Just last week we talked about how TomTom accidentally leaked a flash animation about the new Rider, Rider 2nd Edition to be exact. Well today the new animation is up and running accompanied with a press release.
In addition to being waterproof, the new TomTom RIDER comes with a new Cardo scala-rider™ Bluetooth® headset for in-helmet spoken instructions. The new headset fits open and closed helmets and has exceptional noise cancellation performance to ensure that bikers can hear directions and phone calls with unparalleled clarity. TomTom RIDER also comes with a new RAM® mount that fits on virtually all motorbikes and is easy to mount. Its design is renowned worldwide to withstand the toughest conditions bikers may encounter.
Like we mentioned the whole bike mounting kit is new. Now TomTom Rider comes with RAM mounts. But forget about the mounts for now. Other cool features of the new RIDER 2 includes being able to mount to your car’s windshield if you don’t feel like biking that day. The car kit costs an extra £80 though.
Another nice feature is the free Buddies service:
Free Buddies service: locate, invite and add friends to your RIDER. Check who’s in the area when you’re touring or see where friends are right now
This feature requires a bluetooth compatible phone with GPRS data service. TomTom RIDER 2 does not have its own SIM card (just yet).
The new Rider 2nd edition will be available in May 2007 and will approximately cost £300 – £400. The original TomTom Rider is still available for $551.