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The newest addition to the Cardo headset lineup and touting major upgrades over the G4 system, the brand new Cardo Systems Scala Rider G9 powerset is utilizing the most advanced technology and represents one of the most innovative bluetooth communicators we've seen to date. Some of the new features are as follows:
One + 8 Pairing: Communicate with up to eight other riders in full-duplex toggling mode
Voice Recognition: Allows communication with all eight riders by simply speaking their names
Full Duplex: Full Duplex communication with up to 4 riders
Group Signaling: Allows you to send a signal to everyone in your group at once as an alert
Social Networking: Set up a social group based on physical location, riding groups and find other G9 users
Flash Pairing: Quick pairing of devices, simply touch the two G9 units and in less than 1 second they are paired
Mobile Phone Conference Calls: Full duplex telephone calls between a caller and both the rider and passenger
Larger Buttons: Easier to navigate the device with gloves
Two microphone options: Includes both boom mic and wired microphone
The G9 headset retains all the features of the very popular G4 including:
A2DP and MP3 connectivity to stream stereo music
Built in FM radio with RDS smart scan
Noise cancelling microphone
Weather and dust resistant design
Up to 1.6km range in ideal terrain
Download the latest version Cardo G9 firmware here.
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M A: These are rock solid! My riding buddies are a little quicker in the twistys and used to pull over periodically to wait on me ... no more. The range is great and I tell them to roll back the throttle, I am actually closer to them than we all thought! No more zoom and pause ridge running. Plus the FM radio keeps the wifey happy when we are two up, which keeps me happy. Rain or shine these have been a solid purchase!Sep 4, 2014
Andy F: Works great, wish radio channel searching was easier.Jun 14, 2014
Dianne D: At the time of purchase, these seemed like the best option out there. Now I believe the Sena brand has a good (maybe better?) option out there, but I have no regrets about this purchase and we're still using them successfully nearly 2 years later.Mar 1, 2014
WAYNE C J: Had the G4 and loved it. Decided to get power set to communicate with spouse and others. Feature rich with voice command, cell phone, read back text, stereo music, intercom, group talk, click to link and range is the best in the market.Feb 24, 2014
James N: Good quality and I wore out the G2 set that I bought several years ago.Feb 12, 2014
Doug C: Wanted to try a non-corded solution for radio, music and phoneNov 29, 2013
PHU N: friends in group have compatible scala versionOct 14, 2013
Samantha B: Best rated system on the market today. we do motorcycle riding events and are going to try this head set on our upcoming NUT-UP Epic; 4 States / 4 Days / 8 Epic Locations. This is over 1,000 miles through some of the most remote locations in the country. We've never had headsets before so we're excited to try them out.Sep 13, 2013
Scott S: Already have and love the G9 Scala Rider. Wife is finally agreed to ride so need one for her and wife's friend.Aug 17, 2013
A shopper asked:Is it possible to use it on bycicle helmets? Is there any adaptor?Nov 17, 2013
Clemens M:You could probably finagle something to tape it to the helmet with the included sticky pad but since a bycicle helmet doesnt cover the ears, you would need to replace the speakers with ear phones which is possible to do. However, the whole assembly including the boom mic would probably be heavy enough to tilt your helmet.Nov 17, 2013
A shopper asked:Can the G9 be connected to a A2DP source, while having a simultaneous, another Hands free / Headset profile connection? for eg., While i am hearing music streaming from my iPod (or pillion's smart phone), can I answer an incoming call from my Phone?Oct 22, 2013
PETER L:Yes, you can have the G( connected to both a Bluetooth device and an A2DP device. Here is the list of priorities per the manual.
Higher Priority 1. Mobile Phone audio or GPS instructions* 2. Intercom/”One+8”/Click-to-Link 3. A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth) audio 4. FM Radio (Built-in) 5. AUX (for corded connection i.e. Music Players) *GPS instructions from Smartphone GPS Apps are prioritized like A2DP audio ? Lower Priority For example: • Incoming mobile phone calls interrupt ongoing intercom calls • Incoming intercom calls will interrupt ongoing A2DP music Click-to-Link, Intercom and “One+8” calls have the same priority: Click-to-Link requests will not interrupt any type of Intercom call in progress, and vice-versa.
Bottom line, a cell phone call will interrupt your iPod.Oct 22, 2013
Min Hee K:i don't personally use this function but the husband does. he said calls take priority over music so if a call comes in, the music will pause & you'll have to push the requisite scala button to answer your call. once the call has ended, music should resume.Oct 22, 2013
Mark J:It will pair but only with one other rider and not the multiple available in the G9. My riding group bought the G9 when they first came out and even though they are a little pricey they are worth it in the long run.Oct 17, 2013
Derek C:It works perfect with my iPhone 4S. iPod works great and as far as navigation I just use the map that comes on the iPhones and navigate with that. It will interrupt my music and tell me where to turn and restart music. I'm not a big fan of Siri, but it's handy when using my headset. One touch and siri comes on and i can do whatever i need. Me and the wife both use the G9's. I recommend it. Nov 17, 2013
Alan J:The G9 Powerset works with the iPhone Bluetooth flawlessly. The iPhone GPS apps like MapQuest and Google Maps work great as well. My guess would be the Waze app would also work as these two other navigation apps work.Nov 17, 2013
RevZilla:If you are using the 8+1 riders communication channel, you can simply use the voice activation feature. While pairing your G9 with two riders only, you should be able to use the press to talk function for any of the riders that are associated with the two buttons, otherwise you will just have to use the voice activated function.Jun 15, 2012
Robbo:I cannot answer your comparison question about the G9 and other units. All I can tell you is that I spoke to a riding buddy today - he was at home, I was on the road - and he had no idea I was riding down a bumpy road on a fairly loud triumph tiger with aftermarket exhaust. My friend, who is never impressed, said he was impressed at the sound quality. I also had a medical assistant call me to speak with me about a prescription as I wailed along at 80mph in a closed position modular helmet - not a particularly quiet one either - and he had no idea I was on a motorcycle. I can tell you both the G4 and G9 have no problems with noise cancellation. I would PREFER a port for earbuds, but with hearing protection in place, and relying on the in-helmet speakers, I have no trouble hearing behind a small windscreen of a duc multistrada 12 or a triumph tiger, up to about 80mph, at which point I prefer to ride and not talk.May 28, 2012
Winsur4:I can only tell you that it is the best I have ever used. Not one person I have talked to on the phone knew I was on a motorcycle. Not even when there was high wind noise or I was standing still and I could clearly hear the cam noise and exhaust from my motorcycle. How can you beat that?May 23, 2012
Robbo:Yes. The G4 and G9 both have auto gain control. This feature works fairly well, but it is not perfect. It does help to reduce fiddling with the volume when riding along and ambient noise level changes.May 28, 2012
A shopper asked:How do the microphones physically attach to the Bluetooth module? Is it some proprietary connection or something more standardized? I'm trying to determine if I can replace the included boom/wired mics with a throat mic, such as those made by Iasus. Because the G9 is so new I havent heard of anyone attempting this or even how the G9 mics attach. Looking at the Revzila G9 video it looked li,e the mics may attach with a headphone-style jack but it was kind of hard to tell.May 7, 2012
Robbo:I believe you can get a pdf of the manual which shows how the boom and chinbar mounts for the two different mic types are attached. I would say it's a propriatary mounting, not a standard mic mount setup. Also, email tech support for a more definitive answer.May 28, 2012
RevZilla:If you ordered the Cardo Scala Rider G9 you would only receive one (1) G9 Communicator, where as if you ordered the Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset you would receive a pair (2) of G9 Communicators. The Powerset is for two units.Apr 10, 2012
Charles J H:The mic is long enough and the unit will stick on to the side of the helmet. As to the speakers. They have Velcro on their underside so I guess you could easily attach the mating Velcro to the ear v straps. But you could get real helmets that protect more than the top of your head :)Oct 16, 2013
RevZilla:The sound quality in full-duplex/intercom mode will fluctuate based on surroundings for rider to rider use because the connection between the units, although having great range, is based on line-of-sight. So, any obstruction between yourself and another bike may reduce the quality of the connection. Rider to passenger connections are always best.Apr 19, 2013
A shopper asked:Can you please give more detail on what "1 + 8 full duplex toggle mode" means? It implies 9 riders can all talk to one another, but the "toggle mode" clause sounds like it might be something tricky. How does this work in the real world? Thx!Jun 8, 2012
Jorge Andres P:It can connect up to 1+ 8 riders, but it can talk up to 4 riders at the same time. The 1+ 8 mean that you have 8 friends you can talk whenever you want, one at the time. You can download the manual free.Jun 25, 2012
A shopper asked:with a bluetooth mp3 player and the g9 system will both headsets pick up the mp3 player if riding two different bikes together. will someone else in the group of riders with a g4 or g9 hear my mp3 and vise versaMay 19, 2012
Robbo:I checked with tech support on the issue of the G9 mounting to G4 helmet platform. They said, they know it goes the other way - the G4 will connect to the G9 mount - but weren't sure it would work with G9 to G4 helmet mounts. Tech recommends that one get G9 helmet mounts for any G4s, in that the mics and the speakers are improved. I personally tried the G9 on the G4 mount and it didn't seem to be a stellar fit. I didn't try the functionality. So, I would tend to go with tech support and get G9 mounting systems for any G4.May 28, 2012
A shopper asked:will the g9 comunicate with the g4? if i have a mp3 with built in bluetooth will it work with the g9 and prioritize between that phone and othe conversations on a g9. with the 500 dollar 2 headseat g9 is that for 2 drivers? if just using the two headsets both hear mp3 and cancle when you talk to eachother?May 7, 2012
Robbo:The manual and tech support say the G9 will communicate/accept pairing with the G4. I haven't tried yet, and have both. Your MP3 should work fine, and the options set up allows you to set priorities for which functions take precendence. The 500 buck, or thereabouts, set is a pair - for two helmets. Either two riders, or rider and passenger. I've tried both ways. My wife who tends to hate this stuff, is slowly becoming a fan. I've not mastered the fine art of having one set linked to music and having the other rider/user hearing the music. However on the G4 I was experimenting trying to call my riding buddy by cell phone instead of intercom. I got his home number and wife instead, and then somehow - I still don't know how, maybe clicked his A or B designation - got his wife, me and him all on a three way phone call. I've not duplicated this yet. I don't recall seeing this in the manual. But then the manual is not known as the most intuitive item around. I'm still baffled by some functions, and just bang my way around, ususally successfully. So you can link a phone function to both ride A and rider B, but I frankly cannot tell you how that occurs.May 28, 2012
RevZilla:Yes, you can communicate between the G4 and the G9. The G9 Powerset comes with two headsets, and if you are using the MP3 player, it will automatically cancel for you to talk between each other.May 14, 2012
RevZilla:Yes, you will be able to pair the Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Pro with the Cardo Scala Rider G9, but you will not be able to pair up to 9 riders. Also if you are using the Q2, it will only work up to its range which is about half the distance the G9 is capable of.May 10, 2012
A shopper asked:I want to make sure that I don't choose the product that is identical to the audio quality I have now. I want the improved audio as mention in the most recent Scala G9 video for those who don't want the new set, but just want an audio upgrade.May 6, 2012
RevZilla:If you want to upgrade from the Cardo Scala Rider G4, you will need to get the Cardo G9. The Cardo Scala Rider G9 features improved speakers, microphone quality, and also the possibility to be paired with up to 8 riders.May 10, 2012
A shopper asked:Are there any Bluetooth communicator manufacturers that can easily pair with communicators from different manufactures? In other words, can the Cardo Scala G9 pair with the Interphone F5, etc?Apr 27, 2012
RevZilla:The Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset will only be compatible with Cardo communication systems and the Schuberth SRC system. In order to communicate with different brand systems, you will have to go through a phone communication.Apr 27, 2012
Daniel L:Should work fine for snowmobiling for talking to other Sena users and connecting to your bluetooth device for music. If you are in a remote location and do not have signal, data, streaming, and phone calls will be impacted - but that it the case whenever you don't have signal.Nov 19, 2013
A shopper asked:I have several questions regarding my Nolan N 104 helmet and bluetooth communications. First, while I am intrigued by the Nolan N-Com B4 and its great integration with the helmet, there seems to be a lot of negative reviews. Second, will the Cardo Scala G9 fit on the N 104?Oct 10, 2013
Sid A:I would believe so. The attachment hardware on the Cardos is so universal, that even though I don't have a Nolan, I'm sure it would fit. All you need is a little gap between the cheek pad and the shell for a thin piece to slide into.
Another side note. We've ridden with many other riders with built in Bluetooth communications such as Nolan and Schuberth, and I've never found a helmet with the range of the G9 from Cardo. Helmet comms lose contact at 50-75% of the distance that two G9's can communicate. It's also easier to borrow an outlet at a campground or restaurant where you don't have to leave your whole helmet there to charge it. Just my experience. Finally, with the Cardos, you can cheaply buy another helmet base connector and be able to switch your communications between more than one helmet. I use my G9 on my street and dirt helmets, and it takes three seconds to make the change. Oct 10, 2013
RevZilla:The Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset has mounting brackets that will slip in between the outer shells and EPS liners of the Shoei Neotec and LaZer Monaco Helmets. Please see the Installation Instructions for more details.
RevZilla:The G9 can be installed on almost any helmet (if you have doubts feel free to call our Gear Geeks at 877-792-9455), except when there is an internal sun-visor slider or other similar obstacle in the area that the unit would be located. With that said, the G9 does have a microphone that blocks out most extra noise making it easy for people to understand you while making calls via phone or inter-comm. The speakers are capable of auto-gain (which the user can refine, too), so that as the noise around the rider increases or decreases the volume will automatically adjust accordingly. All in all, if an inter-comm system is going to work with the Klim F4, this is the unit to bet on. The challenge of using the F4 (or any other similar dirt bike helmet) will be the loud noise and the high amount of air flowing into the helmet. This creates a lot of problems with clarity that most inter-comm systems are not set up to handle, and even the G9 might struggle in some situations.Dec 13, 2012
RevZilla:The software update does not work with computers running a MAC based operating system at this time. Additionally, for the most up to date information about software for any Cardo Systems device, please visit the following link:
On a related note, below you will find a copy of what is posted on the Software Upgrades page of the Cardo Systems website as of 11/13/2012:
Until further notice, upgrades are only available through PCs with Windows‚Ñ¢ XP/Vista/Windows 7, in 32bit or 64bit configurations. During download, please make sure to allow cookies. Your firewall should be set to allow the installation.Nov 13, 2012
RevZilla:Yes, the Cardo Scala Rider G9 will be compatible with the Nolan N43E Helmet but only if you use the sticky part, not the clamp system. The reason for that is that the bottom neck part of the helmet is curved towards the inside of the helmet, and does not allow to install the clamp system without having to cut through that plastic part.Jul 24, 2012
A shopper asked:I have a Shoei Multitec full face flip up helmet. Will the Scala G9 mount ok to it? Which mic should I use, the boom or the wired? I also have a Shoei RJ Platinum R open face helmet. Do I need to also order another mounting plate and another mic for it so I can change the Scala back and forth ? I will be ordering the G9 Powerset since my wife rides as a passenger...she wears only the open face style helmet.... Thanks for your reply. Don FisherJun 11, 2012