Cardo Systems, Inc., the world’s market leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmets, today announced it sponsored the recently completed “The India Ride” (www.theindiaride.com), an ambitious 14,000 kilometer, 54-day motorcycle journey around India.
The India Ride was completed by Ryan and Colin Pyle, two brothers who previously completed the Middle Kingdom Ride, a Guinness Book of World Records circumnavigation of China.
Through their epic journey the brothers used the Cardo scala rider G9 to communicate with each other and their support and filming team. The product is the most advanced motorcycle helmet communication system that enables clear and reliable wireless, bike-to-bike intercom communication.
Operating at a range of up to one mile, the scala rider G9 enabled both riders to relay important information, which proved to be especially vital while they were traversing difficult and dangerous terrain. Cardo had previously also sponsored the Middle Kingdom ride of brothers Ryan and Colin, who used Cardo’s scala rider® communication system on their grueling adventure ride around China.
Ryan Pyle says: “The scala rider absolutely enhanced our trip and allowed us to communicate and ride with four eyes instead of just two.”
The India Ride team encountered harsh conditions during the journey including injuries, landslides, harrowing road hazards, construction, and altitudes above 16,000 feet. The entire journey was recorded by professional videographers, and will be presented on television in the third or fourth quarter of 2013.
Abraham Glezerman (Cardo CEO) says: “Kudos to the Pyle brothers and their team on their impressive accomplishment. Ryan and Colin embody the magic appeal of motorcycle touring under the most demanding conditions and beautiful terrain. The fact that our scala rider G9 exceeded their expectations on this ambitious and at times grueling journey is very gratifying and also gives us the feeling that a part of us was there.
“We put our products through tough tests and we are thrilled to see our products meet or exceed real world challenges like the India Ride. We salute them and all other Cardo scala rider users throughout the world who have ridden with our systems through breathtaking and challenging environments to fulfill their dreams.”
The Cardo scala rider G9 offers unparalleled connection functionalities, with wireless access to a rider’s mobile phone as well as streaming GPS and MP3. The Intercom offers not only Conference Mode among four riders up to one mile, but also intercom toggling to up to eight other riders. A new “flash pairing” feature allows riders to establish a connection with other users by simply bumping two of the units together. Many of the device’s functions can be managed by voice commands, allowing riders such as Ryan and Colin to keep all of their attention focused on the road.
The scala rider G9 is now available at select distributors, retail outlets, and specialty shops. For more information, please visit cardosystems.com.