Motorcycles are adored by many for their elegance and swiftness in control for recreational purposes. However, as a rider you may want to explore new regions, therefore you will need a positioning system. Over time, navigation has been improving to the point where we have motorcycle GPS systems bundled with Bluetooth capabilities, interactivity through touch and wide displays and protection from harsh weather elements.
Garmin and TomTom dominate the motorcycle GPS industry with Garmin’s Zumo 590 model widely adored by riders.
The Garmin Zumo 590LM, an overall winner in the Garmin line of GPS systems features a five inch touch sensitive display which can be oriented vertically or horizontally. 590LM’s screen is sunshine-readable, dons a hands-free instruction technology via its Bluetooth technology. Offers music capability with the MP3 system. The casing is fuel and water proof for durability and it can be customized to select meandering routes for streamlined and fun-filled experience.
TomTom rider leads the ranks in the TomTom’s line of GPS systems. It features a large sharp display, allows you to choose your own path, that is its greatest
feature. Bundled with it is free lifetime map updates and weather friendly. Suitable for those on a budget.
Garmin Zumo 390LM comes in second in Garmin’s line of GPS systems. Boasts a sturdy design with sunshine-readability. Bluetooth enabled fro hands free navigation. Furthermore, you can download free lifetime map updates. Has a built in digital fuel meter that allows you to determine the next time you need to refuel. Also you can check your motorcycle’s wheel pressure with Garmin 390LM model.
BMW Motorrad Navigator has Bluetooth capabilities, comes loaded with maps, updates are available through the lifetime map updates which are free. Has a large touch display which can dual-orient. The colored display can be customized to suit your eyesight needs. You can load extra maps though a microSD card.
Garmin Zumo 220 has a very intuitive interface, sunshine-readable and regardless of night or day travels, does not strain your eyes. This system comes ready to use from the manufacturer, with protection from water, fuel sprays and UV rays. Added features are voice prompt and a digital fuel gauge. Offers a thrilling adventure with the turn by turn directions system. However, the mapping is limited to few locations.
Garmin zumo 665LM boasts a large storage capacity with which you can program routes in your computer and load to your GPS system, also you can share route plans via microSD card with friends, as with all Garmin products, it is waterproof, a wide intuitive touch display and sunshine-readability.
For a unique and splendid 3D view of your location, the Garmin Zumo 660LM is the navigation device to have. Comes loaded with city maps, it has a great display with a digital fuel gauge, free lifetime map updates and protection from damages resulting from water, UV rays or fuel spill. However, unlike the 665 model it does not have an XM receiver.
TomTom rider 400LM offers a winding roads option with which you can customize to suit your adventures and avoid straight paths. Boasts a long lasting battery, large display with accuracy in color display and sharpness of color. It is a compact navigational system with free lifetime map updates. You can manually load your preferred routes via a microSd card.