App to help set up your Aprilia for the track

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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