Star Wars Motorcycle Helmet – Buy or DIY

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If you love Star Wars as much as I do, you were probably breaking mom’s dishwear with a toy lightsaber just as I was once upon a time. But now we’re adults, and we’re supposed to act like it. No more lightsabers, Darth Vader voice-modulators and themed birthday parties.

But we still have our toys – they’re just a bit bigger now, more powerful, more expensive, and a hell of a lot more fun. What if you could channel that 8-year-old Star Wars -loving kid in you when you’re on your adult toys?

That’s the dream I’ll fulfill with this list of Star Wars themed motorcycle helmets. I’ll even throw in a recommendation for Mandalorian motorcycle helmet too. And if none of the prebuilt motorcycle helmets suit you (or they’re out of stock!) read until the end for my tips on how to build your own worthy of the franchise.

If I had to guess, I’d say Darth Vader rides a Street Glide Special (blacked out, of course) while your average Stormtrooper crouches on a white CBR1000RR Fireblade. Now you can too.

Takeaway: Get a Ruroc!

Ruroc released a collection of beautiful Star Wars motorcycle helmets in late 2023 based on their Atlas 4.0 Carbon helmet, which is fully DOT and ECE certified for safety and road-legal status in the US and Europe. The designs include Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett.

The Ruroc Atlas 4.0 is a top-notch helmet: carbon-fiber shell for lightweight protection combined with amazing impact dispersion, RHEON impact protection around the liner, multi-density EPS for better impact absorption for small and large impacts. A big visor makes it easier to see everything on the road, and the Fidlock chinstrap is both secure and easy to use.

Plus, for limited time only the Atlas 4.0 comes with a free Shockwave bluetooth system integrated ($200 value).

Now let’s get in to each of the Star Wars helmets.

Mandalorian Motorcycle Helmet

This Airgraffix custom-painted Mandalorian motorcycle helmet is both beautiful AND safe – it’s a real motorcycle helmet. Order it here.

There are a TON of Etsy and eBay “DOT Approved” Mandalorian motorcycle helmets out there. If you value your head, I wouldn’t ride in any of them. You have little recourse over these sellers and they have no accountability to tell you the truth about the safety of the helmet they’re selling you.

That’s why I love the Ruroc Boba Fett lid. Again making use of the stellar Atlas 4.0 helmet, Ruroc added graphics resembling the iconic Mandalorian Boba Fett to this helmet. Shrouded in mystery, Boba is an unaltered clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, who raised him as his son and trained him in combat and martial skills from a young age. Boba wears a customized suit of Mandalorian armor and flies a Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft called the Slave I.

Image credit to Ruroc

As he grew up, Boba became one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, taking on contracts for both the Empire and criminal underworld. In The Empire Strikes Back, Boba was hired by Darth Vader to capture the crew of the Millennium Falcon and was later given the mission to find out the location of the Rebel base. Boba Fett most recently made an appearance in the popular Disney show The Mandalorian, which explores the mysterious world of the Mandalorian people. 

This lid looks battered up, but it’s brand new with top safety features including multi-density EPS, a tinted face shield with wide (215 degree) field of view and Fidlock chinstrap. Ruroc attained both DOT and ECE approval for this helmet. 

Prevent ambushes, double crossings, and surprise attacks on the road with this true-to-life Boba Fett helmet.

For limited time from Ruroc this helmet also ships with a free Shockwave bluetooth helmet system integrated. Snap that up!

You might also want to build your own Mandalorian helmet – check out the DIY section below for more on that.

Darth Vader Motorcycle Helmet

Image credit to Ruroc

For Darth Vader’s sinister look, Ruroc produced the Atlas 4.0 Darth Vader Helmet in glossy black and gray. With clever use of shadows, they achieved the same striking look as Darth Vader’s actual mouthpiece without any protruding bits that could snag in a crash. On the graphics you’ll find atmospheric sensors, low-power relay transmitters and the breath mask, all captured in an all-black helmet with a red lightsaber glow, Aurebesh phrases, and a red interior exclusively designed for this helmet. 

One of the most iconic villains in pop culture, Darth Vader made his first appearance in the 1977 classic Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. He was originally known as Anakin Skywalker, a young Jedi Knight with strong Force powers whose destiny was to bring balance to the galaxy. 

However, Anakin was seduced by the dark side of the Force and eventually pledged himself to the Sith. After a vicious defeat on the volcanic planet of Mustafar, Anakin was transformed into a cybernetically-enhanced Sith Lord and dubbed Darth Vader by Emperor Palpatine. 

Darth Vader’s costume design was inspired by George Lucas’ vision of a “dark lord riding on the wind” with black flowing robes, a large helmet like that of a samurai, and a strong mask covering his face. Sounds a lot like a vigilante motorcycle rider! Vader’s iconic helmet was based on a Japanese Samurai’s Kabuto, which symbolizes power and strength.

Thanks to his popularity, Ruroc decided to integrate the Darth Vader design on one of their most advanced lids, the Atlas 4.0.

Ride on your iron steed with this lid and strike fear into the hearts of all who stand in your way. If you don’t like Ruroc’s option, check out the DIY section to replicate the Vader look. 

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet

For a more visible version of the Darth Vader helmet, the Ruroc Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet is a unique lid that mimics the imposing look of the numerous Stormtroopers. This full-face helmet faithfully replicates the original white combat helmet with blue stripes to mimic the air-supply hoses and distressed markings indicating recent battles. 

Image credit to Ruroc

The story of the stormtroopers in Star Wars begins during the Clone Wars, when the Galactic Republic created clone troopers from the bounty hunter Jango Fett. These troopers were used to fight against the Separatist forces, and they became known as the Grand Army of the Republic.

At the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic was reorganized into the Galactic Empire, and the Grand Army was reformed into the Stormtrooper Corps. The clones were renamed “stormtroopers” and they served alongside Imperial Army and Navy units. The Stormtrooper Corps was overseen by Stormtrooper Command, a military agency that was separate from Imperial High Command – but all stormtroopers ultimately answered to Emperor Palpatine.

Over the centuries, stormtroopers were respected and feared as the greatest military force in galactic history. They were a testament to the might of the Galactic Empire, in all of its forms, and a symbol of the Imperial way of providing order and peace through force. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, stormtroopers still existed in two Imperial states: the New Galactic Empire of the Sith Lord Darth Krayt, and the “Empire” of the exiled emperor Roan Fel.

Apart from its great looks, this helmet also provides superior protection against impacts and abrasions. The helmet won the maximum safety rating of 5 stars from UK helmet testers at SHARP, and is compliant with both DOT and ECE standards. The Ruroc Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet comes with the same large visor you get in all the other Atlas 4.0 options, as well as the free Shockwave bluetooth system offer.

While we’d love to see you keeping order on the streets as you create mayhem in this Stormtrooper motorcycle helmet, you may still want to order a custom lid through our DIY section below. 

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Masks

(Image Source: Etsy)

If you want to add a Stormtrooper look to your existing half or 3/4 helmet, check out these masks from Epic Leather on Etsy. These unique masks are hand crafted from sturdy 8/9 oz tan leather to form the structure, with softer 5oz oiled leather and suede on the inside for comfort. The leather has been sealed to provide some water resistance and protection from the cold and road debris during your ride. Buckles on the straps ensure you won’t need to tie anything, and one size fits most since it’s made from leather with some flexibility. 

In addition, these masks are available in a variety of colors and can be custom ordered for any modifications to the design. The maker wears them regularly at 85 mph without any issues!

Pair this with a badass helmet like the Scorpion EXO Covert X or the Bell Broozer to complete the look. You can custom order a white one with the blue air hose here, or grab one of the premade options on the Epic Leather store

DIY Star Wars Motorcycle Helmet

So you want to pick up a Star Wars motorcycle helmet, but your preferred lid from HJC is out of stock? 

You have a few options. First, you can check out some of the helmet customizers that will paint on specialized graphics to any helmet of your choosing. Or, you can buy your own helmet and customize it yourself with some spray paint and masking tape. 

For full custom Star Wars motorcycle helmets, check out what Airgraffix has on offer. Last time I checked, they had:

  • Mandalorian Motorcycle Helmet 
  • Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmet  
  • Jango Fett Motorcycle Helmet 
  • TIE Fighter Pilot Motorcycle Helmet
  • X-Wing Fighter Pilot Motorcycle Helmet
  • Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet
  • Finn’s Stormtrooper Motorcycle Helmet with blood running down the front!

Still want to customize your own helmet? Here are the motorcycle helmets I recommend for the following designs: 

Desired StyleIdeal Helmet
Darth Vader HelmetAny Full-Face Helmet such as HJC RPHA12
Stormtrooper HelmetScorpion EXO Covert in white
Boba FettShark Street Drak Neon Helmet
Kylo RenScorpion EXO Covert X in black
X-Wing PilotBell Custom 500

Once you have your helmet, pick up some decals or spraypaint. You may be able to find decals on Etsy, and be sure to search beyond the motorcycling world – hobbyists might be more likely to sell these decals. For Stormtrooper helmet decals, see here, and for X-Wing Fighter decals, check this

You may find some ideas and processes from costume-makers like Derek Young on YouTube, who made an authentic-looking Tusken Raider helmet. While these tutorials are usually on how to make novelty helmets, they can give you tips on how to customize your motorcycle helmet. 

Be sure to get vinyl decals that will stretch to fit the curves of your helmet and resist rain water. To apply a decal, simply remove the backing paper and carefully press the decal down from the center out, so that the vinyl will conform to the curve of the helmet. After this, enjoy the ride with your awesomely customized Star Wars motorcycle helmet!

HJC Star Wars Helmet Lineup

Back in 2017, HJC (a Korean company known for their high quality helmets) graced the galaxy with a collection of motorcycle helmets based on the Star Wars universe. They featured graphics from classic characters like Darth Vader and Boba Fett, as well as more recent characters like Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron. 

These helmets didn’t sacrifice safety for style, utilizing clever graphics tricks to create 3D texture without changing the shape of HJC’s refined helmet design. The best part is they didn’t charge a premium over the standard HJC helmet underneath the epic graphics. Other Star Wars helmets just don’t come close.

Sadly, HJC’s last round of Star Wars motorcycle helmets was produced in 2017. There’s still some stock floating around, but you’ll need to hunt if you want to pick up one of these lids. However, one of the customization shops mentioned in this article might be able to replicate the graphics for you on a new helmet from your preferred manufacturer. 


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