Forcite and Tucker Powersports have announced the availability of Forcite MK1S, the world’s most advanced motorcycle helmet, through powersports dealerships in the U.S. The highly sought-after Forcite MK1S touts a first-to-market smart helmet system and advanced features in audio, visual and road alert systems for motorcycle riders.
Forcite MK1S capabilities are unmatched in the motorcycle helmet industry and operate as a system (helmet, built-in electronics and a related Forcite app) to provide an engaged and connected riding experience.
Tech features include:
- A proprietary road alert and in-helmet, peripheral LED display that communicates route information and turn-by-turn directions to the rider, with no need to look away from the road ahead
- High-end audio with Harman Kardon speakers and a dual microphone designed specifically for Forcite’s motorcycle environment
- Built-in action camera with 1080p resolution, low-light capability and a Sony IMX sensor.
The carbon fiber shell allows Forcite to deliver the lightest smart helmet on the market and houses 3-D-formed foam padding throughout, a unique neck roll design and a chin curtain to reduce road noise for the rider. The visor features a Pinlock MAX120 insert, which absorbs moisture to keep the visor clear and offers a unique Pinlock closure system with a locking switch for track and high-speed use.
Forcite’s Australia-based CEO and Co-Founder Alfred Boyadgis joined forces with industrial designer, Julian Chow, to make a radically improved motorcycle helmet after being involved in a motorcycle crash. The result is a design that eliminates heavy clip-on cameras, unmatched headsets and difficult-to-read or -hear rider information. The Forcite app integrates with the helmet’s Rider Alert System and leverages online information to deliver a more dynamic and safer riding experience.
After launching the highly successful Forcite MK1 in Australia in 2021, a team of 10 Forcite design engineers spent two years with dozens of prototypes and invested $10.1 million in research and development to create the Forcite MK1S. Currently, there are over 3,500 Forcite MK1 and MK1S helmets in use across Australia and Europe.
“Where others use clumsy clip-ons to shoehorn tech into their helmets, we’ve honed every part of the Forcite MK1S to create the next generation of smart helmet,” said Boyadgis. “We captured thousands of points of on-road feedback sent in by Forcite MK1 riders. Our design engineers used this info to craft more luxurious padding, high-end audio and to improve camera quality in the Forcite MK1S. Our rider alert system and peripheral LED display is even more dialed into real-time road conditions, helping riders keep themselves safe. These are the most advanced Forcite features for a helmet we’ve ever created. Motorcyclists are going to love them.”
Forcite’s Aftercare Program ensures that an investment in a smart helmet retains its value, even if a rider is involved in a crash. Should a Forcite owner’s helmet get damaged, the company will transfer the tech components to a new shell, test all of the electronics and deliver it to the owner for only the cost of the new shell. Specific details of this program are available on the Forcite website.
“We’re particularly proud of our relationship with Forcite and our exclusive agreement to deliver their helmet to our dealer network,” said Tucker CEO Mark McAllister. “This helmet features groundbreaking technology in a package that works, no matter whether a rider is on pavement, dirt roads or the local track. I can’t wait to start seeing posts of some great track day videos.”
Tucker Powersports distributes the Forcite MK1S through its network of dealerships, and it is available for immediate shipment. Suggested retail price is $1,099.99.