Certain characters – or rather their outfits – lend themselves particularly well to motorcycle gear. Poe Dameron’s Resistance Starfighter Corps helmet is very much one of those. HJC's new retro-style open-face helmet is painted up to look like the helmet worn by ace X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in 2015's The Force Awakens.

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Similar in style to the Luke Skywalker helmet that HJC released in the middle of 2017, the Poe replica is based on HJC's affordable and popular IS-5 helmet. It features an advanced polycarbonate composite shell, orange-tinted drop-down sunshield, and HJC's SuperCool moisture wicking interior fabric. The DOT-approved Star Wars lid is adorned in a replica design of Poe’s distressed and battle-worn starfighter helmet, complete with his battle tags and Resistance Starbird symbol.

“This retro-style helmet is unmistakably a Star Wars helmet,” said HJC in the press release for the new helmet.

HJC Unveils ‘Poe Dameron’ Star Wars Helmet

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So who is Poe Dameron? For those not familiar with the new Star Wars canon, Poe is one of the trio of new characters – along with John Boyega's Finn and Daisy Ridley's Rey – set to carry Star Wars into the future. A highly-decorated commander in the new Resistance starfighter corps, Dameron is a little bit Maverick and a little bit James Bond. In addition to his responsibilities as a fighter pilot, he is also one of General Organa's best secret agents, and is often sent on clandestine missions with his partner, an astromech droid named BB-8.

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The IS-5 Poe has an MSRP of just $199.99 for DOT-approved sizes XS through XXL. Europe will get the FG-70s Poe in ECE-approved sizes XS through XL with an MSRP of 299,90 €. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters this December and three more movies on the way, we’re likely to see more Star Wars-inspired designs from HJC in the coming years.

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