead, or at least lots of material over the eyes, so you can glue them to the half helmet. If you’re handy enough, you can reinforce this with aluminum fly wire. You can then cover this with some cloth or whatever fabric suits you. The thicker the plastic the mask is made of, the better.
If you’re interested in making a custom star wars welding helmet, then check this link out too.
There you have it folks, anything and everything you need to make a couple of star wars motorcycle helmets, to impress your geeky biker friends. You can either buy the R2D2 themed helmet or get a couple of these masks and refashion them into something you would like. Heck, you can even copy their designs and paint jobs, or use them to trace-paint some shapes and styles.