The Most Popular Movie, Videogame & Franchise Motorcycle Helmets.

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Movie, Film and Video Franchise Motorcycle Helmets.

We’ve all seen riders wearing helmets with attachments – ears, antennae, tails, that sort of thing. They’re usually add-ons that don’t cause any damage to the helmet and are there for a bit of fun… maybe to entertain the kids.

But if you want to take things to the next level, novelty helmets are available for lots of film and videogame franchises that can look properly scary… or just plain weird.

Here we’ve complied a list of the most popular ones – as searched for on Google and all  available through Amazon.

We hasten to add, while they advertise as being DOT or ECE certified for use on the road, we have no way of verifying if they’re genuine helmets with genuine certification. And we suggest they might be OK for a quick jaunt to scare the kids or on a Christmas present run, it’s probably not worth the risk for more serious distance riding.

Anyhow, in order of popularity as searched for on Google, here’s a load of novelty motorcycle helmets – all say they’re road-legal (except the ones at the bottom of the page, as indicated) – but of course always check the small print if you intend to buy one!

Predator Motorcycle Helmet

Predator helmets are based on the 20th Century Fox franchise. They’ve had a run of five films and umpteen videogames along with a few Alien v Predator TV series. No wonder folk still want to dress like a Predator. Fun fact – the predators are a species known as Yautja and were designed by Stan Winston, the same guy who worked on Terminator and Jurassic Park.

Buying a Predator Helmet

Most are made from thermoplastic but there are some made from fiberglass and even carbon fiber. Prices seem to range from $200 to (gulp!) $600 and some even have light up panels underneath the dreadlocks. Below are ads for some of the most popular and best rated Predator motorcycle Helmets we found on Amazon.

 

Batman Motorcycle Helmet

OK, next most searched for is the Batman motorcycle helmet.

Batman’s been around since the 1930’s and, like Predator, it’s been made into a zillion different TV series and films (around 30 according to IMDB!), not to mention having its own DC comic since 1940.

So it’s not really a massive surprise that the occasional rider quite fancies sticking on a Batman helmet and going for a spin.

Buying a Batman helmet

There’re basically two types of Batman helmets for motorcycle riders available on Amazon. The first (below) is an ABS Plastic full face that claims to be DOT and ECE certified. It’s essentially a black full face with a pair of ears attached to the top (which can be removed) and it looks pretty cool, especially with a dark visor – though it’s unclear whether it comes with a tinted or clear visor.

The second lid is probably more cat than bat. But it seems to be well rated, also advertised as a proper ECE/DOT helmet with an ABS shell and double d-ring fastener. Not entirely sure I’d be comfortable riding with non-removable lenses in front of my eyes though!

 

 

Venom Motorcycle Helmet

Almost as popular as the Batman helmet is the Venom. Venom first appeared in Marvel comics in 1984 and is one of Spiderman’s chief arch enemies. We all like to play the bad guy from time to time so I guess that’s why Venom’s so popular – that and his massive toothy grin suits decorating an evil-looking helmet.

Buying a Venom Helmet

Unlike the Batman and Predator helmets, the Venom licence has been picked up by HJC so you can actually buy a proper protective motorcycle helmet by one of the bigger brands in Venom graphics. In the case of the Venom, that’s an HJC RPHA 11 helmet.

If you particularly like that grinning look, there’s also a Joker and Green Goblin helmet that’s kinda similar.

 

 

 

Iron Man Motorcycle Helmet

Iron Man’s another Marvel property, this time co-designed by the legendary Stan Lee and first appearing in the Marvel in 1963. In 2010, the latest series of franchise movies started with Robert Downey Jr starring and it’s when dressing up as Iron Man at Cosplay events really took off – sometimes complete with fully articulating face pieces and electronic lighting.

Buying an Iron Man Motorcycle helmet

Buying an Iron Man helmet that’s road legal is a bit trickier than for some of the other helmets we’ve looked at. While the first helmet (below) reckons it’s both ECE and DOT certified, I’d have to say that’s doubtful given the restricted view through the eye holes because both standards specify a certain size of view port.

Even if they are genuinely legal, it’s not advisable to wear any helmet that’s going to obscure your vision when riding. That said, if you really must get an Iron Man helmet, here’s some of the best reviewed and rated we’ve found on Amazon.

 

Other non-motorcycle helmets

Star Wars Helmets

You can buy Mandalorian Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Storm Trooper helmets on Amazon – but all the ones I found are just cosplay helmets and not suitable/legal for riding on a motorcycle.

Here’s the best reviewed non-motorcycle Star Wars helmets we found at Amazon:

 

 

 

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Same as the Star Wars helmets, all of the Halo Master Chief helmets are costume helmets and not for riding a motorcycle with. There was a company a few years back who reckoned they’d made a Halo Helmet that was DOT certified but I’m not sure it ever hit the shelves.

If you simply must have a Halo Master Chief helmet and don’t intend to ride in it, the good news is they seem to be a fair bit cheaper than other licensed helmets – here’s a couple of the best rated we found Amazon.

 


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