2013 Scala Rider Review
May 8, 2013 - San Diego, CA
Whether on you’re on a group ride or figuring out how to ride with a passenger, the Scala Rider Motorcycle Communication Systems are some of the best wireless rider to rider sets. Whether you want to share your music with your passenger or need an easier way to communicate with other riders in your group, Scala Rider has you covered. This year, Scala Rider came out with three new additions to their line. Check out the 2013 Scala Rider Review to find out what’s new.
Scala Rider Q3 Communication System
The Scala Rider Q3 Communication System features two pre-paired Q3 communication systems that not only allow you to talk among 4 riders up to 3,200 feet away in full-duplex with its motorcycle intercom but also allows you to communicate with a passenger. This communication system can be hooked up to 2 mobile phones, A2DP Bluetooth Stereo music players and GPS devices while also allowing you to share your music with your passenger. It also gives you the option to listen to its built in FM radio player or connect directly with a cable to other audio or MP3 devices that aren’t Bluetooth compatible.
All in all, the 2013 Scala Rider Review found that the larger buttons make this system easy to use while the phone connection is great for allowing you to make or take calls without ever taking your hands off the bars. Plus the speakers use an AGC technology that self adjusts the speaker volume depending on speed and noise so that you don’t have to adjust as you accelerate. And if you find that the speakers aren’t quite up to par – though I find that doubtful – they can be swapped out for any other speakers that have a 3.5mm jack.
Overall, the Scala Rider Q3 Communication system is a great addition to the 2013 Scala Rider Review. It’s perfect for communicating on group rides or keeping you in synch with a passenger. Get the single kit for just under $230 or the double for under $390 at BikeBandit.com: Scala Rider Q3 Communication System.
Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet Communication System
The Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet Communication System is perfect for sharing your ride with a passenger or getting all of your media while you ride solo. This pre-paired set connects to 2mobile phones, A2DP Bluetooth stereo music players, GPS devices and even has built in FM radio. Or, if your MPS or music devices aren’t Bluetooth compatible, simply connect with a cable to access and control your music. Both you and your passenger can share music or use the spontaneous intercom communication to connect with other nearby Scala users with the the Click-to-Link feature, eliminating the need to pair prior to riding.
The 2013 Scala Rider Review found this set to be easy to use and convenient. The Bluetooth makes it safer to use as you can make or answer calls without having to use your hands. Plus the self adjusting speakers keep you from having to mess with volume as you speed up or increase wind noise. Get more out of your ride with the Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet Communication System for under $260 at BikeBandit.com: Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet Communication System.
Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit
One of the biggest downsides to a lot of motorcycle communication systems is the difficulty in using them with half helmets. But the 2013 Scala Rider Review found that the Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit is the perfect solution. Use this Scala Rider kit to turn your Scala Rider Q2, Q2 Pro, MultiSet Pro, TeamSet Pro or TeamSet into a half helmet compatible motorcycle communication system.
This Scala Rider Kit features a rugged and robust design to help protect it from the elements as well as specially designed padded ear curtains for comfort and higher quality audio. Plus, it also includes an ultra-slim single and dual plug-in speakers with a standard 3.55mm audio headphone jack for audio. The specially calibrated noise-cancelling microphone is perfect for connecting with any Scala Rider Motorcycle Communication Systems that have intercoms or connect to mobile phones.
For using a motorcycle communication system with a half helmet, the 2013 Scala Rider Review found the Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit to be a great solution. The spring clamp attachment system is easy to use and it shows that it is specifically designed for riders who wear half helmets. At under $75, get the it from BikeBandit.com: Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit.