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Biker Sat Nav

Postby Steve Lee » Tuesday 3 June 2014, 20:54

Evening all :wave:
Seems like the sat nav will soon expire and I'm wondering what is the 'current' best choice sat nav for a motorcycle :?:
Currently running a TomTom Rider for ~3 years (or is it 4?) had the usual issues with the mount, which has been replaced a couple of times :blahblah:
Otherwise its been rather good :flower:
Looking at current prices neither Garmin or TomTom are what you'd call 'cheap' :rolleyes:
But seems there are only 2 manufactures of choice - of course unless you know better :wink:
Thanks in advance of your input :yes:
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby MK BIKER » Tuesday 3 June 2014, 22:53

Tom Tom Urban Rider using "Ultimate Add-ons" mount (rather than the rubbish original):wink:
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby bramble43 » Sunday 8 June 2014, 11:01

The garmin zumo 660 is ok, still a rip off because it's a bike sat nav but as you know, very little choice.

The mount has lasted about 100,000 miles, maybe more and is showing signs of contact wear that may cause issues soon.
If you save loads of favourites and stuff on it, it gets slower and slower until almost unusable and a factory reset is in order to sort it. Now I save nothing and it's ok.

I think tomtoms now come with lifetime maps and garmin you can get a lifetime update for about £60.
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby GMC » Tuesday 10 June 2014, 11:55

Im with Nick, I have a Zumo 220 the little brother to the 660 which has lifetime map update for £70, I have used the Tom Tom live with traffic :blahblah: and TBH its not upto scratch compaired to the Garmin, but others may disagree (everyone to their own) Garmin are the world leaders in Sat Nav as they are in Planes and Boats etc etc. I have no issues at all and money well spent.
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby brad eufc » Thursday 12 June 2014, 07:57

is live traffic really that important with a bike ?
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby MK BIKER » Thursday 12 June 2014, 09:05

GMC wrote:Im with Nick, I have a Zumo 220 the little brother to the 660 which has lifetime map update for £70, I have used the Tom Tom live with traffic :blahblah: and TBH its not upto scratch compaired to the Garmin, but others may disagree (everyone to their own) Garmin are the world leaders in Sat Nav as they are in Planes and Boats etc etc. I have no issues at all and money well spent.



Tom Tom Live isn't available on bike navs :confused:
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby Steve Lee » Monday 23 June 2014, 21:19

Just took delivery of 'Ultimate addons' m/cycle mount for TomTom Rider :clap: Thanks Tony :wink: It will keep this old unit going a bit longer for sure :yawn:

As for a replacement unit - the Garmin seems eye wateringly expensive and I'm not so sure it has any real advantages over TomTom Rider :blahblah:

So the jury's still out......... :wave:
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby MK BIKER » Tuesday 24 June 2014, 01:38

no problem ::D:
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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby bramble43 » Tuesday 1 July 2014, 04:58

Don't know how good those tomtom mounts are.
Did you see the pics of my crashed bike?
The sat nav stayed on, when it was collected from the recovery place yesterday, still there on its mount.

The phone lept to safety, as did luggage boxes, ign keys and a load of the front end parts but the sat nav was still there and working.


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Re: Biker Sat Nav

Postby GMC » Friday 8 August 2014, 11:49

MK BIKER wrote:
GMC wrote:Im with Nick, I have a Zumo 220 the little brother to the 660 which has lifetime map update for £70, I have used the Tom Tom live with traffic :blahblah: and TBH its not upto scratch compaired to the Garmin, but others may disagree (everyone to their own) Garmin are the world leaders in Sat Nav as they are in Planes and Boats etc etc. I have no issues at all and money well spent.



Tom Tom Live isn't available on bike navs :confused:



This was the tom tom 25 with live traffic that i'd purchased for the van, and compaired both in the van, the tom tom couldnt keep up with the zumo..
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