Motorsport Engineering has recently developed and successfully tested a Superbike software by using the powerful MoTeC M170 or M130 Ecu and (targeted) to the latest world superbike championship queen, the Kawasaki ZX10RR of Jonathan Rea!!! The development of this software has been possible thanks to Motorsport Engineering race experience together with the deep knowledge of the MoTeC Ecu. The software includes multiple strategy to help the rider and it is a step forward compared to the GPR Motorcycle available as standard one. The advanced calculation included enables are capable to process the accelerations along three axes (X, Y, Z) and activate all the complex processes that end up to a soft but accurate torque reduction, that improves the rider feeling.
This version A is the first of a series, that will be updated and will have more features and releases…. Sbk_B will be more advanced than Sbk_A, and Sbk _C will beat Sbk_B, that to allow everybody to select and choose the proper firmware. The system includes a very adjustable Traction Control; the general Traction Control activates a proportional power reduction when the sliding or the wheelie are over a certain value; with our system the calculation is more elaborated!!! The bike provides data coming from the speed sensors, the motor and the inertial platform, the suspensions etc. that are processed to establish if the bike is working under a safe area in terms of dynamic conditions. If the dynamic state of the motorcycle exits the default area, that is named an “error” that will be managed to achieve a power reduction of the engine, able to help the rider to return to the safety zone.
The same process is applied to the Antiwheelie strategy that is completely separated from the traction control system. This is a step forward from the MoTeC GPR Motorcycle pkg, where Traction Control system is used even for the Antiwheelie and the power reduction will be a compromise of both ones.
MSE_Kawasaki ZX10RR Sbk_A include a very user friendly Fuel model as well.
Another important feature is the Autocorner capability, that allows the system to react differently sector by sector. Traction control, Drive by Wire, Engine Braking, Anti Wheelie include that capability, and the user has simply to decide which map has to be allocated to which sector.
Completely unique of our software is the CANSIM mode that allows the user equipped with our specific tools, to simulate the logged data, having a full engine control.
Furthermore, there is the virtual dyno capability, that simulates the front wheel speed when on a rolling dyno.
Another important feature is the security: three users are defined, Guest, Tuner and Super User with separate access via a very solid encrypted system. Each user has a separated log set that includes only the channel required for its level. This ensure a knowhow protection while maintaining the usability of the system.
Below you can see a comparison of GPR Motorcycle and other similar MoTeC superbike software and MSE_Kawasaki ZX10RR Sbk_A and B.
|FEATURE||BSB||GPR Motorcycle||SUPERBIKE AMA||SUPERBIKE CIV||MSE_SUPERBIKE_A||MSE_SUPERBIKE_B|
|Efficiency||Efficiency||Efficiency||Efficiency+ Manifold||Efficiency+ Manifold|
|Fuel||2 Table||2 Table||2 Table||2 Table||6 Table x gear||6 Table x gear|
|Cyl Trim||Cyl Trim||Cyl Trim||Cyl Trim||Cyl Trim||Cyl Trim|
|Fuel Closed Loop||no||1 Closed loop 2 bank||1 Closed loop 2 bank||1 Closed loop 2 bank||1 Closed loop 2 bank||1 Closed loop 2 bank|
|Fuel Cutoff||Cyl Trim based on Overrun state||Fixed Fuel Cut&Ignition advance /retard||Cyl Trim based on Overrun state||Cyl Trim based on Overrun state||Cyl Trim based on Overrun state||Cyl Trim based on Overrun state|
|Autocorner Recognition||no||9 sector accel + 9 sector braking||no||no||9 sector accel + 9 sector braking||9 sector accel + 9 sector braking|
|EBC||Open loop 2 table||Open + closed loop 10 Table + Driver Trim||Open + closed loop table +trim||Open + closed loop table +trim||Open + closed loop table+ trim||Open + closed loop table+ trim|
|31xgear||Slip Closed loop||1x32xgear, 2 table||1x32xgear, 2 table||10 table 21bk, per gear on sector selection||10 table 21bk, per gear on sector selection|
|DBW Management||Translation per gear||10 Transl + 9 sector selection x gear||Translation per gear||Translation per gear||10 Transl + 9 sector selection x gear||10 Transl + 9 sector selection x gear|
|Ignition Management||2 Main Table+ Cyl Trim Table||2 Main Table+ Cyl Trim Table||2 Main Table+ Cyl Trim Table||2 Main Table+ Cyl Trim Table||6 Table x Gear+ Cyl Trim Table||6 Table x Gear+ Cyl Trim Table|
|Traction Control||no||Aim Slip 2 Table Speed based||2 Aim Slip table||2 Aim Slip table||2 Aim Slip table, %based||2 Aim Slip table, %based|
|5 Aim Comp||Offset Table Lean 21bkp||Offset Table Lean 21bkp||6 Aim Comp||6 Aim Comp|
|4 Gain Comp||4 Gain Comp||4 Gain Comp||FFW+PID Gain comp||FFW+PID Gain comp|
|Improved schedule||Fcalc based,improved schedule|
|Anti Wheelie||no||Suspension position entry based, TC integrated||Suspension position entry based, TC integrated||Suspension position entry based, TC integrated||Suspension position entry based, TC integrated||Fcalc and IMU based|
|Wheelie gain calibration table||Wheelie gain calibration table||Wheelie gain calibration table||Wheelie gain calibration table||Torque red based|
|Wheel Speed||Hardware or can, 2 Lean circumference table||Hardware or can, 2 Lean circumference table||Hardware or can, 2 Lean circumference table||Hardware or can, 2 Lean circumference table||Hardware or can, 2 Lean circumference table|
|Wheel speed filter, improved schedule||Wheel speed filter, improved schedule|
|Wheel Speed No Roll||Wheel Speed No Roll|
|IMU||E LEAN+ BOSCH||E LEAN+ BOSCH||E LEAN+ BOSCH||MSE E Lean advanced version||MSE E Lean advanced version|
|IMU advanced signal processing|
|ENGINE DYNO TORQUE MAP||Engine Torque table 28×28||Engine Torque table 28×28|
|TESTING||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test||Primary, secondary fuel and ign test|
|RPM can and full engine control||RPM can and full engine control|
|SECURITY||MoTeC Scrutineer+Guest||no||MoTeC Scrutineer+Guest||MoTeC Scrutineer+Guest||Guest+ Tuner+Super User||Guest+ Tuner+Super User|
Below you can also find an example of the Antiwheelie strategy, exiting from last corner of Misano Circuit. It is clear how the system controls the engine power and lets the rider keep the grip at 100% while the dynamics of the bike is fully under control. This allows the rider to concentrate more on the track line, which at the end will result in a faster laptime.