Motorcycle sat nav

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Re: Motorcycle sat nav

Post by Simon_100 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:16 am

DaveCon wrote: ...The clincher for me was the growing need to use glasses for reading but not for riding - they don't make bifocal visors as far as I know! ...
My Arai helmet's visor has, although no doubt unintentional, the peripheral parts of the visor clearly magnify, so when I fumble to put the side stand down I have an attack of vertigo! (thumbs)
DaveCon wrote:As to off-road in Morocco I don't know.
Something that may be so obvious no-one has mentioned it; satnavs are only as good as the maps they contain. For Morocco the received wisdom is the OpenStreet maps, which are free, whereas for trails you usually want Top maps, which can be expensive - I said 'can' advisedly ... :whistle:

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Re: Motorcycle sat nav

Post by exrm193 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:47 am

Garmin all the way.....Use Basecamp to plan routes.....view road surfaces on Google Earth....So handy.

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Re: Motorcycle sat nav

Post by Andi_Archer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:11 pm

Im suprised TomTom have stuck to on-road mapping given the recent trend over the last few years for off road adventure they could make new inroads into the market.

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Re: Motorcycle sat nav

Post by JonnyBravo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:46 pm

I have had a Garmin zumo 220 bike sat nav for a long time which has been brilliant for on road bike navigation and is a doddle to use.
I also have a Garmin GPS 62 for 'off road' and tracks use - it will also do on road navigation the same as the zumo 220 but the screen is a tad small for daily road use.

seriously contemplating on getting a Garmin Montana 600 series which seems to me to do the work of both of the above
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Re: Motorcycle sat nav

Post by Simon_100 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:27 am

Andi_Archer wrote:Im suprised TomTom have stuck to on-road mapping given the recent trend over the last few years for off road adventure they could make new inroads into the market.
Oooh! (thumbs)

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