Garmin Zumo 660LM Widescreen Motorcycle GPS
Opinion from Johnny foreigner
Do not be misled with the fact that I am old, bald, bitter and twisted and the ultimate horror, British.
Well, technology has not escaped the European and I (and my wife) have this model installed on our respective bikes - Road King Classic (2015), Fat Bob (2013), Fat Boy (2013) and Heritage Softail Classic (2000).
Well, unlike the USA, the roads in UK are crowded, badly signed and with narrow twisty roads and getting to destination is not always simple. Because Motorways - your Interstate roads - are fast and congested, choosing the correct lane is probably the feature that I like most of all. We do not have the sheer vastness of the USA, but we compact the difficulty into a tiny space.
Buy it - set it up and it will look after you.
March 26, 2015
Seems a good quality product
Still not had the chance to use in a trip!
Seems to be a good product, but I don`t have enough millage to judge.
As usual, parcel was delivered in time by our friends from RevZilla!
August 8, 2014
Good, but $699?
I was using my old Nuvi 850 on my K1200LT. Obviously this was an upgrade as far as weatherproofing and bike specific. Other than Bluetooth I do not see any big features since I purchased my Nuvi 10 years ago. I was hoping for some additions that would make me feel I got my money's worth, not there. I would recommend only because it does seem durable and the best bike specific GPS, but not worth $700.
July 21, 2014
Awesome motorcycle specific GPS with Garmin Base Camp
Love this GPS. Revzilla was fast ship and easy to deal with. GPS is awesome. Allows me to program exact routes on my laptop with Garmin Base Camp software and then transfer to the GPS. Installation was a snap, with quick wiring to the battery and mounting to the bars. This GPS charges while in the cradel, except when the bike is off it doesn't charge so you don't have to worry about draining the battery. Well worth the investment.
July 14, 2014
If you have a motorcycle, you want the Garmin Zumo 660LM
Traveling on my KTM 990 Adventure R just got a whole bunch better with my recent purchase of a Garmin Zumo 660LM. It allows me to know exactly where I am, gets me to where I'm going and gets me home no matter how lost I try to get! Not only do I get to see where I am on Garmin's excellent large screen, but with my Sena Bluetooth communications headset I also get to receive verbal driving instructions along with listening to music and receiving phone calls from my iPhone. I couldn't be any happier with both the Garmin and Sena combination, both purchased through RevZilla!
July 8, 2014
Great product features and really easy to use.
This item was purchased to be used on our new Can Am Spyder and it works great. We have used it on 3 or 4 short trips with the Spyder and also a much longer trip in our Motorhome. I just love the ease of use and the speed limit window. So far it has done all that we asked and more, POI is very useful. I highly recommend this product and also Revzilla with the ease and price of the product.
July 7, 2014
The Garmin 660 is a Great Motorcycle GPS.
Clearly can see the screen, even with the sun overhead. Paired up easily with my SENA headset for turn by turn navigation via Bluetooth. I recommend this product if you are in the market for a Motorcycle GPS, bit pricey but that is the way it goes, Garmin realizes they have a great product. If you want more features then you'll have to pay a bit more and get the next in the series, this one fills my needs and wants.
June 9, 2014
GPS is OK, Garmin software is awful
The device seems to know where I am and give reasonably good directions to locations entered. That part works fine.
The rest of Garmin is like revisiting the most awful software written in the 1990's. I opened the box, plugged everything in, and was first told that maps needed upgrading, then that the upgraded map won't fit in the memory of my new GPS. I am SO impressed with "lifetime updates" now. What a deal.
I added a card to hold topo maps, but the unit won't read anything over 8GB. Back at the camera store, they only had one card in stock that would work - they seldom sell SD cards with so little memory.
Garmin "support" has consisted of me leaving a message because they were too busy to take calls. They promised to get back with me quickly. I carefully pronounced my name and number twice to make sure they got it right. That was a week ago - not a peep from Garmin. Whatever they call "customer service" isn't.
After Googling all over creation, I found an old version of the installation software that could manage the update after being run unsuccessfully several times.
Garmin's Basecamp software is equally kludgey. I set waypoints and then tried to connect them to make a "route". The route tool will not see the waypoint, but will connect the starting point with things nearby...just not my carefully created waypoint, which I can see on the map, but Garmin cannot.
I should have saved my money, bought paper maps and used my iPhone as a GPS. It works better, as does Google Maps.
June 6, 2014