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$1400 helmet........yeah, but it's worth it.

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Check this thing out.  Pretty cool tech.  Once again, left wing people alert: The following article is from The Blaze, do NOT click on the link.  May cause head to explode and blood pressure to rise, a little spittle may fly out of your mouth as well.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/22/the-awesome-motorcycle-helmet-thats-straight-out-of-the-future/

 

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When this hits the market the shoulders of twisty roads all across america will be packed full of dudes in full leathers, knee pucks untouched watching youporn.  

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Wonder how long it takes for first lawsuit when a distracted rider smashes into the parked car in front of them

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FYI for anyone who cares, recently got in touch with FLY Racing about the DS helmet market...Look for a premium DS lid from them in the near future...I don't need a 1000 dollar helmet just something that's light, good looking, has multiple visor options and provides good mounting places for my GoPro

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FYI for anyone who cares, recently got in touch with FLY Racing about the DS helmet market...Look for a premium DS lid from them in the near future...I don't need a 1000 dollar helmet just something that's light, good looking, has multiple visor options and provides good mounting places for my GoPro

I like my Shoei Hornet a lot.

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I'd sport one... Nice coming up to and and at stoplights, looking for that distracted minivan driver, swatting the kids instead of paying attention to the road. ;) I'm sure the other features would be cool too, assuming that the lid is up to stuff in terms of protection.

 

Helmets have a shelf life. What do you do if the helmet is aged, uncrashed and the electrics are still good? Rebuildable or start over? What happen is a small crash, where you're good, but helmet takes a hit, but with only mim. visible damage?

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Helmet is mildly interesting, but I really want to thank you for turning me on to this amazing new website, The Blaze, which appears to be chock full of truth, righteousness, and fair and balanced reporting.   :thumbsup:

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I think this thing is terrible. You're paying $1400 for a $200 helmet with a $1200 visor. And you better hope to hell you never hurt that visor. I imagine they'll cause more accidents then anything because people will be paying more attention to the all the info then what's actually happening in front of them.

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I think this thing is terrible. You're paying $1400 for a $200 helmet with a $1200 visor. And you better hope to hell you never hurt that visor. I imagine they'll cause more accidents then anything because people will be paying more attention to the all the info then what's actually happening in front of them.

As with anything else tech, I'm sure the price will come down after a few wealthier people buy the things.  It's just a prototype now, but imagine what it will morph into in 10 years.

 

And to Bryan and his "minivan" comment.  I started driving a Honda Odyssey 3 years ago, and I'm trying to show other minivan drivers that they can be driven safely as well as take a 35mph curve at 60mph.  Hell, I've even gotten that thing up to 125mph passing a line of idiots that were going 15 under the limit when the road was 2 lanes, but once a passing lane was available, they all speed up to 70mph, then when it's back to 2 lanes, they all slow right back down to 15 under again.LOL.  Even Women I've met are preplexed. I've heard, "but you hunt /fish and ride dirt bikes, but you drive a minivan?"  They're bewildered, keeps them off balance. lol

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As with anything else tech, I'm sure the price will come down after a few wealthier people buy the things.  It's just a prototype now, but imagine what it will morph into in 10 years.

 

And to Bryan and his "minivan" comment.  I started driving a Honda Odyssey 3 years ago, and I'm trying to show other minivan drivers that they can be driven safely as well as take a 35mph curve at 60mph.  Hell, I've even gotten that thing up to 125mph passing a line of idiots that were going 15 under the limit when the road was 2 lanes, but once a passing lane was available, they all speed up to 70mph, then when it's back to 2 lanes, they all slow right back down to 15 under again.LOL.  Even Women I've met are preplexed. I've heard, "but you hunt /fish and ride dirt bikes, but you drive a minivan?"  They're bewildered, keeps them off balance. lol

 

You drive a minivan? ;)

 

Tell me you at least put some BFG ATs on it? :excuseme:;)

 

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You drive a minivan? ;)

 

Tell me you at least put some BFG ATs on it? :excuseme:;)

 

Leave it to the Canooks. LOL

 

My biggest complaint on this 07 Odyssey is the brakes.  They could use some better gripping power. I've read that some people are putting Honda Pilot calipers and discs on for much better stopping power.  I've had the thing for over 3 years and I'm still not used to the under braking.

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Like mentioned before, distracted driving is my concern too. Because you have to have your head on a swivel when riding a motorcycle anyway, why would I want more going on? Seems like a cool idea but I could see it being dangerous in certain situations. Probably more inner city stuff then open road...

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I like the heads up display rear view mirror.

seen this one?

http://www.reevu.com

Its my street helmet. Couldnt ride without it. It works so good I almost have stopped using regular mirrors.

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seen this one?

http://www.reevu.com

Its my street helmet. Couldnt ride without it. It works so good I almost have stopped using regular mirrors.

Cool, but this other helmet takes it up a notch.  I thnk I'd still prefer the translucent heads up one.  For the last 5 years I've only ridden dirt/dual sport(two trak dual sport) and have been using a "bug eye" mirror that attaches off to the left of center, down low on my Shoei Hornet.  It's functional, but I never can get the thing centered perfectly.  I have to turn my head a little to get a clear view.  Then, whenever I hit two trak with overgrown pines, it get smacked out of whack, then I have to adjust on the fly, it's a pain, but I like to see if someones on my tail for obvious reasons.

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I like the idea of the rear-view a little.  Of my top few near death experiences, #3 was checking the right side mirror before switching lanes to the right, with a car following me too close (my wife) on the highway.  I did not know at the time that some dick was taking the right lane to pass her at 90+ mph.  I started the lane shift and he missed my bars with his mirror by about nothing.  Seriously close.

 

I think the heads up display is cool, but nothing beats your mirrors and peripheral vision.  I got very, very lucky that day, but it haunted me enough to sell the bike.  Just saying, the only thing the camera on that lid sees is what it is pointed at.  If I turn my head right, I guess I see left.  Now, fixed cameras on the mirrors with a heads up display connected via bluetooth might be a better idea.  Cell phone can wait until I pull over, thanks, and the only music I need is the sound of the motor. . . if I were riding street, still, which I am not, I doubt I would wear anything but an Arai or maybe Shoei.  

 

Probability of me ever wearing a non-fixed camera for rear viewing is precisely zero.  In fact, I think it is dangerous as hell IMHO.  Wonder why the back-up cameras in cars black out when you are driving?  Even though they are fixed, they are inferior to mirrors.  Far inferior.  I hate this thing the more I write about it, so I will stop there.

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