Top 10 Motorcycle Apps

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10. Waze (Free. Available for Android, iOS and Windows)


Sure, riding motorcycles is all about the ride, the journey. But let’s get real; many times we use two wheels to get to a destination as quickly as possible. Helping you find the path of least resistance to your destination is the Waze app. Not just an ordinary GPS app, Waze calculates the quickest path to your destination by gathering speed information from all other Waze users in your area and those at your destination. With your smartphone paired to a Bluetooth communicator in your helmet, Waze’s helpful robotic spokesperson will speak to you, giving turn-by-turn directions. The app is constantly searching for the optimum route, too, so a beneficial change of course is entirely possible.

But that’s not all. You can also program it to search for the nearest or cheapest gas station. If you’re caravanning somewhere, all members in the group can connect with each other and see their progress, which is especially useful if you get separated from the group. Maybe the function that will appeal most to motorcyclists is the one that sends your route and arrival time to someone electronically so they can track your progress via the internet. Should you be running late, others can track down your location and see whether you’re simply stuck in traffic (on a motorcycle?!) or, worse, in an accident. Needless to say, this app is pretty handy whenever you’re on four wheels, too.

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  • 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.

  • Jan A. Pedersen

    Allow me to introduce 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. looks really good! Love butler maps, so anything they do has gotta be good.

  • Guido

    OK, I’m not totally objective (just so you know), but just check out MotoMap on my site 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?

      • 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.

  • Simon Paterson

    What about free apps that use bluetooth to allow $5 headsets, fitted to your helmet, to be used as intercoms; Apps that read your notifications (with all sorts of settings); Apps that allow quite specific and personalised voice control of your smart phone, including managing apps not designed for voice. There are plenty and they are free. This list is pretty limited and unimaginative if you ask me…

  • Fad

    Hey guys, happy to introduce my Motorcycle android app, feed back are welcomed and appreciated.


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