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Motorcycle Electronics: Reviews
If it is electronic and used by or with a motorcycle, you will find it in our motorcycle electronics reviews section. Whether you’re looking for a helmet camera, a Bluetooth communication system or a new GPS, Rider‘s electronics section has got you covered.

Cardo scala rider G9 PowerSet Review

Cardo scala rider G9 PowerSet

Eric Trow
May 3, 2013

There’s no denying that social media has become a huge part of our lives. And the popularity of social networks continues to explode. Facebook. Twitter. FourSquare. And now…Cardo? Cardo Systems, the makers of the scala rider G9 Bluetooth motorcycle communication system, have managed to create a veritable... Read more »

Garmin zumo 350LM GPS Review

Garmin zumo 350LM GPS

Mark Tuttle
February 4, 2013

The enhanced navigational capabilities of the latest smartphones have started to give dedicated automotive GPS units some serious competition. But for motorcycle use, these special phone models still have several weaknesses. They’re not waterproof, vibration resistant or glove friendly, and using them... Read more »

UClear HBC100 Moto Helmet Communicator Review

The UClear HBC100 has large buttons that are easy to use with gloved hands.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 20, 2012

As great as many helmet communicators are at enabling on-the-road conversations between a rider and a passenger, or between riders on different motorcycles, and at streaming music and taking/making cellphone calls, they can also be fiddly gadgets that require patience to master. Installing them on helmets... Read more »

Budget Audio for Honda Gold Wings


Jerry Smith
November 8, 2012

I put a Gold Wing GL1800 on my dream-bike list back in 2001, and finally snagged a used ’01 last year. But I quickly discovered that one of the features I was so eager to get—a factory stereo—came with speakers so anemic they had to be cranked up to ear-bleed volumes before I could hear them at... Read more »

Midland BT Next Motorcycle Intercom

Midland BT Next Intercom on helmet

Scott Williams
June 5, 2012

Remember when communicating with your passenger relied on hand signals, thigh pats and knee squeezes? ah, the good old days… OK, motorcycle intercom systems aren’t new, but Bluetooth technology makes them a lot easier to set up without hardwiring anything to your bike. You can share pithy observations... Read more »

High-Tech Motorcycle Gadget Buyers Guide


Greg Drevenstedt
May 30, 2012

When I was a kid, one of my favorite after-school cartoons was Inspector Gadget, about a quirky cyborg detective (think of a clumsy, incompetent Terminator with the personality of Maxwell Smart and the attire of Inspector Clouseau) who, along with his niece Penny and Brain the Dog, embarked on zany... Read more »

TireGard Wireless Tire Pressure Monitor Review

TireGard Wireless Tire Pressure Monitor

Rider Magazine
May 1, 2012

Running out of gas on a motorcycle is annoying. Running out of air in your tires, though, is an emergency, especially if it happens fast, and at speed. But while you can––and should––check your bike’s tire pressures before every ride, it’s a lot harder to know what’s going on during... Read more »

Diablo Super Biker App Now Also Available for Android


Press Release
April 12, 2012

The Pirelli Diablo Super Biker app is now also available for smartphones that run on the Android operating system. Shortly after being made available for iPhones in August 2011, the app received an award at SMAU 2011 for the “Utilities Tools and Productivity” category of the Mob App Awards.... Read more »

RKA IN-Charge Communications Motorcycle Tankbag Review

RKA IN-Charge communications tankbag.

Eric Trow
April 3, 2012

I’ve never really been much of a gadget guy. Yet, thanks to the demands of our on-street training tours, I rely quite heavily on electronics these days. Minimally, my bike is equipped with an intercom, a broadcasting radio, a GPS unit, satellite tracker, cell phone, iPad and video camera. As a result,... Read more »

Bluetooth Helmet Headset Buyers Guide

Bluetooth helmet headset

Mark Tuttle
October 19, 2011

Among our many reasons to ride, lots of us like to get away from the constant communication involved in daily life, to be alone in our helmets with just our thoughts and the rush of the wind. Others among us wear helmets but regret the isolation that they and wind noise bring to the motorcycling experience,... Read more »

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