Garmin Zumo overpriced? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 10-07-2006, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Neutral
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7
Garmin Zumo overpriced?

Just got a look at the Garmin Zumo 550... to be soon released as their first "made just for motorcycles" GPS.

Garmin's saying MSRP $1076.91. Retailers are taking pre-orders at $999.99. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?? :shock:

It's a drool-worthy piece of equipment, no doubt, but they must be marketing to the wealthiest of riders. Their full-blown marine models (276c, 376c) are not that much.

Granted, comes with mount, etc., but I just wish they'd have a more entry-level option as part of a dedicated motorcycle line.

On another note, it's good to see they're also about to come out with some Mac OSX software... finally.
campfam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 10-07-2006, 04:56 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
It's got some great features and is very MC friendly, but that's a steep price to pay for them...

At that price, it'd be a tough call.. I picked up my Quest, Bar Mount and direct wiring (including a jack for a helmet speaker) for less than half of that price.
Paper is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 10-07-2006, 09:04 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 20
Hey Paper, where did you get the wiring, I am just trying tofind a power plug for less than $40.00 for mine!

I am Old, Fat and Ugly - But not BALD!
TopJeff is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old 10-08-2006, 01:29 AM
4th Gear
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
Must be BMW and Gold Wing prices. What would a KLR price be?

Tim

2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 10-08-2006, 06:55 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
I bought my RAM mount from Aerostich for $40, and the Garmin Motorcycle kit on eBay, from a guy in Madison, WI. The kit comes with everything to wire directly, and it comes with a cradle that powers the GPS and locks it in place..
I have that whole kit on my V Strom, and just the regular RAM mount on my KLR. The Strom gets the longer rides, so I figured I'd mount it on that bike, since the battery in my Quest is good for 18+ hours.

Also, did you make it up to the new Cabela's this weekend? I'm flying out of Milwaukee tomorrow and I'll be back on Thursday afternoon. I figure I'll bounce up to Richfield on my way home.
Paper is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 10-08-2006, 07:27 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of Spokane
Posts: 477
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomatocity
Must be BMW and Gold Wing prices. What would a KLR price be?
A klr rider would make his own using an etch-a -sketch :lol:
KLRGunn is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 10-08-2006, 07:28 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of Spokane
Posts: 477
Oh, and you do know the cheapest thing on a BMW is a KLR rider 8)
KLRGunn is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 02:38 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cook Bayou, FL
Posts: 107
Not marketed as a motorcycle GPS, but damn similar to the Zumo is Magellan's new 2200T & 2500T.

The 2200T will be under $500 and is topo & traffic upgradeable. They don't say what the 2500T will cost, but I would guess under $600 with topo preloaded.

From past experience the map data will most likely be more detailed than what Garmin gives you without having to buy additional software.

Sure the Zumo has a few more bells and whistles in XM radio & blue-tooth, but these Magellan's interest me more than the zumo for their off-road features.

But you have to help me. If you don't then I have to ask complete idiots for help and you know how unreliable they can be.
Ogre is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 02:54 PM
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kalifornication
Posts: 595
Well, that was the MSRP of the TomTom Rider when it was first introduced. But now the MSRP is $899, with a street price of around $750... and it's only been a year.

Just wait, and they most likely improve is significantly after it's been out and picked apart by real-world riders. The price will drop.

I'm kinda in agreement that the Garmin Quest 1&2 are the best value without losing any mapping features. Sure, it's not motorcycle specific, but when you think about it, Motorcycling is considered an expensive hobby, and M/C items are generally overpriced to thier car based counterparts. The "KLR Rattle" is unique in the market perspective when following price trends.

I think we are like Venesula's Gas Prices bringing down the rest of the industry that wants to raise prices... we are the "Outlyers" in the statistics. :lol:
Biker Scout is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
Neutral
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7
Yeah, Tom-Tom's IPX 4 rating might work most of the year in California, but in the Northwest, Garmin's got the right idea - IPX 7 - the same rating as the marine-designed c276 and c376. Guess ya get what ya pay for.

BTW, here's the IPX ratings:

IPX-0 No special protection
IPX-1 Protected against falling water Equivalent to 3-5mm rainfall per minute for a duration of 10 minutes. Unit is placed in its normal operating position.
IPX-2 Protected against falling water when tilted up to 15 degrees - Same as IPX-1 but unit is tested in 4 fixed positions - tilted 15 degrees in each direction from normal operating position.
IPX-3 Protected against spraying water - Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min.
IPX-4 Protected against splashing water - Same as IPX-3 but water is sprayed at all angles.
IPX-5 Protected against water jets - Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
IPX-6 Protected against heavy seas - Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
IPX-7 Protected against water immersion - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
IPX-8 Protected against water submersion - The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer.
campfam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TomTom Rider or Garmin Zumo? KLR-Jason Bike and Rider Gear 19 08-28-2008 12:06 PM
Garmin Receiver Mounting D E MARTENS Bike and Rider Gear 3 08-28-2008 10:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome