Autocom is back!
I've been told that this is the appropriate place to post this!
AUTOCOM is back in the US!!!
McGuire Distributing is now the Autocom distributor serving the US with this great product from the UK. The current models have even better sound and capabilities. And in 2011 enhancements to our current bluetooth capability will knock your socks off. We have products, cables and accessories in stock and waiting for your orders.
You can either contact a local BMW dealer, go to our website at
or order from me.
That will be good news for a number of folks, Lisa. Thanks for posting. Voni and I are flashing lights and hand signals kinds of riders, but we know lots of folks who want to have a good reliable comm system.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
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This is very good news indeed!
I've used Autocom on my Iron Butt bikes. I went with Autocomm after trying to get "customer service" from the owner of J&M.
Seven days before the start of the 07 rally I ripped out the J&M junk and went autocomm, it's been great.
Two years ago I took my son cross country in a sidecar with autocomm, it was sweet. We could talk to each other, I could make phone calls, hear the GPS and best of all we each had seperate music!
The only downside was the autocom distributor in the US. He was a nice guy but perhaps in over his head. Watching him try to manage their booth at the National was painful to say the least, especially as they had my bike torn apart.
Best of luck. Now that they're back in the USA I can upgrade with stuff I know and like rather than starting over with something else.
Owner of Sport Tour Shop
Sport Touring Shop is now a Full-stocking, Authorized Autocom Dealer located in Jacksonville, FL.
I make it out to most nearby rallies and will demo a unit for anyone that comes by. All orders ship free and I offer a 60 day satisfaction pledge.
Northeast USA (and really all US)
Rocket-Moto carries Autocom as well as Sena and a bevy of other Motorcycle-related accessories.
Adam (the owner) is an outstanding resource, he's helped me via email and phone before and after the sale when I switched from Autocom to Sena.
I really loved my Autocom, but alas a company only has one strike with me, choosing to ignore their entire customer base when they did earned that strike.
Owner of Sport Tour Shop
I too have heard great things about Rocket-Moto. I almost bought some leads from him before deciding to pursue my own business.
My eventual goal is to focus strictly on motorcycle electronics for the sport touring community. I want to be able to offer a single source for all the electronics I'd run on my bike and have accountable and strong product support.
Autocom was a tough nut for me to start with. I believe it is the best product out there but their dealer network and distribution has been inconsistent. It is getting better. The US importer is working hard to improve there dealer network. I've made the commitment to become a stocking dealer, which involves tying up much more capital than a more limited floor plan, but is the only way to properly represent a product like this.
My advice, as a motorcyclist not just a business owner, is to find a strong reputable dealer you enjoy working with and stick with them. Get to know them and ask the questions before buying. Most good motorcycle specific retailers want to help and offer the support both before and after the sale, but all too often we are only given the opportunity to move boxes.
The previous AutoCom importer and distributor was TopGear on River Road in Glenmont NY. Just south of the Albany shipping port. TopGear was a side business of the motorcycle distributor of J&D Water Distributor. They also had another side business called OSI. J&D and OSI were owned by Jim Walter. Jim Walter and his son owned TopGear. All 3 businesses have been for sale since the 1990's. Back in late 1999, all three were almost sold to a distributor in Canada, but this sale fell apart at last moment.
The relationship with TopGear and AutoCom UK had it's problems, and they didn't always get along. The father and son didn't always get along either. I am surprised this relationship lasted until 2009.
The last time I drove past their building, things were pretty quiet.
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