Yokohama, Japan – Connect your smartphone, choose your destination, and ride: Bosch's new integrated connectivity cluster is making various smartphone functions and apps such as music or contacts available for motorcycles in the form of a 6.5-inch TFT display that includes the smartphone integration solution mySPIN. In addition, riders can utilize more convenient functions by downloading third party apps such as map-based navigation, which can be viewed directly on the motorcycle display and controlled via the handlebar switches on the motorcycle, allowing a comfortable and unique riding experience.

On September 22, 2021, the Suzuki Motor Corporation announced their new motorcycle model GSX-S1000GT, which includes Bosch's integrated connectivity cluster (6.5") and mySPIN. This is the first model from a Japanese motorcycle brand which integrates connectivity systems by Bosch. Kawasaki is going to introduce another new model with the same connectivity solutions. "We are happy to offer more and more riders a connected and digital riding experience," says Geoff Liersch, president of the Two-Wheeler and Powersports unit at Bosch.

Bright sun, rain, or fog: a crystal-clear view for a safer and fun ride
The integrated connectivity cluster is a 6.5" TFT cluster with integrated connectivity interfaces that allow easy interaction between the rider and the motorcycle, giving access to vehicle settings, infotainment, and connectivity functions. It makes it easy to choose riding modes, select music, or to use additional third party apps such as navigation via mySPIN. Bosch has developed a unique design to suit the use case for riders: thanks to the anti-reflection coating, screen readability is greatly enhanced. In addition, the display has optical bonding, which is a thin liquid layer that connects the glass. This technology avoids fogging of the glass as well as potential dust and dirt particles under the glass. Thanks to the anti-reflection coating and optical bonding technology, overall reflections are reduced by 94%.

Smartphone content at the rider's fingertips
The smartphone integration solution mySPIN brings smartphone functions and two wheeler-specific apps to the integrated connectivity cluster on the motorcycle, making it accessible directly with the control buttons on the handlebar. To launch mySPIN, riders can download the mySPIN app and connect the smartphone to the motorcycle. After the rider has installed the available partner apps such as Cardo Connect or Dash Radio, they are ready to be used via the integrated connectivity cluster. Direct access to those apps and additional functions of the integrated connectivity cluster allow riders to make their ride more comfortable. Riders in Japan can enjoy touring using the app "TOURING SUPPORTER" by NAVITIME JAPAN, which is specifically designed for motorcyclists.

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