Something about staring down at an LCD screen, while riding in the dark, is just not quite right.
When Top Gear was testing out the SL500 with night vision on the navi screen, Clarkson was saying it should be distracting etc but it wasn't - it just "fit in" with the driving.
If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.
Really...it's not much different than some assclown looking down at the GPS, it's just another distraction. Let's all text message while were riding.
Something like that would be really useful for cars, driving up Cypress a few weeks ago there were deers everywhere! I wonder how much the system costs...
thermal imaging for skiing in uber fog, anyone?
I think the intended purpose is for the rider to glance down very now and then and not to stare at it do drive. Heat signatures appear bright white on the screen to get the attention of the driver.
Probably have the screen mounted higher would be more useful hah.
I don't see how this a 'distraction' like a cellphone or GPS. Here, when you take yr eyes 'off' the road, you're still looking... at the road. Normal nighttime visual acuity is so poor that anything like this is an improvement. I'd love to have it on my bike if I did a lot of riding after dark. The reason I don't is because I can't see shit.
"Honda = Boring, Suzuki = Wannabes, Yamaha = Poser, Ducati = Overated, BMW = Compensating, Aprilia = Insecure, Buell = BCIT business... go faKOffee." - PUREVIL
I did notice the "I use it like I'd use my mirrors" comment in the article. Makes sense, too. I could see the advantage, especially if it was closer to the driver's line-of-sight.
$2000 puts it out of my budget, though
Having spent a weekend with Bill, I'm certain he won't consider this.
Why, we spent many an hour discussing the benefits of Deer Whistles and the soon to be released Moose Whistle. If I know Bill (and I do), I'll be admiring a matched set of camo Moose Whistles, or perhaps the matte-black models.
After all, seeing in the dark for forest vermin is good, having them actively avoid you is better.
Yeah, I saw that.
I dumped the bluetooth phone integration after the 07 butt.
I have moved my GPS up to a line of direct sight position and still have XM, a cb and good lights.
A really good set of HID driving lights (pro quality) is a good solution for night riding
BCSB had mountains of experience with a lot of things. #1 on that list is pouring out bullshit to dumb questions by the Gigabyte. (TripleTime, 12-10-2014 03:19 PM)