Four electronics to give riding that extra juice
Posted on 13 February 2017
You're ready and revving to go on that ride you've been planning for weeks. Your bike's in top form, and you've got the basics covered where your gear is concerned. But think about how much more you could do with gear wired to give you that extra juice. Here are four of them worth checking out.
Capturing your moto moments in HD just got less hands-on. The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 features voice commands to start, stop, take a picture, and “remember that” moment. Its three-axis stabilisation smoothly records in resolutions up to 4K and has built-in GPS and accelerometer sensors for creating instrumented video overlays.
A dead battery shouldn’t stall your ride. The Weego 44 portable battery pack is capable of jump-starting a bike or car. It charges phones and laptops, powers 12-volt electronics, and it features an LED flashlight with strobe and SOS functions. Smarty Clamps, wall and car chargers, hook/lanyard, and water-resistant carrying case are included.
Communicate with your wingman, passenger, or the outside world. The Sena Calvary Bluetooth Helmet is a DOT-approved half shell featuring comms module, built-in stereo speakers, and noise-control microphone. Enjoy FM radio, share a playlist with riding companions, or patch them in over the intercom while you’re on a phone call.
Treat your vintage or retro custom to some modern technology. The Motogadget Chronoclassic combines a Smiths-style analog tachometer and multi-function LCD in a classic round casing. The tach is available in 8K-, 10K-, and 14K-rpm scales and has four LED indictors. The LCD offers over a dozen functions, including an extensive trip computer.