Top 10 Motorcycle Apps

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Whether you’re cooking, exercising or simply relaxing on the couch, apps often rule our digital lives. In this age of smartphones, tablets, virtual reality and a myriad of other electronic gizmos, all of us use apps at some point during our day. Yes, that includes while on our precious motorcycles, too. Two wheels may be a form of escaping the digital world, but it would be a shame to ignore the different ways in which technology can enhance our riding experience. Here we’ve gathered 10 apps we believe would be useful to everyone on two wheels. From finding great riding roads to potentially saving your life, the 10 apps we’ve included here should appeal to the wide array of riders out there. Users on an iOS device are lucky in that almost all the apps listed here work on your device. Android users are also mostly covered. Sorry, but if you’re using a Windows phone or some other OS, you’re largely SOL. Read on to see our 10 featured apps.

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  • http://www.motou.info Gabe Ets-Hokin

    Nice story, Trizzle! Readers can also check out: Park the Bike, which shows moto-parking near you, the AMA Superbike and Flat Track apps, which give you real-time, lap-by-lap results of live races, an app I use called “Speed,” which you can use to measure speed without a nav app, gas buddy, which uses crowd-sourced info to get you the cheapest gas, and my new favorite: I Pee Address, which finds you the nearest public restroom!

  • John B.

    “Put the phone away and just ride!” Right on.

  • David Gasser

    I love Moto Minder…great for keeping track of all of your maintenance performed and timelines…especially if you have multiple motorcycles.

  • http://www.tourstart.org Jan A. Pedersen

    Allow me to introduce http://www.tourstart.org which is my web page where motorcyclists from more than 50 countries have created 15 000 private and public motorcycle rides. On the web page you can find events, tour, bike clubs and ride planner. All tours can be transferred to at Garmin or TomTom. Further, we have an iPonne app with voice guidede turn-by-turn navigation, so whether you create the ride on the app or web, you have instant access to the rides, and by a single click you start the navigation. Price?? Free to download and use – the only cost is a minor subscription fee to use use the navi.

  • James Boyles

    Something here for every rider.

  • Joel Martin

    Good suggestions! I’ll have to try the Pirelli Diablo Super Biker. Another app that I found useful was the Law Tigers app in case of an accident

  • Matt Thomas

    Looks like there is a new app from Butler maps guys. Rever.co looks really good! Love butler maps, so anything they do has gotta be good.

  • http://www.motomappers.com Guido

    OK, I’m not totally objective (just so you know), but just check out MotoMap on my site MotoMappers.com It’s my pride and joy; The result of my year long quest for the perfect Motorcycle Navigation App.

    MotoMap’s just been updated and let’s you:
    – Access Thousands of Scenic Routes
    – Navigate Routes
    – Track your Rides
    – Import GPX Files

    Just check it out. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it :-)

    • Cage SC

      I suppose I could see a use for this app by Touring (Gold Wing), or Sport Touring (BMW), or maybe even high-end Harley weekend riders, since they are most likely to have compatible phones. But I don’t know a single true Biker in my whereabouts that can afford, much less have, an iOS type phone, so what good is your app for those of us that put in 12-24K+ miles a year on our cruisers, but would rather spend money on our passions, food or each other than giving it to Apple for a status symbol no Biker gives two shakes about?

      • http://www.motomappers.com Guido

        I get your point. Although I don’t quite agree with the iPhone being a status symbol. I guess opinions vary on that one :-)
        Anyway, once the financials are right, I’ll invest in an Android version. Unfortunately not in the position to develop on 2 platforms at the same time.

        • Cage SC

          Kudos for bikering up and answering back.

  • skredrick

    Im looking for a trip trakcker app. So, every time I stop I can update my trip on Facebook, twitter, etc. Kind of mapquest route map with pinned out stops. Seen anything like that? Im leaving for Sturgis and thought a route update would be fun.

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