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Sunday
Jun282009

Cheap Motorcycle Sat Nav Holder

soeasyrider v3

Just a quick update. I bought a sat nav case holder for my bike and put a short video together showing how it works. Sat Nav for bikes is ridiculously expensive, they start from £300+ whereas a similar car model is between £60-£100.

The main difference between the two is that the bike one is waterproof and usually come with bluetooth to speak the directions through a  wireless headset worn inside the helmet. I only want to use my Sat Nav on the bike on rare occasions - so I'm happy attaching it to the bike by using a waterproof case and either using a wired headset, or more likely forgetting the headset and just using it for visual cues.

Here's my video.


There are only two (AFAIK) bike sat nav holders in the market - the best selling Givi S850 and the newcomer the So Easy Rider V3. I chose the latter because it looked smaller, was slightly cheaper, available now (S850 is often on back-order) and claimed it would fit any bike or scooter. I can't compare the two personally - but I can confirm that the model I bought does work as promised and is therefore recommended.

Slightly off topic  but I'll be interested to see how TomTom implement their GPS maps on the iPhone. Bear in mind that the iPhone does bluetooth out of the box. If Tomtom could get it to understand spoken instructions (it's impossible to operate that screen with gloves on) coupled with a waterproof case it would kill the existing Bike sat nav market over night - or maybe force it to charge more realistic prices.

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Reader Comments (5)

Nice review, i just want to buy this GPS but i want here from who had using this GPS.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGadget

The easy rider unit has had excellent reviews in the UK, although cheaper alternatives are entering the market all the time. If you do go for a Garmin or TomTom range it may be best to go for the official handle - mainly because its a heavy investment and you want it kept safe.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternav

Can't seem to bring up the web page for this item
So Easy Rider V3
Where did you find it?
Thanks
Bob

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob

No problem - the website is www.soeasyrider.com

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechmoan

Thankyou...You`ve just solved my `What shall I get for Daves Birthday ` Dilemma : )
Great !!!! x

May 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTania Williams

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