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Bosch mySPIN adds 46+ apps to motorcycles

German electronic engineering company Bosch has now produced a mySPIN controller for motorcycle instruments that allows riders to access more than 46 phone apps. And that number is growing! The Bosch controller is like a motorcycle version of Apple’s CarPlay. MySPIN Like CarPlay, the Bosch platform makes motorcycle instruments look and feel more like a smart phone. They …

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More touring apps to plan your ride

Touring apps for motorcycle riders are flooding the market, each with their own quirks and features. Two new touring apps are Moto Trip Now from American rider Keith Kubarek and Tourstart’s BMW MOA, specifically for BMW riders. Moto Trip Now app Moto Trip Now founder Keith says his app allows the rider to plan and share …

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Ducati Link App touring apps

Motorcycle app drives future riding

Ducati is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to develop an app that records your ride and allows riders to share their experience. The Italian company first developed the app for their Multistrada back in 2015 and there are similar sorts of systems developed or being developed for brands such as Aprilia, BMW, KTM and MV Agusta. …

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Yamaha MyRide app

Yamaha MyRide app ‘improves rider skills’

Yamaha says they are improving the skills of riders with their new free app, MyRide, which records top speed, acceleration, lean angle, location and more and allows riders to share the data with friends. There are many similar apps and all could be incriminating to the rider if the police confiscate their phone, action camera …

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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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