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When Did Apple’s Siri Turn into My Mother?

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Not too long ago I had to replace the clutch on my track bike, as I had a track day rapidly approaching that weekend. Driving around to get the parts I needed, I turned to Siri on my iPhone for help in finding a nearby Yamaha dealer, as I knew that the clutch plates would need to be ordered that day (with only a couple hours left in the work day) and overnighted to me, if I was to get my R1 ready in time.

A couple verbal commands later (along with a couple chuckles over how Siri pronounces “Yamaha”), and something funny happened. Siri decided to give me a little life advice on my two-wheeled inclinations, with a “now, you be careful on that thing” comment.

The first time it happened caught me completely off-guard, and was good for a few minutes of chuckling. But then I got worried. Had I finally lost it? Did that really just happen? It took maybe a dozen more tries before I could get Siri to repeat herself, but the below screenshot is the fruits of that labor.

I have yet to replicate the comment again, and it’s interesting that the same command produced a number of different Yamaha dealers near the A&R office. There are several long lists of interesting Siri comebacks, and it looks like motorcyclists have their own contribution to add now.

apple-siri-motorcycle-question-response

Let us know in the comments if you’ve got a motherly Siri in your pocket as well.

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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