If you get the chrome armchaps you can just hold a forearm in front of your face and see everything behind you. Of course everything is distorted like those amusement park mirrors but that just provides an extra chuckle during your morning commute.
Well, here is the technology: (From the Reevu website, "http://www.reevu.com/rv.asp")...
"It has taken 7 years of intense research and development to perfect the rear view system that is fitted in every Reevu bicycle helmet.
The patented multiple mirror system that is fitted within every Reevu bicycle helmet is a unique achievement of creative thinking and technical excellence. The mirror system is manufactured from a reflective polycarbonate material rather than glass. Unlike glass, this material is almost impossible to break and is lighter, providing additional safety and comfort to the wearer.
Put simply, the system effectively bends the light around the shape of the top of the head all within the moulding of the helmet to provide a clear view of the road behind.
Early prototypes were met with absolute astonishment. It is so stunningly apparent from the first moment a Reevu helmet is worn that it really will make a huge difference to the safety of cyclists on our roads.
With product development now complete, Reevu is confident that its technology will transform the comfort and safety of cyclists who wear Reevu bicycle helmets."
I don't know about this. Anybody else ever driven in Italy? I don't recall anybody using any sort of rear-view mirror!
I've seen both the red and the black and heard one in the shop. The bike has several detail points the show bike did not have. It comes stock with a load of chrome. In fact, most folks are asking the dealer how much stuff he'd put on it.
Comes off the sidestand easier than my Sprint, but you feel the weight when you go to roll it to or fro. The greatest thing, though, is the throttle response. It revs like a 600 sport bike! First gear is pretty much useless, from what I understand. 3rd, 4th and 5th aren't really necessary either.
It desperately needs some "off-road" pipes, though. Very quiet exhaust.
Glad I like my ST so much! If I didn't, I'd be scrounging around looking for stuff to sell to get one o' dem Rockets!
I noticed that the blog entry was dated October 8, 2003. Why haven't we heard anything about this in the last ten months? I have to wonder about a technology that claims to "bend" the light around the top of the helmet. Doing so in a manner that presents an unmodified virtual image to the wearer may be possible, but Reevu's information gives no hint as to how this is done. The drawing on Reevu's web page seems to show the light undergoing at least four discrete reflections. Each reflection would double the sweep in viewing angle with any rotation of the wearer's head. Add my name to the list of those who meet this announcement with "astonishment."
I saw, sat on, rolled around, leaned from side to side and heard one run. Didn't get to ride it though.
Really opened my eyes, I hadn't given them much thought as a possible next bike till I actually checked one out, now it's a possibility. I'm real happy with my Trophy so it's no biggie, but I do want another bike for poking around on. I've pretty much settled on a T100, Superglide or now the R3, I'll have to see when the time's right.
I just orderd a Corbin for my Trophy, I went on a 4 hour 300 mile loop around Mt. Rainer the other day and my butt was sufferin'. I've got a modified stock seat on there now but it's not working as well as I'd hoped for any kind of distance. I had a Corbin on my K100RS and it did well so I should be fine.
Longride rode an R3 the other day and he said it was a pretty fun bike, I'd love to take a crack at one, maybe Supertrapp will come up with a tuneable pipe for them.