Ducati App Links Your Bike To Your Smartphone
Now Available For iOS and Android For The Multistrada 1260by Allyn Hinton, on
The relationship between rider and machine gets a little tighter with the new Ducati Link App that connects to the bike while riding and allows the rider to make a complete travel record that is shareable, as well as allowing the rider to configure the bike’s performance parameters.
Continue reading for more on the Ducati Link App.
Ducati Link App: What Is It?
Thanks to the connection between bike and smartphone, the rider enjoys an increasingly engaging driving experience.
The app links any of the new Multistrada 1260 variants to a smartphone and records data from the on-board control unit. Details such as speed, lean angle, power delivery, and acceleration are recorded as well as the route traveled. The rider can add photos and comments which enables him to create a record of his travel experience. That experience — including itineraries, images, and suggestions for other bikers — can then be shared with other riders within the community.
Developed in a partnership with e-Novia, the new smartphone app makes available normal owner information such as when the next service is due, a Ducati Store locator, and a digital version of the owner’s manual. It also connects with the Multistrada 1260 so the rider can set the travel mode (a combination of load and Riding Mode) and customize the parameters of each Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, et al) directly from his smartphone.
Where To Go From Here
The launch of the Ducati Link App is another step forward in Ducati's digital transformation process.
"The launch of the Ducati Link App is another step forward in the company’s digital transformation process," says CEO of Ducati, Claudio Domenicali. "The application has been designed to be a tool enabling constant dialogue between bike and rider. Thanks to the connection between bike and smartphone, the rider will be able to enjoy an increasingly engaging driving experience, transforming each trip into a memory to be shared and relived at any moment.”
The Ducati Link App is available for all motorcyclists riding any bike, but with limitations. The recording and sharing of itineraries are not dependent on the connection to the bike so the app allows the rider to create a travel experience and share it. The functionality of recording performance data and using a smartphone to adjust performance parameters is limited to, at least for now, the Multistrada 1260 models. New functionality and connectivity will expand with upcoming models, no doubt.
Ducati Multistrada 1260
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Source: App Ducati Link