I get asked all the time, “Ryan, what is the best motorcycle trip planning app and which one do you use?” So, in this video and article, I am going to go over 4 popular motorcycle trip planning applications for street and off-road adventure riding. And, what you need to know about each because they all have strengths and weaknesses. Understand, there is no perfect motorcycle trip planning app and much of it will depend on your personal needs. (see detailed video below)
#1-Harley-Davidson Ride Planner
There are 4 map styles to choose from, such as regular or satellite, and plenty of filters such as gas stations, dealerships, events, restaurants, hotels. You can also avoid tolls, unpaved roads, etc. You can enter an address for a waypoint or just make a waypoint where you like. You can easily drag points around to guide your route where you want it to go. I really like that you can change the names for each waypoint and that it shows mileage/ride time between each waypoint. This way I can see the total ride time and mileage for each day of a long-distance multi-day ride.
Rever is a paid motorcycle trip planning app at $5 a month, so $40 a year. It is one of the most expensive apps but it's a bit more than just a motorcycle trip planning app. It is also a social app with motorcycle communities within and the ability to share rides, progress, and more. Rever has one of the busiest, yet most polished user interfaces of all the apps. Honestly, it's so busy and has so much going on, that I oftentimes shy away from it. Law Abiding Biker Media does have a Rever community/group for our beloved Patron Members! It's just one benefit of becoming a supporting member. Join the #BikerRevolution
InRoute is another paid motorcycle trip planning app at $30 a year, which is 1/2 the price of Rever. It is unique to all the others in that it's not necessarily web-based. You don't go to a website to plan your ride but instead must have the desktop app. And, InRoute is for Mac and IOS only. It's not PC or Android supported. Also, InRoute is Apple Car Play compatible but not Android Auto.