We’re taking a slightly different approach with this review. will take over for a detailed “on the road” evaluation, which will be published as Part 2. The Sena SR10 Bluetooth “hub” is an advanced Bluetooth adapter that expands the capabilities of a motorcycle intercom.
I’d usually wait until we have all the data, reports, photos and feedback from the web Bike World evaluators before I published the full review. It will work with any Bluetooth motorcycle intercom system, although of course, Sena would prefer that it was used with the Sena SMH10 (review)!
We get more emails asking about multiple intercom bike-to-bike connections than anything else with regards to motorcycle intercoms.
About the only way to get multiple connections on a Bluetooth wireless motorcycle intercom at this point in time is to connect it to an FRS/GMRS radio.
It seems to be a similar case size to the Edge 1000 which had a 3″ screen, but with smaller bezels to accomodate the 3.5″ screen.
Personally I’d have liked to see the device shrink a bit rather than a larger screen, but I know many people wanted bigger screens so this seems a reasonable compromise.
The new devices look pretty much as imagined, with the Edge 1030 being a larger version of the Edge 820 (3.5″ screen rather than 2.3″) and the Vector 3 pedals looking like…well…pedals.
Bluetooth was never designed for this type of bandwidth, but electronics engineers have been pushing the envelope to make it happen.I viewed a prototype of the SR10 at the 2011 Dealer Powersports Expo (report) in Indianapolis back in February of this year.Sena has been working on the SR10 ever since and they sent a pair for this review. C.’s companion piece to this article, “The Future of Motorcycle Bluetooth“. Pictures are starting to leak as expected for the upcoming Garmin Edge 1030 and Vector 3 pedals.With Eurobike weeks away it’s likely these will drop any time.