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Record Your Own Lap Times and Analyze Performance

14
October
2011
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Gadgets GPS Racing
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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For those of you who like taking part on track days, racing down a race track somewhere in the world, you know those telemetry boxes you can often rent for a lot of money? It'll tell you your lap times, averages, etc, and give you a lot of telemetry data so you can adjust your suspension, loads, and riding style in order to shave off a few milliseconds.

AIM SOLO GPS Tracker

An Italian company named AIM Open link in a new window, can help you with it, far easier and cost effective. With the SOLO tracker, you get much more than a GPS tracking device. The IP65 rainproof device is placed on your motorcycle (you will need a 12V feed, or use the rechargeable battery, giving you 4 to 6 hours riding pleasure), and you'll not need anything else on the track; no capturing devices on the wall, no spotters or staff. Just you and the device.

The GPS, since it's a GPS, will recognize where you are, and since most race tracks of the world have been pre-configured in its internal database, will bring up the track's parameters. All you go to do is start riding your motorcycle.

Click for bigger version of AIM GPS Track Manager
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If the track is not in the database, for example if you are racing in your back yard, you can use their GPS Manager (click on the image above for a bigger version), and create the track for the database.

AIM SOLO Lap Times Display
You can display several types of lap times on the SOLO display, allowing you to keep an eye on your progress. Static Lap Times, Predictive Lap Time and best Lap Time.

You can also select what data is displayed on the SOLO device; speed, lap times, distance, etc.

Once you've finished, or are pausing your laps, you can use the Race Studio 2 Analysis (click on the image below for a bigger version) to analyze your performance. The SOLO device has a built-in accelerometer, allowing to record your accelerations.

Click for bigger version of AIM Analyze Studio
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Cost: €360
Availability: Now


Click her to see or buy the AIM SOLO Open link in a new window

AIM SmartyCam

For those of you who want more, much more, they also have the SmartyCam. This is a videocamera coupled with a built-in GPS, that not only analysis and records your lap times, but actually show it to you in video format.

This way you can watch yourself going into that difficult curve, and analyze what you did wrong, and what you did right.

Cost: €960
Availability: Now


Click here to see or buy the AIM SmartyCam Open link in a new window

By adding their ECU Bridge, you can also analyze your engine's performance and data, while going around the track. So far, they only provide car ECUs, but they do also provide an AIM interface for Ducati, BMW, Benelli, Bimota and Aprilia motorcycles.

Cost: €216
Availability: Now


Click here to see or buy the AIM ECU Bridge Open link in a new window

If you got some spare time on your hands, head over to the AIM website and look at all the products they have for recording and analyzing your lap times. It's a treasure trove...

Click here to access the AIM web site Open link in a new window.





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