Oct 022010

UVEX Vairotronic Helmet

Riding a motorcycle into bright sunlight can produce some dire outcomes, and though there are some manual solutions which significantly reduce the risk, there’s never before been a solution quite like this one.

This year’s Intermot Motorcycle show in Koln will see a significant and long awaited “first” for motorcyclists – a “variotronic” helmet visor. This double lens visor from UVEX can be electronically switched from light to dark by pressing a button and it can even be switched to automatic mode, where the lens is controlled directly by an integrated photo cell.

We’ll need to wait another week for the the fine details but UVEX has already publicly stated that in direct sunlight, the visor can automatically reduces light transmission from 65 to 25 percent.

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