The $1,200 Spongebob Squarepants motorcycle helmet

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Think “motorcycle helmet” and you probably thing of some combination of flames, eagles, stars or star eagles fighting Indians with flames. What you don’t likely think of is an asexual sea sponge cartoon character. This special edition Ruby Pavillon marks the 10th anniversary of Nickelodeon’s wildly popular series Spongebob Squarepants.

Based on the already high-end Pavillon helmet — carbonfiber shell, nappa lambskin lining – the Spongebob edition is available in both Europe and the USA, but only 200 will ever be produced. It’s that exclusivity which likely explains the $1,200 price tag (regular Pavillon’s sticker for around $700), but don’t worry, if that’s too rich for you, there’s also a $180 silk Spongebob scarf.

Just in case any of our cave-dwelling readers haven’t had the pleasure of watching a Spongebob Squarepants episode, we’ve embedded one below.  >

Ateliers Ruby

  • Scott

    Whew! It’s a good thing that was only a sea bear, this dirt circle would never protect us against a sea rhinoserous. It’s a good thing I’m wearing my anti-sea rhinoserous undergarments

  • Kerry

    Am I the only one who thinks that it is criminal for Ateliers to charge what they charge for what is essentially a useless helmet? no Snell rating, questionable DOT legality, basically a brick of money for the same protection a $10 novelty helmet provides (which is little to none).

    • urban rider

      The Ruby helmets are ECE approved for use in Europe.

      I think sponge bob is brilliant, but on a helmet?

      Me smells a PR stunt!

  • General Apathy

    Asexual? He has a girlfriend you know.. (duh!)

    • Wes Siler

      Wait, did the Christians make them write in a girlfriend after they became convinced he was turning America’s children gay?

      • Sean Smith

        Nice. Sneaky stab at the christians is approved :D

  • Mat Rempit

    All I need now is square chaps.

  • Bob

    Man, I’ve been looking for something to go with the CVO Fat Bob I just bought. Now I have my helmet.

    Anyone know where I can get a $4500 Bob Barker jacket and a set of $2300 Bob Saget chaps?

  • kiya

    Guaranteed this will be resold to the Japanese market. No idea why it’s not being released in Japan where they’d sell these instantly.

  • Mateo

    That’s ridiculous. It’s hard to believe that Viacom gave this company the rights to produce a $1200 helmet.

  • Eric H.

    “Just in case any of our cave-dwelling readers haven’t had the pleasure of watching a Spongebob Squarepants episode, we’ve embedded one below.”

    What we Europeans see instead of your imbedded episode:

    “We’re sorry! To watch this video you need to be located in the United States or it’s territories.”

    No big loss – a cartoon talking sponge…???

    It explains alot.

    Best Regards,

    Eric H.

  • vic

    the fact that i want this helmet worries me a bit
    ps:as a cave-dweller from europe I’ve been watching older episodes of sponge bob on he has a gf now?great…that ruins it .what next,spongebob finds jesus and becomes a mormon?

  • Newton Banner

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