Summary: I have owned several Garmins, starting with the Garmin III (the first gps with a map) but lately I am very disappointed in their products and their service. There are several "dumb" issues with the 220: - When you receive it, it has many firmware bugs. You must update the firm-ware first. - The altitude (in the metric system) is displayed in (whole) kilometers!?! - The keyboard is not querty, but abc. Why in heavens name?
Summary: without it I would be completely screwed sometimes on a motorcycle trip. This little guy does the job unless you have really bad eyesight. If you are vision impaired then I suggest springing for the $800 or $900 larger screens. This little guy has bluetooth and will sync with your bluetooth helmet device very easily.
So Good Harley incorporated similar into new models.
Byron L. Lewis "State-Man", Amazon
5 December 2013
Summary: Wonderful weather-proof GPS that mounted easily on my HD and is so easy to use, even with gloves. A little tricky pairing with both my cell phone, helmet head-set and IPod but would recommend it if your mc is not so equipped. Now, the 2014 HD bikes have gps integrated into their "info-tainment" system but this is a great item.
Summary: I bought the Zumo two years ago for about $400. I bought the gps, the case, and the mounting gear with a power cable. I don't use this unit much since I don't ride my motorcycle much but over the years I've noticed some serious issues. For one, the maps are terrible. Whole streets are missing and these are not new streets. The Garmin that I have in my car is six years old now and has better maps. The directions are not so good either.
Summary: OK. It USUALLY works. But if you're slowly creeping through a roundabout, that's not a good time to block the screen and ask "Would you like to switch to walking mode?" Hell no, idiot box..I'm trying to merge with a lot of angry trucks and this isn't the time to deal with a dialog. The battery life is also awful. Real world you're talking two hours or so.
Summary: I wanted a GPS for my HD Dyna Switchback motorcycle that was battery powered. It came with wiring to attach it to my motorcycle's electrical system and I may do that in the future. Now I install it with the RAM mount and turn it on. Works just fine. When I'm away from the bike it is easy to unclip the Zumo and take it with me. Small and easy to stick in a pocket. Recharging is easy with an optional charger or just plug it into your computer with the supplied UBS cable.