Top 10 motorcycling iPhone apps

Apps on the iPhone have become a good way to curb boredom, save lives and generally increase the knowledge (laziness) of people. Here are the Top 10 essential apps for the motorcycle owning iPhone user

Posted: 22 June 2010
by Robin Goodwin

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10. Car Incident Assistant - £free

Motorcycles are easy targets for crashes and this app lets you log any incidents for insurance purposes. The developers have created a simplistic app that allows you to take multiple photos of an accident scene, capture the location through GPS and record third party details amongst others.

09. MotoGP 2010 Official Live Timing – Premium Pass £11.49

Although rather expensive for an iPhone app this live timing app is a must-have for any MotoGP fan. This is the only app that provides the same data that the pit-wall receives in terms of split times, so as you are following the free practice, qualifying or racing on the TV you can get real-time results. Also, there is a interactive 3D map to view the riders on the track, so you can see a virtual representation of the gaps in the race.

08. Decibel - £0.59

Worried that your bike is too loud for the impending track day but you haven’t changed your exhaust, well you can test the decibels of your bike to make sure it is not too loud to make it out the track. Top Gear endorsed this app as Clarkson used it to measure the loudness of a supercar on the show.

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What about BestBikingRoads for iPhone? Not even in the top ten!?!

Posted: 22/06/2010 at 16:56

What about the Triumph Configurator:

Posted: 31/01/2011 at 08:56

Um, what about the MCN Ride Logger? Incredibly useful for any bike rider, and the information generated can be truly priceless!
Crucially, it's designed to be used with a Bike!

Posted: 05/08/2011 at 22:13

A must Have to record and replay your trips. Only for 1,59€.

Really impressive.

Try it.

Posted: 12/12/2011 at 19:34

Posted: 17/12/2011 at 11:34

Looking for real time display of lean angle, a bends counter, recording of track and waypoints...? BikeTrip is an app made by a motorbiker for motorbikers:

Posted: 23/01/2012 at 18:55

M Simmons wants an app to tell him the 'best biking roads'. In other words, he seems to be reluctant to use a map and decide for himself.

There's a lot of this kind of attitude around - people being unable to choose for themselves, but needing to be told. They won't think for themselves.

I think it's against the spirit of biking, which should be about individuality, independent thinking, and not following the herd. Especially if that goes against the grain. Better actually.

But increasingly, riders want to be led by the hand, and to do what every other rider does.

Look at these chumps with their Harleys - all decked out with tassles, bandanas and santiago boots etc. They're just sheep, paying for a false image of rebel. It's a kind of uniform.

Shame, innit?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 18:25

Thanks for this list! Like the decibel meter to meet local off-road db regulations. For more motorcycle app ideas check out

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 00:03

How about an app that automatically turns on a auto-reply when it sensing your moving at a certain speed? I will make it if no one knows about one.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:58

I noticed you don't have a Navigation App in the list. Any reason why?

I found that more and more riders are looking to use their phone as a GPS device on their motorcycle. Saves them from carrying around another device and saves some money too.

I've had so many questions and discussions about it that I actually decided to write 2 articles about it. I thought they might be interesting for the people here as well.

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 10:59

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Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:26

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