This Badass Motorcycle Helmet Gives You Eyes In The Back Of Your Head - Maxim

This Badass Motorcycle Helmet Gives You Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

Safety has never looked so sweet.
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Motorcycles have notoriously terrible mirrors. The tiny, vibrating pieces of polished glass are typically positioned to provide a view of the rider's elbows on all but a few styles of motorcycles, like the BMW RnineT Scrambler.

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Crowd funded start-up Zona proposes a solution: a video camera mounted on the tail of the bike projecting the rear view inside the rider's helmet.

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Rather like the rear-view camera in the Cadillac CT6, Zona would replace simple reflections with a video screen. The upside here is that the rear-view camera has an unobstructed view of the road behind.

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And the display inside the helmet won't get coated with rain droplets either, so the view could be better in wet weather.

The system uses a bike-mounted camera, a helmet-mounted receiver that gets the image from the camera, and the helmet mounted display that provides an image that appears to the eye like a 30-inch screen that is ten feet ahead of the bike.

The helmet-mounted equipment recharges via a standard USB port and can run for 8-10 hours on a charge. You can also download video from the system with a standard USB jump drive, in case you need evidence if you're rear-ended.

Zona is based in the rural north of England, so British superbike legend Carl Fogarty is a natural spokesman for the system. 

You can order yours online, at a cost of $210.

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