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Been looking at this helmet for a while now even though it's not out yet I was wondering what people think of it and the price ...
 

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It's a great idea, while a bit busy for me, I just wish it would come out so it could be tried out and not just speculated on. I just wonder if it'll be too heavy.
 

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2 years past projected release... Glad I didnt pre-order/pay for one.
 

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I would wait until they have already shipped a majority of their helmets to the early adopters. 1500 is a lot of money to dump on a product that may not come out this year or even the next.
 

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Love everything about it. It's holding me back from dumping my money on a different premium helmet, but I agree with everyone here. It's a huge investment and I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a product until positive customer reviews come out.
It's probably not a good sign that they keep pushing back the release date.
 

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I agree with what everyone else is saying here. Personally for something like this I'm a late adopter. If reviews are positive and one of the premium brands (Shoei, Arai, etc) implement it, then I'll look into it more seriously.

One question I have to ask is if you really want to be able to view what's behind you without mirrors or turning your head, has anyone thought of just hooking up a back-up camera and mounting the viewer somewhere near your dash? If seems like that could be done and would give you better visibility that you could choose to look at when/if you wanted to. Has anyone looked into that? If might be kind of a bulky solution for a 959 though.
 

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I agree with what everyone else is saying here. Personally for something like this I'm a late adopter. If reviews are positive and one of the premium brands (Shoei, Arai, etc) implement it, then I'll look into it more seriously.

One question I have to ask is if you really want to be able to view what's behind you without mirrors or turning your head, has anyone thought of just hooking up a back-up camera and mounting the viewer somewhere near your dash? If seems like that could be done and would give you better visibility that you could choose to look at when/if you wanted to. Has anyone looked into that? If might be kind of a bulky solution for a 959 though.
I've been riding with a HMD (helmet mounted display) daily since 2011 and it works great. Personally believe Skully bit off way more then they could chew bringing this thing to market when in reality it shouldn't be that hard. In fact i wrote instructions on how to make your own for about 200 bucks.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1nBcVI4hmDGb3F2UmNxUjVzR2M
 

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And your method is probably a lot lighter than what Skully's system would weigh. Really wouldn't go for it until the helmet has been out for a while and everyone else has beta tested it and the bugs have been worked out.
 

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I think some of the tech built in like the GPS and maps is great. Not sure I want what is behind me to be on all the time. Im inclined to wait for a bit and let the tech mature.
 

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I think some of the tech built in like the GPS and maps is great. Not sure I want what is behind me to be on all the time. Im inclined to wait for a bit and let the tech mature.
Agreed and easily accomplished with a simple cable swap. The myvu unit was designed to be used with the iPhone so once attached every app installed on the phone can be displayed view the eye peace. I.e. Gps, radar detection, etc.


I also have a Sena communicator (Scala Gx works fine too) which handles incoming calls, music , and voice commands via Siri all with a single button push.

As you can see its not that the technology required needs to mature, but more on how it's implemented. Which is what I meant when I said Skulky bit of more then they could chew. They've decided to build everything in house which I feel is a mistake and the main reason for the two year delay. Last I checked google had
7,1000 (1k full time , 6k contractors) working on Google maps, skully I believe has 25-50 total employees which map would,you rather rely on? look almost everyone over the age of 15 already owns a smartphone all capable of running millions of different apps, so why not leverage that user base (for free) by simply connecting it to the helmet.

I'll get off my soapbox now , I just wish Skully would get their **** together and start shipping already.
 

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You raise a really good point. It would seem like it would be easier to work with Android and Apple to build an interface to an existing handset that has all the functions you need versus re-creating the wheel.
 

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I met up with them to do some promotional pictures and video - haven't bought one.

If it's worth the price depends on what type of riding you do. If you're a canyon racer and you don't care about what's behind you, then no. If you use this to commute and have lots of lights and stops and are constantly checking your rear and flashing your brakes, then this could definitely clear up who's coming behind you. Worth $1500? That's a hard question to answer. Can you put a price on safety? Are there other options out there? What's your budget?

Personally, I don't need it because I mostly ride where I don't care what's behind me. But, it was pretty cool to use.
 

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I met up with them to do some promotional pictures and video - haven't bought one.

If it's worth the price depends on what type of riding you do. If you're a canyon racer and you don't care about what's behind you, then no. If you use this to commute and have lots of lights and stops and are constantly checking your rear and flashing your brakes, then this could definitely clear up who's coming behind you. Worth $1500? That's a hard question to answer. Can you put a price on safety? Are there other options out there? What's your budget?

Personally, I don't need it because I mostly ride where I don't care what's behind me. But, it was pretty cool to use.
Exactly! When you're on the turnpike, or on city streets, this would be a huge help. On track days, who cares. I think they probably made this with the urban rider in mind. That said, I don't think I'd buy one. I probably spend 70% of my riding time in places where another 180 degrees of vision would ease my mind - public road twisties, NYC traffic, turnpike riding. But what tips the scales against it for me is safety. Sounds nuts, but I'm talking about ratings. This helmet is crazy expensive (but disruptive tech always is) and is only DOT rated. I know that lots of people say that that's plenty safe, but I only have one head and I want to know that my helmet has passed more than the most basic safety standard. I don't mind spending money, I just want to spend it on something that does it's job better than it has to. I have 3 helmets now, but my go-to is my Arai Corsair X. Not cheap, but is much safer than "just safe enough".
 
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