MCN in 3D: Neil Hodgson riding the Ducati 1198
With the latest Aprilia RSV4 R APRC and Ducati 1198, electronic rider aids are becoming more affordable. Both machines are equipped with eight-stage traction control and a quickshifter, which saves you from having to manually shut the throttle when changing up through the gears, whilst the Aprilia takes it a stage further with anti-wheelie and launch control systems along with variable power maps.
To find out just how useful these electronic rider aids are, we asked former WSB and BSB champ Neil Hodgson to put them to the test on road and track.
Whilst at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground we sent Hodgson out with 3D cameras attached to the 1198 to capture him testing the traction control and riding the Ducati flat out at the former airfield.
Dig out those 3D glasses that have been gathering dust since the release of TT3D and enjoy.
You can read the full test of the Italian superbikes’ electronic rider aids in the latest issue of MCN (29 June 2011), out now. Get MCN from only £1 an issue when you subscribe today.
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