Bangalore, August 24 2019: India’s best known off-road motorcyclist CS Santosh has launched Recky, a mobile activity recording App that connects world’s motorcyclists.
Inspired and tested by Santosh, first Indian to complete the deadly Dakar Rally, Recky is a feature-rich App focused on simplifying the experience and making it affordable and accessible for developing countries. It allows you to take pictures in-app along your ride and automatically drops markers for where you've taken these pictures. These pictures show up once your ride is complete. The App provides the user vital information along with dark, light, topography and satellite map-views for free.
Key features like record your ride, experience the ride, explore rides, get directions and user profile makes Recky fun and engaging. Apart from getting pin-point directions, the App displays elevation, top speed and distance. Privacy being paramount in today’s era, the creators of the App will ensure the data is not shared and the app does not track the rider until the user opts to record the activity.
Once the ride is complete, the user can save it as ‘Private’ or opt ‘Followers’ (for your followers to see) or choose ‘Everyone’ option (for the general public which appears on explore rides). Others using Recky can then play the ride again to see directions, pictures and stats. The user can search for other riders, follow them, have them follow you to build a community and see their preferred ride.
“The whole idea was to provide the fast-growing biker community a platform to connect and explore various adventure biking routes in the world,”says Santosh, “Our Ride Explorer, displays all public rides and rides from your followers in one map-view, at all times. No need to click and find or search, it’s all map-based zooming and panning. Pan across to any country and find rides there instantly as riders populate them.”
While the directions to a ride are currently a list, it will soon be turn-by-turn navigation. “We'll soon provide the users the option to create a ride-summary like no other in the world - this will be the most entertaining element for the user and for the user’s social media followers,” he adds.
Recky in Appstore Recky in GooglePlay
CS Santosh is an Indian off-road and enduro motorcycle racer. Having spent more than a decade in racing motorbikes across challenging terrains in different countries, he is a multiple National Supercross and Motocross champion. In 2008, he became the first Indian in the Asian Motocross championship, to have qualified with the fastest time in Moto II in Iran, where he finished fourth, the highest ever by an Indian rider on the international circuit. He also became the MRF Supercross Challenge champion and won the Gulf Dirt Track championship for the second time. In 2012, he participated in the Raid-de-Himalaya which is the only Indian motorsport event listed on the off-road rallies calendar of FIM (Federation Internationale Motorcyclisme), Geneva, Switzerland. The Dakar Rally being the world's toughest off-road motorsport event, is very selective about their participants. One has to earn an invite to get an opportunity to take the challenge. CS Santosh became the first Indian to compete in the history of this magnanimous motorsport event.
He won it in his maiden attempt in record time. It ranks among the top ten toughest motorsport rallies of the world and was a milestone in his racing career. He also finished 2nd in the Cavalry Supercross the same year. The following year, he became the first Indian to debut at the World Cross Country Rally Championship in 2013 but an unfortunate fire accident injured him badly during the 3rd Stage. He was running in the top 10 in his class. With third degree burns, he had a long recovery period that lasted till the end of the year.
He finished the Dakar at 36th position, the two weeks at the Dakar were the hardest two weeks of his life physically, mentally and emotionally. Last year, Santosh finished the 2018 Dakar Rally to become the first Indian to complete the rally raid thrice. His 34th position in the bike category was his best-ever finish at the Dakar.
Santosh partners Uday Shankar in BigRockDirtPark, a comprehensive after off-road training facility based in Kolar (Karnataka),