Why Riders Should Use a GPS Sat Nav for Their Motorbikes

The Garmin zūmo series motorcycle GPS provides many benefits for adventurous motorcyclists. Here are the top features that come with the top-of-the-line motorcycle sat navs.

Are you a rider looking to venture off the beaten path? Whether it’s three days or 30 minutes, on- or off-road adventures, discover the route of your dreams with the rugged Garmin zūmo® series. Designed to withstand the elements and rough terrain, Garmin motorcycle sat navs such as the zūmo® XT2 are jam-packed with features designed for riders and engineered for motorcycles.

The zūmo XT2 allows the solo and group rider to enjoy any adventure. And that’s just the beginning of its offerings.

Taking your motorbike for a spin and going off the grid doesn’t have to mean you’ll be “off the grid.” With the zūmo XT2, tap into your adventurous side with unique trip creation features such as simple map switching to access street maps, topographic maps and BirdsEye Direct Satellite Imagery so you know where you are and where the curviest, most scenic routes are.

Continue reading to learn about the unique benefits a zūmo XT2 provides for motorcyclists of all kinds.

Top Flight Features

What makes the zūmo XT2 special? Sure, it looks great and is easy to read with its ultrabright, sunlight-readable 6” display. And no doubt it’s durable and built to last in all elements, but you’ll be surprised by the capabilities the many features provide.

Supporting Features

Not to be outdone by the previously stated features, you can get even more out of your motorcycle sat nav with music streaming, alerts and connectivity.

Plan Your Route

Your next route can easily be planned on the latest zūmo motorcycle sat nav via the visual route planner or within the Tread app on a compatible smartphone or tablet. Just like your life can be smoother with a little planning, so can your next ride. To learn more, check out the video on route planning below.

1Tracking via Group Ride Mobile requires the Tread app running on your and each friend’s compatible smartphone with BLUETOOTH® technology and an active cellular connection

2Group tracking with the Group Ride Radio tracker is only available for riders using a zūmo XT2 sat nav and the Tread App. Connection to vehicle power is required for the group tracking functionality. Pair zūmo XT2 with your helmet or headset (not included) enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology for hands-free communication. zūmo XT2 devices also require the High-current power cable and Group Ride Tracker Y-adapter cable (sold separately).

3Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used. 

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