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 ...
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.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.
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 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.
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".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.