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The new Skully motorcycle AR-1 helmet is smarter, safer than ever before

Even though summer is ending, motorcyclists across the country won’t be storing their bikes anytime soon. For the past few weeks the team at SKULLY have been promoting one of their most intuitive products to date, the highly anticipated AR-1 helmet.

This month saw the first chance to preorder the smart helmet (orders began back on August 11) and in just 45 hours, SKULLY became the fastest funded Indiegogo campaign to reach $1 Million according to the company’s statements.

“While the initial response to SKULLY has been overwhelmingly positive, we’ve also listened to members of our community who desire an AR-1, but can’t afford to pay the full price of the helmet up front,” said Marcus Weller, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of SKULLY. “In the service of our goal to make riding safer by putting as many SKULLY helmets on the road as possible, we are implementing a two-part payment plan allowing early adopters a more convenient way to purchase while still ensuring they will be among the first to own a SKULLY helmet.”

Now, in an effort to make the AR-1 accessible to even more motorcyclists, SKULLY has unveiled a deposit program that will allow consumers to put down a $499 deposit followed by a second payment of $949 to be paid when the helmet ships. The financing option is available until September 10, 2014.

The SKULLY AR-1 is built upon the SKULLY Synapse technology platform that enhances awareness of its users by linking advanced heads up display (HUD) optics to an intelligent network including a camera, sensors and microprocessors. The AR-1 features a revolutionary HUD system that displays at a perceptual distance of 10 feet in front of the rider, a near 180-degree rearview camera, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, smartphone pairing and voice control, making it the world’s smartest motorcycle helmet. The SKULLY AR-1 helmet is scheduled for release in mid 2015.

For more information about SKULLY, visit skullysystems.com