That's very clever and obviously well engineered, but I think it's just a substitute for good driving habits and has the potential to actually cause
Have you ever noticed how many cage driver's (and unfortunately many inexperienced motorcycle riders) ONLY
use their rear or side mirrors - and have never mastered the technique of a quick "over the shoulder" look? LAZY
- plain and simple.
I was taught in driver's ed - when I was 15 years old
- that target fixation is VERY dangerous - your eyes should be moving constantly when driving to maximize situational awareness. I've never
had a problem sensing traffic behind me simply by using my peripheral vision (and a set of RT mirrors mounted on my LT's handlebars) at all times.
I think it would be a HUGE
advantage for road racing when knowing EXACTLY where a competitor is behind you is essential for tactical reasons.
This is just another farkle to go along with our I-pods, cup holders, GPS, yadda yadda - all of which make you less safe. Just because cars have rear view mirrors doesn't necessarily mean it is a good idea for motorcycles.
Even if you eventually did get used to it, you would still
need to do an "over the shoulder" check...