BMW extends its mobile phone connectivity with new ConnectedRide Cradle.

BMW RideConnected Cradle

For riders who like to use their smartphone for map navigation, BMW Motorrad now offers the ConnectedRide Cradle.

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The new device connects your mobile phone with the latest BMW motorcycles via a dedicated app. It provides a simple cradle for using the smartphone as a satnav while riding. In addition,  vehicle data such as lean angle, acceleration, deceleration and much more can be displayed via the BMW Motorrad Connected App, and controlled using the Multi-Controller.

Thanks to individually adjustable side clamps, the ConnectedRide Cradle is suitable for many different smartphone sizes (see full list below). It also charges the smartphone wirelessly or via a USB-C connection. For security, the ConnectedRide Cradle can be locked to the motorcycle’s holder, if the holder supports this.

ConnectedRide Cradle video

What’s the compatibility?

The ConnectedRide Cradle can be used on new and older BMW Motorrad models (e.g. BMW R 1200 GS K50) and fits all BMW Motorrad models equipped with the optional equipment “Preparation for navigation system (option 272)” – as well as models equipped with Multi-Controller and the option of retrofitting the navigation preparation via the BMW Motorrad workshop system (except R 1200 RT, R 1250 RT, K 1600 models). On older motorcycles without a TFT instrument cluster, operation is possible via the control element of the “Preparation for navigation unit SA 272”. The prerequisite for displaying vehicle data is “On-board computer Pro (option 221)”.
The ConnectedRide Cradle cannot be used with the Navigator 4-Button Mount Cradle.

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