- The MultiViu Sports for motorcycles complements the Husqvarna Norden 901 perfectly
- Manufacturers have access to the latest technologies in software and hardware combined with maximum flexibility, efficiency, scalability thanks to platform approach
- Automotive-grade displays for the Two-wheeler industry
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, May 9, 2022. Following the launch of the MultiViu Sports Plus display platform at the end of 2021, Husqvarna Motorcycles has joined KTM as the latest manufacturer to use this highly compatible instrument cluster. The Adventure Touring motorcycle Norden 901 has been available since early 2022 and comes with Continental’s integrated, crystal-clear, 5-inch display. The MultiViu Sports 5 offers the best graphic quality and connectivity, clearly displaying the ever-increasing amount of helpful information for riders. “Our scalable development platform enabled us to give Husqvarna the right solution for the Norden 901 quickly. The MultiViu Sports complements this machine perfectly, both visually and technologically,” says Radovan Sunjka, Sales Manager for Motorcycle Solutions at Continental. “We’re delighted that our MultiViu Sports display can now go on tour with Husqvarna riders.”
Like their riders, Husqvarna Motorcycles places the utmost importance on reliable technology, state-of-the-art components and an appealing design. The Norden 901 also impresses with technology and comfort at the highest level, together with a Scandinavian-inspired look in matte black and white with yellow accents. The highly compatible MultiViu Sports display seamlessly fits into the bike’s cockpit concept and lays the groundwork for increasing connectivity.
MultiViu Sports displays are based on a scalable development platform that can be easily adjusted to the requirements of diverse groups of motorcyclists. This enables different sizes, aspect ratios, and landscape and portrait views to be converted into the desired design language without the component having to be redesigned from scratch. The TFT display also offers excellent technical features, such as a resolution of 800x480 pixels, a brightness value of 1,000 cd/m2 and a contrast of 1,000:1. Optical bonding technology prevents the display panel from fogging up and ensures reflection-free readability, further enhanced by anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings.
The MultiViu Sports platform maintains the same, highly efficient internal workings, but the user interface can still be tailored to match the motorcycle model perfectly. Continental’s developers created the platform so that image content can be fully customized. Each manufacturer can use the integrated software toolchain to customize the content to respond to the wishes of its customers. The rider’s phone also connects to the machine via an open-design app that uses Bluetooth Low Energy. This means that external services such as weather information and music streaming can also be integrated. The future will also see touch functions for the MultiViu Sports display. Radovan Sunjka explains why the platform concept makes so much sense for the motorcycle sector: “A high degree of customizability combined with modern, automotive-level display technology can only be achieved cost-efficiently and with a short time-to-market by generating as many synergy effects as possible. The MultiViu Sports is a prime example of this concept, even for smaller batches.”
The integration of the MultiViu Sports display in the cockpit of the Husqvarna Norden 901 proves that the concept of “common back end, customizable front end” is also well received by motorcycle and scooter manufacturers – brand sister KTM already relies on Continental’s know-how for the displays of its 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. “Every rider is different and chooses a specific machine for different reasons,” says Sunjka. “Passionate touring riders will probably be delighted with the Husqvarna Norden 901, but racing aficionados will be more enthusiastic about the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.” However, both these types of riders are very particular about how information appears on their displays. The first machines will soon be delivered with a Continental MultiViu Sports Plus display installed in upright portrait mode, a setup chosen by a Japanese manufacturer. “With MultiViu Sports, we can offer a personalized riding experience to all motorcyclists,” concludes Radovan Sunjka.