Helmet visors that transition from clear to dark are nothing new, but AGV has reinvented the concept with its new AGVisor.Using LCD technology, AGV’s transitional lens, which is used by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, instantaneously changes between clear and dark with the simple click of a button, “ensuring optimum visibility for the wearer no matter the light conditions.”Speaking of the AGVisor, AGV says “The LCD technology adheres perfectly to the visor, also performing an anti-fog function, and a reduced-edge design ensures that visibility is not impaired.”
The AGVisor uses a built-in, rechargeable battery, which takes two hours to fully charge. Once charged, it can be used in dark modes for 12 hours.For situations when the battery’s charge has been depleted, an innovative fail-safe system allows the visor to return to clear mode, AGV says.The ADVisor will be available international in April 2015, but U.S.A. riders have to wait until the homologation process has been completed.For additional information, visit AGV.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!