bucket-head rig

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This is from a book I'm translating.

Bartolome pointed at a picture on the wall. A younger version of himself, traffic leathers, white and blue helmet, astride a Harley.
Park looked at the picture of Bartolome in his bucket-head rig.​

Do you think it means a helmet with a bit of sarcasm? Do you think it has anything to do with a bucket hat? Thank you.
Bartolome is a police officer, if it means something.
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  • ><FISH'>

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    British English
    Yes this refers to his helmet in a satirical way. Usually it's used to emphasize that a helmet looks large, bulky and uncomfortable, like wearing a bucket on the head.
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