Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Scala G9 comms gear
I got the Scala G9 communications headset and tried it out this past weekend. Here is my review on this:
At 90Mph on the highway me and the other person was able to communicate no problem. We were both wearing open face 3/4 helmets, I was riding my RG and he was on a Dyna Wideglide (shorty windshield). We were using the larger boom mike cover.
The battery lasted for about 9hours and this was in 30degree weather and talking intermitently.
Range: I would say about 1/2 to 3/4 mile on the open road with other vehicles around us, and even once with 2 semis in between us. On the Dragons tail we would loose clear reception after about 4 turns away and complete loss after about 6 turns.
The bluetooth connects up to a bluetooth capeable phone real well, same with a GPS. Person talking on the other end said it was about like talking to someone with their car window down going down the highway, you can hear but there is some wind noise. Could hear them just fine.
We got the power pack that comes with 2 headsets (2 of everything including the wall chargers). The headsets come pre-connected to each other so there was no problems there. I don't know about connecting to more people at once, it says that it can connect up to 8 people in your group and still be able to pick up outsiders with any Scala model headsets.
Overall I would say that it was well worth the money and I would buy it again. I never realized how much nicer it is to be able to talk to the other rider when traveling.
I hope this helps anyone that is in the market for comms gear for their bike.
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