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VISIN ROAD TEST IN AFRICA

We tested the universal VISIN heated visor accessory by travelling from Cape Town, South Africa, to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and back again, exploring 10,000 km’s of endless glorious landscapes and amazing roads with perfect vision every step of the way.

Some of our team members travelled 10,000 km across Africa, testing VISIN in every type of weather condition.

The first leg of this epic journey allowed them to travel 5,000 km and explore 4 countries in 16 days. Having started in South Africa, they saw an incredible array of stunningly beautiful landscapes and experienced a diversity of cultures as they rode on through Lesotho, Sani Pass and Botswana before finally reaching Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Immersing themselves in the warm culture of Africa, they explored many scenic roads and different glorious views, discovering some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in both Botswana and Victoria Falls and riding spectacular Sani Pass and Lesotho mountain roads.

Experience using VISIN from one of our team. 

August – South Africa travelling from The Marine Hotel in Hermanus to Arniston Total 143 kms.

The temperature was 6°C when we set off with heavy cold rain. My bike gear was already on before we went outside and my helmet and VISIN device was on and activated. As soon as we stepped outside my visor was fully closed and you could see the non-heated area starting to fog immediately. The VISIN lens stayed completely clear. Whilst we were planning our route to Arniston I did not need to open the visor as VISIN maintained its clear vision without the need of the over boost function that is available. As we were travelling I was asked by 2 riders over our comms if the road in front was clear for them to pull out of a junction, as their vision was compromised. This is not an ideal situation for them to be in when the smallest visual hazards missed on a bike can turn into fatal accidents. The VISIN heated visor maintained its clear view for the entire 143km journey and I could have carried on for many more kilometres.   When I arrived at our destination, removed my helmet and powered down the visor the built up moisture remained on the non-heated section of the helmet even though the helmet wasn’t on my head. VISIN proved very useful throughout the trip as our route increased elevation and we experienced more adverse weather conditions.

Weather for August in Tiffindell, supplied by metroblue weather.

The second 5,000 km leg of their journey took 17 days and again saw our team travelling through four countries. Starting their return-journey at the truly spectacular Victoria Falls, they rode through Botswana and Namibia before finally ending up in Cape Town again.

During this final 5,000 km stretch of their journey, they explored Namibia’s wonderful landscapes, including the delightful town of Franschhoek and the beautiful Fish River Canyon.

Exploring spectacular vies and experiencing a diversity of cultures throughout their entire tour, our team also endured some of the most grueling weather conditions – which meant that their visibility was at times compromised to some extent. The VISIN helmet accessory withstood these weather conditions and provided them with uncompromised visibility.

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