Over-priced, terrible xm radio, with HUGE antenna, limited bluetooth function as will not work properly with most bike radios
20 October 2014
Summary: I am very disappointed in the Garmin Zumo 665. I have had two of these and I should kick myself for buying a second one for my new Harley. First, the XM antenna is incredibly large, way too large. Where are you supposed to mount the thing on a motorcycle. Isn't this a "motorcycle friendly gps?" Not hardly. The ONLY really good positive is the fact it is waterproof. So are the Chinese motorcycle gps units at about 130 bucks. These are what, 699.00?
Summary: Great addition to the Road King! Being able to "get lost" on the backroads without worry is a great feeling. You can put your favorite music on a micro SD card or listen to the music, news radio or comedy over satellite radio making long trips seem shorter. Other features like the bluetooth calling or adding a navigation point over your bluetooth headset are icing on the cake. Lane assist is another great feature.
Summary: It is a good unit for a bike. Large screen and easy to manipulate with gloves on. Issues I am having are it has shut down at different intervals even with the latest software upgrades. I turn it back on and no issue. But frustrating when you are navigating somewhere. I have the XM model and it works ok with my bluetooth headset. However the sound quality has a slight digital sound to it.
If you can get past the coast you will love the product.
5 July 2014
Summary: This GPS does it all. It is easy to install and offers tons of information and features. Music quality of the xm radio is poor. Subscribing to the weather, traffic and music is a fairly big monthly expense but it is nice to have and performed great on my recent trip.
Summary: I bought this to replace my aging Zumo 550. I wish I could have kept the 550. First, unlike the 550, the 665 uses the memory card for additional storage for map updates. The 665 doesn't come with the card you have to purchase it separately but right out of the box the 665 is almost out of internal memory. This will limit the amount of music I can put on the card as I have to save space for the updates.
Summary: This unit is not as user friendly as Garmin would have you to believe. They have removed alot of the earlier functions. The biggest problem is the unit will not let you customize a route on the road. It has to be hooked up to your pc or laptop to do that. Get the Garmin 350.
Summary: I ride a Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle on weekends for fun, and I wanted a good solid GPS. My dealer recommended the Zumo 665 because it features turn-by-turn Bluetooth connectivity and is otherwise optimized for use on motorcycles. For those of you new to the world of motorcycle GPS units, (as I was until recently) most car GPS units do not have Bluetooth capability for the turn-by-turn instructions.