The 4 Best Motorcycle GPS Systems As Of July, 2021 (And 13 Other Models)

All motorcycle GPS units have specific features that cater to motorcyclists, the ruggedness being the most common one, for obvious reasons -- protection from dust and water is usually standard. But other features include special bike routing or even music playback features.

Displayed in this list are GPS units that rival in bike-centric innovations, including UV ray resistance and traffic and weather radars designed specifically for bikers. For routing, there are features like Route Management, which lets you create, edit, and upload routes, and Trip Planners for a more personalized road trip, including a feature that favors curvy roads -- as seen in some Garmin zumo models. Some bike GPS systems also offer entertainment via built-in media players and compatibility with other devices, such as iPods and iPhones and we saw other interesting ideas, such as a special carrying case or a digital fuel gauge.

Some of the bike GPS models listed here can also be used in cars, but all the units shown here are above all bike GPS systems.

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Even with a lower sample of reviews, considering its average rank of 93%, we determined that the Garmin zumo XT is currently Alphachooser's best Motorcycle GPS 2021. We also believe that our 850 reviews sampled across multiple sources give us a safe-enough confidence level (more on confidence levels) that allows us to call it the most interesting choice as of now.

Garmin zumo XT

Display size is 5 (5.5-inches) inches
Included accessories: Motorcycle mount, Motorcycle power cable, USB cable
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With its star rating of 4.5 over 1509 reviews, we rank this Garmin model second best Motorcycle GPS. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of Motorcycle GPS reviews from multiple sources.

Garmin zumo 396 LMT-S

Display size is 4.3 (4.25(")) inches
Included accessories: Motorcycle power cable, Automotive power cable

Garmin Zumo 595LM

Display size is 5 inches
Included accessories: USB cable, Automotive suction cup mount and power cable (for occasional car use)

More Motorcycle GPS systems, sorted by the latest model first:

4.3-inch GPS toughened up by a 7-hour battery life and an IPX7 rugged rating, intended for biking daredevils, with features like Garmin Adventurous Routing (a feature that recommends hilly and curvy routes), ANT+ technology, and Rider Alerts.

Garmin Zumo 395LM

A 6-hour battery life outshines most of the TomTom Rider 400 GPS' set of motorcycle-oriented features, which already include free lifetime speed cameras and an IPX7 (waterproof) rating.

TomTom Rider 400

Included accessories: USB cable
Coming with 8GB of memory, a rather long 2-year warranty, and a waterproof design (IPX7-rated), this 4.3-inch GPS also has one of the longest battery times, lasting up to six hours without the plug.

TomTom Rider 40

Included accessories: RAM Mount, Motorcycle Mount, USB cable
Special: 3 Months TomTom Speed Cameras
Averaging a rating of (rating temporarily unavailable) stars after reviews, the Garmin Zumo 590LM is a motorcycle GPS (although some buyers also use it for their cars) touting a 5-inch 800 x 480 (WVGA) display with dual orientation support -- a facade that Garmin claims to be brilliant even in sunlight and glove-friendly. It also comes with an IPX7 casing, making it withstand constant fuel vapor and ultraviolet (UV) rays, which may not be a very rare facet in the world of outdoor GPS units, but is still highly welcome.

Ironically, most reviewers who gave the Zumo 590LM bad scores found its readability to be quite problematic, especially under direct sunlight, a complaint that would paint any 5-inch motorcycle GPS in a bad light (pun intended). Moreover, a couple of users complained that its maps took forever do download and often came either incomplete or outdated. Another buyer protested that the unit he received came with a defective mount, although this case should easily call up the Zumo 590LM's 1-year warranty.

Fortunately for this Garmin GPS unit, a good number of its reviewers loved its responsive screen and handy voice prompts feature. Typical GPS facets like traffic and weather warnings are also on board, with a view of speed limits joining in as well, the latter usually overlooked by many older units. Several others buyers even found its sunlight readability convenient, contrary to what a lot of unhappy buyers mention. A few more of its added-value features include a trip planner and a Where Am I function. It is also compatible with tire pressure sensing systems -- the required sensor is sold separately.

With all that said, the Garmin Zumo 590LM winds up as an inauspicious model, especially when compared to the top-ranking units in our list of the best motorcycle GPS systems.

Garmin Zumo 590LM

Included accessories: Motorcycle mount and hardware, Automotive power cable, USB cable, Automotive suction cup mount
Special: Where Am I feature, Trip Planner
A motorcycle GPS with the Tyre Pro PC Route Management feature, winding routes, IPX7 ruggedness rating, a 4.3-inch sunlight-readable display and a mounting kit which, according to TomTom, should fit almost all bikes.

TomTom Rider

Included accessories: Charging bike dock, RAM mounting kit (which, according to the manufacturer, fits nearly all bikes), USB cable
Special: Winding Routes, Tyre Pro Route Planning, Charging bike dock
Boasting an IPX7-rating too, this rugged GPS for bikes was designed specifically for all-terrain rides and to withstand fuel spills and UV rays. It also comes with the usual features we would expect from any bike GPS like Trip Planner and Curvy Roads.

Garmin Zumo 390LM

Included accessories: USB cable, automotive mount, automotive power cable
Special: Trip Planner via Base Camp, Curvy Roads
The DracoTek Rage GPS430M may be used with a car as it comes with a car adapter, in addition to its power cable for motorcycles.

DracoTek Rage GPS430M

Included accessories: Mounting Bracket, Suction Mount, Cradle, USB Cable, Power Cable
The Castar Motorcycle and Car boasts a 1300mAh battery with an included rechargeable replacement.

Castar Motorcycle and Car

Display size is 3.5 inches
Included accessories: motorcycle mount (other sources also mention an automotive mount), USB cable, 4GB SD card (with preloaded GPS maps), rechargeable back-up battery
The Garmin zumo 665LM boasts a traffic and weather radar display for locating weather disturbances and traffic trouble spots.

Garmin zumo 665LM

Included accessories: motorcycle mount, automotive suction cup mount, GXM 40 antenna, carrying case, dust cover, USB cable
The Garmin zumo 660LM has a built-in trip computer with compass, a trip planner by BaseCamp, and a digital fuel gauge.

Garmin zumo 660LM

Included accessories: automotive suction mount, carrying case, USB cable, dashboard disk
Special: Where Am I? feature
The zumo 350LM sports a waterproof (IPX7) rubber case which Garmin claims is resistant to fuel sprays and UV rays.

Garmin zumo 350LM

Included accessories: motorcycle mount (with mounting hardware), car suction cup mount, power cable, USB cable
Special: Service HistorygLog, trip computer

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