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« on: September 20, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 04:24:15 PM »

Just give me a helmet that provides the best protection for my head that I can afford. I don't need or want all of the distracting "smart" features of this helmet.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 12:53:30 PM »

I like tech and if it's integrated well then I would be very interested.  Especially once they get the components more streamlined, the helmet looks a bit bulky right now.

Reminds me a few years ago at Americade when a Yamaha rep pulled me to the side and asked me what features I would like between phone and motorcycle connectivity.  This kinda stuff is coming and the good stuff will stick around.

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 11:25:09 PM »

I don't need a heads up display, but I might like it if it was done right and didn't cost a ton.  On the other hand bluetooth with GPS is wonderful.  Knowing that a voice is going to tell me where to turn when I have uncertainty is really nice.  Also my music and control of it is really nice, and alerts that I got a text or email so I know if I need or want to stop and look.

One part to a heads up display that I don't think is easy to overcome is the fact that visors get scratched and have a relatively short life and replacing them at high cost would be prohibitive.  Also without starting controversy better helmets may not be very much more protective, but they should be more comfortable for long days.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 02:27:42 AM »

I see helmets of this design and caliber happening in the future, but nowhere in the video was a price mentioned, so I'm guessing it's high. That's a hard hurdle
to overcome.

I'd also be afraid of being overly dependent on the helmet's technology. What happens if its power source is down? What is its power source? Given that the helmet is expensive (I think that goes without saying) then keeping it secure becomes vital. Not all MCs have the ability to stowe a helmet. Will this force the rider to keep the helmet with them all the time? That can be a hardship after a while.

How does the HUD footage work in low light situations? In fog? In the rain? If one has to lift the visor to see better in the rain, will rain water damage the interior components of the helmet?

Given its size can it be stored under a scooter seat? How large does a topcase have to be to store it as well?

Is there a blindspot between the front view and rear camera? If dust and dirt obscure the camera lens, does the helmet just become a regular helmet?

Last, given its size and thickness does the helmet's design become problematic to remove, or cut away in the event of an accident?

Not expecting anyone to have specific answers, but just my thoughts on the product.

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 07:47:23 AM »

I'm thinking "expensive" isn't going to cover it. My Nolan helmets have cost, on an average, 350 ($407US) and they're asking over 400 for the hi-viz version. And the sad part is, these prices don't even get close to the cost of a high end helmet. So, I'm thinking the correct way to express the upcoming price tag would be

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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