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    Zumo XT 5.5 navigator

    Anyone know if the new Zumo XT would fit into the BMW gps mount? It looks like it would from pictures, it seems like same packaging as the 660

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    No, it won't fit. The mount is totally different. It would be nice if BMW would use this model as the base for the next gen Nav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    It would be nice if BMW would use this model as the base for the next gen Nav.
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    I would not be surprised if the Nav VII will be based on this model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I would not be surprised if the Nav VII will be based on this model.

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/679804
    Looking at the features list and the price, this seems like a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    No, it won't fit. The mount is totally different. It would be nice if BMW would use this model as the base for the next gen Nav.

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    Any idea what the product cycle is on the Nav VII coming out? I agree this XT seems like a huge step up and for about half the price of a current Nav VI.

    Second question.
    Other than mounting the Xt on a Ram Mount I assume there is no way to mount it to a 2015 R1200RT that has a BMW mount. No adaptors kits etc???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwerner View Post
    Any idea what the product cycle is on the Nav VII coming out? I agree this XT seems like a huge step up and for about half the price of a current Nav VI.

    Second question.
    Other than mounting the Xt on a Ram Mount I assume there is no way to mount it to a 2015 R1200RT that has a BMW mount. No adaptors kits etc???
    My guess would be that the internals of the Zumo XT might form a basis for a Nav VII, but it would be packaged in the same case and screen format as the Nav VI for backward compatibility. Recent buyers of K16 or R1200RT models especially would be extremely unhappy if the Nav VII could not be retrofitted to their bikes. I’d expect pricing to reflect that redesign and likely be closer to pricing on the Nav VI.

    As for the Zumo XT itself, I doubt you’d see any adapters from BMW to mount the XT in existing bikes and the small market size probably makes it unattractive for aftermarket vendors to jump in.

    With the advent of TFT displays and their spread across more of the model lineup, my question is when is BMW just going to license Car Play for Apple and Android?

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    My wish, that I doubt will ever come through, is to have the TFT screen enlarged on the RT and accept routes I plan from Basecamp wirelessly

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    This model seems to be the answer to the questions that were asked in another recent thread, concerning a gps navigator that also offers topo maps for off-road riding. In that thread the Montana model was recommended, but it is not motorcycle specific and lacks bluetooth (for broadcasting turn-by-turn instructions to a helmet headset.)

    This model seems to be motorcycle-specific while offering pre-loaded topo maps. Or am I misreading something?

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    Here's a bit more information about the unit: https://canadamotoguide.com/2020/03/...ed-navigation/
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