Nuviz Ride:HUD Head-Up Display At NYC IMS | Motorcycle Safety NewsEncouraged by a Kickstarter project that has over $90,000 of pledges on the eve of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows debut in New York City, Nuviz will be at the Javits Center from Friday, Dec. 13 to Sunday, Dec. 15.While Nuviz still won’t be displaying a finished Ride:HUD unit, there will be a digital display, with streaming video of the head-up display technology that the unit taps. CEO Malte Laass, Co-Founder Brian Ballard, and CTO Jay Kim will be at Booth 2116/8 to answer questions.
“We are simply overwhelmed by the public’s response to the Nuviz Ride:HUD,” Nuviz CEO Malte Laass said. “People are really excited to learn about the new technology and the background of our company, so we’re heading east to introduce the Nuviz Ride:HUD to even more motorcyclists. The conversations and feedback from riders have been great so far and we’re looking forward to even more in New York.”The Nuviz Kickstarter project has a goal of $185,000 to help fund the initial production of the head-up display unit, which can be attached to any full-face helmet, as well as being easily switched between helmets if you have more than one. The Ride:HUD display is clear and, although it’s only inches from your eyes, the distance appears to be approximately 75 feet away. This means you don’t have to refocus your eyes when looking at the programmable information display.The first 150 backers who pledged $479 are slated to receive the first production Nuviz Ride:HUD units, with an estimated delivery date of September 2014. Those have sold out, so it will now take a pledge of at least $529 to get that same premium, which includes delivery of a t-shirt if funding is successful. A $5000 pledge gets you and a guest a flight to Nuviz’ headquarters in San Diego for the launch of the Ride:HUD, plus three nights at a hotel, all meals, and two Ride:HUD units.Photo at Progressive International Motorcycle Show by Scott Cox
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!