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Reevu Helmets Feature A Rearview Mirror In The Visor

Reevu Motorsports Helmets (Images courtesy Reevu)
By Andrew Liszewski

What’s most intriguing about these Reevu helmets isn’t the fact they let a rider see what’s behind them without looking back, similar helmets using cameras and LCDs already exist, it’s that they do it all with optics and mirrors, so there’s no electronics to power, or malfunction. In fact, the multiple mirror system used by the Reevu to ‘bend’ the light around the rider’s head is made from a reflective polycarbonate material instead of glass, making it lighter and almost impossible to break. Kind of important for something designed to absorb impacts.

The company admits that perpetually having a view of both the road ahead and the road behind does take some getting used to, but after a short while many riders found it to be second nature, and a definite improvement over having to turn your head to look behind, taking your eyes off of what’s coming. Now perusing a few reviews of the MSX1 helmet it turns out that prototypes have existed as far back as 2004, but only recently has the helmet gone into production with an MSRP of about $375. (£249)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bikerbuva Milan Gajic

    nothing new here … these things have been around for a while … taking in consideration how rarely you come across one of these and that some people even think that it's someting new makes me wonder about the succes of this helmet … a collegue of mine had one and the rear window fell out ceveral times and he had problems with condensation and so on …
    also I'm a bit sceptical about the weight of the helmet (since it is not mentioned on their website) in combination wit the slightly higher center of mass due to the 'buldge' on top of it … in case of an accident this could potentially put more sterss on ones neck … which is generally not a good thing.

    on the other hand the theory looks sound and a rear view mirror could prevent an accindent all toghether …

    still … i'll stick to my Nolan for now ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.cravens.10 Jared Cravens

    As a motorcyclist every day for over 3 years now, with 85k miles without incident, SHOEI has been the only helmet I’d go for, because it is unmatched in safety and comfortability. But I’m having thoughts about this helmet, although probably not as comfortable and the materials probably not as good of quality. This new concept of a rear view mirror being in your peripheral vision is groundbreaking when talking about motorcycle safety. I am really thinking about getting one. Granted, MOST of your attention goes to what’s in front and to the side of you, knowing what’s behind you still requires a great deal of your attention.

  • http://www.extramilebiketours.com ExMil

    As the Managing Director of extramilebiketours.com these helmets will be a huge asset to us when leading motorbike tours of Europe.When we are leading motorbike tours, we are constantly watching the riders behind us as well as riding for ourselves. These will help immensely.