App to help set up your Aprilia for the track
APRILIA’S latest Multimedia Platform allows a rider to use a smartphone to changes to bike’s settings as well as view telemetry in real time.
The Aprilia V4-MP app is available with iPhone or Android and uses the GPS feature to recognise your location on the track, and then can adjust settings based on selected parameters. This enables, for example, using less power to keep the front end down out of the tighter corners or to loosen up the traction control through.
A “virtual” dashboard on the smartphone displays all the information on the motorbike’s dash and much more, like longitudinal and lateral acceleration, lean angle, instant power and torque distributed to the driveshaft.
Craig Langton, sales director Aprilia SA and co-owner of the Cayenne Group, said, “If running around on a bike that’s been developed using data taken straight from one of the most successful teams in recent World Superbike history and one that enables corner-by-corner adjustment to the electronic rider aid settings via your smartphone doesn’t make you feel like a superhero, then I don’t know what will.”
He said the unit sells for R20k, but the first 20 customers will get it free with “the perfect superbike”.
The new Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike can now be set up for a track on a smartphone.