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Garmin intros Road Tech zumo with Harley Davidson

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Tue August 5, 2008

Garmin Road Tech zumo

Portable GPS device maker Garmin on Monday released the Road Tech zūmo it will offer as part of the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. The special edition unit will add all Harley-Davidson dealership locations preloaded on the unit, expanding on the more than six million points of interest previously available. The unit will come with a handlebar mount and support on Harley-Davidson.com that will allow users to create routes and upload them to the zūmo.

The Harley-Davidson-branded navigation unit also has an SD card slot, which lets other zūmo users swap and share trip information. The unit is compatible with XM satellite radio hardware, giving users access to weather as well as music, entertainment and sports programming, and can also receive TMC traffic alerts in cities that support it. The Bluetooth technology lets users sync their phones and make calls via Bluetooth equipped headsets, or listen to the voice guidance thanks to the wireless standard.

For motorcycle duty, the zūmo is waterproof and has big, rubber buttons that can be operated with a gloved, non-throttle left hand. The Road Tech zūmo offers voice-guided navigation that reads out street names.

The Road Tech zūmo is available now at Harley stores, priced at nearly $800.










By Electronista Staff
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  1. Guest

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    Joined: Nov 1999

    +1

    What a great idea

    Replace easy to read at a glance dials with a device that displays 'pages' of information, so you need to work distracting buttons instead. Good thing you don't need to be more aware of your surroundings while on a motorcycle compared with a car.

    Maybe they should add handsfree phone and the capability of displaying short video clips as well [you know, for stop lights].

  1. Guest

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    Joined: Nov 1999

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    If they are dumb enough..

    ...to waste your money on a Harley, then this is the perfect accessory.

    Maybe it will help thin the herd of uppity, R.U.B. sheeple.

    (My ride is a Yamaha RoadStar Warrior - a much better bike IMHO).

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