Everyone’s doing it: Yamaha, KTM, and now Husqvarna.
Just like its sister company, KTM, Husqvarna’s releasing a new tuner app for some of its motocross bikes, with availability this December. The new myHusqvarna app is basically a mirror of the myKTM app, with capability to tune the bike’s engine, and information on tuning the suspension.
Like the KTM app, the Husqvarna app requires installation of a Connectivity Unit on the bike (available as a Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessory). Download the myHusqvarna app, and your phone can now “talk” to the bike through the Connectivity Unit, allowing you to change engine settings like traction control, throttle response, and more. As per the press release:
Ensuring true performance can be tailored to suit individual riders of all abilities, the myHusqvarna app and accompanying bike-mounted Connectivity Unit also allow the management and storage of motorcycle setup information. Together with many other features, the key highlights of the myHusqvarna app include two main engine modes – Prime and Advanced. These options let riders of all abilities accurately set up their engine’s performance according to their specific requirements and track conditions.
Combining valuable input from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing using extensive in-house research and testing, both modes give valuable setup recommendations to support riders using the application. While in Prime mode, riders have the ability to adjust the level of traction control intervention, while Advanced mode further permits modification of engine braking, throttle response, traction and launch control, based on personal preferences.
The suspension customization feature works differently—it just provides recommended settings, just like the KTM app. As per the press release, “The Suspension feature recommends suspension settings based on skill level and track conditions but also assists the rider in evaluating and setting the correct suspension SAG.” That way, you’re not just making wild guesses on setup … hopefully. It certainly would be a benefit to noobs, who have no idea what they’re doing with suspension settings.
Also like the KTM app, it’s only made to work with the four-stroke motocross lineup. More deets, including pricing, should come along later this fall.
Main features and benefits (according to Husqvarna)
- Creation of a virtual garage where riders can modify, manage and store motorcycle setup information.
- The Engine feature allows customization of engine behavior to suit personal rider preferences, while also giving valuable recommendations.
- Adjustable settings and recommendations of the engine mapping take terrain and track conditions into consideration.
- The Suspension feature recommends suspension settings based on skill level and track conditions but also assists the rider in evaluating and setting the correct suspension SAG.