Tachyon has introduced a new HD camera engineered for shooting forward in open areas, which eliminates the need for a fisheye lens and the distortion it brings. Called the BikerCam 1080p, it shoots in wide-screen format, and can connect to the motorcycle’s power via the included three-foot USB cable or a 12-volt adaptor plug. When connected in this fashion, it starts recording when you turn the ignition on, and stops when the bike is powered down.
Like the black box on an airplane, the camera records continuously, and overwrites the oldest files with the most recent. Thus, you can run the camera non-stop, and remove any important video files should you need to preserve a recording. This is made all the easier because the unit offers the option of adding a date and time stamp.
Tachyon claims the camera also can be used as a dash-mount unit in a car or truck, and offers a number of brackets and mounts to make that possible. It has a 1.3-in. CMOS high-dynamic sensor and high-speed CPU, and can record more than two hours on the 1080p setting. (Longer recording time is possible with the 720p setting.) It retails for $229.99 and is available from tachyonic.com or Amazon. — CAS