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post #1 of 8 Old 11-10-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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ScalaRider Q2 Multiset

I am looking for some feedback from owners using this system. Now that my wife has decided she would like to do some Wee travel, I would like a comms set up. I do NOT want any system that requires adapter, battery packs, wires dangling, FRS's mounted on bike, etc. I find it odd that in 1969 man spoke from the moon to the earth and today we cant talk bike to bike using a nice small fully self contained set up.

Now that my lil rant is done....the Collett communication set up (which just happens to be manufactured an hour away from me) is alledged to be very good, however, it is fairly large and very expensive. http://www.collett.mb.ca/ I should add, that they actually have a pretty good sale on right now, but again, its kind of a bulky looking thing, and does use an external battery pack.

My research into the BT ScalaRider Q2 has provided mixed reviews, with some saying its the best thing since the invention of the VStrom, and others say its as useless as T*ts on a bull. The ability to connect an MP3 player is something I am looking for, and this has that capability as well. There is currently an EBay seller (an actual brick/mortar biz) selling the set up at a 265.00 Buy it Now price.

At any rate, I would greatly appreciate reviews from forum members that own this setup, and this setup only......

I do have a ScalaRider that was included with my TomTom Rider, but never use it as I dont have a BT phone, and have no immediate intentions to do so. It does work great for voice warnings, but that thrill wore off about the 2nd time I actually used it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-28-2008, 08:30 AM
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I have the ScalaRider Q2 set. I've used it without any problems all summer. The built in radio doesn't have the best reception. But its ok. With earplugs and the volume set to max i can easily speak with my gf at speeds of up to 130-140 km/h. I ride a naked Kawasaki Z750. Dont really know if it has more or less windnoise than the Strom.

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I have the older Scala system (Teamset) and have been very happy with it.
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I guess the big diff between the Scala Teamset and the Q2 is the bike to bike abilities. The Q2 can also be used to plug in your MP3 player.

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Q2 works for me. Radio sucks, but I'm usually out of range anyway. Paired with Zumo, which is also paired with phone. I've actually taken calls from work while riding, and they never suspected Only bad thing is when I'm stopped with the Zumo on and I try to make a call the 'normal' way with the helmet off. Poor buggers at the other end just hear some road noise, LOL. (I always forget to either turn off BT in the phone, or turn off the Zumo).

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As far as I am concerned, they could have skipped out including an FM radio.

But so far, the reports I am getting make the Q2 very appealing.

And...Santa is coming.

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As far as I am concerned, they could have skipped out including an FM radio.


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Nah, that fm radio comes in handy when you're trying to connect something that doesnt have bluetooth. I really dont like my head being attached to the bike by a wire, no matter how thin the wire is.

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I hear ya Mike. That is why the Q2 appeals to me in the first place. You look at most of the other com systems and you have battery packs, and speaker wires, and cables going here there and everywhere.

I personally just dont listen much to radio, thats all I was saying. If Apple all of a sudden makes a BT Ipod, that would be great.

I am currently looking at various BT phones to use with my Rider2 and the Q2 as well. All I need is a phone that "phones" and texts. I dont need cameras, games, gps, etc that seem to come with most phones these days.

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