Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 has already proven itself as a leader in technological innovation, the S model arriving with electronic suspension and four rider modes. Things progressed in 2015 when the Multistrada S became the first Ducati to arrive with Bluetooth technology as standard, the system allowing a true digital eco-system where vehicle, smartphone, satnav and helmet are all interconnected.But tech only gets better with the new Ducati Multistrada Link App, which links an iOS device directly to the motorcycle, providing a truly unique rider experience. The app, which will soon be available for Android devices displays live performance data, route information, and allows users to share the travel experience live via social media.
The Ducati Multistrada Link provides the platform for riders to check and update their profiles and motorcycle status (fuel level, riding mode usage percentages, distance ridden), and keeps a log with detailed information on previous rides and routes taken.Multistrada Link gathers data from the motorcycle before, during and after the ride via Bluetooth technology, which connects the smartphone to the vehicle Controller Area Network (CAN). During the ride, a smartphone with the new Ducati app will record the maximum lean angle and also display real-time lean angles plus the lean angle on the last corner taken. Afterwards, the user can pin-point on the map where the maximum lean angle was achieved.In addition to lean angles, Multistrada Link also records maximums and averages for power delivery and speed and displays this data while riding.At the end of the ride, the app saves all the data and information about the ride and lets the rider update any targets achieved, such as total distance covered or that covered during the single trip, number of routes recorded or consumption thresholds. The rider can thus share all the rewards with friends.Further, Multistrada Link let users add photos and describe the journey; it also allows to indicate the best riding mode in which to take on the route.After downloading the app to your smartphone, you can log in with the same access details used to enter the Ducati.com website or set up an account from the app via a standard registration form.Learn more: Ducati Multistrada Link.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.