Forcite Helmets seek test pilots

Forcite smart helmet

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite is looking for riders to act as test pilots for their ultralight but ultra-hi-tech smart helmet.

The smart helmet revolution is coming with several hi-tech helmets or add-on units hitting the market in the next few years, changing riding forever. 

Not to be outdone by Silicon Valley and Asian tech wizards Alfred Boyadgis and Julian Chow of Forcite Helmets in Sydney are working on a helmet that will include a lot of technology.

If you would like to be a test pilot, simply click here and request to join their closed Facebook page.

When they reach 1000 members, ride and test days will be organised. “Test pilots” will be invited to attend and provide feedback. There will also be discount offers for those who join and the chance to win a helmet.

The official product launch will be in March 2019.

Forcite helmetForcite smart helmet

The carbon helmet will have an integrated camera system, navigation, intercom and active noise-cancelling.

Their custom camera system is based on body-worn video used by the defence force.

They also claim Forcite has developed “a totally new way to navigate, get alerts and locate speed cameras through a combination of software and hardware technology”.Forcite smart helmet

Forcite helmets will include an electronically tinted visor that changes tint within a few milliseconds.

It sounds similar to the AGVisor system that changes tint in less than a second at the touch of a button.

Valentino Rossi with his special Pista GP helmet with AGVisor tinted visor forcite
Valentino Rossi with his special Pista GP helmet with AGVisor

The helmet is made of ultralightweight carbon fibre composite “unique to the Forcite range”.

They claim it will be lighter than most standard helmets even though it is equipped with a huge amount of technology.

“It has taken us three years of work to learn how to make this possible with the entire electronics package less than the size of a credit card,” they say.Forcite smart helmet

14 Comments

  1. Hello I would love to test your helmet for you I’m 68 years old and on a 2016 Indian roadmaster Been riding motorcycles since I was 16 I live in the east coast of Canada Nova Scotia planning to drive across Canada this summer and back would love promote your helmet for you If I don’t get to test your helmet I will still definitely buy one I’ve looked at some of the others but I like your design better

    1. Hi Gerald,
      You need to contact Forcite directly, not us.
      Their link is in the article.
      However, they say they have more than enough test pilots now and have closed their invitations.
      Cheers,
      Mark

  2. Fellow Ducati rider and have interest in Motor Cycle tech stuff – happy to be considered as a test pilot and hope to see you soon on a club ride.
    Cheers
    MG

  3. I am certainly happy to help out, I’m 68 been riding since I was 13 & worked for Kawasaki as a mechanic then service manager as well as looking after the Police bike contract way back in the ‘70’s,
    regards
    Warren Hayes

  4. Not requesting to join. As usual product tested in southern (cooler) conditions and most likely to hot to be worn in the hot north.

  5. I would love to own a helmet that incorporates the technology u need for safe riding a modern motorcycle.and all my friends in Ulysses mcarthur are always looking to buy new technology.

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