• Apr 23rd 2010 at 8:58AM
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Reevu MSX1 Helmet – Click above to watch a video after the break

The concept has been around for a couple of years already, but it seems that helmet maker Reevu has finally put its innovative MSX1 into production. What could possibly be so special about a motorcycle helmet that we're so interested in its availability, you ask? A rearview mirror, that's what.

Poking through the back of the helmet like a collapsed periscope (see the image above right) is an adjustable tunnel-like mirror arrangement that allows the rider to see what's going on out back, much in the same way a rearview mirror in a car works. Just like in a car, the mirror is situated front and center, but above the rider's direct line of sight.

The fine folks at webBikeworld.com managed to score an early review of a production unit, and the helmet gurus came away impressed, saying:
This is an amazing development in motorcycle helmets and it's obviously an excellent safety feature. But the helmet is also good enough to stand on its own even if it didn't have the rear view system, because the MSX1 is beautifully finished with exceptional quality.
Color us very interested indeed. Check out WebBikeworld's video review after the break.

[Source: webBikeworld, Reevu]

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      • 5 Years Ago

      Awesome, I want one....I'm all the time checking my mirrors when I ride, of course you are supposed to, but i'm a big dude and i really gotta move to look behind me..
        • 5 Years Ago
        ok so maybe i'm not first..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why do you have to write first?

        Your comment seems valid to hold itself up without trying to be king of the internet.

        As for the helmet it seems like a pretty cool idea, I just wonder how this will be priced in comparison to regular full-face helmets.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't they use a Flip camera or a Cell Phone camera to show us how the rear view works. They basically did now show the most important part of this helmet.

      On the side note, wouldn't it be cool if government mandated that all car drivers have to wear a helmet, i'd get this one on the first day. You get the cool look of a biker within a comfort of a car. Yeahhhhhh
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can you set it so it shows your elbows?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Before you order one, and tear your mirrors off of your bike, remember a pillion will obscure your view entirely.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good point. I hate suggesting technology for technology's sake, but maybe a camera and screen system that's wirelessly connected between bike and helmet would be a better setup. My helmet hangs on my bike at least 8 hours a day anyway, so there's no reason it couldn't be charging up while it's there.

        Oh boy look at me go making things complicated. That system would cost a fortune to do right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      its probably heavy as hell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is footage of the inside the helmet in another video, but apparently I can't comment with links. YouTube it yourself.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or maybe I need to be a little more patient when I comment. heh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      FYI.......it'll set you back about $400
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a nice feature, as bike mirrors do leave that massive blind spot in the back. Would like to see it translated to the 1/2 and 3/4 helmets.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Obviously these side mirrors would be engineered to collapse in the event of a crash and not poke through to obliterate your brain.

        The only reason I can see to not use side mirrors is aerodynamics. That would put a fair bit of stress on your neck at high speeds, you'd look like a total goof, storage would be an even bigger problem, and there are already side mirrors on the damn bike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What if they simply put mirrors on the side of the helmet, so they would stick out a little. Picture a watermelon with two bended spoons in it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you went down, those could act like little pole-vaults for your head. Or push through and kabob your gray matter.

        Plus you'd look dorky.
        • 5 Years Ago
        1/2 and 3/4 helmets aren't likely to see the newest safety innovations, in my opinion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Clever idea, well executed. Thank you Autoblog for publicizing this. I look forward to being able to try one on in the US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOVE the idea and implementation. I hope they'll further refine the rest of the helmet or other manufacturers will be able to add this feature. That particular helmet appears to have a few problems (they are never picky enough on webbikeworld). It needs a flip down sun visor. And that style visor removal system is very fragile. There are much more durable designs out there.

      I know I'm getting really picky here, but it's kind of ugly. The back side of that front mirror could have easily been black and completely unnoticed. Instead they put this big, tacky "VISION SYSTEM" label on it. And do they really have to put their company name and slogans all over the side of the thing? A nice, subtle company logo in the front is sufficient. The rest of the helmet should be a solid color or a design, but nobody wants writing all over his head.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The one in my helmet appears to take up very little space right along the outside shell. It would be completely outside the mirror system and shouldn't interfere. You're right it will necessarily add some size, but my guess is it would be small.

        As a side note, an integrated sun visor is hardly a "me too" feature. It's a huge safety improvement when riding in and out of shaded areas.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What about when your old lady has her head in the way?
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can finally get your REEVU helmet!

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      Check out the official REEVU ONLINE STORE: www.reevu.fr

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