Yamaha says they are improving the skills of riders with their new free app, MyRide, which records top speed, acceleration, lean angle, location and more and allows riders to share the data with friends.
There are many similar apps and all could be incriminating to the rider if the police confiscate their phone, action camera or SD card.
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Meanwhile, the Yamaha MyRide app is developed by Yamaha Europe, but it also works in Australia if you allow the app to access your location.
The free app works wIth IOS and Android platforms and you only have t secure your phone in your pocket or on your bike for it to record data.
However, if you lean off your bike and store your phone in your jacket picket, you’re going to have deeper lean angles that the bike. It’s a great way to cheat and then brag to your fiends!
Yamaha says the data collected will help riders analyse their skills and enhance their riding skills.
It also allows riders to record their trip, map out routes and share them with other riders as GPX files so they can then be downloaded to a GPS.
You can also make phots and add them to your trip.
It’s not Yamaha’s first motorcycling app.
In July 2014, Yamaha Japan developed the RevTranslator app that “translated engine noise into Japanese and English”.
It was obviously just a fun novelty app, but it was downloaded by thousands.
The translation app was discontinued on August 31, 2016.