Reevu MSX1-R Rear-View Helmet
Not Just a helmet.
Couldn't believe the difference this makes to a ride.. I had a good friend he has been telling me to get one and eventually I gave up on my Shoei... What a difference this helmet makes.. Its an invention that is so much more than anything I can say on this page.. Trying it on the road is a must, as I didn't get it until I did.. Amazing!!!!
April 27, 2015
Having owned one of the first MSX helmets and had it shipped from overseas I was impressed and it's been 5 years later and it's time for me to rotate it out for a new shell. Decided to go with the MSX1R.
Well, all I have to say is the paint quality on 4 out of 4 (Yeah, I know 4 tries. I'm crazy after the 2nd so shame on me) helmets came to me were defective. With white spots, squiggled paint line, missed paint spot, chipped paint and debris on the paint all underneath the clear coat.
RevZilla has been doing awesome customer service in helping get through the whole process. I received the 4th helmet today and pretty much am returning right now.
Other than that, their product is nice. Yes, its a little heavier but you get used to it. Wind noise is pretty high. Wearing earplugs helps. The gap next to your ears is a great spot for speakers. This is where I put my Sena speakers. The "rearview" portion will eventually get loose over time and under hard riding it just pop back and forth on its own. I've actually went down on it but at low speed and it held of well. The sena took most of the blow. But that survived also.
Now, I would not recommend the MSX1R due to their explanation of someone "sleeping on the job" in their quality assurance dept. Stupid excuse if you ask me for a $480 helmet. Just stick to a solid color. But who knows.
Off to decide on a different helmet to order from the ZLA team.
April 17, 2015
Great city helmet for commuting
Great concept. Pretty well executed for a city helmet. Not as comfortable as my Arai, but works well in the office commute.
May 11, 2015
Love seeing behind me
In riding a sports bike I done all manner of fiddling with my mirrors to be able to see behind me, none have worked. I resort to looking under my arm, rarely, leaving me blind most of the time. This helmet handles the blind spot and I can now check my six as easily as in my car.
While this is an overall good helmet there are some things about it that need a bit of improvement. The airflow is not as good as other helmets that I've used and the visor is quite foggy and I live in a dry climate.
May 11, 2015
Great idea, poor execution.
I really wanted to like this helmet (considering how much helmets cost), but the build quality is just so lacking. It feels like you can snap off the vent switches easily, the ratcheting mechanism for the chin strap feels flimsy and releases a little too effortlessly to give a sense of security, and the rear view shield looks like it just barely fits.
And then there's the mirror! What's the point of having a rearview mirror that never seems to hold its position after you've spent an eternity adjusting it so that you can see behind you? There's an adjusting screw that's apparently just for show because simple actions such as donning and removing the helmet, quick head movements and sometimes really bumpy roads move the mirror just enough to render it useless until you can adjust it again. I've lost count of the number of times I've had to fiddle with the thing mid-ride.
Of course, it's not all bad. The helmet is fairly comfortable. Forward visibility and general noise levels are acceptable. The styling is pretty good considering the helmet houses an arrangement of mirrors while managing to fit on your head. The face shield is easy to remove and reattach.
Overall, I think it's just a shame it couldn't have all of the good points and also manage to feel like something that would actually protect your head. And it's even worse that the mirror system - the key reason people even consider purchasing the Reevu- does what it's supposed to but nowhere near as good as you had hoped after hearing all of the hype.
If they could greatly improve the design then I would gladly pay Arai prices or higher. The alternative would be to pick up one of the new Skully helmets, but those things are hideous.
April 28, 2015
At least understand what you are buying
My friend has just been on the Revzilla site to buy a Reevu and brought this comment to my attention.
I am now in my late 70’s and have had every make of helmet you can think of. When I first saw a Reevu, I knew just by looking at it that it was a proper thing, a real helmet, and am now the proud owner of three, my first MSX1 still in great condition and apart from the other two Reevu’s I have, it is without doubt the best helmet I have ever had, even without the miraculous rear view system.
I detest unfounded comments and am compelled to write the following...
I am somewhat puzzled to the previous comment about the shell finish of Reevu Helmets, after four helmets you would have thought the penny might have dropped and I am surprised at Revzilla as they should know better. Reevu helmet shells are completely handmade for your benefit and with that comes slight imperfections. They are not your typical plastic moulded mass produced helmet.
Or is this just another comment from the Reevu competitors!
April 27, 2015
replace rear shield
I love this helmet. Could never go back to a traditional helmet. I would recommend replacing the rear shield with a clear shield and face shield with a tinted or mirrored shield. It increased my rear view by 30%.
February 22, 2015
good for warmer weather
I haven't really tried this out fully yet. Cause the first time I used it, it fogged up and then at night the visor iced up. So i am going to wait till it warms up to use it. Overall it looks nice, and fits good. Cause of the fogging and ice issues, I don't know if the rear view mirror works. Will update later.
January 12, 2015