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Stay Connected

By Rhi AMX

Tue Aug 04 2020

There are not many products that have revolutionised the motorcycling world as much as the Bluetooth communicator. Besides allowing riders to stayconnected with each other whilst out on the road, smartphone's are now acessible inside the helmet giving the rider easy reach to more resources such as navigation, voice assistance, music and more. 

We take a look here at two of the best Bluetooth communication brands on the market, available now at AMX Superstores!

Since the release of their first Bluetooth intercom headset for motorcyclists in 2010, Sena has been at the top of the motorcycle comms market, offering a range of devices to suit any rider and even in a growing industry, they’re still among the most advanced.

THE NEW STANDARD: MESH 2.0

Sena's 50 Series robust Mesh 2.0 advanced communication systems help you stay connected and in control when you're out on your machine. With finely-tuned high-definition speakers, both the 50R and 50S models bring significant technical enhancements, sharing information between each other within the Mesh 2.0 network at an astounding rate.

Mesh 2.0 delivers a new level of reliable intercom connections and intelligent routing management to an adaptive and autonomous communication network. The innovative system of prompts and responses between Sena’s Mesh 2.0 headsets has resulted in a staggering increase of 80% more data being transferred across harsh and challenging conditions, providing superior intercom audio quality with a rock-solid connection. Additionally, information sharing between connected devices is happening in real-time at mind-boggling speeds, allowing Mesh 2.0 to instantly assess the optimal path for delivering messages to all participants in the network.


Tested and proven in the most demanding situations, Sena’s Mesh 2.0 network keeps the communication lines with your fellow riders clear and stable.

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INTRODUCING THE 50R...

The 50R is built for the road less taken. Rugged and armed with Mesh 2.0, the 50R stays crystal-clear even on the most turbulent courses. In fact, to know that it was up to the task, the unit was stress tested by over 100 global ADV riders during the Int. GS Trophy 2020. When the results came in, the 50R more than held up its side of the bargain by withstanding intense conditions at every turn.

This device has an incredible amount of punch packed into a tight space. With a compact battery, sleek mounting options, and no aux port, this is one of Sena’s lowest-profile intercoms yet. Even with the reduced battery size, the R has a talk time of 8 hours in Mesh Intercom and 13 hours in Bluetooth Intercom. Both the 50R and the 50S are equipped with rapid-charging, so even just a quick charge can bring you hours of use.

The R includes two types of microphones: the wired boom microphone, and the wired microphone. In place of a built-in 3.5mm earbud adapter, the 50R is compatible with the 10R Earbud Adapter Split Cable (part #: 10R-A0101) so that you can use your own earbuds for audio rather than the speakers. Less hardware and hardy design are what makes this unit lighter, sleeker, and more adept at high-speed rides.

The 50R Specs

  • Mesh 2.0: Robust Reliability
  • One-Click-to-Connect simplicity
  • Mesh Intercom™ features superior audio quality
  • Multi-channel protocol in Open Mesh allows users to switch between 9 comm channels
  • Bluetooth® 5 enabled
  • Redesigned HD Speakers optimized for boosted performance in volume, bass, and clarity
  • Voice-activated digital assistant access ("Hey Google"/"Hey Siri")
  • 30% faster Rapid-Charging
  • Included WiFi Adapter which charges AND installs firmware updates automatically
  • An elegant, glove-friendly three-button interface
  • Voice Commands recognized across 8 languages
  • Bluetooth Intercom: 4 riders
  • Open Mesh Intercom: virtually limitless
  • Group Mesh Intercom: 24 riders
  • Stress tested and proven by over 100 global ADV riders during the Int. GS Trophy 2020

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INTRODUCING THE 50S...

The "S" can be considered Standard because it uses Sena’s standard helmet clamp. Whereas, to keep the profile low and be sure that it can weather extreme conditions, the 50R can attach directly to your helmet without a clamp, but also has the option of a slide-in clamp. Unlike the 50R, however, the still-sleek 50S has a quick-release mechanism. The major pro for the 50S quick-release clamp kit is that you can take the intercom off to charge it. So, if you’re stopping for lunch and need to charge, instead of bringing your entire helmet into the café, you can just take the pocket-sized unit. The 50S, along with its clamp, is still highly weather and water-resistant.

Where the 50R has the 3-button design, the 50S uses Sena’s classic Jog Dial. The 50S has a slightly larger battery than the 50R, resulting in 9 hours in Mesh Intercom and 14 hours in Bluetooth Intercom instead of 8 and 13 hours.  Where the S differs from the R in the audio realm is that it includes three types of microphones: the boom microphone, the wired boom microphone, and the wired microphone. The additional boom microphone lends extra versatility to the 50S, making it a great option for half-helmet users.

Another advantage for many is that the clamp kit on the 50S includes an AUX port for a non-Bluetooth MP3 player. As opposed to the 50R being 10R Earbud Adapter Split Cable enabled, the 50S comes with a built-in 3.5mm earbud port so that you can use your own earbuds for audio rather than the included high-quality speakers.

The 50S Specs

  • Mesh 2.0: Robust Reliability
  • One-Click-to-Connect Mesh Intercom™, with superior audio quality
  • Bluetooth® 5 enabled
  • Redesigned HD Speakers optimized for boosted performance in volume, bass, and clarity
  • Voice-activated digital assistant access ("Hey Google"/"Hey Siri")
  • 30% faster rapid charging
  • Automatic firmware updates via the included WiFi Adapter
  • A tried-and-true glove-friendly jog dial design
  • Multi-language voice command support
  • Bluetooth Intercom: 4 riders
  • Open Mesh Intercom: virtually limitless
  • Group Mesh Intercom: 24 riders

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