Hunting for Baehr
Has anyone equipped their bike with a Baehr sound system?
Baehr, from Germany, is now competing with Autocom for the high end of the intercom/sound interface market. Baehr seems to have only one distributor so far (National cycle in Illinois), but they also seem intent on expansion. But they've been around for a long time, so I figure some of us may alreaady own their stuff. See www.baehrusa.com for their new web site, by the way. It contains a downloadable pdf catalogue
My Cruiser has no built in sound system, and I am contemplating purchasing a "Verso XL" model, to servie both as an intercom with my passenger and as a way to listen to XM radio and a GPS's navigation commands.
Anway, any reviews would be welcome!
The Baehr system for the LT is also sold thru www.MotoGear4You.com. Don't know if he has it for any other model.
On the Road
Review from a friend....
I friend of mine attempted to install a Baehr system in his ST1300 and I asked him if he was interested in providing some comments. Here they are...
After installing the Baehr Verso XL system on my ST1300, I was immediately
happy with the sound quality of the system. Unfortunately, my experience
from there was not very pleasant. The instruction came only in German so
figuring out what switches and adjustments did what was a matter of trial
Support from National Cycle was courteous but not very knowledgeable. There
is one guy that knows anything about the Baehr systems, and he is still
The main issues I had were operation with my Siemens S56 cell phone and
lack of volume while wearing ear plugs at speeds above 65 mph. I could
never tell there was an incoming cell phone call until the person calling
actually spoke. At this point, I would have to manually turn the volume
down on the stereo to have a conversation. There is also a lack of cables
available for the common FRS radios available in the US. Apparently, Baehr
Germany is working on this.
Price is very similar to the Autocom Pro 7 system. Maybe the Ultima XL
system is better, but I was not willing to waste more time and an
additional $300 to find out.
I'm now waiting on my Autocom system to arrive.