Five of the best… rider to pillion intercoms

Five of the best... rider to pillion intercoms

SBS Choice

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

Popular with Sportsbikeshop customers for a crystal-clear connection, the 10S received a 4.71 star average from the first 48 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 Super Pro Automatic Kit SPA-2

Autocom kits require wiring to the bike rather than relying on a Bluetooth connection, but some customers prefer this, as they say it keeps the sound constantly clear. Reviewers love the automatic volume control, which adjusts the sound depending on riding speed, and give it a near-perfect 4.96 stars from the first 23 reviews.          

Sena 20S Evo

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 35 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 Tour Twin Pack

Achieving a 4.69-star average from the first 13 reviews, Interphone’s Tour intercom impresses Sportsbikeshop customers with its easy-to-use unit, long-lasting battery and long range (which Interphone claim as 1.5km). While reviewers praise the clear sound quality, some note that it can get a little difficult to hear other people through the headset when travelling at higher speeds.

Sena 30K Dual

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 4.47 stars from the first 15 reviews.