was among the first motorcycle manufacturers in the world to offer Apple CarPlay on its bikes. While that may not sound like a big deal to someone who's used to seeing it everywhere in cars, CarPlay on the Honda Gold Wing was pretty monumental. After the Gold Wing, it went to the Africa Twin, and it's likely to continue rolling out to other models.
are -- by necessity -- fairly bare-bones. The danger of distracting a rider is real, but Honda found a way to integrate four-wheeled infotainment into a two-wheel package that makes sense and is relatively easy to use without pulling a rider's eyes or attention from the task at hand.
As with the CarPlay setup, with Android Auto on the Gold Wing, you do have to have a third-party
communication device in addition to your phone. For example, I own and love a Cardo Packtalk Bold system (with JBL speakers, natch) and found it worked well with the Gold Wing's CarPlay system. Sena users will be just fine too, but if you don't have a communicator at all, you're out of luck.