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TomTom RIDER 500

Product Code: TTR500

TomTom RIDER 500 motorcycle sat navcomes supplied with preloaded full European mapping (Eastern and Western Europe maps). You can make and receive calls using Bluetooth and a compatible smartphone. The TomTom Rider 500 screen is 4.3-inch touchscreen and is glove-friendly with options to select for use (choose between 2 thicknesses of gloves being used - winter glove and summer gloves).

Plan routes with MyDrive software. Share your routes with friends and family using email, social media or GPX files.

Four different TomTom Rider 50 and Rider 500 series models were available, these included the TomTom Rider 50, Tomtom Rider 500, Tomtom Rider 550 and TomTom Rider 550 Premium Pack). Read more about the differences below.



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TomTom RIDER 500 is a motorcycle sat nav with a 4.3-inch touchscreen. Furthermore the touchscreen sensitivity can be altered for different thickness of gloves you are wearing (summer vs. winter gloves). It is waterproof to IPX7 standard to operate correctly in wet conditions (the touchscreen will work in wet conditions too). TomTom RIDER 500 is also drop-resistant. You are also able to buy an optional headset to receive directional instructions spoken to you by the TomTom RIDER satnav.

The built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery enables up to 6 hours autonomous operation. Bluetooth provides hands free calling and data exchange. WiFi is also available for software and map updates.

The TomTom RIDER 500 includes Lifetime European or Worldwide Maps depending on whether you are buying the Rider 500 (European maps) or Rider 550 (Worldwide maps). You will have free access to update the map 4 times every year for the lifetime of the TomTom satnav product for as along as it is supported by TomTom.

Ride challenge levels enable you to choose your journey. Elevation and cornering levels for winding and hilly roads preference selection. The options are low, mid and high whereby you will be routed automatically based upon your choice of type of roads.

Fast quad-core processor is now used in the TomTom RIDER 500 for quick start-up loading time.

You can view the TomTom RIDER 500 in portrait view or landscape view.

Plan your route on MyDrive and share it easily with your friends and family (via Bluetooth or WiFi) by email, social media or GPX file. Select personalised waypoints and more. MyDrive is Windows and Mac Compatible.

Blackspot and jam tail warnings allow you to avoid sudden braking and riding too fast of risky roads.

Use TomTom Road Trips to discover the world's most amazing motorcycle rides.

Compatible with Siri and Google Now the TomTom RIDER 500 will read out and reply to messages Text-To-Speech (TTS). The TomTom will also make calls and play music and handsfree calling with Bluetooth - simply use your voice to make calls to anyone in your contact list

When not on a call, the headset (not included) lets you hear navigational directions while keeping your eyes on the road. Stay connected for calls, messages, music and more.

Optional car, suction cup mount is available to use the TomTom RIDER 500 in a car and many other vehicles.

The TomTom RIDER 50 and RIDER 500 series motorcycle sat navs were available to buy from ActiveGPS in four different packages, these were:

1. TomTom RIDER 50 with Western European countries preloaded with the option to download further world mapping from TomTom.
2. TomTom RIDER 500 with 45 European countries preloaded with the option to download further world mapping from TomTom.
3. TomTom RIDER 550 with 45 European countries preloaded with the option to download further world mapping from TomTom.
4. TomTom RIDER 550 Premium Pack with 45 European countries preloaded with the option to download further world mapping from TomTom. PLUS includes Car Mounting Kit, Anti-Theft Solution and Protective Carry Case (as pictured below).

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Cardo Scala Rider headsets are available to pair with your TomTom Rider 500. The benefits of buying and using a Scala Rider headset with your TomTom Rider 500 are three-fold; 1. you can listen to sat nav voice turn-by-turn instructions, 2. listen to music and 3. communicate with other motorcyclists whilst riding (using the intercom when within range and mobile phone when out of range).

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TomTom RIDER 500 Features

‣4.3-inch touchscreen display
‣Preloaded Full Europe (Western and Eastern Europe) maps with lifetime updates
‣Glove-friendly touchscreen
‣Rechargeable battery with up to 6 hours autonomous operation
‣Model available with Full World Mapping and Car Mount, Anti-theft solution and Carrying Case (TomTom RIDER 550)
‣Turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names
‣View in landscape or portrait mode
‣Bluetooth navigation spoken instructions when used with optional headset
‣Bluetooth handsfree calls
‣Traffic Information for avoiding traffic jams
‣Look up addresses and points of interest
‣My Drive feature for planning routes
‣MyDrive feature for for planning and sharing routes
‣Share routes using Bluetooth connectivity
‣Displays your route, current speed, time of arrival, name of current street and it can also display points of interest such as food, fuel and cash machines.
‣Waterproof to IPX7 standards.
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee


On bike installation

The TomTom RIDER 500 includes everything you need to mount and install it on the handlebar of most motorbikes. Included when you purchase from ActiveGPS is a RAM mount designed to attach onto the handlebar of your motorcycle. Once this is fitted, a unique TomTom RIDER 500 motorcycle mount which is also included can be fitted to the RAM mount. You're then ready to ride with the TomTom RIDER 500.

In-car installation

A car kit is available separately. It is also included when buying the TomTom Rider 550 Premium Pack. Simply position the automotive mount on your vehicles windscreen using the suction cup mount and power via your vehicles cigarette lighter adaptor and you are ready to use the motorcycle sat nav in your car.

Map Coverage

When you buy the TomTom RIDER 500 from ActiveGPS it comes preloaded with the following detailed Full European (Eastern and Western Europe) street-level road maps (unless otherwise specified as a percentage %):

Detailed coverage: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria 75%, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Moldova 52%, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation 82%, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey 92%, Vatican City, Ukraine 65% United Kingdom (including Channel Islands).

The following countries only provide connecting roads: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Moldava.

In addition to the preloaded maps TomTom also provide you with the option to download further maps from around the world at no extra cost through MyDrive Connect. The TomTom RIDER 500 internal memory is 16GB, providing space for extra mapping.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣TomTom RIDER 500
‣Lifetime maps - Full Europe with option to download further world country mapping at a price from TomTom
‣Motorcycle mount
‣RAM Mount
‣Battery Cable
‣USB Cable

TomTom Rider 500 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the TomTom Rider 500? Accessories available to purchase include a carrying case, vehicle windscreen suction cup mount and vehicle dashboard mount. View all TomTom Rider 500 accessories.

TomTom Rider 500 Travel Carry Case


‣Carry or safely store your TomTom Rider 500 sat nav and accessories when you are not using it with this genuine TomTom case.

TomTom Rider 500 Car Mounting Kit


‣Mount and power your TomTom Rider 500 in your vehicle, kit includes suction cup, mounting bracket and vehicle power charger.

TomTom Rider 500 Bean Bag Dashboard Mount


‣Mount your TomTom Rider 500 sat nav on your vehicles dashboard, using this weighted dash mount.

TomTom RIDER 500 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS / Bluetooth
‣Display: 4.3-inch (480 x 272 pixels) dual-orientation (horizontal or vertical) touchscreen
‣Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
‣Battery Life: up to 6 hours depending on usage and settings
‣Internal memory: 16GB
‣SD Card Slot: microSD slot
‣Installation: Plug and Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Motorcycle Power Cable.
‣Dimensions: Width - 136.8mm, Height - 88.4mm, Depth - 30.5mm
‣Weight: 280g
‣Guarantee: 1-year

This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Page updated: 11th March 2024

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