Whats the Difference Between a Car GPS and Motorcycle GPS?

We see this question all the time.  What’s the difference between a car GPS and motorcycle GPS?  More than you might think.  This question is often asked by a motorcycle owner deciding if the extra cost of a motorcycle GPS is worth the premium versus one made for a car.  We take a look at both and compare a motorcycle GPS versus a car GPS. There are hundreds of GPS units made for inside the vehicle.  The big players in the consumer car GPS market are Garmin, TomTom and Magellan.  There used to be a few more but they were … Read more…

Garmin Zumo 590LM Product Spotlight

Garmin has been making a GPS specific to the motorcycle market for roughly ten years.  Their latest entry is the Garmin Zumo 590LM.  It is their first GPS with a screen size greater than 4.3 inches and naturally includes a lot of new features unavailable in their older Zumo generations. A good question to address is if you need a motorcycle GPS or can one that’s made for car use be sufficient.  As you will see from the remainder of this article, the Zumo 590LM offers features that are specific to a motorcycle ride that is not available in one … Read more…

Garmin Zumo 590LM Motorcycle and Car Mounts

The Garmin Zumo line first came out in 2006 and Garmin has enjoyed a lot of success.  Their latest entry is the Garmin Zumo 590LM.  These GPS systems are made for motorcycle use.  Unlike a car GPS, these are weatherproof, have glove sensitive displays are made somewhat more rugged than most other GPS units.  The Garmin Zumo 590LM provides lifetime map updates at no charge.  An interesting added feature is the ability to check your tire pressure using the optional TPMS accessory.  The GPS includes Bluetooth integration so that you can hear the directions through a Bluetooth enabled helmet. The Garmin Zumo … Read more…

Garmin Zumo Motorcycle Mounts and Holders

The Garmin Zumo was first introduced in 2006 for motorcycles.  Garmin realized that TomTom was dominating the motorcycle spaces with their TomTom Rider and introduced these to compete with TomTom.  This line of GPS has been very popular with motorcyclists and Garmin has introduced ten  Zumo models to date.  Surprisingly, not all Zumo models come with a motorcycle mount in the box which never made a lot of sense to me.  This article will discuss mounting options for the Garmin Zumo line of GPS devices. The Garmin Zumo motorcycle mounts we will discuss in the following few paragraphs apply to the … Read more…