HJC launch new Call of Duty themed track helmet design

HJC has launched a new graphic design for its RPHA 11 full-face helmet based on the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 video game.

HJC RPHA 11 Call of Duty

HJC has launched a new design for its flagship sports helmet, with branding from the popular video game series Call of Duty. 

The helmet features a mask on the top of the helmet, which in the game features skull graphics. On the side, there is a tactical pack with a radio. The graphics sit on top of a matte black base. 

The graphic design is available on the RPHA 11 full-face helmet which is designed for track use, and is the model used by HJC’s contracted racers such as GasGas Aspar Moto2’s Albert Arenas, and GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK’s Garett Gerloff.

The track-focused full-face helmet features a shock-resistant shell, and enlarged visor for greater visibility, a ventilation system and a lightweight design. There are also reflective patches on the rear of the helmet and an emergency release system.

HJC send the RPHA 11 out with a smoked visor in the box, which attaches to the helmet itself via Pinlock 120, and the top, rear, and lower vents; chin curtain; breath deflector; cheek pads; and headliner are all replaceable. 

The RPHA 11 Call of Duty will retail for €629.99, which at the time of writing equates to around £545.

Perhaps the the new RPHA 11 design will be found atop the heads of some of HJC’s riders in the coming weeks. We know HJC likes to show off their brand deal graphics through their competition riders; the Minions design from the film Despicable Me was worn by many riders including the aforementioned Arenas, for example. Arenas also wore a Mike Wazowski (from the film Monsters Inc) design, and a Superman design when he won the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix en route to the Moto3 world title that year.

This also would not be the first Call of Duty helmet to be worn by an HJC rider at a World Championship race, if it were to be so. Back in 2013, Jorge Lorenzo wore an HJC helmet with a Call of Duty Ghosts design on it at the Valencian Grand Prix. 

That was also the race where he tried to bunch the pack in order to force an error from Marc Marquez. Lorenzo and Marquez entered the final round of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo with the world title still up for grabs after Marquez was disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix for not adhering to a new rule introduced just for the Phillip Island race that required riders to make a pit stop to change bikes no later than lap 10, such was the adhesion of the new asphalt that had been laid for that year (that also caused some problems when WorldSBK visited that February) and the consequences that had on tyre wear. 

Despite Marquez’ disqualification, the title was always a long shot for Lorenzo, who - despite winning both the Australian and Valencian Grands Prix - was unable to prevent Marquez from clinching his first of - so far - six premier class world crowns.

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