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post #1 of 40 Old 09-12-2016, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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New motorcycle specific radar

The Oct 2016 Motorcycle Consumer News magazine has a very positive review of the new TPX radar 2.0 unit. (and Skene lights which I love)
http://www.motorcycleconsumernews-di...pm=2&u1=friend
Anyone hear of them? Adaptiv Technologies - TPX Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detector and AdaptivMounts http://www.adaptivtechnologies.com/gear/

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Middling performing detector that is certainly weather friendly.

Depends on your demands for performance.

I've been using detectors since the 1970s Fuzz Busters, so am pretty picky on how they perform. As such, I'm willing to deal with weather issues in exchange for top tier performance.

The instant on Ka used by CHP demands the ultimate in performance to sniff out when the vehicle ahead of you is illuminated by radar. Your only means of advance warning.

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This detector has been around for at least a few years. Moshe Levy is just now reviewing it. It is old technology when compared to the Escort Max, Max 2 etc. there had been comparisons with all the major brands and units when the unit first came out. If faired poorly in all the performance categories.
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This detector has been around for at least a few years. Moshe Levy is just now reviewing it. It is old technology when compared to the Escort Max, Max 2 etc. there had been comparisons with all the major brands and units when the unit first came out. If faired poorly in all the performance categories.
Humm.. I guess that's why they came out with a new one. If anyone has the old one they will upgrade it. Don't know how much it would cost tho.

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2.0 has been out for a couple years.

This update has BT and some additional filtering.

The issue remains with the receiving horn. If I'm wrong, it will show up on one of the comparison sites as performing in the same league as the V1, Redline and Max.

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Good bottom line quote: "During this test the TPX was found to have 4 times the capture distance of police K and Ka radar guns which placed it into the 3-star radar detector category having comparable performance to that of the Escort 850050."

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I love my modified Redline. Modified to be water resistant.

Here is a Radar Roy video on setting the Redline for maximum performance.


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I installed the 2.0 unit on my '12 1600GT in 2012 and used it for four years with a H.A.R.D. installed in my helmet. Work as good as any other radar detector I've ever ridden with in a group ride. I'm usually leading the ride my my group so maybe that gives me a bit of advantage but it's always going off as soon as or before the other "top quality" brands used by my friends. The weather proof aspect of it combined with the ability to react to switched power makes it easy to tuck away in a covert location and never think about it again - it's always on and alerting me when it should be.

The 2.0 unit has the transmitter in it for the H.A.R.D. so another added benefit is that you only have to buy the receiver from Legal Speeding to be up and running with a helmet mounted LED warning display.

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The Oct 2016 Motorcycle Consumer News magazine has a very positive review of the new TPX radar 2.0 unit. (and Skene lights which I love)
Motorcycle Consumer News - October 2016
Anyone hear of them? Adaptiv Technologies - TPX Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detector and AdaptivMounts http://www.adaptivtechnologies.com/gear/
Had a Adaptiv TPX for the last seven years on my ST1300, Super Tenere and now on my K1600.

Have not been pulled over once.

Very satisfied.
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