Hey, I'd recommend you look at the Garmin motorcyle product line of GPS's. They are completely waterproof andwill save you a lot of agony if it gets wet. Also, can be hooked up to Auto Com or something similar.
Oh forgot to mention touch screen. Can be a prob with thick gloves. One help solution is I brought some pda finger stylus and sewed them onto one of my gloves . This gives you a "pointy" bit on your glove for the screen.
One slight problem I have found is reading the screen I need reading glasses so about to invest in RAm magnifying thingy
Roads - the best ones always connect nowhere with nowhere and have an alternative that is quicker
ok - so it probably negates 50% of the value of gps, but i've been wandering around london with the ipaq win ce phone in my top pocket (tom tom data), and 'phones in the ear - so no 'visuals'.
It has taken some time to get totally familiar with the 'way' that tom tom works, but over the past few months I've rarely had a problem with this approach, including yesterday when i switched it on after passing Heathrow airport, after 3 hrs highway driving collecting my first bmw bike = a very sweet '98 k1200 rs.
just dowloaded the tom tom Western & Central Europe data in anticipation of an 8 to 12 week road trip - starting in norway soon.
Go Zumo and get it over with. Better GPS, Touch Screen with gloves, visible in full
Sunlight, great support , transportable from bike to car, all mounts and all cable supplied, MP3, JPEG, XM, Bluetooth... etc....
fine...but the next time youre moving along the desolate hiway at 80mph and you're looking down fiddling around with your GPS....then suddenly look up to find a semi-tractor trailor pulling back out onto the road at 15mph and it scares the shit out of you....let me know. hearing stories like this one from other GT riders only confirms what I already know! They are a distraction. You if anyone should know that motorcyclists dont get many second chances....or maybe you've had more than your fair share of second chances?