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New: TomTom Rider motorcycle GPS

New satnav will plot the most exciting and windy route for you

TOMTOM has announced a new motorcycle GPS system arriving in April this year.

The 2015 TomTom Rider has been completely redesigned from last year’s model and offers real-time traffic information, a glove-friendly interactive screen, a Bluetooth enabled audio instructions which can be delivered to the helmet or a headset.

A rotating mount allows riders to switch to portrait view to see more of the bends ahead.

The new model also has a feature that allows you to select an area on the map and the device will plot the most exciting and windy round-trip.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director of TomTom Consumer, said: ‘We have designed TomTom Rider to give bikers more ways to create and discover exciting routes. From the freedom of cruising the open road, to the thrill of leaning into the tightest curve on the highest peak, with RIDER, bikers can create and ride their own perfect adventure.’

The new TomTom Rider includes a number of features designed specifically for motorcyclists:

  • Winding Roads: Find the most exciting winding roads and avoid the boring straights.
  • Hilly Roads: Stay at sea level or climb the highest peaks.
  • Round-trip Planning: Simply select where you want to ride and TomTom Rider will find the most exciting route.
  • Portrait View: Simple rotate to portrait view to see more of the bends ahead.
  • PC Route Planning: Pre-plan a touring adventure before leaving home.
  • Route Sharing: Share a route with other bikers before setting off or after you return home.
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Ride with real-time traffic information for the lifetime of the device.
  • Audio Instructions via Bluetooth: Keep your eyes on the road with audio instructions delivered through your headset.
  • Track Support: Upload tracks (GPX format) and your TomTom Rider will show you the way.
  • Hands-free Calling: Call hands-free while you ride.
  • Weather-proof Design: As weather ready as you are.
  • Glove-friendly Screen: Use your TomTom Rider even while wearing gloves.
  • Sunlight Visibility: Make use of different colour options for different times of day.
  • Trip Recording: Record your trip and relive the adventure any time.
  • Trip Statistics: See how far, how fast and for how long you have ridden.
  • Fully Interactive Screen: Pinch, zoom and swipe to interact with the map.

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