Best Motorcycle Communication Systems - Range Tested

29 Lap 2019
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Look, we get it. You already have phones, pulling over to talk ain’t hard and good stuff ain't cheap. You cannot justify spending another 500 bucks on a comm system. We're telling you that you don't have to. We give you the low down on the best mid-price comms out there. [Details below]
Cardo Freecom 4+ JBL :
Sena SFR Bluetooth :
Uclear Motion 6 :
Vnetphone V6 :
Motorola T605 Walkie Talkie System:

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  • How 'bout this!? Both you and your passenger wear a nice pair of earbuds, and simply your passenger's cell phone? (using yours). Simply put those earbuds in your ears, THEN put on your helmet. It probably sounds better than your most expensive best option. Just sayin'?

    greg fagangreg faganPrieš 10 val
  • Why does two way radios cost $40.00 with 25-35 miles of range, but a helmet system cost $250. plus and gets 1 mile at best?

    Shane GreenShane GreenPrieš dieną
  • Best coms , Ride solo !

    Antony RossAntony RossPrieš 5 dienų
  • Leave it to a Canadian to say "N.O.A.A." instead of 'Noah' like every U.S. of American does.

    Eli FeyeEli FeyePrieš 6 dienų
  • suspicions confirmed

    WilliamWilliamPrieš 8 dienų
  • That exact model of Motorola walkie talkie is good for the camper, but dogshit for anything else where immediate response is necessary. It also doesn't hold up the best against rain if an incompetent person does not know how to tighten the back well enough. If you're using it for riding, I recommend you get a headset to plug into it (it is 2.5mm jack), and set vox or ivox to the lowest sensitivity if you choose to use hands-free push-to-talk (otherwise I don't recommend the setting at all).

    wifelikecowwifelikecowPrieš 13 dienų
  • Excellent! Now I know what the best communication systems are. I just need some friends and I'll be all set.

    Craig FirmanCraig FirmanPrieš 17 dienų
  • Thanks for your great analysis. Do you have an opinion on the Freedconn 1000m, please?

    Paul GianniPaul GianniPrieš 22 dienas
  • the volume test conclusions need to be edited Ryan ?

    Dave MDave MPrieš 24 dienas
  • Extremely well spoken man, so I was SHOCKED to hear him say "perfer" instead of "prefer"!!!!

    Proud2bTucsonNativeProud2bTucsonNativePrieš 26 dienų
  • Ryan what do you use as hannnsfree mike and speakers or headphones for the Motorola walkies? thank you

    mauricethingsbc gallardomauricethingsbc gallardoPrieš mėn
  • 6:31 "Playing Justin Bieber" 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Michele SomaschiniMichele SomaschiniPrieš mėn
  • Best letterkenny impression I’ve seen

    Jordan stalheimJordan stalheimPrieš mėn
  • Thank you for this review

    ERP TolentinoERP TolentinoPrieš mėn
  • I mean not for nothing but it is 20/20 and Unlimited phone plans with large group chat is a thing I mean really nice pair of in the ear Bluetooth headphones that are specifically designed to be worn underneath the helmet are not that expensive

    andrew lurveyandrew lurveyPrieš mėn
  • "Ok google navigate to havana oo na na" What the fuck😂

    r_ elentless01r_ elentless01Prieš mėn
  • Whats the name of the beat/remix ?

    ahamed1232002ahamed1232002Prieš mėn
  • I love this kind of reviews

    moi cr96moi cr96Prieš mėn
  • It whould be great if you could add Midlands to your Communication tests too.

    David ErikssonDavid ErikssonPrieš mėn
  • One think is not clear to me. What headsets should be used with the walkie talkie?

    Cristi FotaCristi FotaPrieš mėn
  • Do you think it is the same for Cardo freecom 2+ as I do not like to travel with many people and I am wondering if they are compatible through the whole Cardo family?

    Lazar TsaprevLazar TsaprevPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 10:43

    Aurora WalkerAurora WalkerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why wouldnt you just use discord on these again?

    Gabe LashleyGabe LashleyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • In the US I use a sena 30 and in the EU our riding group uses talkies with headphones since they work best in the mountains and when having to deal with a support car

    angeldrgnangeldrgnPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • It's so weird watching he's identical to my little brother.....🤔

    interestinginterestingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You know... Chatterbox makes a unit that seems to have the features you like best from the walkie talkie, but is built as a comms unit. Plus bluetooth integration with your phone for music an calls. Works with GPRS/FRS frequencies so you can talk with others (like support vehicles) using cheap walkie talkies. The main downside of Chatterbox is the price. They ain't cheap. That said, I like mine. I've used it with bikes spread out 1-2 miles and it worked great. Let's see the bluetooth ones do that.

    Jim JerniganJim JerniganPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Man you’re so good. Editing, ,music, script and content are awesome.

    Xavier P.Xavier P.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Smoke signals? I'm currently using a Sena S20. No real complaints other than I wish it would auto switch between coms and music.

    Michael VachonMichael VachonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • In 2009, I gave up on BT headsets and switched to Starcom1 wired system. Over a decade later, none of the BT offerings can even touch the Starcom1 feature set. Sena mic's are noisy - rules them out (who wants to listen to that!). The best contender seems to be Cardo Black, so let's compare that to Starcom1 Digital which wife and began using in 2009 (yes she rides her own bikes and all of our combined bikes are outfitted with Starcom1 Digital systems). Starcom1 with 5mile GRMS radios (with push-to-talk)... Bike-to-Bike range - 5 miles (line of sight), Cardo... 1.2 miles (not even close to being enough!), and no way of adding GRMS radios! Cardo... where do I connect the audio from Escort radar detector? (absolute fail). Where do I plug-in IEM's? (nowhere - again fail). Starcom1 offers microphone with long enough cord to mount in modular helmets (have them mounted in 3 Nolans, 2 Schuberths, and several others over the years)... Cardo - not possible (fail again). All this hype about BT headsets, and can't even match wired systems from over a decade ago - the current state of BT headsets is rubbish. And I wish it weren't so, but it is. Meanwhile, Starcom1 (who was making better products over a decade ago) goes out of business. Reminds me of a similar situation in action cameras, where (also over a decade ago) Contour was offering a cylindrical compact camera with built-in GPS, rotatable lens, Bluetooth control, and HD quality - only to be put out of business by the crappy box-shaped, featureless GoPro due to marketing efforts alone. A decade later, and GoPro still has the shape of brick and although they eventually added GPS (I think) and BT-connectivity, still haven't a rotatable lens! Cardo, Sena, somebody - if your going to put superior products out of business, please make something that measures up to the feature set expectation of a decade ago. From our perspective your success is based only on eliminating competition of superior products - seeing it for what it is. Maybe in another 10 years you and GoPro will achieve what other companies did a generation before?

    M WM WPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I got the Lexin FT 4 pro, better and cheaper than sena and cardo and much louder!

    Johnny rowlandJohnny rowlandPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Voice activated walkie talkies can perform a lot better at a very long range. Tried and tested in long 12 hour rides. 😁

    Paul Raymund ChanPaul Raymund ChanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • lol. HNIC theme song is the Canadian national anthem. LOL

    Adam BrantAdam BrantPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Bruh just use discord

    Moon EyesMoon EyesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My $20 ebay unit is better than all of these.

    --Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • They are all so overpriced, have too many features/ buttons

    Sum Ting WongSum Ting WongPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • King brilliant!

    john rockerjohn rockerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • A string of cans works BETTER than these systems trying to talk to EACH OTHER......

    Jeremiah NilssonJeremiah NilssonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 6:25

    daniel diazdaniel diazPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Oh I'm pleased the Cardo came out on top I've just ordered one earlier 👍

    Matt TomlinsonMatt TomlinsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • FortNine = HIPSTER

    KapoyRacerKapoyRacerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Thank you, I appreciate the work you put into evaluating things. I think it's valuable to have the opinion of an actual rider rather than accepting what somebody was paid to say. I'm curious to know what you think of Sena 10C Evo.

    Paul GianniPaul GianniPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Does the Motorola T605 have Bluetooth or is it just a unit to unit communicator?

    A ChristianA ChristianPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If any of these communicators actually produced enough VOLUME to make them useable. I can barely hear my Sena above 80 kph and forget it above 100 kph. I use it to hear my GPS and FM radio. Don't use it for communicating with my mobile or bike to bike.

    A ChristianA ChristianPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • "Brochures are like pastures...." the problem with the F9 team is not really their problem, these guys are so good at this craft that they make all other motorcycle channels look like... ... "they are full of bullshit" ... keep em' coming with that good music, please, Godspeed!

    japp riverajapp riveraPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Is that a TC90 hoodie????? I need one !! Do tell, please....

    Bud MattoBud MattoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If I could play music through the walkie I'd be getting a 4 pack...

  • Bluetooth that has power for 600m..... while frying your head.

    DuzBeeDuzBeePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I prefer the Vnet V6. We have experienced a reliable range of about 1 KM. If someone becomes separated and lost, Bluetooth with a phone makes it world wide comm. Our sound is better than what is described here. The price was great, battery life acceptable as I went two and a half days without a charge. My set is three years old, been through a wreck and switched out to 3 different helmets. My philosophy of life was taught by a little bird which sat on my shoulder. It said, "Cheap, cheap."

    Chetin BasaranChetin BasaranPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • lmao the Canadian national anthem i love it

    ConnorConnorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Who else's phone launched google when he said "ok google" ? 🤣

    aldo Suryadiputraaldo SuryadiputraPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Can you replace the mics for good mics?

    Mauro SmidMauro SmidPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My phone earbud works better and I can talk 24 hour wireless charging. That stuff is old school

    FirstAmendment TshirtFirstAmendment TshirtPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • So, motorcycle comms only work with identical comms? The fuck is the point of that? Wouldnt it make more sense to just have them be Bluetooth deices and then like, use a standard voice chat app? That way every single device is accounted for. Yea fuck those silly ass prices I'll just modify a cheap shitty bluetooth headset and replace the speakers and mic with something better. Maybe throw a small amp in there for extra volume.

    Ella BananaElla BananaPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Actually, a pair of earbuds with a separate mic wired up near your mouth would work perfect. take care of both communication and also work as ear plugs.

      Ella BananaElla BananaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Was that a letterkenny reference? Lmao

    big brain Isaiah06big brain Isaiah06Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • domio all the way check it out

    Jacob PorrataJacob PorrataPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The hardware is there but you didnt give us enough money to use it, sounds like a GM vehicle.

    quinn man3quinn man3Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • what if, now here me out, you get cheap bluetooth earbuds for you and your friend, then you just call each other and stick your phone in your pocket

    NicjGossNicjGossPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I’ve got the uclear and at loud volumes to music is shit but the mic works perfectly fine with my full face helmet anyone who talks to me never even realizes I’m riding my bike but I also didn’t put the mics in my cheek pads but directly in front of my mouth

    Go With A 5.0Go With A 5.0Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • we gotta make #imgayforryan a thing

    Donkey ManDonkey ManPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I need a walkie talkie that I can load mp3 files onto.

    Aj MaxeyAj MaxeyPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @quinn man3 lol probably. I'm subscribed to a lot of them and watch them all. I sometimes have a lot to say about the way some people drive.

      Aj MaxeyAj MaxeyPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • I feel like ive seen you comment on RCV dashcams or some other channel I watch too.

      quinn man3quinn man3Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Walkie talkies will always win. Unless you're a HAM operator and can take your cheap ass baofeng with you. Winner.

    BOT ChadBOT ChadPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Play the Canadian National Anthem... queue HNIC! ROFL! Nice touch.

    thepaperboythepaperboyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I'm watching this in 2020 and you sir has successfully activated my google nest mini :)

    Ulrich LiUlrich LiPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Loud as hell reliable as shit 🤣🤣🤣 had me dying

    Serpens The KingSerpens The KingPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • The Justin Bieber bit had me balling!

    HyllustheBarbarianHyllustheBarbarianPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • guy over her just activating my google home.

    Legend CoxLegend CoxPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Did anyone notice that the volume test name tags where wrong e.g. sena but tagged as cardo

    Joshua ChurchillJoshua ChurchillPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • In spain is illegal to use any communication system and thats sad

    XPenacobaXPenacobaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I wouldn't buy them because I gave up ridging in groups. Riding in groups is the antithesis of why I ride a motorcycle.

    Othoap ProtoOthoap ProtoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Loved the letterkenney reference! Filmed in my hometown! Love those guys

    Michael MorrisonMichael MorrisonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Damn the actual voice sound of these things is like someone is about to count down from 10 for a nuclair bomb strike. I'm gonna keep it simple...don't bother calling me when I ride. I'll see you miss call when I stopped.

    Emile NesloEmile NesloPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What about Interphone ?

    Gavin BeverleyGavin BeverleyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just need a tiny bluetooth mic and speaker that I can tether to my cell, we'll just use Discord xD

    Broken SyntaxBroken SyntaxPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Had the Sena 20s and now I use the Sena 50s. Works for 8 hours and has a standby life of 16, 1-2 hours charge time. As long as you have clear line of sight to other riders the sound quality was great and it stayed connected. 70+mph and wind noise is too much for talking but is fine with music or radio. Only complaint is that if you don't put speakers in your helmet correctly it does hurt your ears after 2 hours of riding.

    ZenRider _ZenRider _Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • My sena 50r gets about 3 hours of battery life

    Nikolas limaNikolas limaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I really sorry, but you messed up UCLEAR with Cardo Freecom 4+ on 4:36. And it makes sense because there are JBL headphones.

    Vitaly VishnevskyVitaly VishnevskyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • How old is this guy

    Carl LeoCarl LeoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Sweet, I use my ham radio (Yaesu VX-6R) with my hand mic clipped to my collar, only downside is if I'm moving with any speed there is too much wind noise. I wonder if putting a sock over it would help? It's modified to work on FRS (Family Radio Service) frequencies (that would be the ones that Motorola and other "bubble pack" walkie talkies you'd buy at walmart or wherever work on) Difference is that I get to use 5 watts out of a huge antenna which means I can talk much more reliably than a stock FRS radio which is limited by a little antenna and only half a watt, but, those still should have plenty of range for a motorcycle group. Bonus of the ham radio is it can also be used to communicate with other hams possibly through repeaters so it can also be useful if I ever need to get ahold of someone in the bush as a bonus I have a long roll up j-pole antenna that I can string up in a tree for even better range.

    Adam MooreAdam MoorePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • OK.... I laughed out loud at 3 a.m. for the National anthem... love your vid's Ryan! Great job Fortnine!

    Joey -4x12- CarvalhoJoey -4x12- CarvalhoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • "I only have 3 friends." *SLAMS FIST ON DESK*

    Markman DaveMarkman DavePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 😂 song was hilarious damn where the hell do you get those crazy ideas from

    Harnil PetersHarnil PetersPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • With the walkie talkie do u have to press down the button on it itself and hold to talk? Also is r u using seperate mics? Or just earphones with mics attached on the cord. Any issue with that? I'm looking at this Motorola and the more budget mororalas too.

    Dominic WrenDominic WrenPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • How you manage to use the Motorola walkie-talkie with the helmet, what headset World you use, and to speak you use the PTT button?

    kadir singerkadir singerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hey you guys, I want to ask some more info on these units, how can I get in touch with you?

    Giorgos KaravidasGiorgos KaravidasPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I was confused at first. I thought I was watching Letter Kenny. :)

    cavman7cavman7Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • This channel is so underrated

    Eathen Edward EmonEathen Edward EmonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Great video. Curious if you've looked at (or plan to) the Domio MotoPro.

    Jeff MarcumJeff MarcumPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Killing it with Bieber, you monster!

    Jay WolfJay WolfPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • All the prices here are in Canadian like the site too?

    alex zarifialex zarifiPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What about interoperability between devices? Can the purpose built units communicate with the Motorola radio?

    exponent mantissaexponent mantissaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • New Westminster

    Mr TylerMr TylerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Talk about timing. Was literally researching on Google.. these videos are worth watching for newbie riders like myself. Thanks mate. 🇦🇺

    Sean BishopSean BishopPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Can you do a video like this for the best options for music? For those of us who have no need for communication or gps? I've tried headphones but I can't get my helmet on with them, it hurts and they jam in my ear wrong. I'm too afraid to try the random Amazon helmet speakers since I'm broke. Any help would be appreciated!

    danteelitedanteelitePrieš 5 mėnesių
    • That's easy. Cardo with the JBL speakers. They sound great in my helmet.

      Pete CarvoPete CarvoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 4:31 Sena on the left)

    mary277 yellowmary277 yellowPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I use my cellphone and some $10 jvc gummy+ headphones my friends call me and don't even notice I'm on my bike the cord can get annoying sometimes but not really that much

    Nicholas HullanderNicholas HullanderPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • ridiculous ou cen geht a full ham Radio for 30 bucks...

    JakobJakobPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What kind of earbuds or speakers do you reccomend with the walkie talkie?

    Rolf HøvringRolf HøvringPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Slap some Panasonic Eneloop NiMH in that Motorola. They're good for 5,000 recharges and hold triple the energy of an alkaline.

    Alexander RiehlAlexander RiehlPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • On a is that vnetphone? Amazon reviews are decent

    james yonishjames yonishPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • The intro track is PH:track played twice

    UmarUmarPrieš 5 mėnesių