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BarButtons

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 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.
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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 ­čśÄ

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?

Tom, Poland, CRF300L Rally

Thanks for everything. It works beautifully, I modified the mount to a more mobile one with the use of the SP Connect system.

Arjan, the Netherlands, Tenere 700

Works well and is easy to operate with thick gloves.

St├ęphane, France, Tenere 700 WR

I really appreciate being able to zoom in and out while riding and in safety without taking my hand off the handlebars. The position of the buttons is very ergonomic and they are used very naturally.

Sebastien, France, KTM 790 Adventure

The BarButtons fit very well on my KTM 790 Adventure and I use it with Osmand. Very Happy!

Vincent, Indonesia, KTM 250F / 390 Adv

I picked up the DIY kit from JaxeADV in Netherlands but it was meant to be used in Indonesia where I reside. Despite my lack of soldering skills, it was surprisingly easier than I thought to assemble with clear instructions. Just make sure you read them fully and several times to avoid mistakes. Makes for a nice little project. Joost was also very responsive in assisting me along the way. I was able to put the barbuttons to the test very quickly as I used them in a timed rally near Jakarta the following weekend. They worked flawlessly with the...

Motolodiek, Netherlands, XR600R

I'm using the BarButtons to control the Osmand app without taking off my gloves or falling on my face

Karel, Belgium, R1100GS

With the BarButtons, i can keep riding and look ahead on the map without taking my gloves of. This is a real timesaver!

Jaime, Spain, BMW R1250GS

I use the BarButtons to control Osmand. This makes it easy for me to zoom in and out on the map

Kurt, Austria, T7

I like Offroad Riding on my T7 and the BarButtons are the perfect way to control osmand while riding hard.

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

BarButtons

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