We Try the Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet

We Try the Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet

The AR-1 will use a camera and a heads-up display to show riders what’s behind them, and it could do so much more.

We were recently invited to experience some gear we’ve been looking forward to for months—and what could be the most anticipated motorcycle helmet ever produced—the Sully AR-1. Skully is an augmented reality helmet that uses a built-in rear-view camera to provide a 180-degree view of what’s behind the rider, which is projected on a heads-up display (HUD) in front of the rider to radically enhance situational awareness.

Now, we didn’t get a chance to test the $50,000 prototype helmet on the street while riding a motorcycle—that, Skully CEO Marcus Weller says, will come later. Our first experience with the tech was limited to an hour or so inside a hotel conference room.

How was it? Impressive. Slide on the Skully and the first thing you’ll notice is how well balanced it is.

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