We South Africans love our adventure riding which is hardly surprising given the vast swathes of the country that are perfect for doing just that. However, it also means that we can be a long way from civilisation and, if something happens to us, we can be completely isolated with little chance of help arriving.
That is why BMW Motorrad Centurion, formerly known as Bavarian Motorcycles, has collaborated with Galaxy Nova to develop an Emergency Response App service, which will be available to everyone – riders and non-riders alike.
For a R75 per month subscription (R50 discounted rates), the app turns your smartphone into a distress signal generator in the event of an accident or breakdown. The app will be able to detect when you have had a crash and uses GPS tracking to direct Emergency Response teams to your location. So far, the app is linked to 15 emergency response centres around South Africa, as well as sending a notification to selected ICE numbers.
You can download the app from HERE. Once the app is downloaded, it is important to use the reference code BMW5CD and then select BMW Motorrad Centurion in order for it to access crash detection.
This is a great initiative by the good people at BMW Motorrad Centurion and we encourage you to sign up before your next ride anywhere, let alone your next big adventure ride.