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Waze For Motorcycle

If you still didn’t know, the world’s most popular navigation app Waze recently launched the Waze For Motorcycle option mode and  let you enjoy navigation that is specifically tailored to motorcycle.

Waze For Motorcycle

Waze says it has gotten better at estimating arrival times for motorcycles, which “vary greatly from automobile ETAs,” and the motorcycle mode also adds routing info for narrow roads that aren’t accessible by car.

To navigate using Waze on a motorcycle, launch their app go to Settings and choose Navigation.

Waze For Motorcycle

Next, tap on Vehicle Type followed by Motorcycle. Please note, there is also an option if you would like to switch to Dirt roads.

Here’s the information from their website: First in the gift pile is our new Motorcycle vehicle type option and two new motorcycle helmet-rocking Waze moods. Open to Wazers worldwide who prefer to ride on two (or three) wheels, this is the third unique vehicle type supported by Waze, and it comes complete with specialized routing to help make finding freedom on the open road simpler and faster.

In addition to the real-time road updates and alerts, Wazers riding in motorcycle mode will be directed on routes optimized for motorcyclists based on where fellow Wazers-on-wheels are riding and the more you ride in the motorcycle setting, the smarter the routing will become. To sweeten the deal, better routing also means you’ll see a more accurate projected arrival time at your destination.

Below is the quick comparison that I did for car and motorcycle for the same destination.  As you can see from the image below, the estimated arrival time of motorcycle is quicker as it uses different routes.

Waze For Motorcycle

This feature was asked by many motorcyclist for a long time and it has finally been integrated to their app and please do check it out.

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Just started to use Waze for motorcycle now Im a real corner case as I need the motorcycle setting but electric as the choice of fuel as I ride a Zero SRF electric bike but there is going to be more of us. I also use a Beeline compass pointer simultaneously so I can always and quickly verify the map routing in real time.


Does it recognize when riders can lane split, as is allowed in CA for example? I’d prefer having highways prioritized as regardless of congestion we moto riders can often get to destination much faster this way rather than taking surface streets with all the stops and traffic lights.


Just came across this. Wondering if anyone has actively used this and is able to share their views?

Ash Green

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Thor Hammer

Great! Now, the dirt roads setting: You forgot the “prefer dirt” option!