Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy, Ore. USA
GPS: Nice to have or a need?
I'm curious. On a recent vacation I rented a car with a GPS unit in it and found it useful between 50-75% of the time. One time it routed me through a neighborhood full of speed humps when a freeway 100 yards away would have done the job.
I know a lot of people ride with GPS units on their bikes. Zumo's, Streetpilots, etc. So far I've only 'needed' a GPS once when on my bike, trying to find my motel on a trip to Missoula after going over Lolo Pass.
My question ... would you consider a GPS on your V-Strom a 'need' or merely a 'nice to have' item? Or perhaps somewhere in between?
I have a pretty good sense of direction and really pour over my maps before going on a ride, but I tend to follow a pre-defined path without deviating much. I'm assuming a GPS would help me wing it, so to speak, and also find businesses like restaurants, gas stations, motels, ATMs, etc. more easily.
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650, "The Grey Mule"
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, "Shoot to Thrill" (sold 2017)
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