Australian smart-helmet manufacturer Forcite has now launched a flagship model MK1S helmet with extra battery life, better comfort and aero, and hi-fi speakers. The company has raised millions through public equity crowdfunding and shares to build more varieties of their MK1 helmets and expand into the world market later this year. The first of their new models is the MK1S which is now available for order on www.forcitehelmets.com at $1299. Every MK1S helmet is built to order in Sydney to the rider’s size, finish and customisation specifications. Customers will be given a build slot with the first orders delivered in June. The MK1 helmet features Forcite’s patented RAYDAR helmet system, combining Formula 1 LED technology, audio interactivity, military-grade camera recording and a fingertip handlebar controller. Click here for more details. Forcite Mk1S The Mk1S features battery life of more than seven hours while using all the smart features except the camera which reduces life to about 3-4 hours. It takes about 90 minutes to recharge via a USB-C port. The helmet accommodates phone calls and Bluetooth 5.0 communication functionality is in the pipeline for 2023. It has also been updated with the new visor Pinlock ready, an improved camera lens, more comfortable liner and subtle aero styling updates. What’s included in the box: Forcite MK1S smart helmet Handlebar controller, controller thumbscrew, spacers and mount Pre-installed Harman Kardon speakers Controller handlebar mount spacers x2 Screwdriver for Camera Shield and Handlebar Mount USB-C charging cable USB power adaptor Instant media access cable Media access USB adaptor Forcite stickers Forcite Authenticity card Product pamphlet Size swap card I have not yet tested the Forcite MK1 or MK1S helmets so I cannot comment on their functionality, comfort or quality. However, the company says one is coming soon, so I will update with a review.