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.
Summary: I bought this to use on my bike for an up coming trip but before I was able to, I used the Map Source and plotted a custom route fron North Carolina to mid NY state, I did find that the lack of directions that came with the unit was a detriment and if you are not computer literate downloading the actual use instructions is 60 plus pages but not bad if you can adjust your printing.
Summary: I never thought I would allow a electronic widget tell me where to go, a compass is all a guy needs. After a 2,700 mile motorcycle trip to Deadwood S.D. and back home I will not travel without it! It was a huge help in finding motels and food along the way. It gave me the confidence to go on all sorts of roads off the beaten path. Even though I still used my paper maps to plot my way, I'm know that it helped me to enjoy my vacation even more.
Summary: When I opened the box, I was impressed to find all the parts and components needed to do the installation on my bike. The RAM mounts are built sturdy. Electrical installation was a breeze. I had to update the unit's firmware using Garmin's Webupdater. Works great!
Summary: In the market for motorcycle GPS units, choices are limited, the Zumo 220 is the basic unit on the market, not inexpensive compared to an automotive unit, then again, this unit is weather resistant and includes mounting and wiring hardware. The mounting hardware is from RAM, this allows for plenty of flexibility in mounting; you can get additional hardware from RAM to augment the included hardware.