...outside of North America.<...>Connecting to the bike with my phone is pretty much a useless thing to do. I cannot believe Honda chose Apple when Android has the biggest market share.
The bike's primary market was North America. The statistics for Android/Apple share have been established earlier in this thread. Google (Alphabet) is a much larger entity that Honda in this regard.
I presume this has made for a discussion point on the Android Auto interface...or, how *does* a non-standard method for control work in harmony with the rest of the system. Everyone interacts with AA the exact same way, no matter which seat - in whatever vehicle it is - you're setting in.
That's probably a pretty big design hurdle to overcome.