Here's a short documentary filmed at Pikes Peak this weekend as Greg Tracy won the 1200cc class aboard a 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. It's a neat little look inside head of the racer, but the really impressive thing here is that it was all shot on iPhone 4s. The secret to doing that? Apparently an Owle Bubo camera mount that adds the ability to use tripods, lenses and microphones. The product looks so good that I think this just tipped me over the edge into upgrading to the iPhone 4 a year early. We've also got some interesting technical info on the Multistradas from the race.
The USP for the Multistrada (beyond packaging a superbike v-twin in an
adventure tourer that is) is the electronically adjustable riding modes
the mean you can switch between power delivery, suspension and ABS
setting optimized for different tasks at the push of a button.
Both Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith used Sport mode on the Asphalt and
Enduro mode in the dirt. Sport mode tightens up the suspension, allows
the full 150bhp, reduces traction control to a minimum and backs off the
ABS. Enduro mode increases travel and softens the suspension and
disables the ABS and the traction control. Typically, Enduro mode limits
power to 100bhp but the Multistrada's ride modes are completely
adjustable by customers and both racers modified theirs to allow full
power in Enduro mode.
The impressive thing here is the attainability of all this technology,
your phone can now shoot 720p, 30fps video and your heavy adventure
tourer can now optimize its drive settings to the point where it can
beat pukka supermotos up a part asphalt/part dirt/all corners hillclimb.
If this is the future, we like it.
via Jalopnik and MyLifeAtSpeed