Way back in March of 2015 I reviewed the Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System and found it to be my favorite of all the systems I’d ever sampled. I liked it so much that I bought a an extra mounting kit for it so that I could use it on my two favorite helmets, and when I wore something other than those two lids, I usually switched one of the mounts. In those two-plus years since the review, I’ve used the 20S on almost every single one of my motorcycle rides. It is an essential part of my motorcycle kit. That’s how much I’ve grown to love the Sena 20S. So, you can imagine how stoked I was when I received a pair of the upgraded Sena 20S EVO communicators.
Before you read this review, I recommend you read the previous review (link above). Since the 20S EVO carries the same feature set, I won’t be repeating the description of all that the 20S and 20S EVO offer. Rather, I’ll be focusing on what’s changed with the addition of those three letters.
Family resemblance: the Sena 20S EVO (top) looks rakish and gets better range, thanks to the sporty fin when compared to its sibling the 20S.
First, the unit itself looks mostly the same as the previous generation save for the shark fin that has sprouted off its top back edge. The fin has replaced the flip-up antenna that was used when communicating with other riders. Sena claims the EVO’s fin combines with the upgraded electronics to offer better range than the old setup. One other notable change to the form factor is slight-but-smart. The rubber plug for the micro-USB charging port now opens from the bottom, making …read more