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May 16, 2005

 

Garmin® Hits the Road with Harley-Davidson®
Roadtech™ Quest™ to be Offered on Road Glide®, Electra Glide® Models

OLATHE, Kan./May 16, 2005/PR Newswire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that Harley Davidson will begin offering a new Garmin-built GPS navigation system as an option specifically designed for its Road Glide and Electra Glide models. 

Named the Roadtech Quest, the system provides premium road navigation capabilities – including automatic route calculation and turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions to addresses or points of interest like lodging, restaurants, and Harley-Davidson dealers and service centers.  Riders will enjoy the unit’s easy-to-use interface and easy-to-read high-resolution color display.

Best of all, current owners of Harley Davidson 1998 or later FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCUI, AND FLTRI models can retrofit the Roadtech Quest onto their motorcycle’s fairing for a clean and streamlined look.

"Harley-Davidson is a recognized pioneer and innovator, and their brand evokes passion among motorcycle enthusiasts," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing.  "By equipping the Road Glide and Electra Glide with a proven GPS navigator, bikers can enjoy the ride instead of worrying about how to get there."

The unit contains 114MB of internal memory for loading detailed map information in the United States and Canada.  The unit is sold with Garmin’s MapSource City Select CD-ROM and a PC interface cable, so riders can customize their map data for wherever they’re traveling. 

Rugged and waterproof, the Roadtech Quest can be removed from the motorcycle’s integrated fairing mount and stowed in a pocket for safekeeping.  Turn-by-turn audible voice prompts are delivered through the bike’s audio system or an included earbud.  The unit also has an internal lithium-ion battery for on-foot adventures.

The Roadtech Quest navigation system gives riders even more reason to love some of Harley Davidson’s most popular touring models.  Riders can choose convenience and peace-of-mind – built by Garmin, a company that is a respected leader in GPS navigation.

Additional features of the Roadtech Quest include:

  • High-resolution 256-color TFT color display that’s easy to see in day or night
  • Turn-by-turn voice prompted directions
  • Calculates shortest or fastest routes to addresses or points of interest
  • Automatically recalculates a route if the rider misses a turn
  • Built-in 13MB routable Americas basemap that contains airports, cities, towns, state and interstate highways, local thoroughfares and secondary roads
  • USB connection for fast detail map downloads from included MapSource® City Select® CD-ROM.
  • Also available with European and Australian map data

The Roadtech Quest is available now.  See Harley-Davidson dealers for pricing and installation, or visit www.harley-davidson.com for more details.

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, MapSource, and City Select are registered trademarks, and Quest is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Other trademarks are owned by Harley Davidson, Inc.

Notice on forward-looking statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements regarding the company’s future product introductions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin’s actual results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 25, 2004 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded from www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.

 

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