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Control your smartphone navigation from the handlebars

The BarButtons enable you to control smartphone navigation without lifting your hands off the handlebars. The rugged remote control is designed to fit most bikes and can be operated with gloves. Pan, zoom & center your map, scroll your roadbook and control your music. Apps that work with the BarButtons are Drive Mode Dashboard 2, Osmand, Kurviger, Waze, Piste Roadbook, Locusmaps, and many more.

Motorcycle riders use smartphones for navigation more often, and this is for good reasons!

  • Waterproof, rugged, shockproof phones are affordable and cheaper than a gps unit.
  • Phones are fast and have a lot of storage. No more problems with storing large detailed maps!
  • Many high-quality navigation apps are available, including Osmand, Kurviger, Locus and Rally Roadbook Reader. Updates are frequent and easy
  • Phones are easy to mount and can charge wirelessly.

The downside of using a navigation on your motorcycle, especially on a smartphone, is that it’s hard to operate while driving, especially offroad. Smartphone screens are sensitive and not all gloves are compatible. So you have to stop, operate your phone, and continue. This breaks your rhythm and is simply annoying. Things you need to do typically include

  • When offroad riding: Zoom in on a technical section, or zoom out for alternative routes
  • When touring: Zoom or pan to find spots for a break or to see the entire route
  • When riding a rally: Reset the counters and scroll the roadbook
  • When road riding: control music and switch to ‘traffic apps’

Introducing BarButtons!

  • BarButtons connect to your phone via Bluetooth and control popular navigation apps
  • Left-hand side of the handlebars mounting so they are easily accessible without letting go of the throttle
  • They are rainproof, rugged, and perfectly suitable for gloves
  • Most popular applications are compatible including Osmand, Kurviger, Locus, Rally Roadbook Reader and more. See a list of application details here.
  • They look awesome 😎

How do the BarButtons work?

  • The BarButtons are basically a Bluetooth keyboard in a small box. Most navigation apps support keystrokes to control the application. This works out of the box!
  • The buttons are mapped to keys that control your application. Different keymaps can be selected for different applications. A list of all current keymaps is available here.
  • The firmware can be updated via Wi-Fi for new keymaps and features
  • Read the documentation on how to use it here

Does it fit your bike?

BarButtons fit on almost any bike with a 22mm handlebar. It is designed with a little bit of overhang so that it is as close to your hand as possible. The default distance between the overhang and the handlebar is 10mm that should accommodate most mirrors and small controls. You can add spacers to incrementally add 5mm to be compatible with bikes with larger controls.

The BarButtons are USB powered, so you need to have a switchable USB power supply available.

For more information about installing BarButtons click here.

What do others say?

Veit, DE, Transalp

The Barbuttons worked pretty well, they really met my expectations. I will not go without it anymore

Marco, DE, R1200GS

BarButtons is the best stuff I found for my motobike in the last years!

Bart, BE, T7

The Barbuttons have performed flawlessly throughout the Yamaha Tenere Travel Trophy. Finally a device with which you can operate the DMD2 app perfectly remotely in a simple and cost-effective way.

Kalmer, Estonia, CRF300LR

Thank you again for great product for DIY and reasonable price for Estonia

Patrik, R1200GS, Sweden

Really happy with it! Osmand map app worked perfect, easy to Zoom and pano the map while driving. Bluetooth worked as a charm.

Teddy, FR,  XL600V

I've received my BarButtons today and I built it! I'm really impressed by quality and ease of assembly!It's perfect!

@ratracerunaways, KTM990, Finland

Bought it as a DIY kit and it was nice little tinkering to build. Some soldering and sealing everything to be watertight etc. First impression is that it seems to be a massive improvement compared to my old cheap BT remote. This works very well with #osmand but not so well with #locusmaps. Basic zoom in/out works with #karttaselain. I use #Samsung #activetab3 as a navigation device and it is mounted with #rammounts holder

Hans, R1200RT, Switzerland

Mounted the BarButtons with an extender on the R1200RT handlebars.It's not as close a regular handlebar, but it works perfectly and i'mhappy with it

Tony, UK, R1200GS

Thanks for all the assistance and instructions. All installed, working and fitted.

Fiona, UK, Ducati Multistrada V4s

I’ve just been for a test ride and its all good - reallyeasy to use on the move so highly recommended.

Get BarButtons

The BarButtons are available in 3 flavors:

BarButtons diy

For tech enthusiasts

Get the kitlist, 3mf files, Arduino code and build your own BarButtons. Access to 3D printer, soldering iron and some IT skills are necessary

BarButtons kit

For lazy nerds

Get a package with all the components, including a 3D printed case, and a flashed Arduino. Access to soldering iron is required


For people who just want to ride

Get an assembled BarButtons ready to go! Basically the same as the ‘kit’ but I have assembled it for you