Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has announced that its proprietary Y-TRAC System smartphone and tablet applications, for use with the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M, are now available for Android devices via the Google Play Store.
“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,” said David Docktor, motorcycle marketing manager for Yamaha.
Using the Y-TRAC smartphone and tablet application, the R1M rider can wirelessly communicate with his or her 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 Wi-Fi 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. 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.