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HUD on a 2010 Concours (apparently):
 

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HUD?! Wow!........Now that is some bling!
 

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Well...my only thought is that those will cause a ton of accidents because idio...er...people will be distracted by the pretty green flashy things on their windshield and mow right into the SUV in front of them because it didn't show up on the HUD.
 

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I'd guess that'd triple the cost of a replacement windshield, and no more aftermarket?
 

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I don't think it would be that distracting, after the initial bling factor dissipates that is. It is blingy... but you would get use to it fairly quickly I imagine if set to your liking. I had a '03 Vette with HUD and the intensity levelof the display was adjustable. I kept it turn down to about 20% brightness and referenced it for speed as intended.I could turn it off altogether. Graduating from daylight to darkness made life easier with it turned down although it would automatically dim when the headlights were turned on. It is at this nightime auto-dimmed setting that I left it. I did find it a bit distracting turned-up to about 60%, and distracting at 100%, but that's me. There was a reactive coating on that portion of the windshield, of which I could not see.

I suppose Kawasaki would do the same in providing adjustment of intensity. I think they would also make it a option.
In the end, I just looked right through it, having my periphery notice it but never really distracting me from normal driving. I never had a problem with it.

But why not Honda? I have not compared prices of the four largest, but is the Honda so over priced that they see it not worth pursuing? I wonder if they are pursuing it and have kept quiet about it. Is Honda not the 'Potamus market leader?
 

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I had a grand prix that had on screen display same thing.Showed speedometer on windshield,It had a piece of plastic over the top of the dash and the spedo shined thru causing it to display on windshied.Nothing to do with windshield itself.But to answer questions looked pretty cool but very distracting.
 

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I've had both a Grand Prix and a Bonneville with the HUD display, and honestly, I liked 'em alot, and used them both.

If you read the owner's manual on these items however, they were extremely specific about the fact that they were not to be used as parking aids, or to gauge your distance from the vehicle in front of you.

I'm not saying that they're a horrible idea, I'm just looking at the average $30,000/300 miles a year RUB who would buy such a thing only for the bling factor, and not spend enough time with the machine to really get used to it. That guy is going to be a hazard.
 

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Mike, the HUD units in your vehicles probably differed in displayable options than mine. I suspect your cars were newer too, as my HUD made no provisioning for distance or parking. I agree... I would love it. But YES, many bling hunters would likely add to some statistics claiming victory over available tech, then claiming victory over cheating death.

Pate, your windshield had a coating, you just couldn't see it. Without the coating, all you would see is a monochromatic blurrrr.
 

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I question the effectiveness of a HUD on a C14. This [clicky]is my friend and his Wife on his, at around 80mph- with the screen in the full-up position. He has a pretty steep view angle down the windshield surface, and with the screen retracted down -the display would be totally worthless.



I guess I'd have to see it. If it's as well thought-out as the rest of that machine - I'm sure it works fine, somehow. Seems like it WOULD make more sense on a tourer, or other scoot whereyour head ismore behind the screen.
 

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True Visor HUD is coming I believe. Wirelessly. You'll have to recharge your helmet like everything else. ...

Foil Liners excluded :shock:

And you think your helmets are expensive now.... :cheeky1:

Edit: http://www.ccbiketech.com/sportvue.asp
 

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That engine monitoring with notification alerts would be nice though, like on the other thread...
 

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NO !! Something else to take your eyes from where they should.......the road and your surroundings. NO !!! 100+ years of motorcycles WITHOUT it. No NEED for it. Just another toy. ( distraction )



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HUD visor mounting was the reference hoopdc. Eyes are on the road.
 

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I keep laughing at some of the responses.

The US Military uses HUD on their aircraft. Why??? Because it allows the pilot to check the display then shift his attention back to flying much, much faster than looking down at the instrument panel.

I would think the same would be true on a bike. Having only to shift your eyes a few inches to see the speedo allows more time with your eyes on the road.
 

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DougW wrote:
I keep laughing at some of the responses.

The US Military uses HUD on their aircraft. Why??? Because it allows the pilot to check the display then shift his attention back to flying much, much faster than looking down at the instrument panel.

I would think the same would be true on a bike. Having only to shift your eyes a few inches to see the speedo allows more time with your eyes on the road.
I agree with that. I had it on one of my Pontiacs and it was actually less distracting. It would switch the display around if you made inputs to the radio from the steering wheel telling you what station and volume level as well then flash back to speed. I never had to look down and always had my eyes on the road.



The picture of the Connie with the screen in the full up position looks low. The other sport tourers with auto windshields seem to have a much higher profile when in full up position.



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NO !! Something else to take your eyes from where they should.......the road and your surroundings. NO !!! 100+ years of motorcycles WITHOUT it. No NEED for it. Just another toy. ( distraction )



Dennis
I whole heartedly concour! Just the other day they were showing a new device, or maybe it was software to be downloaded, that will alert drivers to real time locations of LEO's. Now that's just what everyone needs, something else to play with while driving.:X
 
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