New app from Pirelli tracks biker's performanceFri, 23 Sep 2011
Pirelli has launched an iPhone app for motorcyclists that tracks speed, lean angle, road routes and racetrack lap times. The results can be shared via social media.
The app, named Diablo Super Biker, uses the phone's GPS and g meter to calculate and record the info.
The app is free from the Apple iTunes store and allows users to upload stats to Facebook or Pirelli's social-media page, www.getpirelli.com.
The only other way to check and record this data is with telemetry equipment that cost hundreds of dollars. Many of those systems require a bit of home construction as well.
The Diablo Super Biker app comes with:
-- Choice between road and track mode.
-- Bike telemetry-data recording.
-- Lean angle measured using GPS technology.
--Measure speed, distance and lap time during track sessions.
-- Display recorded sessions via Google Maps.
-- Share your best rides on Pirelli's Web site or Facebook.
The Diablo Super Biker app is compatible with the iPhone 4, as long as it's updated with the latest software. It comes in five languages--English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Check out www.getpirelli.com for more information.
By Jake Lingeman