The 500RLi is a Motorcycle alarm with dual immobiliser from Autowatch. It features a 109 dB siren (not battery back-up).
The immobiliser self-arms 30 seconds after the ignition is turned off. The alarm has a built-in impact/tilt sensor to protect the bike from being tampered with or moved.
It comes with two 1 button peanut remote controls which it must be noted are not waterproof! Whilst these remote controls are good for use with cars I have my reservations about using one with a bike, especially if you’re more then just a fair weather rider.
It’s a compact design which makes it small enough to fit in most bikes. If you look at other websites many list it as having an “Attack proof housing”. Personally, I find this to be misleading as there are simply 4 screws holding the case together!
- H: 100mm (plus loom exit – allow 120mm )
- W: 60mm
- D: 33mm
If the bike has not been used for a few days (I quote the term “a few days” from the Autowatch manual which is not very specific about how long it takes!) the alarm will go into sleep mode. This reduces the current the alarm draws from about 5 mA to 0.5 mA.
Over-ride PIN code
As with all Autowatch systems, the alarm has a 5 digit emergency over-ride pin code to allow it to be disarmed without the remote.
500 RLi bike alarm
What it lacks that you get with Spyball from Cobra:
- Lacks battery backup siren
- No pager output (can’t connect to GPS tracker)
- Lacks waterproof remote
Obsessive Rating: Good immobiliser option, but keep the remote dry!
Spyball from Cobra would be my recommendation if you want more then just a good immobiliser.
- 2 Point Engine Immobiliser
- Compact housing
- Built-in Siren (None battery back-up)
- Tilt/shock sensor
- Seat or lid tamper input
- 2 one button peanut remote controls
- Red Dash Mount LED (Can be changed)