Summary The C5 single channel camera system is a newer offering from INNOVV providing a lot of desirable features for powersports activities, particularly motorcycling enthusiasts, at a very reasonable price. Compact and ruggedized, the modular-based Innovv C5 provides a sealed waterproof lens, an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable and a dedicated protective …

Home-Made Garmin GPS Handlebar Mount   Summary A possible cheap quick handlebar mount for GPS units that employ a ball and socket mounting system. Editor’s Note:  Arthur V., who wrote this article, kindly donated his honorarium to a webBikeWorld charity. The Problem I would crawl through 50 feet of half-inch garden hose full of crushed …

Talon T-3300 Motorcycle Alarm   Editor’s Note The Talon T-3300 motorcycle alarm installed on a 2007 Kawasaki Versys. Installing the system on other motorcycles may differ slightly, but the basic procedures should be similar. Safety First Prior to starting the work, the battery leads (negative first and then positive), are disconnected to allow the alarm …

Dispatch 1 Review   Summary This section describes typical installations for the Dispatch 1 system. I will use the BMW F 800 GS test mule and my new 2010 R 1200 RT that joined the family fleet last summer as examples. Installation Notes While the Dispatch 1 power management system will find some permanency on …

Part 2: The GoPro Wide Helmet Hero Video Camera Kit   Rick’s Take I also came into possession of a GoPro Wide camera recently. Bottom line? I agree with all of HBC’s findings in Part I of this review. The GoPro Wide is super-easy to use right out of the box and the wide angle …

TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS   Summary The TomTom Rider is the first GPS designed for use on motorcycles and has just been released in the U.S.A. after its European debut. The TomTom Rider was developed from the successful TomTom GO line of automobile GPS units. The Rider features a hooded LCD display with an 89 mm …

We Get Down and Dirty With Our Hands On Motorcycle Security Product Reviews to Help You Protect Your Pride and Joy. Unfortunately, data on motorcycle theft is difficult to find but we all know shit gets stolen all the time and that’s why the team here at wBw is committed to testing security products designed …

We Get Hands on to Review Awesome Motorcycle Video Cameras And Compare them on Price, Video Quality, Ease of Use, Accessories & More This page includes a listing of our motorcycle video camera reviews and accessory reviews. The “perfect” motorcycle video camera hasn’t yet been invented, and mounting can be an issue, so keep that in mind when …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review   Part 6: WorldNav 3500 Installation & Specs wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review   Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews …

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Garmin zūmo 660 Review Part 2   Part 2: The Physical Tour The Garmin zūmo 660 is rectangular and a bit thicker than many other 16:9 style wide-screen GPS units. Smooth hard plastic and rounded edges visually streamline the device. But these same features also make it somewhat slippery…tactile material strips have been applied to …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 7   Garmin zūmo 660 Installation This final part of the Garmin zūmo 660 evaluation covers basic installation of the navigation system on two Beemers in the home fleet. This includes a 2009 BMW R1200R and my 2009 BMW F800GS that is the designated test mule. BMW R1200R Installation With …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review   Background This is an ongoing comparison of features between the newer Garmin zūmo zūmo 660 and the very capable Garmin zūmo zūmo 550. Comparing the two GPS unites reveals a few observations. The following is listed in no particular order: Garmin zūmo 660 vs. zūmo 550 Feature Differences The …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 5: Specifications   Part 5: Garmin zūmo 660 Settings The other sections of this multi-part review of the Garmin zūmo 660 includes further insight into the tools provided by the 660. Part 6 (Next) also identifies some basic differences between the 550 and the 660. Also, it lists some compatible …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 4   Part 4: Riding With The Zūmo I haven’t put the 660 through all its paces, yet. But for typical riding activities – back home in the cooling north or down here in the wetter but warmer temperatures of the south, the newest zūmo is performing quite well overall.. …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 3   Part 3: Where To? Selecting this icon brings a number of follow-on choices: Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favourites, Junction, Extras, Cities, Custom Routes, Browse Map and, Coordinates. To select an address, select a City in the appropriate state or country, using the icon on …

RiderLight Wireless Light Review Easy to install wireless LED brake light strip attaches to helmet. Comes on steady when brakes are applied; after 5 seconds the LEDs flash. Has button for continuous blinking emergency display. Provides potentially greater visibility at night or in inclement weather. Brake lights and motorcycle visibility continue to be one of …

Tiny-Mini & Cheap Action Cam?   Summary Definitely the cutest and most fun of any camera in this comparison, but the AEE MD80 is more of a novelty than a serious motorcycle video camera. Its benefits are the small size and ease of use, along with the included 2 GB MicroSD card. With a little …

Motorcycle Camera Mounts Reviewed   Summary The mounts that come with most motorcycle video cameras are semi-useful for mounting the camera to a helmet but not the motorcycle. Suction cup style camera mounts are readily available and they can be used for a sturdier mounting arrangement. These are available under a variety of brand names, …

Night Vision Visor for Motorcycle Helmets   Summary A new night vision motorcycle helmet visor technology may end up being a real game-changer for those who ride in the dark. This Scotopia Technologies unit we’re reviewing is a pre-production sample. However, it proves the concept of adding night vision capabilities to a motorcycle helmet. It’s …

Welcome to the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Lighting Reviews index! This is the directory of motorcycle lighting and auxiliary light reviews. It also includes motorcycle LED light reviews, motorcycle headlight reviews, motorcycle brake light reviews. Also reviews of headlight modulators, LED brake lights, brake light flashers, high-powered halogen, Xenon and HID bulbs and more. Please send tips …

Is It an Action Cam?   Summary The AEE HD50 is kind of a hybrid hand-held action camera that definitely isn’t made for motorcycle use. But, it has the best video quality in this group, about the equal of the GoPro Hero HD (review) or the Drift HD 170 (review). This was a surprise, as we took a …

Max Volume and (Slightly) Better Sound Quality   Summary The Tork “Maxx” system is a combination set of speakers with a new inline micro-amplifier. It’s similar to the Tork XPro speakers I reviewed 4 years ago. That kit also included the Tork Booster, a much larger amplifier. The Tork Maxx speakers are thinner than the XPro at …

A Cheap GoPro Clone   Summary The SJCAM SJ4000 action camera is a pretty close copy of the GoPro Hero series. But it’s about 1/3 the price. I’m guessing neither GoPro or SJCAM will like that comparison, but there it is. In fact, the SJ4000 is so close in shape, size and format that it …

Easy and Simple Video   Summary The new Sena Prism Tube action camera is super easy to use and takes outstanding quality video. It also includes the best action camera helmet mount in the business. That makes all the difference in the world for both ease of use and getting the video you want. The …

HD Speakers for Intercoms and Audio Devices   Summary The UClear Pulse Pro Headset and Pulse Pro Drop-In Speaker kits deliver superb audio. The HD (High Definition) sound extends from deep bass tones that can be felt in the helmet all the way to unwavering high tones. Whether you want an upgrade to the standard …

A Front and Rear Video Recording System   Summary The INNOVV K1 front and rear onboard video recording camera system is an outstanding example of the technologies and capabilities available to motorcyclists today. It is a complete front- and rear-facing video camera and recording system (aka “dash cam”), featuring well-made components. The K1 on-board camera …

Adding a Locking GPS Mount to the BMW S1000XR   Summary The fully-loaded and getting accessorizedBMW S1000XR (review) has really grown on me. As someone else noted, “riding it brings a big grin”…and I’ll add “no matter the road being travelled”. No wonder my F 800 GS Adventure is being neglected. But as good as everything …

A 360° Motorcycle Dash Cam Setup   Background I’m a long time regular webBikeWorld reader and I’ve been closely following the action camera reviews and the Bluetooth intercom reviews for some time. The do-it-all Sena 10C (review) sure grabbed my attention, as did the INNOVV C3 action cam (review) and the Mobius action cam (review). I went “all in” and I learned a few …

A Sophisticated Yet Inexpensive Action Camera   Summary The Mobius Action Cam is one of the best bargains going. It takes good quality 720p or 1080p video and it’s small and light weight (56 g with mount). The best part may be the software, which allows extensive customization of the settings. There are many user-definable …

Remote Lens With Continuous Recording Option   Summary The INNOVV C3 action camera is a bit different from some of the other motorcycle video cameras we have reviewed on webBikeWorld. This one separates the camera body or “brain” from the lens with a 1.5 meter long cable. The C3 comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens and …

Outstanding Video Quality and Ease of Use   Summary The ReplayXD Prime X has the same low-profile form-factor as the ReplayXD 1080 reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2011. That camera won a webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Award in 2011. The rugged aluminum tube shape and easy-to-use format remains and the Prime X version has a “Hyperion CinePrime …

No Cell Connection Needed: Nokia HERE Off-Line Motorcycle GPS   Editor’s Note Our article entitled “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” has been very popular with webBikeWorld readers. It details how you can use a smartphone or a relatively inexpensive tablet as a widescreen GPS device on your motorcycle, saving hundreds of dollars off …

High-Definition Speakers Rock Your Helmet   Summary The Iasus XSound 3 speakers have an aluminum machined chassis, Kevlar reinforced speaker wires and phenomenal sound quality. The XSound 3 speakers can take higher volumes with less distortion than most standard intercom speakers. The bass response is also outstanding; you can actually “feel” the bass as you …

Lights for Dark Nights: Denali D4 vs. DR1 Decisions, decisions…so many lights, but which to choose? The Denali DR1 lights have the classic spot light pattern that throws a pencil-sharp beam for high-speed night adventures. Or you can have a set of flood or fog lights with their shorter but wider beam. Wait — why …

A Ricoh/Pentax Waterproof, Ruggedized Action Camera   Summary The new Ricoh WG-M1 expands the company’s “WG” point-and-shoot camera lineup with a new form factor. The WG-M1 looks rugged and it is. It doesn’t need a water-resistant housing to achieve its IPX8 rating for immersion to 10 meters (32.8 ft.). It’s also shock resistant, rated for …

A Tiny Action Camera Takes Surprisingly Good Video   Summary The new Polaroid Cube action camera is tiny. And yes, it’s pretty darn cute. There’s no getting around the cuteness factor but, of course, cute isn’t enough. No problem, because the little guy actually takes surprisingly good quality video! That fact is a testament to …