When I saw this it reminded me of those little, wide angle, 'overtaking mirrors' I used to fit to my cars (before car manufacturers added a 'wide' portion to the edge of the door mirrors). I always liked them as they give you an extra field of view.
After watching this bit of video I wondered whether it would work on a bike with a more 'sporty' riding position like a Skorpion, rather than being more upright on a custom. There's another bit of video of a Riderscan fitted to a sportsbike:
So it seems to work on one of these as well.
You don't seem to be able to buy these yet (the 'buy' function on the website doesn't seem to work), but when you can, I might try one. Anyone got any thoughts on this?
In the STV video you can see the rider has stuck a pair of 'mooneyes' on his screen to hide the mounting pads. I remember these being popular when I was a kid after being used by bike racer John Cooper:
Whilst I was trying to remember the his name, I mixed him up with John Cooper Clarke, the poet.
I've never seen John Cooper, but I have seen John Cooper Clarke, back in the days when Punk and New Wave bands used to have poets as support acts as they were cheap. Most of these poets were rubbish and were mercilessly heckled and booed by fans of the bands who didn't want to listen to some guy reciting pretentious claptrap, but John Cooper Clarke and Phill Jupitus (in his guise of 'Porky the Poet') were amongst the better ones.
Once he became more successful, John Cooper Clarke toured with a backing band, and here's a classic performance from The Old Grey Whistle Test. Note for our younger and overseas viewers, this was during the Thatcher era, when the Government kept broadcasters on a short rein, and the name of Keith Joseph (Health Minister at the time) was edited (censored?) out:
Couldn't imagine someone like this on 'The X Factor'!!
There we go - wide angled mirrors to performance poets in the one post! Can't say you don't get variety on this blog!