Bluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped riders.
AGV Share Easy – Side — £129.99
This Bluetooth communication system is designed (unsurprisingly) to fit with Share system-ready AGV helmets and is the cheapest of the options here. The Share Easy is simple to install and once in, the helmet remains comfortable. It’s also waterproof and has up to 11 hours of talk time.
Nolan N-Com B5 Bluetooth Intercom Kit – Single — £199.99
The N-Com boasts easy fitment to Nolan lids and can be complete in just a couple of minutes. The keypad is designed to work with a gloved hand and there is an auxiliary input for cable connection to MP3 players – cable not included.
Vertix Raptor-I Bluetooth Headset & Intercom – Single — £169
The Vertix is designed to be easily retro-fitted onto a helmet and has the ability to sync with a sat-nav. Music can be listened to via Bluetooth and there is an integrated FM radio with memory function, so you don’t have to find your station every time you jump on!
Autocom Kit Air-2 Dual — £344.99
Very discrete unit that allows comms between rider and pillion and connects to Bluetooth smartphones, GPS or riders on other bikes. It charges in two hours, lasts several days in standby mode and promises long service life thanks to spares availability.
SENA 10S Dual Bluetooth Headset & Intercom — £299.95
Slim profile unit that connects to pillions, fellow riders and Bluetooth gadgets and also has an integral FM radio. The range between riders is up to a mile in open terrain and the battery lasts 12 hours of talk time or 10 days in standby.
Interphone Sport Bluetooth Intercom Twin Pack — £319.99
The sportier Interphone unit has a bigger battery than the Urban set-up (below) and will last 15 hours of talk time or 1000 hours in standby. It can connect rider to rider, pillion and Bluetooth devices and has a built-in FM radio. Rider-to-rider range is 1km.
Cardo SHO-1 – Duo — £499.95
This system is designed for owners of Shoei lids and it subtly mounts to allow rider to rider, pillion or Bluetooth-enabled devices. It has an FM radio built in and has self-adjusting speaker volume. Battery time is 13 hours of talk and one week in standby.
Interphone Urban Bluetooth Intercom Twin Pack — £209.99
The lightest of Interphone’s systems is designed for use in the city, so the battery is smaller yet still capable of 12 hours of talk and 1000 hours of standby. It allows rider to pillion, Bluetooth gadgets and other riders within a 100-metre range. An FM radio is built in.