It's 2020 and it seems we live our lives attached to our phones these days! Still, there are a lot of handy apps available now that can help out motorcycle and scooter riders with route planning, GPS and stat tracking.

We've compiled a list of some of the handiest apps for two wheel riders and a lot of them are free so why not give them a go?

It's pretty easy to get a smartphone attachment for your bike but some of these apps are useful even when you're not on the road!


1. Waze

Type of app: Maps and GPS

Maps, GPS and route planning are all dead handy in any vehicle. I have a tendency to get lost pretty easily (which isn't always a bad thing on a motorcycle) so having an app that can guide you along and update your routes in real time is pretty great.

Waze is a free app and is pretty similar to Google Maps. It will track your location and let you plan out and track your journey as well as update your routes in real time with traffic and delays. It's pretty cool when riding with a friend too, you can keep track of fellow users and ping them information like your ETA.

Waze can also locate the nearest petrol stations, restaurants and parking facilities so you can find essential places wherever you might be.

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: No

2. Eat Sleep Ride

Type of app: Motorcycle GPS & Social

Another free app with optional 'premium' features, this one has been around for quite a while. Developed by bikers for bikers it serves as a kind of all in one social platform, GPS and tracking app.

The app allows you to track your own rides and monitor details like your speed and lean angles, as well as save and upload routes you have enjoyed. Likewise you can download routes from other riders as well as meet and make friends with like minded bikers.

The premium crash-light service serves as a bit of extra safety - it can detect if you have had an accident and alert friends and family of your location.

All in all a pretty versatile app that serves as a great tool for anyone on two wheels even if you just want to learn where the best places to ride are!

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: Optional annual CRASHLIGHT subscription

3. BBC Weather

Type of app: UK Weather

Not exactly the most exciting app in the world but here in the UK we are constantly at the mercy of the weather! When you are planning your ride outs and adventures use this to see what mother nature has in store for you, make the most of those sunny days and even help decide if it's time to go home when there are clouds on the horizon!

Completely free and a very useful app!

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: No

4. Best Biking Roads

Type of app: Route Planner

A great little app that offers some GPS and map features but its main selling point is its list of over 10,000 popular ride routes from all over the world. It does cost money but its only a couple of quid - £2.49 to be exact.

You can use it to look up new roads and routes to try out on your trips and weekend rides as well as upload your own. The app can find any recommended routes near your current location if you just happen to be out and about and looking for something new! A good one for any motorcycle or scooter rider.

Android app price: £2.49
IOS app price: £3.99
In app purchase / Subscription: No

5. Google Maps

Type of app: Maps & GPS

This one comes already installed in a lot of phones, most of you will have used it in some form and it is a pretty useful tool. It doesn't offer quite the range of tracking features that more specific biker apps have but it's easy to use and can help you plan your journeys or find your way back when you took a wrong turn. I use this all the time!

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: No

6. REVER

Type of app: Route Planner and GPS

REVER is an especially good option for the adventurers out there who like going off-road as it allows you to download your routes so even if you don't have any phone signal you can still track your journey and see where you need to be going.

The app can help you find some scenic routes and keep track of your trips with distance, duration and speed. It also has some community features to help you find fellow enthusiasts and nearby rallies. Great one for any type of rider, especially adventure and off-roaders but it does have a subscription cost.

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: Optional premium service

7. Diablo Super Biker

Type of app: Stat Recording

This one records details from your riding sessions right down to the lean angle you achieved and the type of road surface you are riding on. It's an app that will mostly appeal to the track day enthusiasts so they can see every aspect of their ride and how they might be able to shave a few more seconds off. Regular riders may find it interesting too and the app is free although it does contain some in-app purchases.

Android app price: Free
IOS app price: Free
In app purchase / Subscription: Optional in-app purchases

8. Motorcycle Theory Test

Type of app: Theory Test & Hazard Perception

I'll round out the list with something aimed at helping those who are just starting out on their motorcycle journey. There are a few different versions of these apps, depending on if you are on Android or ios but they all function pretty much the same.

The basic versions are all free and feature a variety of mock test questions to help you practice but I would actually recommend investing in one of the paid versions like Motorcycle Theory Test + Hazard from Deep River Development. The app costs £5.99 and as the name suggests, it features both the UK edition test questions for 2020 and 80 unique hazard perception test videos. These can sometimes be a bit awkward if you have never seen them before - and they will be in your test!

Android app price: £5.99
IOS app price: £5.99
In app purchase / Subscription: Optional in-app purchases