TomTom is introducing a new version of its Rider navigation device for motorcyclists.

The new TomTom Rider features a 4.3-inch screen with variable color options to allow for better visibility in changing lighting conditions. The touch screen is waterproof and can be operated even with gloves. Bluetooth technology allows the Rider to send directions to headsets or share routes with other riders.

The Rider comes with a universal vibration-proof mount from RAM that should attach to most motorcycles. The TomTom Rider also comes with a charging dock that connects to a motorcycle’s power supply, and the device can power on or off along with the ignition.

The device can find optimum routes for the shortest travel times, and for those looking for a more exciting ride, the TomTom Rider can also select routes that offer more curves.

“With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly how they want to get there,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer. “We listened to feedback from motorcycle communities to create a device that was customized for the way they want to ride. We found that the overwhelming majority of bikers use their motorcycle for recreational purposes and many actively seek out routes that offer fantastic scenic touring experiences. TomTom Rider gives bikers the ability to find and ride the best scenic routes in the world.”

The TomTom Rider retails for $299 which includes at least four free map updates per year for the life of the device.

[Source: TomTom]