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    Question What is this mount?

    Hello,
    In the process of buying my first BMW bike, 2016 R1200 GS. Granted I can't get it till later in the month I am trying to get everything ready ahead of time. I noticed this mount. It doesn't look like the GPS mounts I have seen. It doesn't seem to have a spot to connect the GPS. Does anyone know what this is? If it is a GPS mount, for what brand GPSs?

    I did try to reverse image search with Google but could not find anything similar in the images.

    Thank you!
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    That is what’s called the “GPS Prep” package. It’s a mount for the BMW Navigator VI, a GPS manufactured for BMW by Garmin. The NAV VI integrates with the bike, through this mount, so that you can control many GPS functions with the “wonder wheel” and so the GPS can display bike info like fuel mileage, tripmeter, engine temp, and more. The NAV VI can also function as a media player.

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    It is also the mount for the Garmin/BMW Nav V gps unit. Hopefully you will get an owner's manual for your GS. That will explain how to operate the locking feature of that mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    That is what’s called the “GPS Prep” package. It’s a mount for the BMW Navigator VI, a GPS manufactured for BMW by Garmin. The NAV VI integrates with the bike, through this mount, so that you can control many GPS functions with the “wonder wheel” and so the GPS can display bike info like fuel mileage, tripmeter, engine temp, and more. The NAV VI can also function as a media player.

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    DeVern
    Yes, that's the best feature of that mount-IT LOCKS!

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    An electronic version of the riders manual can be downloaded here, and the accessory manual here.

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    Thank you!

    Thanks for the responses! I did look in the owners manual online and see there is a protective cover for it and that is why I don't see the contacts!

    THANKS AGAIN!

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