Cardo BK-1 communicator with 1,600 foot range
Cardo, known for its helmet-mounted intercom systems for motorcyclists such as the Scala Rider G4 we sampled, has now introduced the first such system for bicyclists. The BK-1 will make its official debut at the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival in California that kicks off on April 19. The BK-1 can link two or three riders at distances of up to 1,600 feet and lets users pair up with MP3 players, GPS devices, and smartphones.
We test Cardo's G4 PowerSet motorcycle headset
Some motorcycle riders go for rides to get away from it all; no one can reach you by phone, there are no immediate distractions like email or text and it's generally just them, the bike and the road. There are some, however, who are not ready to give up the comforts afforded by a car such as the ability to communicate with others around them, be they passengers, fellow riders or those farther away. This is where Cardo comes in with its Scala Rider G4 PowerSet. The set includes two communicators and all required gear to allow intercom two-way communications between two helmeted motorcyclists without a connected cellphone and with an industry-topping claimed range of up to one mile. We'll see in our G4 PowerSet review how it fares.