Heated helmet visor inserts that may save your life!
There is a flip side to everything in life and this applies to motorcycles too – Yes, the thrill of the open road on a beautiful warm day cannot be matched on a bike… The flip side? Bikes can be dangerous, or rather there is the potential for danger any time you are riding.
Most riders are a sensible bunch and are aware of the potential dangers and ride with caution. Yet there are other factors that riders cannot control – Other drivers on the road and even pedestrians could put a rider in harms way.
We always go with the ‘I’m invisible’ mantra. That is, we pretend that when we are riding, we are invisible. We would never assume that a driver or pedestrian has seen us, because you can never be sure. It’s a good mantra to adopt!
There are other precautions that should be taken, such as regular servicing of the bike and taking protective wear seriously. We would never ride out without our leathers and the way we care and protect for our helmets is almost obsessive – and it should be.
Recently, there is a new addition to our helmets and that is in the form of a heated helmet visor, AKA VISIN. VISIN is a very clever piece of kit that can be added to any existing visor and will provide a small amount of heat which keeps the visor constantly clear of mist.
Gone are the days of riding with the visor slightly open to offer ventilation, we hated the cold noses!
VISIN is a clear plastic insert that fits to any visor. The insert has a special coating which is clear but allows for a small electric charge to run over the surface.
This is achieved by using an Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) coating. ITO is clear when applied to a substrate such as plastic or glass and is also electrically conductive. VISIN is the brainchild of the team at Diamond Coatings who have served industries for the last 20 years providing specialist optical coatings. They also happen to be huge bike fans and saw how their knowledge could make the biking world a safer place with a heated helmet visor insert.
VISIN comes with a rechargeable battery park and offers 8 hours continuous use. The battery pack is recharged using a micro USB and also comes with a useful boost mode for when the environment dictates a quicker de-misting option.
If you take nothing else from this blog, remember the invisible bit – it may change the way you ride and how you perceive people around you. But to really improve your bike safety, you should consider a heated helmet visor insert… VISIN has the potential to save your life, what else is more important than clear vision when riding?
As we said, VISIN can be fitted to any existing helmet and can be done easily and in a matter of minutes. Please take a look around our website for more information, or if you have seen enough to know you need one of these (Well done sir), You can order your VISIN right now.