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:
Color us very interested indeed. Check out WebBikeworld's video review after the break.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.
[Source: webBikeworld, Reevu]