The world’s first commercially available motorcycle helmet with head-up display may be coming to Australia.
The Californian makers of the Skully AR-1 have received more than 100 orders from Australia and will apply for the lengthy approval process.
In an email today to Aussies who have expressed interest in the helmet, the company says: “Contributions from Australia and New Zealand have pushed us over the finish line, and we have an exciting announcement to make:
The SKULLY AR-1 is being submitted for AS/NZS 1698:2006 certification. The land down under has spoken and we’re going to make it happen!”
The helmet has DOT and ECE certifications and the company will now submit AR-1 for AU1698 certification for Australia.
At the moment, the helmet is quite expensive. A DOT-approved (American) Skully AR-1 helmet will cost you from $1499 (US) with delivery not until May. The ADR process is notoriously lengthy and expensive, so expect that the Australian version may not arrive in May and could cost a lot more.
But if you want to pay $25,000, you can get a limited edition prototype in February (which won'[t be ADR approved) plus a second helmet, a production AR-1, when it becomes available.