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post #1 of 14 Old 11-24-2015, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Review on MCCruise - Cruise control for motorcycle

Hello everone,

This is my review on MCCruise, one that I have installed on my V-Strom DL650

I'll start with the fact that I am NOT affiliated in any way with Home Page | Motorcycle Cruise Controls

Before getting to this farkle, I tried all sorts of throttle locks and cramp busters. I thought I was happy with the Omni Cruise, which had to be adjusted every now and then or you had to accelerate on hills or readjust it when you shifted position in the seat and the wind slows you down. Also the desired speed was a pain to get and set it at that exact point.

When I purchased my bike, the MCCruise was already installed and it was one of the main selling point for me. I had a good look on their website prior to purchasing it and was going to get it on the new bike anyway.

It pretty much works like a car cruise control, accelerate to a point and press "SET" to set it. If you break or pull the clutch it disengages but remembers the old setting. All you have to do to get it back at that speed is press the "RES" (reset) button and will accelerate to the previous setting.

It will maintain that speed going up/down on the hills or regardless of wind conditions.

Once the speed is set up and you are cruising along, if you press the "ACC" / "DEC" button, it accelerates or decelerates by se set amount. My bike is set to increment by 1km/h but it can be setup to increment by 2 km/h or more.

The controls are illuminated and be clearly seen during the night. The colour is orange and is not bright, just the white writing is lit.


I can't imagine my commute on the freeway or my long trips without this cruise control now. It's by far the best farkle I have on my bike.
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-24-2015, 06:46 AM
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Looks good but, Crikey, the price is scary!

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Electronic cruise control is a great addition. MCCruise has the advantage of comparatively easy installation but the disadvantage of high cost. There is enough information available here and at VSRI to make a Rostra or CCS100 electronic cruise control doable for many home mechanics for a lot less money.

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Whether you pay the price for McCruise for easier installation, or do the Rostra/Audiovox installation ( around $250 or so..) the installation of a true cruise control transforms the bike. Long rides are much more relaxed, even shorter rides will find you using the cruise control to free your hand for nose picking and other important details. If you do a lot of miles, consider installing one of these. Worth the time.

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Whether you pay the price for McCruise for easier installation, or do the Rostra/Audiovox installation ( around $250 or so..) the installation of a true cruise control transforms the bike. Long rides are much more relaxed, even shorter rides will find you using the cruise control to free your hand for nose picking and other important details. If you do a lot of miles, consider installing one of these. Worth the time.
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Julles, I am thinking about a MCcruise for my 2015 650. What year is your bike.

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Julles, I am thinking about a MCcruise for my 2015 650. What year is your bike.
hey Roy, my 650 is 2014. If your in Melbourne area and you want to have a look ....

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I wish I could come by, but I am in Arizona, US for the winter.

I installed a MCcruise on a '14 Honda Goldwing F6B I used to have and really liked it. The cruise was very smooth operating.

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I installed an MCCruise on my 2009 DL1000 about 18 months ago and it is simply the best farkle you can imagine. I have a bit of arthritis in my right thumb, and it has made all the difference to my ability to be on the bike for more than an hour.
I now am back to riding all day, something I have not been able to do for years previously.
The cruise is brilliant in the way it holds speed both uphill and down, and with our police having no tolerance for speed - it ensures I keep my license as well.
If you want the best - you have to be prepared to pay more.
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$758. plus installation for a Mccruise for my 2014 Vee2-Ouch! If you really need electronic cruise control, I guess the cost is better than purchasing a more expensive bike that has factory cruise control.
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