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StevenGourlay
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: TomTom Rider No Euro Maps As Standard :-( Reply with quote

Do you think that the Rider should have been supplied with full euro maps for the price? I like the idea and was considering buying but the fact no euro maps and only preinstalled with a 128 SD. Will any of you lot be splitting with your cash to buy one of these? I seen Tim's on his NICE sprint :P and i would say it looks the best for bikers but the general feeling i get from most bikers is its expensive for not having euro maps.

Anyway would you buy or you giong to hold back and wait for price drop?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: TomTom Rider No Euro Maps As Standard :-( Reply with quote

StevenGourlay wrote:
Do you think that the Rider should have been supplied with full euro maps for the price?


Hmm, what price is it?

I have seen it for 600 which I think is way too expensive for what you get. I would definately expect full EU maps preloaded for this price.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah most places are about 600 which i myself think is a bit steap and if tomtom where going to get tourers using their satnav i would have expected euro maps as standard.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a comparison, I could have ordered a Triumph Navigator for my SprintST. It is a Garmin 2610 and doesn't come with any helmet audio equipment but does come with a dedicated motorcycle bracket and power lead. I'm assuming it comes with CityNavigator with full unlock and it costs 899.

That being said, I too would have liked a one-piece map for the RIDER, a la GO700. Swapping maps is a bugbear of mine. Navman and Gamin (there may be others) can stitch maps together and make them routable so why can't TomTom?

Oh, and I'm glad you liked the bike, Steven.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah is agree the bike is nice might get one when i get older Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure when it was first announced they did say it would have full Euro maps just like the Go 700 Confused At 600 with just maps of your local region it's a complete ripoff Evil or Very Mad Basically it's a One in a tougher case with some minor software tweaks and yet it's cost 2 times the price Rolling Eyes It seems as there is less competition in the 2 wheeled market TomTom have decided to bump the price up Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use a larger SDCard in the Rider - which means once you buy the seperate maps (at additional cost thanks to TomTom's greed on that side of things) then you can load them on the SDCard and just switch using the complex menu's...

Of course, you have to be at a stop to do that, as the 'drive mode' that the rider has means you wouldn't be able to switch maps automatically - but having a pitstop for changing maps isn't too bad a thing - we all have to fill up with petrol eventually!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Buxton wrote:
As a comparison, I could have ordered a Triumph Navigator for my SprintST. It is a Garmin 2610 and doesn't come with any helmet audio equipment but does come with a dedicated motorcycle bracket and power lead. I'm assuming it comes with CityNavigator with full unlock and it costs 899.


Only 899? Ah, come on Tim. I'm sure you could have found it for more than that. Wink

The 2610 is 520 in Comet and comes with full unlock. I think they do a BMW branded version of it at a reassuringly expensive price too. I'm not sure what you get for the extra money, maybe a mount and wiring but RAM mounts can be had for about 30.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And at aspidshop.com they have the garmin 2720 EU at 559.00 if you have a valid vat no.
Starts making the Rider look a tad expensive


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah i think i will give it a couple of months and see if the price drops a little.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tom Tom Rider Europe was announced on the 15th May incs some software tweaks (not much detail available yet) Full maps of Europe and Re of Ireland included at 499.99. At last
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: TomTom Rider rip off Reply with quote

hi there guys and gals i own a sat nav hire site and hire out the tomtom rider with full western european maps for a great price just check out my website im sure you womt be let down
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawnmower wrote:
The Tom Tom Rider Europe was announced on the 15th May incs some software tweaks (not much detail available yet) Full maps of Europe and Re of Ireland included at 499.99. At last


I wasn't aware they had released the Rider there yet. It should do really well there, I would imagine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..........Save the hassle guys and buy a Quest or the Quest2 for 396 Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Re: TomTom Rider rip off Reply with quote

Perhaps the above is is a rather harsh interpretation of the "rules" in this case. If jonathon25 were, say, to tell me about his hire site by PM and I then mentioned this possibly useful service to fellow bikers in a thread, would this constitute "advertising"
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