Yamaha Y-TRAC App For 2015 YZF-R1M Now Available For Android
From a Yamaha press release:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has announced that its proprietary Y-TRAC System smart phone and tablet applications, for use with the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M, are now available for Android devices via the Google Play Store.
According to David Docktor, Motorcycle Marketing Manager for Yamaha, “The Yamaha-exclusive Y-TRAC applications enable riders to connect with their R1M on a level that has never-before been available outside of a factory race team’s pitbox.”
Using the Y-TRAC smartphone and tablet application, the R1M rider can wirelessly communicate with their bike’s Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) system through the Communication Control Unit (CCU).,
Running data can be recorded by the data logger, with course mapping and automatic lap timing managed by GPS. The recorded data can then be downloaded via onboard WiFi to the Y-TRAC application where the rider can analyze information that is overlaid on the track map. The rider can then make motorcycle setting changes from within the application, and upload those changes back to the motorcycle.
Riders are able to access a wide range of data, including engine RPM, throttle position, front/rear wheel speed, gear position, lean angle, pitch (front-to-back), front/rear brake pressure, engine coolant temperature, ambient air temperature, fuel usage and acceleration (both forward/backward and side-to-side). The system also monitors and records YRC functions, including Traction Control, Slide Control, Lift Control, Launch Control and Front/Rear Anti-Lock Braking.
The Y-TRAC application, along with the YRC Settings and CCU Configuration applications, are available now for downloading to Android devices at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yamaha.jp.dataviewer&hl=en. The applications will be available for the Apple iOS platform later this summer.
YZF-R1 owners will also be able to take advantage of the same Y-TRAC, YRC, and CCU capability (except for the suspension settings exclusive to the YZF-R1M) by installing the Yamaha CCU Accessory Kit, which will be available beginning in June of 2015.
For more information about the YZF-R1M, YZF-R1, and Yamaha Y-TRAC–including features, specifications, photos, and videos–visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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