The origins of BAKVU begin with Keith Pokorny, a small business entrepreneur and avid snowmobile rider. On one of his snowmobile trips, Keith came to realize that a rear view mirror would be beneficial when riding, especially with a group. He wouldn't have to constantly turn around to keep track of the other machines. If he could monitor everything from a rear view mirror, it would increase his safety as well as the safety of everyone else. He wanted an affordable solution and found that other riders wanted one too.

Soon after, the BAKVU was born.