Radar detectors are very popular now days to help people avoid costly speeding tickets. One place you don't see radar detectors is on motorcycles. When you think about it this does not make much sense since motorcycles can go just as fast as cars. The sport bikes tend to go even faster than cars. I'm sure you've seen one of these sport bikes whiz by down the street at high speeds.
Half the fun of owning one of these bikes is to see how fast you can go. Traditional radar detectors don't tend to work well with motorcycles for a couple of reasons. Most detectors make a noise to let you know that is has sensed other radar and because a motorcycle is so loud plus the fact that you should be wearing a helmet for safety it is difficult to hear.
The next problem with traditional radar detectors is how they are installed. With a motorcycle you don't have many places you can mount your radar detector. If you do have a place to mount your detector you will have to fight the long cords.
You don't really want a bunch of long cords getting in your way when you are riding your motorcycle. Another big problem with radar detectors is that they are not waterproof. Most motorcycle drivers like to avoid riding in the rain or snow, but this can not always be avoided. What would you do with the detector if your out for a ride and it starts to rain unexpectedly? If you leave the detector out it will be ruined, but you probably won't have a safe dry place to put it either. Since the need for a motorcycle radar detector is increasing, so are the efforts of the manufacturers. Many manufacturers are now coming out with cordless detectors so you don't have to mess with the long cords.
You can also now find detectors that use an earpiece so that you can hear the warning. When shopping for a motorcycle radar detector you want will want to check out which options are important for you to have. You will need to decide how much you are willing to spend, the distance of detection, and what or how many bands it can detect. Another thing to consider is if you want your detector to just detect other radar, or if you want it to have the ability to jam other radar. You will also need to look at how the detector will be mounted to the bike, if it has an ear piece or a screen for you to read, and if it is waterproof.
If the detector is not waterproof you may be able to buy a waterproof case to protect it. Keep in mind that even though the popularity and availability of these detectors are increasing, you may have a hard time finding exactly what you want. You may have to compromise in at least one area.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Cobra Radar Detectors at http://www.radarlaserdetectorsonline.com