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post #1 of 4 Old Oct 7th, 2010, 9:42 pm Thread Starter
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Any idea about communication system might be for the GT/GTL?
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post #2 of 4 Old Oct 7th, 2010, 9:50 pm
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From BMW's official Press Release:

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Audio system with extended range of functions.

The audio system itself has likewise been newly designed. It has interfaces for MP3 players, iPod and USB stick as well as for conventional devices such as a CD player. These are housed to the right in the interior trim and available for the K 1600 GT as a special equipment feature ex works, while the K 1600 GTL has them as standard. With USB/MP3 and iPod it is possible manage a number of playlists. Alternatively, all titles can be played randomly. The selected volume level and current title are shown on the TFT colour monitor. External devices can be housed in a lockable, waterproof and ventilated storage compartment in the interior trim on the right where they are excellently protected from the weather. They are operated using the Multi- Controller and the audio control panel.

The radio function also includes the satellite radio Sirius XM, available in the USA and Canada, and offers a 24-channel memory. Channels can be chosen either manually in conjunction with the memory function or using the scan function which selects the station with the best reception (Autostore). The current channel is shown on the colour monitor. The speed-related volume control function can be set at three different levels. In addition to the functions provided by the Multi-Controller, the audio system can also be operated by four buttons in the interior trim on the left (audio control unit).
No mention of rider-passenger intercom. But it does have Bluetooth, and Schuberth has developed a pretty neat Bluetooth system that talks between its helmets, so I think that's basically covered . . .

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I used to use Autocom and Starcom and all those wired communicators. I've since switched to bluetooth communicators that install in the helmet and can't be more pleased. I can:

talk to my passenger
talk to my riding buddy on his bike with the same bluetooth Carda communicator
listen to GPS navigational instructions
talk on my mobile phone through it
listen to music with my ipod in my pocket and connected to the helmet.

So, a bike based communication device like the one on the goldwing is now redundant, and who needs wires from the helmet to the bike.. plus, you don't pay BMW prices for the communicator!

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Thanks for the info. Was not aware of the bluetooth.
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