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Old 01-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Re: Yamaha to make bike specific GPS.

I'll consider getting one when the price gets down to 50 bucks.
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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What is it with the ever more imaginative gadgets they are trying to get people to mount in (or on) their vehicles. You can count on me NOT buying one of these. The tachometer is enough distraction from the road. Know your route before you go. The same for cage-mounted GPS too.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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I bought a Lowrance iwAY 500C on eBay for $500 and it has been very helpful. At first I was concerned about the distraction, but after a ride or two, that is not at all a problem. Of course I am a gadget freek; have Garmin GPS's in even my pickup.

As for the motorcycle, no need to stop, get out the map (who can remember 8 turns and that many road names over a 3 hours ride). Also, many times the GPS took me to some destination in my home county a different and much better route; of course the opposite is true also. In short, I don't leave home without one.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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Ummmmm..... BMW did this with Garmin and still does. Not really news.



They already have one thing in common, both are overpriced.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:11 PM   #5
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In addition to Garman: TomTom also has a motorcycle-specific version.



Also, the gold wing now has an optional integrated nav system, as do some Honda watercraft.

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Old 01-01-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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I mounted a Garmin on my Futura when I rode from Chicago to San Francisco using only back roads. It was very helpful and much more convenient than a bag full of maps. Ducati has been selling a specially fitted unit for the Multistrada for more than 2 years now - and for a thousand bucks - which is overpriced, but not as ridiculous. The only news in there is the voice prompts in the helmet, but I bet that can get really annoyoing really fast.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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Now all we need is heads up display in the visor helmets with GPS, text messaging, radar/laser detector, etc... I know others have done the GPS thing but when Yamaha does it. It's a big deal. Cool thanks MO for the news.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:59 PM   #8
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Default $1800???

H-D sells a waterproof unit for the Geezer Glide for $799.95.



I like to get kissed before I get screwed. Maybe the Yamaha one can lead the rider to the nearest brothel.
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Old 01-01-2006, 01:07 PM   #9
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Good point. Now that you are down to one bike you can afford it...
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:32 PM   #10
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&%$#, The most enjoyable bike I ever owned didn't cost but 1199.00!
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