Next-Generation GPS Navigation System Offers Advanced Trip
Planning Technology For On- And Off-Road Travel On Two Wheels Or
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 27, 2013...BMW
Motorrad has taken trip planning to another level with the
introduction of the new Navigator V. Featuring a new larger and
brighter 5" TFT Display (800 x 480 pixels and 65,000 colors) than
the previous generation NAV IV, the premium-class, Bluetooth-capable
GPS navigation system is a reliable guide both on and off-road,
whether traveling by motorcycle or automobile.
The Navigator V’s new trip technology redefines route planning by
allowing users to create longer and more detailed tours with up to
3,750 reference points per trip. The navigational instructions – e.g.
via Bluetooth using the BMW Motorrad communication system –are
partially spoken using real landmarks. For example…instead of saying
"turn left in 100 feet" the system can say: "turn left
at the white church.”
Map zooming is finely graduated and offers navigational tools such as
a lane assistant and 3D building display in many cities. Another
routing feature is PhotoNavigation: Geo-coded pictures stored in the
device can be clicked on to start navigating towards that location.
The unit features a fully-fledged travel computer, a home function for
fast routing to the home address and beeline offroad waypoint navigation.
A free Garmin Smartphone Link app is available from Google Play
and iOS. After pairing the smartphone with the Navigator V, users can
receive weather and traffic information. The Navigator V is compatible
with the free Garmin Base Camp route planning software, which can
create routes and waypoints that can be tracked and transferred to the
Thanks to the four-button mount cradle, the waterproof and
gasoline-resistant housing of the Navigator V can be mounted safely to
the motorcycle and operated even while wearing gloves. On the R 1200
GS and K 1600 GT / GTL models, many functions can also be controlled
directly using the multi-controller on the left of the handlebars.
The BMW Motorrad Navigator V is powered by an integrated and
exchangeable lithium ion battery which supplies up to four hours of
power. While riding, the battery is charged via the motorcycle’s
on-board power system. It can also be charged by computer via mini USB
or by using an optional charging unit.
The Navigator V comes with preinstalled map data of North America and
features lifelong access to map updates (Lifetime Map Updates - LMU).
To better plan routes, users can download the Base Camp tour planning
software free of charge at www.garmin.com or install it
directly from the installation file on the navigation device itself.
Memory capacity of the Navigator V can be expanded from 8 GB up to 64
GB using an additional SD card (not included).
For days when the motorcycle remains in the garage, an automobile
mounting kit allows the powerful GPS unit to be used as a portable
navigator. A speaker and microphone are integrated into the car kit
cradle to provide audio output as well as well as a hands-free cell
The Navigator V will be available in October for
manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.00 for BMW models with
GPS prep and for $899.00 with a cradle mount.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all
X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The
BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through
networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers,
and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW
Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff
Lake, New Jersey.
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