This holiday season, SPOT’s life-saving technology, including SPOT Gen3, is discounted 50 percent at participating retailers (instant savings, offer valid 11/10 – 12/31/2016), with no mail-in rebate required . Since 2007, SPOT has initiated over 4,600 rescues worldwide, and has convenient features such as check-ins, tracking, custom messages and S.O.S. to reach emergency responders are all available at the push of a button.[Read our SPOT Gen3 Review]
In addition to the life-saving technology provided by SPOT Gen3, the SPOT Trace offers asset tracking and theft recovery for your motorcycle. SPOT Trace sends a text or email alert if movement is detected, allowing users to follow along on Google Maps via phone or computer. SPOT’s coverage maps can be viewed at FindMeSPOT.com/Coverage.SPOT Gen3, reviewed by Ultimate Motorcycling, is the latest generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power. SPOT Gen3 features include: custom tracking intervals, motion-activated tracking, continuous tracking, and extended battery life. Paired with the SPOT App, users can view their SPOT messages and show their track points via smartphone or tablet.A new product is SPOT Trace. Users can receive theft-alert SMS texts or emails when movement is detected. Customized tracking intervals and notification features such as power off and daily status messages are included with Basic Service. SPOT Trace’s battery life of up to 18 months. \Additionally, SPOT Global Phone, a portable, data-enabled satellite phone, with two-way voice capability where cell service won’t work. Claiming data speeds of 9.6 Kbps, SPOT Global Phone provides up to four times the data speed of other mobile satellite data providers, enabling emails, file transfers, and basic services to occur at higher speeds.
Ducati DesertX + Dale Wagler and his BMW 1250 GS Adventure (Owner Review)
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena take a look at the Ducati DesertX ADV bike. Powered by the same liquid-cooled V-twin motor as several other models in the Ducati range, the DesertX is another entry into the upper-middleweight class of ADV machines. The big question of course, is can the DesertX make its mark and differentiate itself from a growing field of competitors?
The second segment is the premiere of our new series of ‘Owner Reviews’. These are real-world opinions of machines owned by everyman riders. For this first one, I chat with my friend Dale Wagler. Dale is a former Marine and hard-core street- and dirt-bike rider. Dale recently acquired a new BMW 1250 GS Adventure, and he gives us his thoughts on the bike’s positives—and a few negatives too.
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So, from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!