Top 5 2022 Best Intercoms for Motorcycles

Best Intercoms for Motorcycles

In the world of shopping there are two types of people, those who instinctively choose the first product they come across and those who decide to get informed, consider the various options and make the best choice.

If you are here on this website you are probably part of the latter type, just like us at motorbikeintercom.com.

Imagine standing in front of a table full of a dozen intercoms of different shapes and sizes, but you do not know the types, features and functionalities.

Not a single thing.

Here you will probably choose the most beautiful one, the one that will cost the least or the one with the most familiar shape or colors for you.

However, this is not necessarily the right choice; in fact, it probably isn’t at all.

Before we wrote this guide we examined dozens of intercoms, features and characteristics of each one, their pros and cons, and compiled our chart.

Most people read the whole article and always find the perfect intercom.

The next step is to start reading, if at the end you don’t find the perfect intercom please contact us using the comment form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

What is the best 2022 motorcycle intercom ever?

The first question our biker friends ask us when we talk about intercoms always sounds more or less like this:

Which is the best helmet intercom?

Unfortunately I have some bad news: there is no universally applicable standard to judge the best bluetooth motorcycle intercom ever.

Those who say the opposite either don’t know what they are saying or haven’t yet reached the level of awareness of those who have worked in this field for years.

Our answer is therefore always the same: there is no better bluetooth intercom for motorcycles ever, but there is the best for you!

Each one of us has its own style, some prefer scooters and some love road bikes, some take long trips and use their vehicle only for the home-work trip, some love to be in groups and some love to travel alone.

This makes it virtually impossible to make a device that is perfect for everyone.

For this reason companies make different intercoms to try to satisfy the needs of all bikers.

So how do I pick the perfect intercom?

After having tested virtually all motorcycle intercoms on the market we give you our opinion.

What are the best motorcycle intercoms in 2022?

Here are the 5 best bluetooth helmet intercoms sorted by type.

Cardo Packtalk Bold

The best when traveling with a big company


Is the company you ride with very big?

Perhaps you are looking for a device that doesn’t force you to take your hands off the handlebars?

If so, Cardo Packtalk Bold is definitely the best intercom ever.

It is the top of the range model of the U.S. manufacturer and is the most advanced in terms of features

It comes with voice commands: you can simply say “Hey Cardo” to the system and it responds instantly at any time.

In Private mode you can communicate with 15 users within an 8km radius.

Not just that! Cardo Packtalk in fact allows you to communicate with your travel mates in a completely revolutionary way: when a bike exits the network because it is beyond range, the other users remain connected and when it returns within range communication is automatically reestablished.

Main features and characteristics

  • Sound quality: excellent up to 130 km/h
  • Communication range: 1600m Bluetooth, 8000m DMC
  • Number of connected users: up to 8 with Bluetooth, up to 15 with DMC
  • Communication type: conference up to 4 Bluetooth users, one-to-one up to 8 users and 15 in DMC mode.
  • Battery life: up to 13h communication, up to 1week in standby
  • Recharge time: n.d.
  • A2DP/AVRCP: yes
  • Song Sharing: yes, passenger rider
  • Automatic gain control: yes
  • Bluetooth technology: 4.0 version
  • DSP: yes
  • Radio FM: yes, you can save up to 6 stations
  • Universal Intercom: yes
  • Compatibility with BMW TFT: complete (from software version 4.2)
  • Auto reconnect: yes
  • Waterproof: yes (IP67 certification)
  • Weight: 59 gr
  • Length: 80.3 mm
  • Height: 45 mm
  • Depth: 25 mm

Lexin

The best budget motorcycle intercom


Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned biker, nowadays it’s hard not to be tempted by a whole series of gadgets, accessories and anything else for you and your bike.

Intercoms certainly belong to this category and, in the price range under 100 euros, one of the highlights is Lexin.

It is a bluetooth device designed for riders and passengers who want to communicate with each other during a motorcycle ride.

This helmet hands-free device is compatible with most helmets, smartphones with bluetooth technology and will allow you to receive instructions from your GPS, manage incoming and outgoing calls and listen to music from an mp3 player or smartphone.

The cheap bluetooth intercom par excellence.

Main features and characteristics

  • Sound quality: good up to 120 km/h
  • Communication range: up to 1600m between 4 pilots
  • Number of connected users: up to 4, a host and 3 auxiliaries, once paired the host decides who to talk with among the 3
  • Communication type: double simultaneous
  • Battery life: 120h standby time and up to 8h communication time
  • Nav pairing: yes, with voice command feature
  • Music streaming: yes, with forward, reverse, play and pause music playback control.
  • Last number redial: yes
  • DSP: yes
  • Waterproof: yes

Midland BTX1 Pro

The best-selling helmet intercom 

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The Midland BTX1 Pro is the best-selling wireless motorcycle intercom in Italy.

It is technically simple but it’s a very complete device with all the features and characteristics, it’s great if you don’t need to make very long journeys (above 120km/h you can hear a little buzz).

Midland BTX1 Pro in fact was created as a city device; however, you can communicate in conference mode with 2 users up to a maximum range of 300 meters.

If you are a music lover you can connect via bluetooth your phone or your Mp3 player.

The battery life can satisfy even the most demanding ones thanks to its maximum 30 hours capacity.

Ultimately, we can say that it is the most chameleonic device we have tested, because it is great both for the city and for travelling.

Without doubt one of the best devices available on the market for its quality/price ratio.

Main features and characteristics

  • Sound quality: great up to 120 km/h
  • Communication range: 300m
  • Number of connected users: 2
  • Communication type: one-to-one intercom up to 2 people
  • Battery life: up to 30h communication time
  • Universal Intercom: si
  • Radio FM: yes, with 6 presettable stations
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC): yes
  • VOX technology: yes
  • Helmet compatibility: universal
  • Waterproof: yes (IP67 certification)

Cellular Line Interphone Tour

The best motorcycle helmet intercom for long trips

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If you enjoy long trips, you need a reliable partner to keep you company while you speed through the bends.

In this case we are talking about one of the best motorcycle intercoms available on the market: the hands-free speaker Cellular Line Tour.

As its name suggests, it is great for long trips because its battery life is virtually infinite (over 1000 hours of standby time and 20 hours of use).

Just like its little brother F4MC, the ease of use is amazing: you can use the device with ease even with your gloves on.

In short, if you love to ride for days and days, this is the device for you.

Main features and characteristics

  • Operating speed: up to 130 KM/H the sound quality is good
  • Communication range: up to 1500m
  • Battery life: 1000h standby, up to 20h of use
  • Recharge time: 80% in about one hour
  • Communication type: conference between 4 motorcycles, or between 2 motorcycles with rider-passenger
  • Features: nav and MP3 pairing, radio, rider and passenger music sharing, phone call sharing with passenger, guide voice messages, VOX feature, Anycom feature that allows you to communicate with other brands intercoms, Genius Pairing feature that pairs two or more intercoms, option to save a phone number to redial with a command, noise cancellation and automatic volume adjustment, double volume adjustment for jet and full helmets, call manager, Waterproof, quick release system of the control unit, Bluetooth 4.2 technology and automatic reconnection between devices when within range.

Midland BTX2 Pro

The mostsilent

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Midland BTX2 Pro is, after its little brother BTX1 Pro, the best-selling intercom in Italy.

We tested it in the wind tunnel at EICMA with a jet helmet and the audio was very sharp even at high speeds.

It is one of the easiest to use, yet complete with every feature.

Compared to its younger brother, in fact, it allows communication not only between pilot-passenger but also between 4 users within a 1.000m range.

It is one of the most long-lasting battery intercoms (over 30 hours of use, nearly double that of most competitors).

It is ideal for both city use and long trips, and is not recommended only for those traveling in a particularly large group.

We also recommend it to those who have a modular helmet or jet and are looking for a product with sharp sound and without any interference even at high speeds.

Main features and characteristics

  • Sound quality: excellent up to 130 km/h
  • Communication range: 1000m
  • Number of connected users: 4
  • Communication typeone-to-one 4 users, conference mode 4 users
  • Battery life: up to 30h of use
  • Bluetooth technology: 4.2
  • Universal Intercom: yes
  • Compatibilità con TFT BMW: yes (you can find more info here)
  • Noise suppression: yes
  • Connessione 2 cellulari: yes
  • Radio FM: yes, you can save up to 6 stations
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC): yes
  • VOX technology: yes
  • Helmet compatibility: universal
  • Waterproof: yes (IP67 certification)

FAQ

What is the best intercom for a modular helmet?

Both Lexin, Midland BTX1 Pro, BTX2 Pro, Interphone Tour and Cardo Packtalk Bold are compatible with modular helmets. Therefore I would recommend you to check the reviews of each of them and choose the one that suits your needs best.

What is the best intercom for a full face helmet?

Both Lexin, Midland BTX1 Pro, BTX2 Pro, Interphone Tour and Cardo Packtalk Bold are compatible with full face helmets. Therefore I would recommend you to check the reviews of each of them and choose the one that suits your needs best.

What is the best intercom for a jet helmet?

Even though all the devices I mentioned so far are compatible with jet helmets, if you are looking for a product with a reduced size, you can check the Sena 3S (the smallest ever) or the Sena SF1 (which is not as small as its little brother, but is still very small).

If size is not something you care about and you are looking for a jet helmet intercom with good sound quality, long battery life and great value for money, I would suggest Midland BTX1 Pro. It’s slightly bulky, but it’s a really great device.

The 7 factors to keep in mind before buying a motorcycle speaker

Here are, in my opinion, the 7 elements to keep in mind before purchasing your new device.

Read them thoroughly, because they are very important, especially if you have never used an intercom before.

Ease of use

If you are going to buy your first intercom ever, I suggest you to choose a product that is user friendly.

You should make sure it has buttons big enough to be used even with winter gloves.

Because there is nothing more annoying than having to stop to answer a phone call or to turn up the music volume, don’t you think?

Thankfully, in the last few years all the manufacturers have released devices with very large and intuitive buttons, so all the products in this list are easy to use even with winter gloves..

Can it be connected to a GPS?

Connecting your intercom to your smartphone or the gps of your bike is one of the most important factors: this would help you not to get distracted from riding to follow the directions of the satnav.

Also in this case, all the intercoms that you find in this list can be easily connected to a smartphone, so you can ride in complete confidence without ever being distracted..

How many riders would you like to communicate with?

Are you going to use your intercom only to listen to music and talk to your little dead weight or are you looking for a device that allows you to communicate with large groups of riders?

Low end intercoms generally allow one or two connections, while high end intercoms allow up to infinite connections, thanks to their mesh technology.

When you read the reviews of the various intercoms, always check the “Communication type“. Here we have mentioned how many users you can communicate with one-to-one comms or in conference mode.

At what range?

Range is a very important factor if you want to communicate with other riders.

Intercoms with a longer range are generally more expensive, but this feature is crucial if you want to stay connected all the time and not lose communication with your biker friends.

In our reviews, under the “range” entry, you will find all the details about the type of range of each product.

Is the intercom rainproof?

If you’re on a bike trip and it starts to rain, there’s little you can do: either you stop, or you keep on riding.

But what happens if you have to stop to protect your Bluetooth helmet intercom?

When you buy a product with the IP67 certification, this should never be a problem.

This way, no one will be able to stop you even if you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour.

What is the noise suppression you want?

The most advanced intercoms feature an environmental noise suppression system that allows you to virtually suppress all background noise, so that your communications are always crisp and clear, even if you are in the middle of heavy traffic.

If you have a helmet that is not very soundproof, seek out a motorcycle Bluetooth intercom with an environmental noise suppression system.

In our reviews, you can find this feature in the paragraph “main features and characteristics“.

Does it have multitasking audio?

Are you looking for a helmet speakerphone that lets you listen to music and GPS at the same time? Perhaps a product that doesn’t stop the music every time your little dead weight has something to tell you?

This feature is called multitasking audio, and it’s a feature found primarily in high-end intercoms.

You can check out the list of intercoms with multitasking audio or find out if an intercom is fitted with multitasking audio by simply checking the “multitasking audio” entry under the “main features and characteristics“.

Bottom line

After testing virtually every Bluetooth speakerphone on the market we have come to this result.

We hope we have helped you in choosing the best motorcycle intercom available on the market.

Do you have any questions?

Leave a comment below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

If you’d like to take a closer look at the various intercoms, read the final guide to choose the best motorcycle intercom.