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TESTED BY: Martin MILES: 1,000 TIME: 3 months PRICE: RRP £549.99 WEB: www.ox­ford­prod­ucts.com Hope­fully I’ll never get to test out the full ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the safety fea­tures boasted of in this HJC RPHA-11 Boba Fett hel­met, but it sure makes me feel like a badass bounty hunter de­spite hav­ing a rid­ing abil­ity that’s on a par with a Stormtrooper’s shoot­ing ac­cu­racy. The PIM shell con­sist­ing of car­bon fi­bre, aramid and car­bon-glass hy­brid fi­bre feels su­per light and is sup­posed to have en­hanced shock re­sis­tance, which when cou­pled with the emer­gency quick re­lease fea­ture means this lid’s got all the bells and whis­tles. Agreed, the price on this and other char­ac­ter tie-in lids from HJC is ridicu­lous, but if you had the dosh to splash then let’s face it you would. The graph­ics are re­ally well thought out, repli­cat­ing the in­fa­mous bounty hunter’s hel­met de­sign from the Star Wars films – and that’s com­ing from a self-con­fessed fan boy; we’re the hard­est to please. As far as ev­ery­thing else goes, it’s com­fort­able, about as quiet as most other lids, has good ven­ti­la­tion and a great field of vi­sion. With the ad­di­tion of a Pinlock in­sert and spare vi­sor in the box the only de­ci­sion is if the bounty on your head is worth it…

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