10 Benefits of Using Motorcycle Communication and Bluetooth Technology

10 Benefits of Using Motorcycle Communication and Bluetooth Technology

Apr 11th 2018

I have been selling and using motorcycle communicators for 20+ years. Yes, it has been around for that long, and for 10 of those years it stayed mostly the same. 20 years ago Chatterbox was the leader in motorcycle communications . Chatterbox allowed us to experience helmet to helmet communication for passenger to rider and for the 1st time riders in a group could communicate effectively.

I love the question "When was the 1st motorcycle race? Answer: When the second motorcycle was built" Competition advances technology always.

We gotta love technology and how it can improve things in our lives. Yes, I will admit it gets overwhelming and the learning curve can be frustrating, but the benefits we find can improve our experiences greatly. Today there are 3 predominate companies that are currently battling it out to be the leader with the most advanced technology. Sena, Uclear and Scala Rider (Cardo). Hey, it is fun to watch and we benefit greatly from the competition. The last 5 years have been amazing and guess what? Hang on to your helmet cuz better stuff is coming soon.

Today the range of helmet communicators is remarkable due to the "daisy chain method" with one helmet relaying to another helmet. The most current buzz is dynamic mesh where a rider is not tied to a specific other, but connects by using a mesh grid. Now 15-20 riders can effectively talk in a group. Things are also getting better with improved ways of connecting to your bikes audio system these days.

What does all of this mean for you? Well it is simple what are your needs? What practical application and variations are available.

I have compiled a list of 10 practical uses,variations and reasons why to bluetooth'

1. Solo set-up
Music, business calls, calls from home or friends. GPS turn by turn . "Hey Google where is the next gas station? Hey Siri call home…”

2. Passenger to Rider
For 2-up communication that changes your touring experience. The rider and passenger can communicate by simply pushing a button. Otherwise play your music, call friends or Mom while sitting on back watching the sites. Rider can play music or GPS or passenger can be the navigator through gps and relay upcoming turn or stops.

3. Two bikes -2 couple setup
Check this out- Carol and Samantha can have their own conversation while Tom and Bill have theirs or all 4 can have a open conversation.

4. Four bikes 4 conversations. Talk 4-way or pick a rider and say "Dude are you in 3rd gear" or “I need gas.”

5. 8 Riders meeting up at QT now through the app. You can all 8 talk via cell phone until you arrive, then bluetooth pair for the ride. See app Sena Ride Connect

6. 15 rider setups. In private conversation mode 15 helmets can simultaneously talk or public mode where more riders can enter the group on the fly. Sena Dynamic Mesh 30k

7. Open air half or biker style helmets.
With the improvements in increased noise cancelling technology software, we can now enjoy the benefits with an open air 1/2 or biker style helmet. Kits are custom to some helmets or are available as additions to most half helmets.

8. A Harley Ultra can utilize a corded headset with a built-in bluetooth communicator to talk using your CB or talk to another rider via bluetooth.

9. Go Boomless!
Boomless technology is not new, but is a great option. Advanced military technology brought to bikes now allows effective noise cancelling communication without the boom. uClear

10. Wireless to your bike
Boomless technology is not new, but is a great option. Advanced military technology brought to bikes now allows effective noise cancelling communication without the boom. uClear

Now connect to your bike without the cord and integrate a full bluetooth headset to your bikes Audio/Nav system using a device.

Questions: Contact Riders Biker Supply or drop by our store for demonstration.

Written by: Chris @ Riders Biker Gear and Supply | www.ridersbikersupply.com

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