My Motorola Two-Way Radio Was Discontinued. What Are My Options?

Updated 12/2020


In this article, we will focus on discontinued Motorola two way radios and discuss options available to you. There are a few models we are going to highlight. If you have a non-Motorola device or a model that is not talked about below, please reach out to us at (888) 733-7681 or email your questions to and we'll be happy to help. 

Getting to it

Tired of feeling behind the times? Jealous of all the cool features your neighbor’s two way radios can do while yours are stuck on analog? Have no fear, Radio Depot is here.

Whether it’s been for budgetary reasons or because you’ve just been too stubborn, there comes a time for all of us when we say, “OK, it’s high-time I upgrade this junk to the new model.” That can be especially true for two way radios because they generally hold up for a very long time. Only needing replacing when you come across a function your older model doesn’t support, or you are needing to upgrade your fleet but the newer models use a more advanced software limiting backward compatibility.

The problem is, sometimes the two way radio model we know and have loved for years will be discontinued by Motorola once we've come around to buying a new one.

This article will help show you what options are out there. It will highlight some of what we believe are the most commonly used discontinued Motorola two way radios and provide a comparable option for each still in production. We are also providing a more comprehensive list of discontinued Motorola two way radios below the highlighted models in case you're unsure about if your two way radio is in production or not.

If your model is discontinued and is not one of the highlighted options, please give us a call at (888) 733-7681 or email us at One of our Motorola Master Certified radio consultants would be happy to help you find a suitable replacement or addition to your fleet.

Discontinued Motorola Two Way Radios

Motorola XPR 6550 --> Motorola XPR 7550

The Motorola XPR 6550 was part of a Mototrbo Professional line which offered exceptional features for its time. Its increased capacity and integrated data communication made it the ETSI DMR Tier 2 Standard.

To feel comfortable leaving this model behind, we would recommend moving to the Motorola XPR 7550e.  With the XPR 7550e, you will find everything you loved about the XPR 6550 PLUS some bonuses. To name a couple, the XPR 7550e will also provide you with Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a large full-color display on top of still being fully water/dustproof and UL certified.

Motorola XPR 6550

XPR 6550



Motorola XPR 7550

XPR 7550



Motorola CP200 --> Motorola CP200d

A lot of times a large producer like Motorola will take an existing line they offer and simply upgrade some of its features to keep up with advancing technology.

That is precisely what happened with the Motorola CP200. The CP200 was a customer favorite BUT was limited to the Analog Only function for communication. In an ever-digitizing world, this was problematic.

So, the CP200 has been replaced by the CP200d. As you might guess by the ‘d’ hanging off the end of the CP200d, this newer model is very similar to its predecessor but offers the user digital capabilities as well as Analog. This allows for those upgrading your systems to do it at a more controlled pace instead of forcing your hand to replace everything at once. So thoughtful.

Motorola CP200


Motorola CP200d


Motorola DTR650 --> Motorola DTR700

The DTR650 has been a wonderful option for the public service two way radio community. This two way radio has offered users access to some of the advanced features FCC licensed units provide, without forcing them to shell out for a license they may not need.

Motorola discontinued their DTR650 model early in 2019, but not without putting forward an even better replacement. If you are needing to add to your fleet or wanting to replace your Motorola DTR650 two way radios, look no further than the DTR700.

The DTR700 has all the great things you loved about the DTR650, only with a slimmer waistline. It still boasts an exceptional range with a simple and rugged design. You won’t skip a beat transitioning to the new Motorola DTR700.

 Motorola DTR650


Motorola DTR700


Motorola XPR 4550 --> Motorola XPR 5550

Needing to replace your Mototrbo XPR 4550? Take a look at the XPR5550e. There is that letter hanging off the end again, only this time it’s an ‘e.’ Keeping it simple, Motorola puts that there to indicate an enhanced model, similar to the ‘d’ in CP200d. This means the company decided to keep most of the lines features, while adding on some new benefits.

With the XPR 5550, you will get an upgraded full-color display with day/night mode, Bluetooth 4.0 enabled technology, and much more without losing the easy to use knobs or the top-of-the-line front-end speaker you enjoyed with your XPR 4550. Another example of Motorola thinking about you, while they upgrade their systems.

Motorola XPR 4550

XPR 4550

Motorola XPR 5550

XPR 5550

Motorola CDM1250 --> Motorola CM300d

In the Commercial mobile radio sector, the CDM1250 was hard to beat for the money. Its large alphanumeric display with easy user-friendly icons made life easy for any growing organization needing to stay connected.

If you find yourself out of warranty or just needing to replace your Motorola CDM1250, we recommend you check out the CM300d. The CM series by Motorola is designed for those who found ease in their CDM series two way radios but are in need of an update.

The CM300d is another cost-efficient way to ensure your organization will achieve maximum efficiency through dependable communication while also not breaking your budget. The display on the CM300d is also slightly more advanced without creating a large learning curve, so you’ll have access to more features without needing to invest several hours training your team on the new equipment.

Motorola CDM1250


Motorola CM300d



Bear in mind, we will do our best to keep this article updated as Motorola inevitably moves forward releasing new products and discontinuing older models, but there still may be times when the lists presented are a little out of date.

As promised, here is a more comprehensive list of discontinued Motorola two way radios up to the point of publication, December 2020.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Portable Radios

  • Motorola XPR6100

  • Motorola XPR6350

  • Motorola XPR6380

  • Motorola XPR6550

  • Motorola XPR6580

Commercial Portable Radios

  • Motorola BPR20

  • Motorola CP110

  • Motorola CP110MURS

  • Motorola CP200

  • Motorola CP200XLS

  • Motorola DTR650

  • Motorola EX500

  • Motorola EX560XLS

  • Motorola EX600XLS

  • Motorola HT750

  • Motorola HT1250

  • Motorola PR400

  • Motorola PR860

  • Motorola PR1500

  • Motorola VX-264

  • Motorola VX-451

  • Motorola VX-454

  • Motorola VX-459

Motorola MOTOTRBO Mobile Radios

  • Motorola XPR 4350

  • Motorola XPR 4380

  • Motorola XPR 4550

  • Motorola XPR 4580

Commercial Mobile Radios

  • Motorola CDM1250

  • Motorola CDM1550

  • Motorola CDM750

  • Motorola CM200

  • Motorola CM300

  • Motorola PM400

  • Motorola PM1200

  • Motorola PM1500

  • Motorola VX-2100/2200

Motorola Public Safety Portable Radios

  • Motorola APX 7000

  • Motorola APX 7000XE

Motorola Public Safety Mobile Radios

  • Motorola APX 7500

You’re not alone!

Always remember you have people out there who can help you find the information or services you need to get your systems up-to-date. Looking on your own can sometimes feel like peering into the void. Radio Depot is here to fill that void for you.

Please give us a call at (888) 733-7681, or fill out our contact form so we can help get you going in the right direction.

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