The GRIPONE S4 comes in a plug & play kit that includes all the components needed for installation: control unit, plug & play wiring loom, led alarm (that can be positioned near the dashboard), +/- buttons, bracket for buttons, speed sensors, brackets for speed sensors (not plug and play) , USB cable, USB stick with software (for Windows) and user manual. The GRIPONE S4 encloses 3 control strategies: traction control (with auto-corrector), anti wheelie, launch assistance. (Note: launch assistance is not a rev limiter like other launch controls, our strategy can reduce power when there is sliding or wheelie during the start phase. Other components such as the IMU inertial platform and the DAM datalogger are optional (and can be purchased separately).
GRIPONE S4 is the fifth generation of traction control systems designed and produced by GUBELLINI s.a.s. . Thanks to the propretary technology 3D-INTELLIGENCE and the new SELF CORRECTOR algorith, GRIPONE S4 is even more powerful and easy to be used. 3D-INTELLIGENCE is the innovative calculation system that analyzes the dynamics of bike. Thanks to an inertial platform (IMU), GRIPONE S4 can understand the position of bike in space and instantly calculate the level of “safe sliding” over which the rider can not go. The user sets the desired “average” sensitivity” of traction control, but the system can increase sensitivity (and security) in critical situations or change it to optimize acceleration when conditions allow it. You do not have to accept compromises between safety and performance, with GRIPONE S4 you can get both
GRIPONE S4 is thought to be used in sport racing, where everything must be optimized to improve safe and performance. For this reason GRIPONE S4 encloses a serial data line that can be connected to DAM datalogger. The datalogger can record all the internal parameters that performe the strategies and you can analyze the data to optimize your traction control system
The new brackets included into the kit are thought to make the speed sensor installation more easy then before. The brackets are not plug & play but allow the installation on the majority of bikes. By the brackets, the sensors can be placed in front of the brake disk bolts. Every bolts is detected by the sensors that trasmit the signal to the ECU to calculate the speed of both wheels.
The wiring loom included into the kit is completely plug & play. It does not need any kind of modification on the original harness becuase it made with the original connectors. In the most of the applications, the wiring loom is connected to the coils, between the coil and the original connector.
GRIPONE S4 works well even without being connected to the inertial platform IMU. Through the calculation of speeds and derived accelerations, GRIPONE S4 can simulate the wheel load used by the 3D-INTELLIGENCE strategy. However, if you want the complete control and the maximum performance, we recommend you to include the inertial platform in your system. With GRIPONE S4 installation and adjustment of the IMU is simple, thanks to the wizard procedure included with the WINSOFT software.
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Documentation & Software download
- Download the installation manual in PDF format
- Download the software manual in PDF format
- Download the Winsoft software (go to downloads page)
What includes the kit
The kit includes everything you need for installation on the bike. You do not have to add more. The inertial platform IMU and the DAM Datalogger are not included in the kit but are available as optional accessories. The GRIPONE S4 control unit also works without the IMU. NOTE: the bracket kit included in GRIPONE S4 is not plug & play. It is universal and needs to be adapted to the various models. Download the draw of bracket kit components
GRIPONE S4 può essere installato su tutti le moto ad iniezione elettronica. Viene fornito in kit plug&play. Download the application list.
How it works
The other traction control units are based on the outdated concept of “sensitivity”: the user chooses a fixed level of sensitivity that determines the activation of the system and the reduction of power. This approach determines a compromise between the various curves (even when the sensitivity change by the angle of the bike).
GRIPONE S4 proposes a new concept called “target of safe sliding.”
By the inertial platform (IMU) GRIPONE S4 is able to understand the position of the bike and evaluate its dynamics status. Through the accelerations along the three axes (X, Y and Z) and the speeds of the wheels, the GRIPONE S4 algorithm estimates a “safe target” (ie a maximum slipping beyond which it is necessary to reduce the power). 200 times per second the “safe target” is recalculated and updated. In this way, the sensitivity is continuously varied and optimized allowing greater safety and better performance.
GRIPONE S4 introduce the 2° generation of self correction of the traction control. If the user loads a map with a sensitivity not suited to his riding style, the system will be able to correct itself. Relatively in a short time frame (equivalent to a 3-4 laps of circuit, more less 15km) GRIPONE S4 calculates the ideal sensitivity, depending on how the rider is using the bike and optimizes it slowly (step by step). Every time the you switch of the bike, the system will take note of the correction and it replace the old average sensitive with the new one. Without any intervention by you, GRIPONE S4 will optimize the setup. After few runs, you can download the map optimized and save it on your PC.
- 3D-INTELLIGENCE. The new control system calculates the ideal sliding level in all condition. Every 0.005 seconds GRIPONE S4 check the data came from the IMU and it updates the sensitivity in real-time.
- TRACTION CONTROL. The most important function of GRIPONE S4 is the control of traction. By the speed sensors the system check the sliding of rear tyre and reduce the power when it is too much (or dangerous). It is based on 3D-INTELLIGENCE algorithm. The user can adjust the control strategy in many different way because the system is very flexible. The user can start from a solid base with our base map available online.
- ANTI WHEELIE. GRIPONE S4 allows adjustment of the anti wheelie separately from the traction control. This avoid all “phantom” cuts made by the traction control when the bike is wheeling. The “Pulse Wave” wheelie control ensures fast intervention and a gradual rapprochement of the wheel to the asphalt. With GRIPON S4 you will not suffer anymore about the typical “on/off” feeling of other control systems.
- LAUNCH CONTROL. Using a sophisticated algorithm, GRIPONE S4 help the launch phase. No button for activation: every time the bike stay stoppedfor more than 5 sec the launch control is automatically activated. During the launch, GRIPONE S4 will keep under control the wheelie and /or the sliding of rear tyre. The strategy will switch off automatically over a certain speed (programmable by software WINSOFT). Note: our launch control is not a rev limiter.
- SELF CORRECTION. GRIPONE S4 comes with a 2° generation of self correction strategy (for the traction control). Even if you do not properly adjust the sensitivity of the traction control, the system will be able to correct it by itself. Relatively in a short time frame (equivalent to a 3-4 laps of circuit, more less 15km) GRIPONE S4 calculates the ideal sensitivity, depending on how the rider is using the bike and optimizes it. Every time you stop the bike, the system will take note of the correction.
- MAPS. With SELF CORRECTION, GRIPONE S4 does not need anymore of specific map for every bike. GRIPONE S4 is delivered already with a solid base map, based only on the engine type: 4 cylinders, 3 cylinders, 2 cylinders and 1 cylinder. After the installation of the ECU, the harness and speed sensors, you have to input the number of bolts detected by the speed sensors. Read the user manual to learn more about the configuration.
- TOTAL CUSTOMIZATION. With GRIPONE S4 it is possible to adjust many parameters to let him works as you want. Install WINSOFT from the memory stick and access to all the parameters to set your traction control system.
- PID CONTROLLER. GRIPONE S4 is the only “stand alone” traction control system with a real PID controller (Proportional, Integrative, Derivative). The PID controller can make the system extremely fast, yet stable, anticipating the sudden loss of traction and stabilizing the bike in the undulations.