Isabelle heads off to Europe in a couple of days on the bike and plans to get a duplicate Zumo 550 GPS to make life easy fell through. Seems electronics companies that buy up ‘close out’ stock don’t actually like selling it, or to be more precise confirming when they will deliver.
SO, back to the drawing board to select the original unit we looked at some time ago. As yet unproven we’ve decided to go for the Garmin Montana 600 with the bundled 1:50K UK OS mapping. It looks like the real deal for green laning and outdoor stuff around Europe, but until we get it on the bike with the Navigator software installed for routing, time will have to tell.
As its not a bike specific model, of course the list of stuff needed to fit it adds somewhat to the cost, but mountings from RAM should make installing on the F800 a doddle.
The unit, including all the mountings is being supplied by a great team of guys at Adventure Spec. One email, one call, order made and its on a carrier to us for tomorrow. Easy-peasy and nice folk to deal with too.
Will try and post up a fitting report tomorrow assuming all goes well.