Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, NY, USA
I just returned from a 1200+ mile trip. I used my Bel Express & my buddy used a V1.
My Bel came w/ suction cup clip (which worked very well on my shield "02 K12RS), helmet speaker, and runs on 2 AA batteries. I remember paying approx $200 a few years back. It covers all bands and lazar front & rear. The V1...he had to have an adaptor installed so that he can plug it in, had to purchase and install a mount, didn't have the audio set up thus couldn't hear any bleeps. (I hate to think about what he paid for everything including installation.)
Both radars went off at the same points, neither received a summons for speeding and were above the speed limit for a majority of the trip.
I know that the V1 is very popular, however I extremely happy with my Bel...I use it in my cage and on my bike without any changes except plugging in my helmet speaker.
Again, no expensive mounts, expensive audio, wiring or expensive install.
That's my $.02
'93 Ducati SS
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