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6 of the best biking satnavs

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We're strong believers that biking continues through all seasons, although it does help when the weather is less wet and that big yellow circle in the sky shines through.

An additional biking helper, especially when we're taking those longer motorcycle tours and to add some serious numbers to our #ride5000miles totals, is having a satnav along for the ride.

So in order to get to your destination easily and in a timely, stress-free manner, we have compiled four great satnavs, currently available on Amazon and the MCN Shop.

Which of these do you fancy? Or perhaps you've already got one?

The TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 450 World

TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 450 World, from around £529.99

The 450 World enjoys lifetime world maps and traffic updates, however loses out on the wi-fi connectivity of the more expensive units, as well as the faster processor.

To stay connected with the outside world, there is also Bluetooth hands-free calling via your separate intercom and the ability to share routes with other riders.

The 4.3 inch device can also be operated with a gloved hand and there is less chance of getting into trouble too, thanks to lifetime speed camera alerts.

 

TomTom Rider 400 EU, from around £259.99

TomTom went to town when they created the Rider 400, with a screen that rotates from landscape to portrait, a 'winding roads' feature so you can ditch the motorway and go the fun way, and as expected it comes with all the mounts you need to secure it to your bike. 

 

 

Garmin Zumo 595LM, from around £539.28

The 595LM is the premier model in Garmin’s range and offers dual orientation to provide the perfect fit for your motorcycle, as well as ‘adventurous routing’ and lifetime EU maps – perfect for an expedition into Europe on your holidays.

The adventurous routing feature allows riders to select a more undulating, twisty journey than simply riding to your destination directly and Bluetooth connectivity means audio prompts are available through your intercom, as well as the option to play music and access your mobile phone.

 

Garmin Zumo 395LM, from around £385.81

The lower-priced Garmin has a smaller screen than the 590LM and it only works in widescreen, but it has most of the top features like Curvy Roads and lane-assist. If you have a Bluetooth communication system in your lid you an listen to the audio instructions, and the satnav continually shows your current speed and the current road's limit. 

 

Newer satnavs on the market

The Garmin Zumo 396LMT-S EU and Garmin Zumo 346LMT-S WE are two newer models available on the MCN Shop, the only difference is each has slightly different European maps. 

Garmin Zumo 396LMT-S EU, from around £349.99

The Garmin 396LMT-S EU is around £349.99

The small, rugged 396 is a 4.3-inch GPS and comes with twisty adventurous routing, the option to wirelessly share GPX route files and the ability to connect to your smartphone via an app. There is a glove friendly screen and it is resistant to harsh weather, UV rays and any unfortunate fuel spills. What’s more, when connected to the additional app, the user can enjoy access to live traffic updates, speed cameras and even the weather forecast! Garmin have also installed a Trip advisor function, allowing you to deviate slightly from your route to visit POIs along the way.

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