Indian Motorcycle announce Apple CarPlay integration

Indian Motorcycle has added Apple CarPlay to its range of heavyweight touring motorcycles

Indian Apple CarPlay

AMERICA’S oldest motorcycle manufacturer has jumped into the 21st century as some of the brand's motorcycles are now compatible with the Apple CarPlay system. The system allows unrivalled mobile phone connectivity and improved options for those that use the on-bike navigation while out riding. The update also includes a host of bug fixes and improvements over the current system.

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Apple CarPlay is now supported by the 2020 range of heavyweight cruiser and tourer motorcycles. The Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Challenger models with navigation already installed can all be upgraded to use the Apple CarPlay and the additional benefits mentioned below. iPhone users can easily access Apple Music, Maps, send messages with Siri and more through the Ride Command 7” screen, and a supported Bluetooth headset (not included) – all on a user-friendly interface that iPhone users will instantly recognize. This integration also increases global accessibility to navigation.

The introduction of Apple CarPlay is on top of a host of upgrades and improvements to the Indian Ride Command system. Riders can now also enjoy improved navigation and location management, improved boot-up time, audio muting and control improvements (including navigation audio), widget fixes, and a new fuel economy widget. On top of that, there is also an improved search functionality within the bike’s navigation system.

To download the updates, owners can either access the software for free from home (link found here) or take their bike to their local Indian Motorcycle dealership and have the software added to the bike for them.