My wife and I just returned from Sturgis using your Q2 bike to bike
communications. We were returning from a ride July 31st at 5:30 PM
on 44 West 10 miles outside of Rapid City.
We were riding on a two lane highway at 65 mph with my wife riding
her new Victory Vegas 3 seconds behind me. I looked left and saw a
white tail doe feeding in the ditch and reported"Deer left!" No
sooner had I said it, the deer looked up startled and charged
across my path.
I fullthrottled my Harley Softail and at anticipated
impact....nothing. It missed me! Then I looked in my side view
mirror to see the deer blocking the view of Vicky who was eating up
asphalt at 95 feet per second. At that speed and at that moment I
knew I was about to lose her.
Then the deer leapt up, belly over her windscreen and its rear end
contorted in mid-air to her right and it dropped from view! She
appeared like a jet coming out of a cloud! Start to finish? Maybe
pulled over to collect ourselves and she said "I hit it. I felt it
thump!" There was no mark on her bike but her windscreen must have
connected on the deer's lower thigh causing it to twist out of the
Vicky said that if I hadn't given her verbal warning through our Q
2s that she probably wouldn't have been as prepared to react.
In short your product contributed significantly in saving her life.
Thank you for your product. We have used it extensively and it has
greatly improved our riding experience as well as having proved
it's value for safety. That is priceless to us.
Please feel free to use this testimony publicly to promote your
unbelievable product. it is the absolutely the least I can do for
what it has done for us.
Sincerely, Steve Stringberg
Dear Mr. Cheek, My name is Bill Wheeler I was fortunate enough to
be invited to ride 5 KTM Dakar bikes from Tennessee to Oregon in
July of 2009 with 5 friends.
had many sponsorships and donated items to our cause. I can tell
you from personal experience that the most effective and useful
product that was donated to this ride was the communications that
we received from Scala.
the person with the most technical background (none) I was chosen
as the communications specialist. I was given the job to mount all
of the Scalas in all 6 helmets, sync communications, teach 5 old
farts with less communications skills than me on the operation and
use of said communication system.
For 21 days
and nights we travelled through all types of conditions from dry
and dusty to wet and moldy. Helmets were abused, dropped and
trail boss had a special test for your equipment. He would spit a
large chunk of chewing tobacco profusely out of his helmet into the
microphone. Probably not one of the quality tests you might have
On a serious note, the equipment as a safety factor is probably the
one single reason we were all able to cross 4,600 miles of dirt
without incident. We were able to communicate dangers ahead to
riders behind, changes in direction to keep everyone on course and
the Scalas performed flawlessly.
Bill “Mucho” Wheeler
I wanted to write and
let you know how pleased we are with our Scala Rider Q2 multi-set.
They are simply wonderful!
had tried a competitors model of a blue-tooth communicator last
year and I could not understand my husband when he talked. I blamed
it on wind noise in my helmet. We really wanted to be able to
communicate with each other as we ride our bikes and decided to try
a different brand of a blue tooth communicator.
are totally pleased with the Scala Q2 and actually they perform
beyond our expectations. My husband rides a Gold Wing and I ride a
07' Honda Shadow. He has to wear ear plugs as he
will hear me shifting and my motor running unless he plugs his
ears!! I think that is marvelous clear hearing for riding a
....We have found that the battery's last very well. We were out
riding last week, left home at 8:30 a.m. and returned home at 6:30
p.m. and they were still going strong.
( My husband is a 'chatter'er' too so they had good use during the
day, and he has the radio loud on his GoldWing and I hear the radio
thru the Q2 so I know it was 'on' most all day).
Thanks for developing such a helpful product. Keep up the good
You guys have a
wonderful product. I have been riding for some 35 years and your
product makes my commute seem effortless! I borrowed my buddies Q2
multiset with the MP3 and got to try it for a week.
true that I think its about the best product out there for what it
does... the only changes that I would love to see in the next
version would be a small LED window to help you set your pre-set FM
stations.. (a little hard without it) and maybe the speakers could
stand to be a bit (maybe an 1/8 inch thicker) so you can use a
different driver to deliver a better dynamic range of
speakers sounded a bit "tinnie" with not much bass. Otherwise your
product is the best on the market. Several of my friends have the
chatterbox and hate the constant problems that they have
experienced. Thank you for time and again... a wonderful
Have a wonderful day,
I bought one of the
Multisets at Americade 2009. I wanted to drop you a note to tell
you that the system is the best I have ever used.
Going through the
mountain road of the Adirondacks we were able to talk very well
even over small hills. I just wanted to say Thanks for the system
and the great help in making this decision to go this
I will be
passing on the information on them to the people I cross and tell
them about the system.
Glenn and Sharon
South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
After riding the Indian
Foothills Parkway in TN and headed around the park to Cherokee, NC
for dinner, I pulled the three of us over. I had a bug in my helmet
and something bothering one eye. It was a great snake of a road but
heavy with traffic and slow going. We stopped buy the fast-moving
stream that this road ran parallel to. This was a small turnout big
enough for about three cars. We lined the bikes up and all
dismounted, took off the helmets and jackets.
This is a rock-lined road that is about 6 feet down and steep.
Large rocks and big steps! Sort of hard to navigate if you wanted
to go to the clear rushing water below. My wife's bike had her
helmet on the mirror.
Well, she said she was having issues with the front end. Seems the
tire was having a shimmy problem at certain speeds. So I went back
to look at it. I got to her bike and grabbed the bars to straighten
the wheel. I am standing on the street side of her bike. Imagine my
shock and horror and I see her helmet tip. You know how everything
seems to go in slow motion when you know it's going to end up
Well, I watched for
what seemed like MINUTES and her helmet slid off the mirror...then
hit the tar. I reached but knew there wasn't a chance... It bounced
up once, then flipped, hit again and did the WORST possible
football bounce, directly toward the raging water. I started around
the bike yelling NO! NO! NO!!! Too late! It bounced down the
embankment off two rocks and did a BEAUTIFUL swan dive into the
raging water! OMFG!!! I couldn't believe this!
feet took over where my mind was numb and lost. The helmet itself
is an inexpensive Icon we bought for her. But, attached to that
helmet was her SCALA RIDER Q2 headset, still flashing it's pretty
Bluetooth-blue light and asking to be chatted with. I took to the
road and within split seconds, bounded down the rocks, somehow not
falling and breaking my extremities. A few yards down was a rock
jutting out of the water, sort of an upside down V in shape.
Without even a thought, I jumped out and landed on it like a
was in the water up to my knees, riding boots and over pants on. I
looked upstream and there was the helmet, floating and twisting,
headed my way. There was a smaller rock in front of it and the
helmet tapped it. It could have gone either way but I think Lady
Luck gave me my one shot! It tapped the rock again and went street
side and headed right toward the front of the rock I was
straddling. I layed forward and snagged it on the way by. After
pulling it toward me, I saw that one of her gloves was in it and
fell out. I swept my other arm around and snatched it out of the
photo is my exhausted fat arse with my two prizes, caught in a
crystal clear TN stream in the Smokey Mtns. No rod, no reel, no
bait, just my bare hands! Yes,the helmet was water logged. The
SCALA was submerged. I poured water out of the helmet as soon as I
had reeled it in. I put them in my lap and pulled the SCALA off,
still flashing blue. I wiped it with my shirt before getting off
the rock and it remained running.
They are water resistant but not supposed to be submerged but that
was the counter weight that turned the helmet and the keel that
stayed in the water. Here is my testiment to SCALA.... the unit did
not take any water in. The only way water can get in is via the
rubber plug for the charger but as the manual states, I was
diligent in making sure it was closed securely that
the speakers and mic? Oh yeah... SOAKED! I pulled my new Dragon
Tail Tee out of my tail bag, and changed into it. I used my Tee for
wringing out as best I could her helmet to press dry the liner and
pads in the helmet. I gently pressed out the speakers and mic.
After about 20 minutes of pressing and drying, it was far from dry.
I have to say, she was a great sport about it though. Because the
day was rather hot, it was like air conditioning for her
Thankfully it was ALSO
as clear a stream as I've seen with the freshest of water. She put
on the helmet and we snapped the SCALA RIDER Q2 back onto the
mount. I put on my helmet and we turned them on. IT WORKED! IT
FREAKIN' WORKED! I could hear her crystal clear! She said I was a
little muted, understandable with the wet speakers...
As the rest of the trip worn on, the speakers dried out and she and
I had zero issues communicating all the way back to the Two Wheel
Inn. The SCALA RIDER Q2 Multiset is performing well beyond what I
Thanks for a GREAT product!
ERIC RANDALL DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE