BikeComm Hola Motorcycle Intercom Review Part 2: Hola Intercom Functionality With the BikeComm Hola intercom modules fully charged before use, the headsets were connected for an initial evaluation before being installed on helmets. The BikeComm Hola intercoms worked just fine on startup. The documented beeps and tone sequences provide audio status information in a form …

Motorcycle Intercom Comparison Final Report Mea culpa, this Bluetooth Helmet System head to head is long (long) overdue. We are transitioning from the hot sticky days of summer to the cooler but more pleasant and colourful days of fall. This, along with prompts from the Editor, serves to remind me that a slightly reduced riding …

No Cell Connection Needed: Nokia HERE Off-Line Motorcycle GPS 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 the cost of …

Sena SMH10 4.0 Firmware Update NEW! Part 2: Tips, tricks, installation and many rider comments added below. The Sena SMH10 intercom firmware 4.0 update is now available! Also, Sena released an Apple Macintosh compatible version of their updating software, available here for registered SMH10 owners. To obtain the updating software for either a PC or Mac, you must first …

The Future of Motorcycle Bluetooth Time and technology continues to march on and to survive, a technology like Bluetoothhas to evolve, expanding its horizons. Through iterative and progressive version specifications, Bluetooth has and is responding to the challenges and opportunities. The technology is now more widely recognized and supported than at any other time in its …

UClear HBC 100 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Using the UClear HBC 100 Intercom To put the HBC 100 intercoms to use, press the Answer button for two seconds. The status indicator will blink Red once then begin pulsing Blue with an  accompanying welcome tone  generated in the headset. To turn the system off, hold the …

Scala Rider G4 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Loaded with features, the new Scala Rider G4 intercom is leagues ahead of previous Scala Rider intercoms in performance and sound quality. Continuing our foray into “3rd Generation” motorcycle intercom systems, we finally acquired a pair of the new Scala Rider G4 intercom, in the “Powerset” guise. The …

Interphone F4 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review Easy to use, outstanding sound quality and volume, pairs with multiple Bluetooth devices, IP-67 waterproof and dustproof, reasonably priced. We first started reviewing Bluetooth intercoms for motorcycle use about 3 years ago. The technology in 2006 was definitely less evolved and the limited number of Bluetooth systems available were rather quirky. …

Chatterbox XBi2 Review A new system from Chatterbox and a new contender for top of the heap for me. There is not much to complain about here. All of the new systems have leading edge features — some more, some less, but none of them have packaged it as well as Chatterbox. Although the XBi2 …

The New BMW K1300S Background – The BMW K1300S BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the 2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85 pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S, BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S 1000 RR thrown …

Midland BT-2 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review The Midland BT-2 is a stylishly designed helmet-mounted intercom with lots of features, along with lots of unrealized potential. All the features that were evaluated work as advertised, but audio quality and rider to rider intercom limitations detract from what could be an industry-leading system. The ability to directly …