The ConnectedRide Cradle serves as a holder for a smartphone so that the unit can be charged and used as a navigation device during the trip. The BMW Motorrad Connected app can be used to access the navigation map and vehicle data in the field of view via the Multi-Controller. The holder accommodates smartphones of various sizes and charges the smartphone inductively or by cable.
-Practical holder for using a smartphone as a navigation device.
-Display map and vehicle data in the BMW Motorrad Connected app.
-Operation of the BMW Motorrad Connected app via the Multi-Controller.
-Wireless charging in accordance with the Qi standard, charging with a cable via USB-C port.
-Individually adjustable arms for smartphones of various sizes.
-Cradle can be locked on the docking station of the motorcycle, provided that the dock has the locking option.
Dimensions & weight:
-Length: 3.73” – 4.4”
-Width: 5.67” – 7.1”
-Weight: approx. 7.2 oz
Fitment and compatibility:
-Suitable for motorcycles equipped with factory and accessory option “Navigation Preparation”.
-Not compatible with the “Navigation Prep.” equipped models that have an in-dashboard mounted docking station such as: R 1200 RT, R 1250 RT, and K 1600 series models.
-Not compatible with 4-Button Advanced docking station.
Confirmed smartphones which are compatible:
-Apple: iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, 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 (Tip: Insert it into the ConnectedRide Cradle with the camera module at the bottom right), Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
-Google: Pixel 2 XL
Dimensions for fitment of smartphones not on confirmed list:
-Minimum dimensions: 5.12” x 2.58” x 0.27”
-Maximum dimensions: 6.4” x 3.07” x 0.34”
-Smartphones must have at least Bluetooth® Low Energy in Version 4.2 to satisfy the safety requirements (LE Secure Connections) for the connection. Therefore, smartphones with older Bluetooth® versions are not supported.
BMW Motorrad Connected app:
-To enable the use of all functions in their entirety, Version 4.0 or newer of the BMW Motorrad Connected app is required. For proper function, BMW Motorrad recommends always installing the current updates.
BMW Motorrad Connected app:
-For vehicles equipped with Navigation Prep. which have a compatible docking station for the ConnectedRide Cradle, the Multi-Controller (Multi-Function Wheel) can be used for operation of the BMW Connected app.
-Prioritization: If the USB charging function is active, then the wireless charging is deactivated.
-Charging activity displayed on the ConnectedRide Cradle via LED (can be disabled).
-Inductive charging (Qi-compatible): max. 7.5 W
-Charging with a cable (USB-C): max. 7.5 W (1.5 A at 5 V)
-Separate charging cable if needed: BMW Motorrad recommends using a very short cable with a USB-C connector and a suitable smartphone connector.
Protection from ambient conditions:
-The ConnectedRide Cradle is protected in accordance with IP65.
-When choosing a smartphone, make sure it has sufficient weather protection. Most common smartphones come with sufficient protection against climatic factors.
Smartphone and Bluetooth® information:
-To enable the BMW Motorrad Connected app to be controlled by the Multi-Controller (Multi-Function Wheel) of the navigation preparation on the vehicle, a Bluetooth® connection (Bluetooth Low Energy) is required. Bluetooth pairing is accomplished within the BMW Motorrad Connected app and is required only once for the initial setup. After being turned on for the next trip, the devices will reconnect automatically upon being detected.
-For reliable attachment of the smartphone in the ConnectedRide Cradle, BMW Motorrad recommends removing the smartphone cover if it impedes, due to its dimensions, optimum fit of the smartphone in the ConnectedRide Cradle or disrupts inductive charging capability.
Note: Cannot be used with in-dashboard style Navigator docking stations or the 4-button Advance Cradle. Two-year warranty from the original date of purchase.
BMW ConnectedRide Cradle
BMW Motorrad Original Parts