INNOVV K1 Motorcycle Camera Review

Ever since I started riding I have always had a helmet cam rolling in case of incident (for insurance). One problem I had with this though was the short battery life (without an external pack). Last year I was coming back late at night when I was narrowly missed by a drunk driver with a flat tyre, who sped past me, rear ended a car right in front of me before driving off. I stopped and gave my details to the driver who was hit but unfortunately the claim was unresolved. Had my camera not run out of battery the evidence could have been very useful. I was just lucky it wasn’t me making the claim that time.

After searching I around I found the Innovv K1, a small discrete dual camera system that wires into the ignition to act as a ‘set and forget’ dashcam.

 

The unit records 2 channel video (front and rear camera) @ 1080p 30fps with GPS data embedded into video. It also comes with a button which can be used to protect video files and move them to a separate folder (while recording).

The DVR

 

Upon installing the replacement unit I found it kept restarting as soon as the engine was started and would continuously restart. Searching online I found I wasn’t the only one with this problem. Others had suggested using the provided clip to secure the USB plugs for the cameras, power etc. but I was already using that. Another user suggested using ferrite cores around the cables to reduce electromagnetic interference but this didn’t help me either.

 

In the end I solved it by re-routing the rear camera cable away from all of the other cables in my bike (particularly my rear tail light cables) and this seemed to solve the issue and it has worked reliably since. The issue never happened with just the front camera plugged in and only occurred with the rear camera plugged in so I guess it must have been some kind of electromagnetic interference in the rear camera cable causing issues.

 

Front camera

  Rear camera DVR install Click below link to see more details.https://www.reddit.com/r/MotoUK/comments/6ca4he/innovv_k1/  

Stupid people vs Biker

INNOVV K1 2 Channel Motorcycle camera system was installed on my Honda CB600.  I was riding my bike back to home and see what happened. Many friends were making fun of me and my dashcam… But this is approval that I need it, that every biker needs it…    

INNOVV Power Hub 1 – Review

I am always surprised how the handicraft Karl made to have the device install on his bike suitable. Below is the bracket he designed to fix INNOVV Power Hub1 on his bike, I even do not know how he made 3d drawing of the power hub1, he did not ask for it from us.    Click below link, you can see his professional review about the Power Hub1 and the solid experience. http://moto-abruzzo.com/2017/innovv-power-hub-1-review/    

Jimmy and his adventure

Jimmy installed INNOVV K1 on his Yamaha Super Tenere at August 2016, Jimmy also has a blog to share the video clips recorded by INNOVV K1 and shared the funny things meeting on the way,   Today’s jaunt is going to be a short one. We are expecting rain in the afternoon, so we just got together for a quick ride around the area. We only rode about 200 miles this morning – a short quarter day ride. More details, click, http://advtechguy.com/2017/05/14/jimmy-jaunt-25-yalaha-not/ 

INNOVV Power Hub1 & K1 installed on Can-Am Spyder Limited

I like to shoot videos of some of our rides. I have used a Sony Handycam, dash mounted, and a GoPro Hero3+ Black, both dash mounted and helmet chin bar mounted. The results from these sources have been rather satisfying.

The problem is I do not always set up a camera prior to a ride. We ride quite a bit and some times when I don’t have a camera set up I miss some views that I wish I was prepared to capture. So I started to look for alternatives and came across the INNOVV K1 set up. With permanently mounted front AND rear lens and a central DVR with GPS I think this is what I want. It starts recording when the bike is started and stops when the bike to shut down. Installed INNOVV Power Hub1 on our 2014 CanAm Spyder RT Limited as initial step before installing the company’s K1 2 channel dashcam system. INNOVV K1 Camera System installation Part 1 Part 2 Road Test