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    Rear-view Helmet coming out...

    http://www.reevu.com/moto_product.asp

    From RubberMagazine.com:

    UK Brand Leader Reevu Launches Worlds First Rear-View Motorsports Helmet

    The world's first motor-sport helmet with a built-in unbreakable rear-view mirror system* is being launched by UK brand leader Reevu at the world's biggest motor sport show in Munich this September.

    The helmets, which are a revolutionary new development for the industry, hasl been unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Munich. They have been designed and created by innovative UK brand leader Reevu, and are being hand-assembled by specialist helmet manufacturers in Italy.

    The team behind Reevu has spent ten years developing the helmets, which are designed to save lives on the roads by preventing accidents as well as just protecting the wearer during an accident (Prevention is better than cure).

    The innovative and world-leading technology allows the wearer to see the road behind as well as in front of them by utilising a system of unbreakable mirrors constructed out of ABS, which are fitted inside the helmet mould.

    The helmet has been designed to ensure that it meets all international safety standards, and is of a similar size and weight to conventional helmets. Reevu expects this tri composite helmet to retail at circa $399, putting it in the mid-price bracket when compared with the traditional helmets currently available. Depending on the demand from retailers and distributors, the rear-view motor-sport helmets are expected in the shops by early 2005.

    Reevu, who is based in the North East of England, was established in 1999. The company now has an international distribution network across 20 countries. The launch of the motor-sport helmet is the culmination of ten years of research and design and an investment of around ?รบ2million. Its long-term aim is to establish the Reevu brand across a wide-range of sports and leisure equipment.

    Billy Morgan, Chief Executive of Reevu, said: "This is a world first that has been ten years in the making. It is far better to prevent accidents that merely provide protection, and the world-leading technology we have incorporated in to the Reevu motor-sport helmet will make this product a complete revolution compared with what is currently available."

    He added: "We are making a conscious decision to ensure that Reevu helmet arrives on retailers shelves with an affordable price tag. I believe that this safety innovation is so important that it will transform the way people ride motorbikes, and significantly reduce deaths and accidents on the road. Every other vehicle on the road has to have rear view mirrors, but with motorbikes it just doesn't work efficiently enough because as you turn the handles your view moves. This helmet removes that problem, and that is why it will be such a revolution across the world."

    Editors Notes: The Reevu unbreakable mirror is an integral optic system known as MROS (Multiple Reflective Optic System). The optic system itself is made from bullet proof ABS, which is much lighter and safer than glass or metal, yet is virtually unbreakable.

    Further details on Reevu can be found on the Reevu website - www.reevu.com
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    Not sure if I want to have that on when the sun is low on the horizon behind me, how would you stop it from blinding you ?
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    Talking who needs the sun with lorazo?

    not sure i would want that on with the highly light enhanced loraz-a-bike riding behind me at night. how would you keep him from blinding you?

    i think the helmet looks pretty wild (compliment). i volunteer to wear one and write a review for the ON.....and keep the helmet.....and the cash.....
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    i assume that lorazepam/cliffy-like comments were made early in the product's development, and there is a little flip-mechanism similar to what is on the rear view mirror on your automobile. that way when some dude in an F-350 crewcab with lights out the wazoo gets on my tail, he doesnt blind me.

    i think this is a cool idea. i cant say that i need it, my side view mirrors are great at showing me most of what is behind me.

    i've been thinking of adding a convex (bubble) mirror to one of my side view mirrors and seeing how that worked for rear-view visibility. i had one on the bus, and after my brain/vision system got wired for the distortion, it was wonderful.

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    I could also see what my wife is up to when she's a passenger.
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    Interesting idea. I want to see where I am going though, not where I have been usually
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    upon further thought....i think this helmet would make me dizzy, kinda like riding in the way back, rear facing seat of those old station wagons (anyone else old enough to remember station wagons?). i could not look out of the rear window. it made me dizzy and i began to talk backwards (a skill i have held onto to this day - great at parties and what not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by username
    i assume that lorazepam/cliffy-like comments were made early in the product's development, and there is a little flip-mechanism similar to what is on the rear view mirror on your automobile. that way when some dude in an F-350 crewcab with lights out the wazoo gets on my tail, he doesnt blind me.

    i think this is a cool idea. i cant say that i need it, my side view mirrors are great at showing me most of what is behind me.

    i've been thinking of adding a convex (bubble) mirror to one of my side view mirrors and seeing how that worked for rear-view visibility. i had one on the bus, and after my brain/vision system got wired for the distortion, it was wonderful.
    hey user
    if an F350 is that close to you tail then you better slow down (even more than you are going) and let him pass

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    Well, this has to be some kind of BUMP record... . 03/2005 - 07/2011.

    Reevu has finally gone into production on their MSX1 helmet with rear-view optics; MSRP, $399.



    webBIKEWORLD's evaluation of it is favorable, although
    it's unclear from the video if has received it's DOT homoligation cert yet.




    Anyone bought one yet?
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    Wow! 6-1/2 yrs in hiding and you bring it out. Nice!

    I'd say this is a dangerous idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodrow823 View Post
    Wow! 6-1/2 yrs in hiding and you bring it out. Nice!

    I'd say this is a dangerous idea.
    Just don't put the helmet on upside-down and you should be fine!

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    Smile

    Already have this feature: it's called a head check!

    Works every time without fail!
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    Looks like the Visor-Vu we had on our MX helmets back in the 1970's - hardly a new idea

    see: http://www.mcqueenonline.com/forum/v...hp?f=11&t=1538

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    I would try anything once. Hopefully the low angle (sunrise/sunset) protection works well. Usually people can adjust to things like this much as we do going to different bikes and cars with varying mirror configurations etc. I would tend to think I could use this just like in my cars where the side mirrors and the rear view mirror complement each other. Worth a try if done well. History will decide if these end up as mainstream or mere gimics.
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    On my motorcycles I have two rearview mirrors that seem to work just fine. If I had one on my helmet also I wouldn't know if I was coming or going!

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