Top 10 Motorcycle Apps

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2. EatSleepRide ($2.99. iOS, Android in development)

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In many ways the EatSleepRide app is a lot like some of the other apps on this list. You can track your ride and share it with others, and you can also discover a multitude of possible routes. Want to track speed, lean angle and elevation? Yep, it does that too. But to stop there doesn’t do ESR justice. The app also lets you setup a private ride group, allowing members to chart each other’s progress on a map. EatSleepRide also allows you to see other users in your vicinity also using the app, allowing multiple parties to connect, if so desired. But perhaps the best feature of EatSleepRide is the Crashlight option.

For $6.99 on top of the $2.99 purchase price, Crashlight auto detects a motorcycle crash (using the gyrometers and accelerometers within your phone), and gives the rider three minutes to deactivate the alarm in their phone. Failure to do so sends an emergency notice with your GPS coordinates to pre-selected contacts within the app, alerting them to send help immediately. For 10 bucks, that’s cheap insurance and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. At press time the app is only available for iOS devices, but an Android version is said to be coming soon.

More about the app: EatSleepRide

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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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