Sena Technologies, Inc. will showcase its new range of communication units, helmets and accessories at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Columbus at Booth # 1311. Sena will be showing the Momentum smart helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom communication system, which have both been revamped since last seen at AIMExpo in 2016.  

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Sena is introducing its Mesh Intercom technology on the new 30K system. With one click of a button, you can connect to an unlimited number of riders within a mile range using the 30K’s public mode feature. When a rider from the group falls out of range, the rest of the group should remain seamlessly connected thanks to Sena’s mesh technology. In private mode a rider can create a group with up to 16 riders and an endless amount of guests can listen in. The 30K is still Bluetooth 4.1 compatible and able to connect to up to 3 other Sena and non-Sena Bluetooth devices. In addition to the mesh technology, the 30K packs the same feature set as previous Sena devices such as audio multitasking, take and make phone calls, listen to music, hear turn-by-turn GPS direction, and much more. The 30K will be available in early Q4 2017 and retails for $329 single / $579 dual pack.  

Momentum Smart Helmet Series

Soon to be released to the public, the Momentum smart helmet series will be on display at AIMExpo. The series includes the Sena Bluetooth-integrated INC helmet. Sena has engineered this helmet from the ground up and has built it in such a way to best showcase its audio and bluetooth functionality.

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Momentum: The Momentum takes the 20S technology and packs it into a DOT-compliant fiberglass shell. Speaker position combined with Sena’s Advanced Noise Control technology allows riders to take and make calls, listen to music through their phone or the built in FM radio, audio multitasking, hear turn-by-turn GPS directions, and chat through the built-in intercom with up to 8 other riders for a claimed 27 hours on one charge at a distance of up to 1.6 km (1 mile). Momentum will be available in glossy white and matte black in sizes XS-XXL and will be available in early Q4 2017 at a retail price of $449.

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Momentum Pro: The Momentum Pro takes all of the features mentioned above and adds a QHD action camera affixed directly to the center of the helmet. While the camera design allows riders to effortlessly capture any moment along the ride with the touch of a single camera button. The QHD(1440p, 30fps)/FHD (1080p,60fps) camera boasts a 135-degree field of view and has a looping video recording time of 2 hours. Connect to the Sena Camera App using the helmet’s built-in wifi to preview the camera as well as download videos directly to your smartphone. The Momentum Pro will be available in Q1 2018 and will retail for $599.

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Momentum Lite: The Momentum Lite uses Sena’s 10 series technology with the same shell design. Like the other helmets in the Momentum series, the Lite comes with everything pre-installed and ready to ride straight out of the box. The 10 series technology allows you to intercom with 3 other riders over a mile distance, connect to your smartphone to take and receive phone calls, listen to music and GPS navigation, or the built in FM Radio. The Lite will be available in early Q4 2017 and will retail for $399.

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Momentum INC: Again using the same 20S feature set, the difference for the Momentum INC is the integrated noise-canceling headphones which still allow you to hear audio cues like sirens, traffic, and your engine. Toggle the “on” button and the built-in INC™ system is ready to go. The system analyzes sound information from four networked microphones and adjusts in real time to phase out harmful helmet noise. In addition to the INC mode, the helmet also features an Ambient Mode that can be easily switched on with a button on the helmet’s exterior, allowing the user to better hear outside noise without removing their helmet. The Momentum INC will be available within Q4 2017 and will retail for $549.

Momentum Smart Helmet series and 30K Mesh Intercom Communication System

Momentum INC Pro: The Momentum INC will also have a Pro version which includes the built-in camera on top of the INC feature set that will be available in Q1 2018 and retail for $699.

All models are DOT-approved and feature a composite fiberglass shell with multi-density EPS for added protection in the case of impact. The Momentum series features a ventilation system including chin and forehead air intakes, along with an exhaust port in the rear of the helmet. The helmet’s visor is scratch and UV resistant, pinlock-ready (Max Vision 120), and features a quick-release system for ease of use. The Momentum’s quick-dry lining is removable and washable along with the chin curtain. The Momentum series of helmet also features a reinforced, nylon strap d-ring retention system for a secure fit.

Alyssa Bridges from Sena gives our man, Evans Brasfield some additional explanation of the new product from AIMExpo 2017.

  • Luiz Carlos Laba

    Sounds nice. I was looking at the Momentum Inc in their website and looks appears fantastic for the price, even though its going to be over 500 Dollars, but if stays below 700 with comm system, still a great deal, as SENA is a BRAND to TRUST.

    I will not wait because I simply cannot understand SENA’s terrible customer service…if you call them, you will understand my point, thus until they fix that, I am purchasing a Schubert C4 with SENA SC1 instead.
    Cheers
    LCL

  • Trevor

    Protip: Wait for the first revision before buying.

    After actually getting it to work, I’m pretty satisfied w/ my 20S, but it certainly didn’t start out that way.

    Sena lost a lot of good will with me when they completely botched its roll-out. Not only were they *months* behind schedule, but after repeatedly pushing back the ship date, when they finally started shipping units, those of us who had pre-purchased directly from Sena and paid *in advance* didn’t receive ours until WEEKS after people who were able to purchase directly from online vendors at launch. WTF, Sena? Way to screw over your most eager customers.

    To add insult to injury, the system was completely unusable at any speed over 40MPH, until they added volume boost in the first or second firmware upgrade.

    Seriously? FU Sena.

    I doubt I will ever purchase another Sena product after my experience w/ the launch of the 20S.

    • Rightwheel

      I have a 20S and love it. The product launch may have been wonky, but the product is damn good.

  • Man! The 30k system sounds kind of game-changing. The helmet with camera is such a no-brainer I’m amazed a functioning company has taken this long to come out with such a product.

  • GodWhomIsMike

    How about also offering a hi-viz version?

  • maynard

    I have been waiting for a noise cancellation system built into a helmet.
    Eager for the reviews, if it works they have a customer.

  • Kevin

    Incremental and iterative feature improvements don’t justify these prices. Stick with your current gear until something a lot better comes along.

    • Rightwheel

      Oh, I dunno. Each to his own, but an HJC at around $200 plus a SENA 20s at around $200, and you have to put them together. Or, for $450 you can buy it all integrated and ready to go. Similarly with the camera feature. Another $100 or more, and you have this big, gobby looking thing hanging off you, or you could have it faired right into the lid for the same money, always looking right where you are. All it needs is a sun visor.

      • Kevin

        Nope

        • Rightwheel

          Nope, what? I hate when I post a list of facts and some numbskull answers “nope”. What am I wrong about?
          You cannot set up a helmet and communicator system for very much cheaper, period. As I showed.
          Don’t want one, don’t buy one, but the prices are quite reasonable, your BS notwithstanding.

          • Kevin

            1. GFY. Don’t like the response, gfy.

          • Rightwheel

            Don’t make any sense, you gfy. Don’t have anything to say, gfy. Adding nothing to the conversation, gfy. Tell a flat out falsehood, gfy.
            You are just plain wrong, and a jerk about it to boot.

          • Kevin

            You are a moron plain and simple. Called me a numbskull. So, gfy. Got it asshat? You don’t attract good conversation by being rude and a jerk. You’re only getting back what you put out. So, let me be crystal clear, GO FUCK YOURSELF.

          • Rightwheel

            Your post was plain wrong, and I didn’t call you a numbskull until you posted like a numbskull by saying”Nope.”, as if that were a cogent reply. So you went on being a numbskull by posting pure insults. so gfy, you rude, numbskull jerk.

          • Kevin

            Nope, you can’t handle a simple “nope” to your post (which by definition is in disagreement. So, you resorted to “numbskull”. If disagreement with you results in insults then you get back what you give, in spades. Get it, asshat? BTW, my “Nope”, as in: “Nope, not for me”. But, you didn’t bother to find out (you lack the graciousness to do so). So. GO FUCK YOURSELF.

          • Rightwheel

            “Nope” did not make sense or have any meaning, as I pointed out in my very first response, numbskull. YOU lack the graciousness to make a decent response, instead simply negating my entire post without evidence by a plain “nope”. So bite me, and GO FUCK YOURSELF! See, my “all caps” works, too! Disagreement results in discussion, or not, but a rude negation results in “numbskull”. Asshat yourself, you fucking idiot. Next time post a rational disagreement instead of an unresponsive grunt. My cost analysis was correct.

          • Kevin

            Rude negation was your interpretation and it turned out to be wrong. You couldn’t make a friend if I spotted you a new haircut, great cologne and $50,000. Fuck off. What an asshole.

          • Rightwheel

            You’re the jerkoff who made the one word senseless response. My interpretation was not wrong; your comment was lacking sense. What an ass hole is right.
            If you don’t like the helmet, don’t buy one. But your cost analysis is plain false, and denigrating the product over false claims is plain stupid. So YOU fuck off.

          • Kevin

            Your “interpretation” of senseless, which turned out to be WRONG. How fn clueless and self un-aware does one have to be to not understand that their very existence is toxic to people? Your cost analysis is bullshit for anyone who doesn’t care for the options you listed (which was the essence of my nope). Sorry, but your stupidity and navel gazing is to draining on my brain. I’ll use it’s resources where you can’t….now fuck off. Your next post in response will reach nothing but ether….good luck with making friends, dickwad.

          • Rightwheel

            But it wasn’t “wrong”. I read what you wrote. If you meant something other than what you wrote you should have posted THAT. I can’t read your mind, only what you actually write. What you wrote was “Nope.” in response to a two paragraph comment. So it’s not MY stupidity, now is it?
            The options that I listed are the options available, and the cost for them in combination is very close to the cost of the helmets with those features integrated. YES IT IS!
            And my post will be posted on the article’s comment section, whether YOU read it or not. And I have plenty of friends who do not get even more hostile and respond rudely when facts are pointed out to them.
            Sorry, but it is YOUR stupidity which led to this foolishness not mine.

  • Frank Alencar

    Do not buy this communicator! I am very disappointed with the 30k.
    My wife is 20 evo old, which I really liked.
    The Multitask audio does not work with the 20 EVO. I WILL BUY 2 SCALA RIDER.