Strengths: Long Range Detection two miles away. Blue Light!! Compatible with H.A.R.D ssytem
Weaknesses: Not waterproof
Summary: RX65 on my Yamaha R6 The Review: When you set up the RX65 together with a H.A.R.D Led system, Techmount 13mm steering stem bracket, waterproof plastic case from the escort radar detector accessory site, velcro, and the Direct Wire for your Beltronics brand Radar Detector you will be one happy rider. The RX65 was successful at detecting every radar so far, The best so far was just abou 2 miles away, on the other side of the hill I was climbing, up the other hill. The Range was amazing.
Weaknesses: they fail and bell is not easy to deal with
Summary: Bought 2 of these new on 4-11-06. One failed within 30 days, and the other within 3 months. The way BOTH of them failed is that when you plug them in, the lights come on for a split second then they power off. No beeps are emitted. I called to return them and they said they knew nothing about the problem which I find VERY hard to believe since both failed the same way in two different vehicles. The cords are fine, I am using one of them on my old Passport 8500 to this day. The serial numbers on these units is a consecutive 2 numbers, so maybe it was the batch??? Who knows for sure. Turn around time is 20 days at Bell, so that is not great either. If you do buy these units buy directly from Bell because they try everything to get out of fixing the units. I paid 702.79 for these two RX65's that don't work and I will be sending them back tomorrow since I finally found my receipt. They would not even talk to me on the phone when I told them I could not find the receipt at first call a few months ago.
I would avoid these units and I should have stuck with the Passport 8500 that is still working great from 2001.
Strengths: Great Range on all Bands esp. KA. Very bright display. Easy programming
Weaknesses: Poor against Laser detection.
Summary: I have had all 3 top line radar detectors. The V1 1.8, The Passport 8500 X50, and this Bel RX65. They all have their ups and downs. If you are looking for the most consistant radar detector the RX65 is it. Less false alerts then the V1 and better features; like the display and easy programming. The X50 is the RX65's brother and they are very close in performance. But the RX65 has likeable features like voice alerts and a brighter display that the X50 doesn't have. NO radar detector will ever be able to save your butt when it comes to laser (most of the time) but the V1 is definitely the best at detecting Lidar bouncing off other vehicles followed by the X50. If laser is the biggest concern for you then definitely get the V1. The RX65 is also the cheapest of all 3. You can get them around 210.00 on ebay brand new. The range is great on all bands esp. KA band. You won't be disappointed
Summary: Excellent. I've been using a friends on long trips across many states and never ran into any problems. After reading several reviews and checking on radartest dot com I decided to get one of my own because I've gotten so used to relying upon it. Excellent sensitivity, well worth the money.