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Hoverbike's Flying Bike And Skully's Sci-Fi Helmet Get More Than A Kick Start

Hoverbike's Flying Bike And Skully's Sci-Fi Helmet Get More Than A Kick Start

Hoverbike riders sporting smart motorcycle helmets that provide multiple video angles and GPS could be commonly coasting over streets (and possibly elsewhere) before you know it. This combo could be the future of adventurous transportation.

Reported by CNBC as contenders for their General Electric-sponsored viewer-interactive Tech Crowd series, the two seemingly sci-fi engineering wonders are battling for votes to be this week's Tech Crowd leader.

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Hoverbike's “scaled-down consumer motorcycle drone” is blossoming into a “manned flying bike,” after exceeding its Kickstarter fundraising goal of $40,175 with about $55,000 and counting.

The Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet offers riders Internet, GPS navigation, a rearview camera and handsfree calling. Those internal headphones also work for the rider's choice of music via smartphone.Their goal was $250,000. They just hit a whopping $1,284,198. The AR-1 helmets are available for pre-order now and due out May 2015.

Don't forget to vote for one of these brave world-of-tomorrow bikers' delights as this week's Tech Crowd leader.

Jason Cunningham had no position with the mentioned entities while writing this article. Visit Jason on Twitter at @JasonCunningham and @Benzinga.

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