After touring HJC’s Vietnam factory earlier this year, we got a sneak peek at a few things maybe we weren’t supposed to see yet, but we kept it quiet until now.
The Korean helmet manufacturer, HJC, knows that graphics are a big part of what sells helmets, and in some cases it is as important to the customer as the technology and safety aspects. That’s when the company hit on the idea to create a superhero paint scheme.
First introduced with Marvel’s Ironman, Captain America and Punisher designs, HJC has expanded the concept even further with Spiderman and Venom themed designs.
On Wednesday at INTERMOT, HJC helmets also introduced a new line of Star Wars branded motorcycle helmets for the its 2017 collection.
After claiming the top film of all time at the North American box office last year, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with nearly four decades of leadership in the licensing industry, the multi-generational, male and female fan base for the brand is stronger than ever. Now motorcycle enthusiasts and Star Wars fans can express their devotion with Star Wars helmets while they ride.
Three Star Wars graphics will be released in early 2017. Kylo Ren, every fan’s favorite new character strong in the dark side, will be represented on HJC’s premium helmet model, the RPHA 11. Another villainous favorite, Boba Fett, made it onto the RPHA 11 helmet. The Death Trooper is an adversary from the upcoming film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and will appear on the FG-17 fiberglass, full face helmet.
George Hong, President of HJC America, Inc. commented:
“We are thrilled to be working with the awe-inspiring brand that Lucasfilm has created. We anticipate great response around the world to the character graphics that we have chosen. In particular, riders and fans of Star Wars will love the RPHA 11 Kylo Ren’s special chrome and flat finish graphic design and the uniquely distressed graphic of the RPHA 11 Boba Fett. They are beyond cool!”
Kylo Ren, Boba Fett and the Death Trooper are just the first three Star Wars graphics to be launched. HJC plans on producing additional graphics from the Star Wars saga to bring the excitement and memorable visuals of the iconic brand to the quality and performance of HJC Helmets.
HJC also unveiled its latest RPHA 70 Series helmet, which is an evolution of the ST series. It is the company’s hybrid touring helmet.