Potholes Victoria Melton conditions country poor road repair notes

Flare app notes bad road surfaces

An app that notes potholes and other road dangers to alert other riders and the local authorities could be extended from UK cyclists to motorcycle riders around the world. Many riders complain to their mates about potholes, “tar snakes”, lateral cracks, bumps and other poor road maintenance, but few do much about alerting councils and …

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Wheelie game Wheelie King 3D

Wheelie game as cops attack real wheelie

A new computer wheelie game encouraging riders to perform long wheelies comes as a Kiwi rider has caused outrage after posting YouTube footage of him performing a claimed world-first wheelie across the 1km span of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge on a Harley. The mystery Harley rider wobbles across a couple of lanes as his mates film …

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Talk 'N Shoot action camera app and Bluetooth headset

Tell your helmet camera when to shoot

If you are frustrated with helmet cameras because you can never tell if they are switched on and recording what you want, then Talk ’N Shoot may be the answer. Imagine being able to tell your action camera when to start and stop recording and then hear a verbal reply as confirmation rather than having …

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Tourstart planning app

Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once a tour is composed, it …

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RevHeadz free fun motorcycle sounds app

Free fun app for motorbike sounds

Here’s a free fun app that provides interactive motorcycle exhaust and engine sounds for those who are disappointed with their quiet legal exhaust. RevHeadz Motorbike Sounds was developed in Australia and spokesman Chris Wise says it’s basically “a novelty app for people who love automotive sounds”. The free app includes two free bikes – a …

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Sena updates 20S with 30K unit

The next-generation Sena 30K Bluetooth system will have improved networking so the connection isn’t lost when a rider leaves a group. The 30K will arrive in mid-2017, according to Earmold Australia, and is based on the popular 20S unit. It also uses the same mount so you can swap them over. Sena calls the new …

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Continental ehorizon information system on motorcycles

Shared information to make bikes safer

Continental is extending its car-based vehicle-to-vehicle information system called eHorizon to motorcycles. The German company claims the system will aid rider safety as well as helping riders discover new routes. Continental’s Intelligent Transportation Systems boss Ralf Lenninger says their motorcycle system, “swarm intelligence”, interconnects riders on a shared platform so they can share information about …

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Motoreport app keeps track of motorcycle maintenance

Keep track of motorcycle maintenance

Keeping track of your motorcycle maintenance can be difficult, especially if you are lucky enough to have more than one motorcycle in your garage. When was the last time you changed your bike fluid, cleaned or lubed your chain, or inspected your brake pads? Now you keep track of maintenance on all your bikes with …

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Wolf Pack app aids group riding

Have you ever wanted to organise your own wolf pack ride or find a group social ride you can join and not have to worry about people getting lost or split up? Now this free new Wolf Pack app for Androids and iOS makes all of that a breeze. Download the app here. The app promises to …

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Rever and BMW developing rider mapping app

BMW invests in social media app

BMW Motorrad has partnered with social media mapping app company Rever to help riders discover the world’s best roads, create custom routes, track rides and share riding experiences across social media platforms. The free Rever mapping app was launched in 2015 and is available on iOS and Android to riders in 119 countries. The Bavarian motorcycle …

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