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July 1, 2020

IRVINE, Calif. (January 9, 2020) -- Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth® communication solutions for the Powersports and outdoor sports markets, has just released an all-new smart communications cycling helmet, the R1 EVO. The R1 EVO features Sena’s leading Mesh Intercom™ communication technology, a first for the bicycle market. Similar to its predecessor the R1, the R1 EVO is equipped with seamlessly integrated speakers and microphone and integrated Bluetooth in order to pair a smartphone. The R1 EVO takes things to the next level with simplified Mesh Intercom™ communication, highly anticipated taillights, and all new voice commands.

R1 EVO in Matte White and Matte Black

Communicate with Mesh Intercom™

The R1 EVO smart helmet features Mesh Intercom™ technology, allowing a virtually unlimited amount of riders to connect to one another and communicate from helmet to helmet. With a range of a half-mile (900 meters), you’ll be able to speak in large groups without having to ride side by side to communicate. The helmet also supports 9 channels via multi-channel open mesh, meaning you can speak to different groups across Mesh Intercom™.

R1 EVO with tail light

Pair Your Phone for Music, Phone Calls, and More

Users can pair a smartphone to the R1 EVO in order to listen to music, GPS directions, cues from fitness apps, or even take phone calls directly through the helmet. Thanks to Sena’s Advanced Noise Control, wind and white noise are filtered out so that crystal clear audio will be delivered on phone calls or while chatting with other R1 EVO users.

Take Control with Voice Commands

The built-in communication system allows you to do more than just converse with friends or listen to your music. The R1 EVO accepts Voice Commands, giving you control without pressing buttons or having to navigate menus. Simply say “Hello Sena” and you’ll be able to command features like turning on the taillight, activate the FM radio, enter Mesh Intercom™, and more.

R1 EVO's tail light turned on

Built-In Technology for Safety and Comfort

Thanks to the built-in speakers, the R1 EVO keeps your ears free of obstructions so you can be attentive to traffic cues even when listening to music or your fellow riders. The integrated taillight improves your visibility to others on the road and includes three different brightness settings to enhance clarity.

The R1 EVO is available in Matte Black and Matte White, in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. The Sena R1 EVO Smart Helmet is now available in North America online at for $159 USD. The R1 EVO is available in European markets for 199 EUR (Incl. VAT).

About Sena Technologies, Inc.

Established in 1998, Sena Technologies, Inc. is the leading innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor sports communication market. After long standing success producing enterprise level Bluetooth® networking products, Sena released our first Bluetooth intercom headset for motorcyclists in 2010: the SMH10. Sena has continued to lead the category by developing innovative motorcycle and outdoor sport communications devices, including intercoms with integrated cameras, smart helmets, Mesh intercom technology, and a variety of software and apps which power and control the hardware.

In addition to and as a result of producing technically innovative products for enthusiasts, Sena has come to be the Bluetooth communication supplier of choice for the industry’s leading motorcycle and helmet OEMs. Leveraging our longstanding design and development expertise, Sena has partnered with many other manufacturers to bring Bluetooth communication to a wide variety of brands and retailers. Sena’s products are offered worldwide through its global network of distributors, retailers and OEM partners.

With 20 years of technical development experience behind us, Sena continues to produce innovative communication solutions for 2-wheel and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. We now look forward to satisfying the needs of our customers and partners through the next 20 years and beyond. 

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