New Tomtom Rider

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Playsatan, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. bobivey

    bobivey Adventurer

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    Being thrifty I am looking at the current (not the upcoming) version. $309 on ebay, TOMTOM is offering a $50 rebate so it nets out at $260. Thinking this may be the "value" choice.
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  2. gundrted

    gundrted Been here awhile

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    Be careful with rebates an ebay. A lot of times you are required to purchase units from from authorized dealers and provide sales recites. Even if a seller is authorized to sell TomTom, an ebay sale may not be considered an 'authorized' transaction. There could also be warranty issues if you purchase from Ebay.

    Checking with TomTom first may save you disappointment later.

    One example is Sena. You can buy them on ebay and amazon. Sena treats an Amazon sale from Amazon as an authorized transaction. Ebay ... not so much and there could be issues getting warranty issues resolved.
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    You get what you pay for, as the saying goes. There's a reason they are releasing a new model. If you can live with/out the features it has then it may just be the right choice. Otherwise you may want to wait a month and see how the new model stacks up against the older version(s).
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  4. Mourist

    Mourist Been here awhile

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    I was actually on stand with TomTom for the world premiere showing of this unit, at the norwegian motorcycle faire, and although the unit we had there was pre-production and had some bugs to iron out, the unit seemed solid, sleek, well designed and with a long overdue upgrade of the visual appearance.

    Incredible value compared to Garmin imho.
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  5. SimonUK

    SimonUK Grumpy old bugger

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    Has anyone got one yet? Thoughts? Feedback?
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  6. gundrted

    gundrted Been here awhile

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    I don't think they are shipping yet.
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  7. SimonUK

    SimonUK Grumpy old bugger

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    They are in Europe. Have been since last week
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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    That's interesting. No pre-release Eval units? No reviews that I can find. The TomTom website doesn't have it on the Moto page - still showing the "old" version. :scratch
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  9. gundrted

    gundrted Been here awhile

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    The US TomTom site still say 'Coming Soon' ... meh
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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    I'd say the price point is good but value is dependent upon function not looks in this case. Since we don't have any data on how well it works, at this point I'd say it has no value. Which is to bad. I'm still perplexed as to why TomTom didn't provide some production-level Eval units.
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  11. octatonic

    octatonic Semi-professional Leprechaun

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  12. drag123

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  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl

    Now that's a review :norton
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  14. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    Well its a start :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  15. Mourist

    Mourist Been here awhile

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    Our store gets them tomorrow. Europe
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  16. JS_racer

    JS_racer Adventurer

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    Is it me, or does it seem much bulkier with the mount compared to the previous model.
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  17. Playsatan

    Playsatan Been here awhile

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    I picked mine up yesterday but haven't mounted it on the bike yet (tiger 800) as I'm not happy with the ram mount supplied with it. I'm going to order a SW Motec mount so I can have it above the clocks.

    First impressions are good though, will report back when I tried it out properly.
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  18. SimonUK

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    Mine arrived today. Just had time to connect it to the computer and do the update but not much else. Will have more time to play in a few days.

    The RAM mount seems quite bulky. You can tell which bits were made by TomTom and which bits by RAM without even knowing. I'm surprised there isn't a seal on the back of the mount where it bolts to th RAM fixing and I may make something to fit. However, it's all conjecture at the moment until I can have a thorough look at it all
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  19. neilc

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    I notes in the video that when it was sunnier when he was in town you could not read the screen all that was visible was the reflections of the buildings dose that mean it is great on dull days but useless in the sun same as my crappy NAVMAN the difference is the NAVMAN only cost $140
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  20. SimonUK

    SimonUK Grumpy old bugger

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    I got mine with a 25% discount so I'm very happy with the price.
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