From tracking fuel consumption to organising rides, two-wheeler apps are redefining the on-road experience.
There isn’t much that hasn’t been touched by smartphone technology. Motorcycle makers have found innovative ways to help riders connect with their two-wheelers, through a tonne of clever Android and iOS applications. We look at a few major motorcycles with an app to their name.
The bike’s marketing rides on the ‘brotherhood’ connect between motorcyclists. So does its associated app. Users can use it as a platform to share details of planned rides with other Mojo owners. Besides this, the app also updates owners about official rides by Mahindra. There is also a forum where owners can discuss problems and tips regarding their motorcycles. Available on Google Play and the App Store. Details: mahindramojo.com
Honda has made owning its newest motorbike an easy affair. The Honda Navi app gives you a 360 degree view of the bike, takes you through the various customisation options available and, after you’ve had a comprehensive look, you can book the bike, too. All the procedures for booking are claimed to be carried out online, but some reviews mention users had to physically drop by the dealership to complete the deal. Hope Honda fixes these niggles. Available on Google Play. Details: honda2wheelersindia.com
This app is a high-tech combination of a portable vehicle manual, a service planner, a fuel manager and a GPS-enabled dealer locator. It helps owners access all vehicle details—specifications of the engine, electricals, chassis, tyres, brakes and dimensions. It also keeps track of service intervals, helps you book service sessions online and keeps you updated on the warranty clauses. Added benefits include tips for riding, improving fuel economy and updates from the TVS Motor Company. Available on Google Play. Details: tvsmotor.com/mobile-app
Ducati Multistrada Link
The Multistrada 1200 S, a sport tourer from Ducati, is aimed at bikers who like to do more than just get from point A to B. The 160 hp is pointless if you’re not pushing the bike to its limit on a racetrack and leaning it hard at the corners. Ducati’s Multilink app allows owners to keep track of their performance with parameters like top speeds, lean angles and fuel efficiency during each journey—like a complete riding diary. The app draws the information from the motorcycle via Bluetooth. Further, riders can share their performance with friends—complete with maps, photos and descriptions. Available on Google Play and the App Store. Details: ducati.com/bikes/multistrada