Beeline GPS satnav

Beeline is a simple GPS for motorcycles

Satellite navigation can be confusing and complex, but this small Beeline navigation tool simplifies the process to reduce distraction for motorcycle riders. It is the size of a small can of tuna, will cost about $US129 ($A175, £98, €110), connects by Bluetooth to your phone and doesn’t chew up your data. Make a Beeline for …

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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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BMW digital connectivity navigation bluetooth GPS phone

BMW updates digital motorcycling devices

BMW Motorrad has released its latest range of digital technology for connected riding featuring naturally spoken directions, cable-free charging and integrated intercoms. Navigation The new BMW Motorrad Navigator VI costs $A1290 and includes Australia and New Zealand lifetime mapping updates. It has some interesting features such as Natural Guidance which announces navigation directions spoken as …

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Kymco AK550 Dash distracted

Kymco scooter has ‘smart’ dashboard

Facebook updates, weather reports, news and even a radar that tracks your riding mates are part of the futuristic smart instrument panel on the new Kymco AK550 maxi scooter. But what, thee’s more on the “Noodoe” dashboard. It also greets you with your favourite photo, tracks missed calls and messages, directs you to the nearest …

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Quad Lock mobile phone mount beeline maps

Quad Lock puts phone in your ride

Quad Lock is one of the latest devices to mount your phone to your motorcycle to use for GPS navigation, communication and music while you ride. It has a simple and effective method of securely locking the phone into place, but also quick and easy removal when you stop as this video shows. The Quad …

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Top apps for modern motorcycle fans

A good way of helping you get the most out of your motorbike trips is to download some useful apps that can help and entertain you in plenty of different ways. Here is a look at some must-have apps for motorcycle fans, including one with an important crash safety feature, plus traffic-busting data and ways …

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BMW phone cradle app

Will phones replace bike instruments?

Smart phones are adding functionality to riding, replacing GPS units and even motorcycle instruments with their own accurate accelerometers and other useful apps. Now BMW Motorrad has designed a handlebar cradle suitable for phones up to 15cm that swivels for horizontal or upright format. It will arrive in Australia this month (July 2016) at $300.  The …

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Satechi remote media button for smartphones

Bluetooth smartphone remote suits riders

The Satechi Bluetooth remote media button adds functionality to your smartphone that will suit many motorcycle riders if mounted conveniently on your handlebars. Some Bluetooth intercoms don’t have easy access to some of the functions on your phone, especially with thick winter gloves, and it may be considered a bit dangerous taking your hand off …

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Beartooth creates a wireless so you can connect with other riders when you are out of phone range

Connect with riders off the phone grid

Adventure riders who lose smartphone connectivity in the bush can now connect with their riding mates and track their position with a new device called Beartooth. It uses a 1GHz bandwidth to set up its own 3.2km network so you can still text or speak to your riding mates and find them on off-network maps, even if …

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iQiKi LED phone alert

LED gadget alerts rider of incoming calls

Riders who don’t want the distraction of a phone call when they’re riding, but would like to know if they receive an important call or message can now use this LED device to alert them. It’s called the iQiKi and it’s not yet in production, but the inventors have started an Indiegogo crowd-funding site to …

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