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BMW Motorrad presents the ConnectedRide Cradle

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Use the smartphone comfortably as a navigation system and universal companion for the motorcycle.

For motorists who like to use their smartphone to navigate the maps, BMW Motorrad now offers ConnectedRide Cradle mount.

The ConnectedRide Cradle not only serves as a simple stand to comfortably use the smartphone as a navigator while driving. Furthermore, the navigation map and vehicle data such as lean angle, acceleration, deceleration and much more can be viewed via the BMW Motorrad Connected App using the Multi-Controller.

Thanks to the individually adjustable side clamps, the ConnectedRide Cradle is suitable for many different smartphone sizes and charges the smartphone by induction according to the Qi standard with a maximum of 7.5 W or wired via a USB-C connection with a 7.5 W maximum (1.5 A at 5 V). An LED charging indicator (which can be turned off) provides information on the charging status of the phone.

For safety, the ConnectedRide Cradle can be attached to the motorcycle mount, if supported by the motorcycle.

The ConnectedRide Cradle can also be used on older BMW Motorrad models (eg the BMW R 1200 GS K50) and fits all BMW Motorrad models equipped with the optional equipment “Preparation for navigation system (option 272) ”, as well as models equipped with Multi-Controller and the option of equipping navigation readiness via the BMW Motorrad workshop system (except for the R 1200 RT, R 1250 RT, K 1600 models). On older motorcycles without a TFT instrument panel, it can be operated via the control element in the “Preparation for navigation unit SA 272”. The prerequisite for displaying vehicle data is the “On-board computer Pro (option 221)”.

The ConnectedRide Cradle cannot be used with the Navigator 4-Button Mount Cradle system.

In order to use all the functions described, it is necessary to use the BMW Motorrad Connected App version 4.0 or higher. BMW Motorrad recommends always installing the latest updates to ensure proper operation.

A Bluetooth connection is required to be able to control the app via the motorcycle navigation readiness control element. The smartphone must be equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.2 as a minimum to meet the security requirements (LE Secure Connections) for connection. Therefore, smartphones with older Bluetooth versions are not supported.


Bluetooth pairing is done in the BMW Motorrad Connected App and only needs to be done once during initial setup.

The following smartphones will fit on the ConnectedRide Cradle:

  • - All mobile phones with the following dimensions:
  • Minimum 130.1 × 65.5 × 6.9mm; maximum 162.5 × 78.1 × 8.8mm. This includes, for example, the following mobile phones.
  • Apple: iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Samsung: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8 Plus, Galaxy A9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Hint: Insert into ConnectedRide Cradle with module camera at the bottom right), Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Huawei: P20, P30
  • Google: Pixel 2 XL
  • HTC: U11

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