Five of the best… rider to pillion intercoms

Five of the best... rider to pillion intercoms

SBS Choice
 ADAM PIGOTT

Staying in touch with your pillion when you’re riding together can make life on the road much more enjoyable.

Things have advanced from a home-brewed code of pokes and prods, and you can now seamlessly communicate with each other through intercoms attached to your lid. Here are five of the best, selected based on reviews from Sportsbikeshop customers.

Sena 10S Dual

£285.00
Popular with Sportsbikeshop customers for a crystal-clear connection, the 10S received a 4.70 star average from the first 44 buyer reviews. Owners love that the two units in this twin pack arrive already paired together, and say they’re easy to install and use. They also say that pairing them with phones or sat-navs is fuss-free. They do point out you can only connect to intercom users on other machines when they’re within your line of sight, which those planning to riding in a group may want to bear in mind.    

Autocom Logic Kit L2

£239.95
Autocom intercoms differ in that they are mostly wired rather than Bluetooth, but they remain popular with owners, who gave the Logic L2 kit an impressive 4.86-star average from the first 14 reviews. The kit includes a hub system to plug the helmet units. Customers say the hub is easy to fit and doesn’t need tools. They say the end result is clear sound, and that it’s a doddle to connect to a phone or sat-nav.

Sena 20S Evo

£359.99
Sena’s 20S Evo twin-pack intercom is a step up in the range from the 10S, and achieved an average of 4.60 stars from the first 25 customer reviews. Owners say pairing them to a phone is quick and easy, but that getting your head around all the functions is initially quite tricky. Reviewers praise the great battery life (Sena claim 13 hours of talk time) and owners also find the hands-free voice commands particularly useful for operating the units while riding.  

Interphone Connect Twin Pack

£229.99
It’s early days for Interphone’s Connect intercom units, but they’re impressing Sportsbikeshop customers so far, who’ve left them with a perfect five star average from the first three reviews. Early signs are suggesting the Connect intercoms are easy to fit and once on, aren’t intrusive. They say the quality of the sound is good, and that the buttons are easy to use, even while wearing gloves.

Sena 30K Dual

£408.19
The latest in Sena’s intercom range features hosts of new technology to make riding connected easier, including their ‘Mesh’ easy connect ability, which customers say makes connecting with other riders’ intercoms a breeze. They also say the build quality of the units is excellent, and that they’re easy to install and use, giving them an overall average of 4.60 stars from the first 10 reviews.