Do You Know Where Your Bike Is Right Now?
Published Thursday, April 17, 2014. Category: Motorcycles
If you ride a motorcycle, you've probably had that nagging feeling where you wonder if your bike is still sitting safely in the parking lot where you left it. The Scorpio Ride Alarm can tell you exactly where your bike is...and whether the battery or tires need attention.
Motorcycle alarms have come a long way from the early days when they simply emitted an obnoxious siren when they were disturbed. The Internet and smartphones have radically changed our lives and the Scorpio Ride is one of those devices that takes advantage of this new technology.
The Ride is a small module that is connected to the battery of the bike and a single wire connection to the tail light. Once connected, the bike can be activated online and is then connected to the Internet.
Once connected, riders can record rides and share them with friends. Ride has a built-in GPS that records the map of the ride, as well as the speed and time. This info can then be shared with family and friends using Facebook, Twitter and other methods.
In addition to tracking rides, the Ride is a pretty solid alarm system. It has a built-in 3-axis accelerometer and can sense when the bike is jolted, tilted or moved. In one of these situations, an alert can be immediately sent via push, text or email.
If the bike is stolen, real-time GPS tracking can be displayed on a smartphone or computer and law enforcement agencies can be given a temporary PIN code so they can track the bike too.
The Ride has an internal battery so that it continues to function even if the connection to the bike's battery is severed.
Additional modules can be added to the system so that tire pressure and temperature can be monitored. A perimeter sensor is also available to deter folks who might want to rummage through a tank bag or saddle bags.
There is a monthly fee involved with using this system, but the peace of mind, as well as the extra functions, may make it worthwhile.
*Image Credit: Scorpio!