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Skully HUD helmet raises production

Skully AR-1 HUD helmets
Skully AR-1 HUD helmet

The world’s first commercially available motorcycle helmet with head-up display is increasing production to meet worldwide demand, including Australia.

Skully AR-1 head-up display (HUD) helmet

The Californian makers of the Skully AR-1 have applied for Australian AS/NZS 1698:2006 certification, but there is no word yet on approval or possible costs. However, the DOT and ECE -approved helmet isn’t cheap, costing $US1499.

Skully says delivery will start in July, not May as originally predicted. With lengthy ADR processes in Australian it may not arrive until much late in the year, if at all.

If you can’t wait, you can pay $25,000 for a limited edition prototype in February with a second production SAR-1 helmet when it is available.

Or  visit the Skully on-line store for a limited holiday sale.

Skully AR-1 HUD helmets
Skully dogtags

If you order a SKULLY AR-1 smart helmet they will throw in a pair of limited-edition Skully AR-1 dog tags.

The Skully helmet has technology similar to Google Glass. Both are hands free and can display vital information in front of the user, without them having to take their gaze away from what they are doing.

The Skully AR-1 has a rear-view camera and navigation system that project information on to the LCD visor which can be lightened or darkened with a voice command.

The system also incorporates a conventional bluetooth communication for listening to music and taking/making calls from your phone via its built-in, hands-free, voice-recognition technology.

  1. Great now we don’t just have to put up with some witless fool in a 4wd nearly cleaning us up because they’re too busy arguing on the phone with their girlfriend to be watching where they’re going. Now we have to watch out for other riders.
    If all this stuff is really important to you, why not just stay home and play the X-box. Really unless your name is Obama, Putin or you’re head of the UN is anything so important that it can’t wait until the next fuel stop?
    I had a 4wd pull up behind me once with a badly secured load of steel pipe on the racks, The only thing that saved me was the sound of metal sliding on metal. I reckon if I had been wearing a full-face with AC/DC blaring away in the headphones I would been speared like a shish-kebab.
    Riding a bike you need all your senses as close to 100% as possible.
    All I can see in this helmet is an expensive distraction.

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