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martino
03-08-2006, 04:36 PM
Has anyone used either MC1 or MC2 from SportVue (http://www.sportvue.com/)? These units look impressive (especially the one with the radar detector visual alert :evilgrin3). Looks like SportVue is a local (Seattle) company too; I would not mind personally picking up an eval unit ;).

RockStar
03-08-2006, 05:08 PM
I believe Charon tested one of those models.

Half-faired
03-08-2006, 05:10 PM
The MC2 was evaluated in the new (April) Cycle World, which appeared in my mailbox yesterday.
They really liked it: "...after using it for a while, you can't help thinking that this is the future for communicating speed and other information to a rider quickly and easily. The SportVue is a first step, and a big one."

martino
03-08-2006, 05:24 PM
This is where I saw it but you can never trust these mag people :); even the bike mag ones ;).




The MC2 was evaluated in the new (April) Cycle World, which appeared in my mailbox yesterday.
They really liked it: "...after using it for a while, you can't help thinking that this is the future for communicating speed and other information to a rider quickly and easily. The SportVue is a first step, and a big one."

Torben
03-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Too bad you weren't paying attention last year Ian :)
http://www.desmonorthwest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1187

martino
03-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Thanks for the pointer T.
Not sure if the 60-day demo offer is still available but if there are 4 semi interested riders we might ask SportVue and possibly score a free unit.
Charon's comments are very valuable; thx




Too bad you weren't paying attention last year Ian :)
http://www.desmonorthwest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1187

ducmons
03-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the pointer T.
Not sure if the 60-day demo offer is still available but if there are 4 semi interested riders we might ask SportVue and possibly score a free unit.
Charon's comments are very valuable; thx

i really wasn't interested in this last year when I was riding the monster, but i might be interested in it now. if your needing a list of 4, you can count me in as #2. I might be interested in checking it out. I'm not quite sure about having that display on my visor, it sure seems like it would distract you (and bug me) but as charon said, you'd probably get used to it. you thinking about trying to get one to test? :confused:

martino
03-09-2006, 10:38 PM
i really wasn't interested in this last year when I was riding the monster, but i might be interested in it now. if your needing a list of 4, you can count me in as #2. I might be interested in checking it out. I'm not quite sure about having that display on my visor, it sure seems like it would distract you (and bug me) but as charon said, you'd probably get used to it. you thinking about trying to get one to test? :confused:If we have 2 more interested ones then yes. I actualy will be contacting them asking about an easy 2 bike setup. Let's wait and see.

flyingducman
03-10-2006, 04:55 PM
What's next :confused: ...an on-board DVD player so you can watch movies while you're riding :happy57: !

Torben
03-10-2006, 05:43 PM
What's next ...an on-board DVD player so you can watch movies while you're riding
That's called a Goldwing. This actually has practical applications . .

flyingducman
03-10-2006, 07:06 PM
That's called a Goldwing. This actually has practical applications . .Ahh...stock in the company ehh :rolleyes: !

Torben
03-10-2006, 07:16 PM
:sign23:
Back to the topic at hand.
I will contact Sportview to see if their offer from last year still exists if folks are interested. Judging by the response from last year it's questionable but we can certainly give it another shot.

martino
03-10-2006, 07:37 PM
No need for that. I can just ride behind you and it will be like watching an Italian mechanica porn :D. I hope I will be able to keep some good panoramic distance as passing in B group is not allowed :happy44:. Good days Greg!!! Looking forward to the next track day - Most likely April 21 or 22 for me.




What's next :confused: ...an on-board DVD player so you can watch movies while you're riding :happy57: !

martino
03-10-2006, 07:39 PM
Thanks T.

I am also contacting them asking for a convinient dual bike setup + compatibility with 749 (not listed on their web site).


:sign23:
Back to the topic at hand.
I will contact Sportview to see if their offer from last year still exists if folks are interested. Judging by the response from last year it's questionable but we can certainly give it another shot.

wwahl
03-10-2006, 11:38 PM
Two things about it that caused me to lose interest. The first is the batteries that must be replaced (usually this would occur at an inconvenient time) and the second was the need to mount the remote on your face shield. Face shields are changed for tint and damage. The entire mounting system as described in the magazine appeared to very crude.
Ciao!
Bill

charon
03-11-2006, 12:19 AM
I believe Charon tested one of those models.

I'm friends with a guy who is VP over at SportVue and tested several really early and crude betas, as well as the prior to latest generation model.

See the old thread Torben linked for my writeup.

New model is much smaller and sexier and I think has rechargable batteries.

wwahl
03-11-2006, 07:52 PM
Anyone can _buy_ rechargeable batteries. The point is they are not good for this use. The magazine article said the batteries had a rather short useable life. So there you are in the middle of a wet problem in the night in the middle of a bridge and the darn battery dies. This device has functional shortcomings for the price.
Ciao!
Bill