Day: 5 January 2021

‘HONDA SMARTPHONE VOICE CONTROL SYSTEM’ AND HONDA ROADSYNC APP FOR MOTORCYCLES

‘Honda Smartphone Voice Control system’ and Honda RoadSync app for motorcycles

  • Honda’s new bespoke connectivity system for motorcycles and scooters gives riders access to the most-used functions of their Android™ smartphone
  • ‘Honda Smartphone Voice Control system’ is available as standard fitment on the 21YM X-ADV, CB1000R and the new Forza 750
  • Also available as an option on 21YM Forza 350
  • The free Honda RoadSync app has been developed for use in conjunction with the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system
  • The Honda RoadSync app will be made available for download across Europe starting from December 2020

Honda Motor Europe is pleased to announce the availability of its new Honda RoadSync app for motorcycles. The bespoke app works together with Honda’s newly-developed connectivity system for motorcycles and scooters, the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, to allow riders to take advantage of several of the most useful functions of their Android™ smartphone.

The Honda Smartphone Voice Control system is available as standard fitment on the 21YM     X-ADV, CB1000R and Forza 750, and as an option on the Forza 350 scooter. This new system enables riders to control their smartphone using wireless connection via Bluetooth® between their smartphone and their compatible motorcycle or scooter. Having downloaded the Honda RoadSync app, with a paired Android OS smartphone and a Bluetooth® helmet-mounted headset (with audio input), riders will be able to:

  • Navigate easily to favourite places and local points of interest
  • Make and receive phone calls
  • Generate and respond to SMS text messages, as well as other messaging apps
  • Listen to music via a favourite streaming app
  • Check the day’s local weather forecast, and, when using navigation, the weather forecast of their destination

 All functionality of the app is operated through a combination of voice input and a 4-way toggle switch located on the left handlebar, allowing the rider to safely store their smartphone in a pocket and remain fully connected. 

Developed by Honda, the Honda RoadSync app will be rolled out across Europe, starting from December 2020 with availability in the UK, with EU countries to follow in 2021. The proprietary Honda technology can be further developed, in the future, by Honda in response to evolving needs of customers.

Below are the main details of the functions available on the app:

NAVIGATION

Google Maps provides the navigation base for Honda RoadSync. The directions are given to the rider by voice communication. 5 pre-set favourite places can be stored. There is also the option to set a destination through voice commands*.

CALLS

5 frequent contacts can be stored; contacts can be selected by voice-search*. For incoming calls, the system voices the name of the caller to the rider.

MESSAGES

There are 5 default Quick Messages stored, which can be changed to personalised messages. Riders can voice-search a contact*, then voice-input an SMS message to be sent in text form. Incoming messages are converted to voice feedback. Supported message apps include WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

MUSIC

Riders can pre-select a favourite music app (Google Play Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc) in the Honda RoadSync settings before setting off on their ride.

WEATHER

The day’s local weather forecast can be checked for the following hour, 3 hours or 5 hours ahead. When using Navigation a detailed forecast for the rider’s destination is also available.

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OTR Price* £9,449.00
Deposit £2,546.26
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36 Monthly Payments £129.00
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Representative APR 6.9%
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LP Terms and Conditions: New CRF450R (all variants) orders from 05 January to 30 April 2021 and registered by 30 April 2021.Subject to model and colour availability. *OTR may be subject to change due to actual or unexpected changes in tariffs, duties taxes or other costs which may affect importation or other costs of supply. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% LP; £10 option to purchase fee applies. The final payment must be paid at the end of the term. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. We may or may not make a payment and / or reward to the dealer if you enter into an agreement with us. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New CRF450R (all variants) orders from 05 January to 30 April 2021 and registered by 30 April 2021. Subject to model and colour availability. *OTR may be subject to change due to actual or unexpected changes in tariffs, duties taxes or other costs which may affect importation or other costs of supply. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% HP; £10 option to purchase fee applies. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. We may or may not make a payment and / or reward to the dealer if you enter into an agreement with us. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 312541.