Tom Tom revs up TomTom Rider, a portable satnav for bikers

Tom Tom revs up TomTom Rider, a portable satnav for bikers

TomTom has announced a new version of its TomTom Rider, its portable navigation device for folks who like to  speed around the streets clad in leather and brightly coloured outfits.


TomTom Rider lets bikers create and upload personalised routes direct to their TomTom Rider device, with the Tyre interactive software making it easy to search, create and edit their own routes on a PC.

An ‘Upload Routes and Go’ feature lets bikers to upload routes directly to their device and share them with other bikers via Bluetooth.

“With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly how they want to get there,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer, cranking the PR gush-o-meter upwards.

“We listened to feedback from motorbike communities to create a device that was customised for the way they want to ride. We found that the overwhelming majority of bikers use their motorcycle for recreational purposes and many actively seek out routes that offer fantastic scenic touring experiences. TomTom Rider gives bikers the ability to find and ride the best scenic routes in the world.”

The device comes with a new 4.3’’ glove-friendly screen, and a neat navigation feature feeds audio instructions  directly to the user’s helmet via Bluetooth,

A new charging bike dock on the TomTom Rider also turns the device on or off with the ignition of the bike.

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The Rider’s RRP is £329.99, and it comes pre-loaded with maps of 45 countries in Europe. 

TomTom Rider Key Features:

Winding Roads

TomTom’s Winding Roads feature allows bikers to select routes with the most bends for a more exciting ride. 

Upload Routes and Go

TomTom’s Upload Routes and Go feature enables bikers to upload preferred routes captured online to the TomTom Rider device. These routes can be shared with other riders via Bluetooth®. 

PC Route Management via Tyre®

Users can download Tyre® interactive software to search, create and edit routes on a PC before uploading them to the TomTom Rider device. These can then be shared with friends. 

All-Weather Device

TomTom Rider has a glove-friendly screen that responds instantly to touch. It is designed for any weather conditions, including bright direct sunlight. 

Free Lifetime Maps

TomTom Rider includes free Lifetime Maps. For the life of the product, users can download four or more full updates of the map on the device every year, which include all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest.

 Map Share

Users benefit from free Daily Map Changes from the TomTom Map Share community, which includes dynamic changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads. Map Share helps overcome the more frequent road changes and so avoid delays or detours. 

Points of Interest

Via TomTom Rider, users can access the Points of Interest feature to find interesting places to stop en-route, such as restaurants, motels and fuel stations. Personalised Points of Interest can also be added, for future reference. 

IQ Routes

TomTom’s IQ Routes uses real travel times for each and every road shared by millions of bikers, therefore providing the optimum route and arrival time.


A range of optional accessories are available for the TomTom Rider personal navigation device, including a car mounting kit; charging bike dock; and a unique anti-theft solution. 

Pricing and Availability:

The TomTom Rider is available from:

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