Apple’s nearly ubiquitous iPhone runs a lot of software that
can be useful to motorcyclists — including some nice GPS programs — but
attaching the expensive phone to a motorcycle’s handlebar has not been a snap.
The Italian engineering firm Evotek has come out with a
device that will allow secure fitting of an iPhone to the round handlebar of a
motorcycle. Called 4Lock, it’s a protective mount that secures the iPhone and
still allows its touchscreen to be used.
There’s a raincover (sorry, it’s not called the 4Skin) and a
fitting for a 12 volt power lead, if your motorcycle is equipped with one. The
handlebar clamp is a universal-size item that should work with all round
Amazon in the U.S. sells the item for $35.50 but there is no
Canadian retailer handling it, as far as we can tell. Check out the Italian
website (they have an English version) at www.4lock.eu
if you’re curious.