Telemetry and data acquisition, on the other hand, is one electronic realm where Aprilia crushes its competitors. An optional V4MP (multimedia platform) system allows a simple smartphone app to communicate with the motorcycle via Bluetooth not only to gather throttle position, lean angle, rate of acceleration, and much more data to compare after each session, but it also leverages the phone’s GPS capability to read the bike’s position on the racetrack then automatically alter the APRC settings corner-by-corner, just like a MotoGP bike. (Track data, cribbed from Aprilia’s MotoGP/WSBK racing programs, was available at press time for five international circuits (including Misano), with more to be added soon. No word on when such garden spots as Buttonwillow or Grattan will be uploaded…). But wait, there’s more! The “adaptive race assistant” feature will even compare laps and advise you on how to go faster, acting as a real-time digital riding coach.