Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 12 Aug 2014
Last November we brought you news of two brothers from California who had designed what they called the ‘world’s smartest motorcycle helmet’. Now, nearly nine months later, the company have launched a campaign on crowdfunding website Indiegogo to get the product off the ground, allowing customers from around the world to pre-order the brand new Skully AR-1.
With prices starting at $1599 for the international-spec AR-1, getting your hands on one in the UK will cost around £951. It might sound pricey for a helmet you’ve never heard of, but the Skully AR-1 is undoubtedly the most innovative motorcycle helmet on the market.
The AR-1 offers a unique transparent head up display, projected into your line of sight enabling you to keep your eyes on the road while reading directions or even checking out the view from the ultra-wide angle rear view camera.
Skully helmets was founded after Marcus Weller, a human-centred technology expert, was involved in a motorcycle accident after taking his eyes off the road to check a map. The AR-1 comes complete with integrated GPS navigational systems powered by a high-speed microprocessor, so you won’t need to pull up in a layby to check the out of date AA route map or look down at a dash-mounted sat-nav or worse, a piece of paper containing Google directions sellotaped to your fuel tank.
With Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling and access to the internet via your phone, the AR-1 is all the latest mod-cons rolled into one, neat and tidy lid. You can even stream music from your phone!
You can pre-order your Skully AR-1 here.