The specification of this project was pretty clear 'give it everything', so we did:
Check out some component photos below, or view the video for a scan over the bike without fairings.
Enjoy some video from Steve Metz as he powers his BMS prepared 1198 Ducati through his first ever laps of the Daytona speedway. Video is provided by our AIM Smarty CAM HD linked into the CAN systems of the Marelli SRT ECU. A beautiful bike on an awesome track.
On board footage shows his Marelli MDU 220 dashboard and it is worth listening out for the 'auto blip' clutch-less down-shifts made possible by the full Drive By Wire electronics package we built using Marelli SRT.
This AIM Smarty Cam HD video was taken on my Ducati 749 development bike at Jerez recently. Using an AIM ECU-Bridge I linked the camera to the CAN bus of the Nemesis TCS system making it easy to see throttle, tyre slip and of course TCS response.
I am not a race rider but my modest track day skills still enable me to get on the throttle with confidence knowing that the TCS is there to sort out any problems. It is also interesting to see the amount of low level TCS activation feeding in the power in a manageable way, avoiding the need to fix more significant slides after they have happened. I can honestly say that I never felt any of the TCS activation seen in this video.
The all new AIM Smarty Cam HD was delivered this week for us to install on our Ducati 749 test bike. This version is still pre-release but the setup using the Beta version of software was problem free even with the added complexity of driving CAN data from the Nemesis TCS system.
A full test will be carried out at Jerez later this month and I will upload video files as soon as I get back.
This product is not yet available from our web shop but we do expect customer versions to be available very early in October. Pricing is expected to be £725+vat for the Camera unit and an extra £125+vat for the optional GPS module which enables lap timing and circuit mapping to be embedded into the video.