Okay, no April Fools this time: Harley-Davidson's new half helmet really does feature two integrated LED lights for enhanced visibility during nighttime rides.
Dubbed "Night Rider," this 2 lb, 6 oz fiberglass lid incorporates two front vents, a shortie visor, and a removable liner that's washable. Power comes from one AAA battery providing 14 hours of illumination, and the $195 helmet accepts RoadTech bluetooth headsets.
As mentioned in my review of Harley's Carbon Kevlar half lid, I'm personally a fan of full-face helmets-- which I why I opted to test it using unconventional methods-- but considering how brightly colored gear is an important part of being visible on a motorcycle, I'd say H-D's new lit up lid should be a serious draw for half helmet lovers.
The Night Rider lid is available now at Harley-Davidson dealerships in XS - 2XL sizes.
- Motorcycle Gear 101
- Motorcycle Gear 101 (Video)
- Motorcycle Helmet Types
- Harley-Davidson Carbon Kevlar Half Helmet Review
- How to be Visible on a Motorcycle
- How to be Visible on a Motorcycle (Video)
Photo © Harley-Davidson; click to enlarge