You know what it’s like out there on the street, you need to keep your head on a swivel whenever you ride just to be aware of all of the traffic around you. Using your mirrors is a habit most of us learned early on, they can be a lifesaver, but the standard rear view mirrors often leave gaping holes in your visual field to the rear, those nasty blind spots where cars can hide. RiderScan is a new rear view mirror mounted front and center with a panoramic view of everything on either side of your motorcycle and it may be just the edge you need.
Stephen Hunter of Scotland, had a close call one day and wondered what he could do to improve his chances of seeing approaching traffic. He spotted a frying pan hanging in his kitchen and noticed the wide angle reflection. He took it out to his bike and held it in front and was amazed at how well it worked as a mirror. The RiderScan is the result.
There have been lots of high tech and low tech ideas for dealing with blind spots. Some standard mirrors have a convex surface to do the same thing and you can buy those little round mirrors that stick on to your flat mirror, but this really does seem to work pretty well and it gives you a really wide angle view while hardly requiring much eye movement at all.
It’s not quite yet in production and no price is indicated. Nice idea. Hope he has a lot of success with it.
Thanks for the tip, Fraser!