Essential Motorcycle Apps Every Rider Should Have in 2024

Essential Motorcycle Apps Every Rider Should Have in 2024

Best Motorcycle Apps

Gone are the days when motorcycle apps were just about games. In 2024, technology has revolutionized the way riders approach their journeys. From navigation aids to safety features, these 14 motorcycle apps are the must-haves for any rider looking to enhance their riding experience, safety, and adventure on the road. 

Disclaimer: Availability may vary between the Google Play Store and the iPhone App Store. 

  1. Rever: Your Ultimate Riding Companion 


    Cost: Free with in-app purchases 

    Rever is one of the most popular apps in the world of motorcycles right now, thanks to its all-in-one design. This app offers users a single platform that allows them to plan custom trip itineraries with interactive maps, track their speed and distance for every ride and upload their routes and compare notes with other riders.  
    You’ll also find a fully functional GPS navigation feature that includes offline navigation capabilities for exploring the really out-there country. The app itself features smooth interface design that makes it a pleasurable experience to use. All in all, Rever is one of the most complete motorcycle apps, and it offers tons of features that any rider should find useful. 

    1. EatSleepRIDE: Where Safety Meets Social 

      Cost: Free with in-app purchases 

      EatSleepRIDE (ESR) is Rever’s most notable competition. It combines several useful motorcycle app features into a single package, including a GPS, social network and crash detector. ESR pulls it all together nicely into a package that’s relatively easy to use and flexible — and like Rever, it’s free with additional premium features.  
      Possibly the app’s most notable feature is CRASHLIGHT, its exclusive crash detection technology. For an additional fee, the app’s crash detection function will send a notification asking if you’re OK after it detects a crash, and then alert your predetermined emergency contacts. Any rider can benefit from CRASHLIGHT, but people who frequently ride in remote areas should give it special consideration. 

      1. Calimoto: Navigate the Scenic Route 


        Cost: Free for basic package with in-app purchases 

        Any navigation app can show you the fastest way to get there, but can it show you the cool way? That’s what Calimoto is for. This trip planner app is designed to provide the most options for motorcyclists, and its navigation algorithm includes choices for scenic and winding roads. It’s the perfect app for someone who wants to enjoy their routes to the fullest and explore the road less traveled.  
        Because the road less traveled also takes you where there’s not much 4G or Wi-Fi, Calimoto also offers offline navigation tools that will keep you on the right track even with low or no service. Plus, it offers full turn-by-turn navigation that you can pair with your hands-free motorcycle Bluetooth headset. The app even offers premium “tour catalogs” compiled by experts that include thousands of recommended scenic rides. 

        1. Camp & RV: Where Adventure Begins 



          Cost: $9.99 

          For riders who enjoy the more scenic side of the hobby, including motorcycle camping, the Camp & RV app is where it’s at. This inexpensive app packs a wealth of information on all kinds of campgrounds, from national parks to Walmart parking lots (yes, really). Fortunately, it’s also easy to navigate, thanks to its robust filters, which help you quickly sort through the thousands of options to find what you’re looking for.  
          Like any good app for outdoorsy types, Camp & RV also works offline, so you don’t have to worry about a lack of service. The one-time purchase price also comes with lifetime free updates and (hallelujah!) no ads. Just don’t forget to pack the right motorcycle camping gear if you’re headed out for a little bit of time in nature. 

          1. GasBuddy: Fueling Your Ride 

            Cost: Free 

            Motorcycles might not have to worry about running out of gas as often as passenger vehicles do, but that won’t be much consolation when you’re one notch from E in the Utah desert. That’s why GasBuddy is a great app to have on your phone. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: an app that tracks nearby gas stations and allows you to compare prices among the 150,000+ gas stations it covers.  
            Outside of the obvious value of being able to find the cheapest gas around you, GasBuddy also offers some nifty tricks to save your gas dollars. One is the GasBuddy card, a free discount card that saves you several cents per gallon at many gas stations. It also includes a suite of free analytics tools like a fuel logbook and trip cost estimator that can improve how you plan your motorcycle fuel consumption. 

            Cycle Trader: Your Gateway to Motorcycle Dreams 

            Cost: Free 

            This app is exactly what we all need: An even easier way to mindlessly begin browsing CycleTrader at any moment of boredom. Jokes aside, this is a perfect app choice for anyone interested in buying or selling a motorcycle soon, or anyone who enjoys looking at cool bikes. It’s a basic app, but a solid one.  
            The CycleTrader app has pretty much all of the features you expect from the popular online motorcycle marketplace. You can search by make, model, year, price and other features. The clean and simple design makes browsing a pleasure and ensures that you’ll be able to waste plenty of time looking at bikes you’ll never buy — or spend plenty of money on bikes you will. 

            1. Motolog: Track Your Ride 

              Cost: Free with in-app purchases 

              Motolog is built for tracking your vehicle’s mileage, maintenance and expenses. It’s perhaps not the most exciting feature set ever devised for a motorcycle app, but it’s certainly useful. You’ll be glad to have this information on hand when it’s time to trade in, sell the bike, file an insurance claim or when you simply can’t remember when your last oil change was.  
              The app’s interface makes the whole process incredibly easy. You can set it to automatically start and end with your trip, and it will send you automatic notifications when it’s time to perform preventative maintenance on your bike. Just be prepared to watch all of your excuses for not doing your maintenance and/or your documentation fly out the window! 

              By integrating these apps into their riding experience, motorcyclists can ride smarter, safer, and with greater enjoyment in 2024. Whether it's planning epic adventures or staying informed about weather conditions, these apps are indispensable tools for every rider's arsenal. Gear up, download, and hit the road with confidence! And don't forget to pair your journey with top-notch gear from brands like Bell Helmets, Troy Lee, and Fasthouse for ultimate safety, style, and comfort. 

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