May 1 2007

Acumen, the UK's leading motorcycle electronics manufacturer, has introduced a new version of its best-selling digital gear indicator that includes a voltmeter. 

Designed to help owners to spot some of the more common problems with the battery and charging system, whether at home or out on the road, typical issues include battery malfunction, failing alternator and faulty regulator/rectifier, any of which could leave you stranded (with a 'flat' or 'fried' battery) if not attended to. Hence the DGV is particularly useful for touring or commuting.

Once the ignition is turned on, the DGV displays not only which gear has been selected, but also the battery charge, so owners can clearly tell whether the machine is in neutral and the battery is charged before pressing the starter button. The DGV will continue to keep them informed after they get moving too. Even after the ignition is switched off, the voltmeter display will continue to show the battery voltage for one minute, before turning off automatically.

"Most classic British bikes were fitted with an ammeter as standard," points out Dave Martin of Acumen. "Modern motorcycles have far greater demands on their electrical system so it makes sense to keep an eye on things with a modern voltmeter."

Like the original DG8, the DGV can learn up to eight gears and comes equipped with an automatic auto-dim facility for nighttime use. The DGV is supplied as a head unit with a plug-in extension lead, (over 1.5metres total length), for those 'universal fits' and comprehensive fitting instructions. However, Acumen can also supply Plug-and-Go model-specific looms for most popular motorcycles, which the DGV will plug into.

The Acumen DGV gear indicator sells for £74.99 inc. VAT.

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