2010 Honda Deauville. (Yes the Dullville)
Great first bike, very comfortable and practical bike but not a great looker.
No complaints from me with the current visual functionality.
Take the Route Lab page as an example.
From that single page I can access everything I need, with regards to creating, planning or editing routes.
I can select any of the last 8 routes I edited with 1 click.
Upload a route a couple of clicks and its uploaded.
The big square buttons are perfect for those of us that use iPads and prefer to use a browser rather than the App.
New Route, 1 click name it and I’m creating.
And if I need to jump elsewhere everything is available from the top level single click buttons.
Regarding the colour palette I think too many colours would just diminish the experience and confuse users.
In my opinion the current MRA palette gives a clear distinction of the categories that each colour represents.
The Hooligan Taming the Lions.
2015 Yamaha MT09. (Purchased S/H Aug 26 2017)
This is my favourite photo opportunity, Headley Hall.
Once the home of the legend, Sir Malcolm Campbell, of Bluebird fame And Land Speed Records.
Packing for the Pico’s
Kriega US30, 2 x Kriega US 20, Redverz Attacama Tent, Helinox Chair and Helinox Table.
It made a fantastic back rest but required sinching down quite often.
Ah! We sleep together.
Cornwall 5 day Tour taking in the whole of Cornwall’s coast line.
The 2015 Yamaha MT09 is indeed a Hooligan.
The 2015 model only had ABS no traction control.
In A mode the throttle is very snatchy and keeping the front wheel on the ground can be a problem.
The rear suspension is a bit wishy washy and can sometimes get you into trouble also.
Standard mode is quick enough for me to be honest and B Mode is definitely required if its raining as its very easy to spin up the rear in the wet.
The standard seat is a “plank” particularly if you are a skinny fella like me with not a lot of “meat” in that area.
I immediately got the seat refoamed at West Sussex Motorcycles.
Had to haggle a lot on the price for this as it was registered in 2016 and the dealer had it listed as a 2016 model which it was not.
In the build up to the release of the 2016 model, Yamaha started throwing in the Akro exhaust for free to try to shift the last of the 2015 models.
I made the dealer aware of all this and we came to an acceptable price.
The Akro sounds beautiful on this on the overrun and the gurgles and pops brings a smile to may face every time.
Summary: Fantastic Hooligan bike with a few dodgy foibles like the rear suspension and the snatchy throttle in A mode.
Honda CRF 250 Rally and Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro to be added at a later date.
D) For that maybe it is needed to up the arrow a bit, but if the street you are driving into is named on the map instead of in a very big blue area, probably not needed at all.
I disagree that the Bike Location Icon should be moved up.
As someone who is only ever going to use Portrait mode, I would want to see as much of the road ahead as possible, particularly when I’m on twisty country lanes, my preferred type of roads to travel on.
Being able to see the severity of the curves ahead allows for better forward planning which is always a good option to have IMO.
There are times when arrival time is critical, for ferries etc.
For me though, 99% of the time there is no time, just the joy of the journey.
I hope therefore that we are not “forced” to enter times and they can be left blank however many options there are?
It looks like the issue regarding the last Shaping point to the Chequered flag being a straight line is now resolved using the GPX 1.1 Beta export on my iPad Pro.
I have made a route Public called Mendip TT that transfers to the Garmin XT Trip Planner perfectly now.
I personally never use Via Points but I also added one in a copy of the Mendip TT file and this transfers to the Garmin XT Trip Planner perfectly as well.
Mendip TT with Via Point is also public.
Thank you Catalina.
“Lifetime” is a classic marketing/legal term that very rarely means what you think it means.
I would take a guess that 85-90% of the MRA Navigation subscribers are 35 and over, so in this instance its a bloody good offer in my opinion.
Personally I’ll be swapping my Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro for a Zimmer frame long before my “Lifetime” Navigation sub runs out.
I think I’ll go for the Carbon Overland adventure version when the time comes.
Please ensure that those of us that do like to see the Route Points on a Sat Nav Map or on the coming MRA Navigation Next can still do so.
MRA has always been very good at giving us choices.
Please let each user choose whether they want to see them or not see them including when the route is locked.
I too am very happy with the Route Planner functionality as it stands now knowing that further improvements will come in the future.
When I switched from the Tom Tom Rider 550 to the Garmin XT (It’s easier on my ageing eyes)it was Hans that walked me tirelessly through the transition.
The XT has never failed me once since that time.
On the odd occasion I have missed a road closure at the planning stage or a chance incident occurs I am able to navigate to my next Shaping Point (I never add Via Points).
This is why I always have my Shaping Points visible on the XT Map.
I also really like MyRoute-App Mobile for its seamless transfers to my Garmin XT.
So I decided to get a new toy for routing UK Green Lanes.
Garmin Zumo XT, as it has the functionality of Off Road very similar to Off Road Mode in MRA basically its a Track but it will not Route on Roads it just puts a line between points.
I was dreading the thought of going anywhere near Basecamp.
I knew I’d seen a video here regarding using the Garmin Drive App.
I have the OS Maps app on my phone but prefer to use a proper Sat Nav, my trusty 550 Tom Tom doesn’t have the functionality and will always route on Roads.
I am so looking forward to getting the Honda CRF 250 Rally out on the lanes, (Covid permitting obviously) safe in the knowledge that I won’t be enduring the wrath of the walkers for accidentally going on a Restricted Byway.
I plot the green lane in the OS Maps app to ensure its correct.
Transfer to MRA, I can then transfer to the XT via the Drive app on my iPad or my Samsung S10.
Bring on the summer, I am sure I am not alone in being desperate to get some scenic miles with smiles in.
Lets hope that the lockdown will ease up and I look forward to nodding you all out on the roads.
Just came across this.
Thanks for sharing those routes.
I did the yorkshire moors in last summers ease of the restrictions.
Will be looking at some of those others National Parks though.
Roll on the summer.
I'm with Nick on this one as one of my steeds is a Honda 250 Rally with Anakee Wild Nobbly's on it.
I get what you mean though, my guess would be that as MRA and Navigation are basically "global" route mapper I doubt that there is scope to list country specific road classifications as I'd imagine there would lots of variations just across europe let alone the world.
Hoping I'm wrong though as a "Round Trip" that only included "un
-paved" roads sounds like heaven to me.