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 to connect and share rides and experience with others who are on the same wavelength.
App with a backup plan
There are plenty of fellow bikers who consider EatSleepRide to be an app worthy of space on your smartphone, as it offers a number of key features that helps you connect with other riders and even detects a crash scenario.
The safety feature within the app is known as CRASHLIGHT and it uses your accelerometer to detect a motorcycle crash and send an emergency alert to your pre-selected contacts, giving your location details so that help can be on the way as quickly as possible.
Another cool feature with this app is the ability to track and share your favourite rides, letting you replay them to review speed, lean angle, and elevation, as well as discovering new routes submitted by other bikers.
Beat the traffic
Even though every bike journey should be fun, if you are using your bike for commuting, you will want to find a way of cutting through the traffic and arriving at your destination in the most efficient way possible.
Waze is one of the most comprehensive community-based traffic and navigation apps around, and with so many people using the app, you should be able to get useful real-time data about road conditions and traffic information.
It is also well worth downloading a detailed weather app so that you know what sort of conditions you will be facing along the way and can take the right precautions to prepare properly.
On tour with the biking community
You will probably have some favourite routes that you have taken on your bike and the same applies to other enthusiasts within the biking community, so it makes sense to share your experiences and even hook up with some new friends for a few new adventures.
A couple of apps that help you share routes and get in touch with others in the biking community are Rever and Best Biking Roads.
Rever helps you to expand your horizons and discover new places to ride your motorcycle to and gives you the chance to find people to ride with. Best Biking Roads is billed as the one of the largest motorcycle touring resources around and the fact that there are more than 8000 routes to check out, gives you an idea of the size of the community using this app.
If you are committed to a life on two wheels there are plenty of apps around that can enhance your enjoyment and let you share your passion for motorcycles with others.
About the author
Jack Woods became passionate about motorcycles from a young age thanks to his Dad. He writes about his hobby, and his passion, aimed at other like-minded people.