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TomTom Unveils the TomTom RIDER 2ND Edition For Motorcycles

Aug 23 2007


TomTom Unveils the TomTom RIDER 2ND Edition For Motorcycles

Car Kit Accessory With Separate Mount Now Available

Concord, MA – August 23, 2007 – TomTom, the world’s largest navigation solutions provider, today announces the launch of the new TomTom RIDER 2nd Edition, TomTom’s all-in-one navigation solution designed for bikers by bikers.

Like all TomTom navigation devices, The RIDER 2nd Edition combines portability, a sleek design and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface with TomTom’s award-winning software.

“As the first navigation solution made specifically for motorcycles, TomTom RIDER is designed to deliver the best features to riders of all kinds,” said TomTom Inc president Jocelyn Vigreux. “Whether riders are looking to navigate to a specific location, take a scenic ride or simply find their way home after getting ‘lost’ on the open roads, the new Rider 2nd Edition provides an easy-to-use, high-quality navigation experience.”

The TomTom RIDER features a simple, easy-to-use touchscreen that is conveniently designed so that riders can operate the device even while using gloves. It comes with a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that provides up to 5 hours of constant driving, or can be wired into a 12v motorcycle battery (with the included power cable) for a constant charge. The RIDER comes preloaded with maps of both the United States and Canada.

New and enhanced features include:

  • Sleek design, with newly designed power button
  • Rugged RAM mount that fits on virtually all motorcycles, is easy to mount, and can withstand rigorous vibration conditions common to riding
  • High-quality Cardo scala-rider® Bluetooth® headset for in-helmet spoken instructions. The new headset fits open and closed helmets, and has exceptional noise cancellation performance to ensure that bikers can hear directions and phone calls with unparalleled clarity.
  • Waterproof (IPX-7 standards) to protect device from rain and fuel splashes
  • Car kit accessory with separate mount and built-in speaker for car usage*
  • Rugged and secure bike dock for single-handed mounting
  • Enhanced quality voice instructions
  • Easy-to-hear beep instructions as speed increases to replace voice instructions
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling

Pricing and Availability
The new TomTom RIDER is available now for $699.95.

Technical Specifications

  • 3.5” 320 x 240 full TFT color LCD touchscreen (64k colors)
  • CPU 380 MHz, 32MB RAM
  • High sensitivity GPS chipset
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • Maps of US and Canada preloaded on 1GB SD Card
  • SD card slot
  • Operating Temperature: 14 to 130° F
  • Bluetooth™
  • Internal lithium-polymer battery (up to 5 hours operation)
  • Power source: 12V DC battery, 110V AC charger
  • Dimensions: 4.46” x 3.79” x 2.08”
  • Weight: 11 ounces

TomTom Product Portfolio

Product Key Features Price
TomTom RIDER 2nd Edition Listed above $699.95
TomTom GO 720
  • Free instant map updates with TomTom MapShare™
  • 4.3 inch touchscreen
  • Spoken street names
  • ‘Help Me’ safety feature
  • Hands-free calling
  • Real-time traffic
  • 4.3 inch, extra-wide touchscreen
  • Real-time traffic and weather
TomTom ONE
  • Pocket-sized design
  • Real-time traffic and weather
  • World’s #1 selling GPS device
*Car kit accessory is available now and sold separately for $89.95 at


For more information please contact:

Karen CK Drake, TomTom Inc.
Telephone: 978-405-1688


Will Safer, Hill & Knowlton
Telephone: 212-885-0490

About TomTom
TomTom NV is the world’s largest navigation solution provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use and value. TomTom's products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award-winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom ONE range and the TomTom RIDER. TomTom PLUS, is the location-based content and services offering for TomTom’s navigation products easily available through TomTom HOME. TomTom also provides navigation software products which integrate with third party devices; the TomTom NAVIGATOR software for PDA’s and smartphones. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 25 countries and online. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext, Amsterdam Stock Exchange in The Netherlands. For more information, go to

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