Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria BC Canada
I haven't heard of that particular model when I was searching a few months back, and I read through many long ADV threads about radios. I spent more time than I'd rather admit.
One can easily get caught in info overload... The higher end kenwoods seen to be the most used on various sites. (I also visited the ST and FJR sites as well). But they are a couple hundred a piece.
Even within the same models, folks will have very different opinions on them.
I've used a few different sets with the kids camping over the years and I have a single kenwood TK3131 for bike to bike. I use autocom for pillion and music through it. and the radio is plugged into it for bike to bike. The autocom headset is fantastic.
Find a price that's reasonable for you, weather resistance is a good feature, 1-4km is likely the usable range, not the 45km BS.
I looked at the link you gave and they have lithium batteries and no charge port. If going the lithium route make sure they can also use double or triple A's etc.
I have a set of Cobra micro talks that the batteries packed it in. I can't put regular batteries in them so I have 2 nice, (were) great working radios that are useless cause replacement lithium batteries cost more than the radios did 5 yrs ago.
I'd also recommend radios with a usb charge port so you can plug it into the bike and not worry about batteries at all.
I'm looking at a couple different sets at Canadian Tire, but waiting for them to go on sale. Backup for the bike and good for regular out and about with the wife and kids.
Your entering a whole different world when talking motorcycle communications.
2007 DL650 Gray