Ducati released Ducati Link, a new smartphone application developed by the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer in partnership with e-Novia, the “Enterprises Factory” from Milan that sets up and develops hi-tech companies.
Ducati Link was created with three fundamental pleasures of biking in mind.
- The relationship that each biker has with his machine: using Bluetooth technology, the application connects to the bike and, while riding, records information supplied by the on-board control unit such as speed, lean angle, power delivery and acceleration. Then, at the end of the ride, the rider can check aspects of his performance, analyzing the evolution of the data over the course of the journey.
- The journey and the discovery of new roads: using the smartphone’s GPS, the Ducati Link App records the route travelled and, by allowing you to integrate photos and comments, enables the rider to relive the highlights of his experience.
- The pleasure of sharing: as part of a real community, you can use the app to share details of itineraries, images and suggestions for other bikers.
The Ducati Link App’s connection with the motorcycle lets you set the travel mode (a combination of load and Riding Mode) and customize the parameters of each Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) directly from your smartphone in an easy, intuitive process. Furthermore, the App makes available a host of information including when the next service is due, an e-version of the owner’s manual and the Ducati Store locator.
The Ducati Link App is available for all motorcyclists; the recording and sharing of itineraries are not dependent on the connection to the bike. The functionality for exchanging data between motorcycle and smartphone, instead, can only be used by those who have the pleasure of riding a Multistrada 1260, in all its versions.
Ducati Link will be continuously updated with new functionality being added and connectivity being extended to other Ducati models.
To explore the potential of the new app simply download it from the iOS or Android store and register with a new profile or, if you are already registered on the Ducati site, log in using your existing credentials.