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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.

Prism Action Cam and Handlebar Remote Review

Prism Action Cam and Handlebar Remote

Joe Michaud
October 5, 2015

If you watch any action-cam videos on the Internet, you know the 800-pound gorilla is the ubiquitous GoPro. But brisk competition is good for innovation and consumers. Since I use a SENA intercom, I was interested in its hi-def Prism action cam and new handlebar remote. The motorsports camera kit provides... Read more »

BikeMaster Heated Grips Review

BikeMaster Heated Grips

Jerry Smith
August 5, 2015

I like heated grips but I’m less fond of installing them. Most of the ones I’ve tried are what I call improvisational—the instructions give you a general idea of how to hook them up, but are short on details like how to mount the generic switch or controller, and lack the parts needed to hook up... Read more »

Battery Tender Digital Voltage Indicator Review

Battery Tender Digital Voltage Indicator

James Parchman
July 9, 2015

Battery Tender Digital Voltage Indicator Buried deep inside (some much deeper than others) your motorcycle is an invisible countdown clock, otherwise known as your battery. Ride regularly, and/or keep your machine hooked to a slow charger, and the clock ticks very slowly. Don’t ride or maintain a charge... Read more »

JunoJumpr Portable Jump Starter Review

JunoJumpr kit shown with iPhone 5 (not included).

Greg Drevenstedt
March 31, 2015

JunoJumpr kit shown with iPhone 5 (not included). It’s amazing what can be fit into small packages these days. The micro SD memory card in my GoPro camera measures 1cm x 1.5cm and isn’t much thicker than a business card, yet it has a 16GB capacity. Even more remarkable, micro SD cards are available... Read more »

Legal Speeding H.A.R.D. System Review

Legal Speeding H.A.R.D. System

Jerry Smith
September 5, 2014

A lot of the things that can mess up a ride are easy to spot before they become a problem, like distracted drivers and poor road conditions. But one hazard—police radar—is usually impossible to see until it’s too late. Even with a radar detector, the unit’s warning light and audible alert compete... Read more »

Vertix Raptor-i Helmet Communication System Review

Vertix Raptor

Ken Aiken
November 26, 2013

The Raptor-i from Vertix does all that’s expected of a top-quality Bluetooth helmet communication system, and a bit more. The lightweight control unit fits onto the side of a helmet using a very strong type of hook-and-loop fastener that is claimed to be secure up to 130 mph. The control unit has four... Read more »

Garmin zumo 390LM GPS Review

Garmin zumo 390LM motorcycle GPS

Greg Drevenstedt
October 29, 2013

Trying to stay ahead of do-it-all smartphones, less than a year after Editor Tuttle’s evaluation of the zumo 350LM GPS (Rider, February 2013) Garmin has released a new model to replace it. The zumo 390LM has all of the features of the 350LM, plus three new ones—Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones,... Read more »

Cardo scala rider Q3 Bluetooth Communicators Review


Greg Drevenstedt
August 28, 2013

Cardo Systems, Inc. has revamped its popular Q-line of scala rider Bluetooth helmet communicators, which now includes the Q1 TeamSet (two headsets) rider-to-passenger communicators; the Q3 (one headset); and Q3 MultiSet (two headsets) bike-to-bike communicators. Compared to the G9 PowerSet that Eric... Read more »

Nolan B4 Motorcycle Communication System Review

Nolan B4 Communication System

Ken Aiken
May 6, 2013

Nolan’s new B4 communication system has all the functions of other top-quality Bluetooth motorcycle systems and some of the same limitations. It offers A2DP stereo from FM radio and MP3 players, linked GPS, pilot-to-passenger and bike-to-bike intercom, and of course, full cellphone capability. The... Read more »

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 »

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