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Is ABS On Your Motorcycle A Boon Or A Bane?

Is ABS On Your Motorcycle A Boon Or A Bane?

Here’s an in-depth look at where motorcycle ABS can save your life or do the exact opposite

Did you know ABS debuted on a motorcycle way back in 1988? The said system was quite different from the one we see nowadays and featured hydraulics instead of sensors. Now that you know this, you must also know that ABS, since then, has become a critical aspect of motorcycle safety and multiple governments have even made it mandatory.

But is ABS on a motorcycle ACTUALLY as important as people make it seem? Well, that’s exactly what we’re talking about here.

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An Inflatable Parachute For Riders Sounds Crazy, But It's Happening!

An Inflatable Parachute For Riders Sounds Crazy, But It’s Happening!

Sweden-based Airbag Inside has filed patents in the USA showing a rider’s parachute system

As much as we love motorcycles, it is a risky affair which is why riding gear has such a huge market in the world. Thanks to this, many companies have tried all kinds of things to increase rider safety, even including airbag systems which are growing slowly but surely becoming mainstream. But how can riding gear get even safer? Well, according to Sweden-based Airbag Inside, the answer is inflatable parachutes!

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The Yamaha YZF-R1 Is Getting A MotoGP-Derived Seamless Gearbox Soon

The Yamaha YZF-R1 Is Getting A MotoGP-Derived Seamless Gearbox Soon

This tech could give the YZF-R1 a much-needed edge over its rivals like the Ducati Panigale V4

Switching to a cross-plane crankshaft, the Yamaha YZF-R1 was one of the first liter-class superbikes to draw inspiration from MotoGP.. Since then, the competition has done the same and has zoomed past the R1 in terms of tech.

In order to counter this, Yamaha has now filed patents for a seamless gearbox with the leaked patent images pointing toward its use on the next-gen Yamaha YZF-R1.

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Autopilot On A Motorcycle May Sound Weird, But Honda Is Doing It Anyway

Autopilot On A Motorcycle May Sound Weird, But Honda Is Doing It Anyway

This technology monitors a variety of parameters and aims to make riding both easier and safer

The term “autonomous” is mostly associated with automobiles and rightly so, after all, motorcyclists are folks who want to be in control at all times and have a sense of vulnerability.

But after radar-guided cruise controls, autonomy is the ideal technological progression for motorcycles, and who better to do it than a company that’s already mastered the same with cars: Honda.

Yes, Honda has filed patents for a partially autonomous motorcycle technology capable of intervening automatically to aid the rider from an unseen mishap.

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Adaptive Aerodynamics Could Come to Road Bikes Soon

Adaptive Aerodynamics Could Come to Road Bikes Soon

BMW is experimenting with spring-loaded flaps to direct air and improve aerodynamics

If there’s a way to make motorcycles more complicated, manufacturers will find it. The latest thing is moveable aerodynamic flaps that either direct air over the rider or fold back to aid high-speed air penetration.

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KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas Have A Total Of 24 Off-Road Bikes To Choose From

KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas Have A Total Of 24 Off-Road Bikes To Choose From

How Many Is Too Many?

With KTM owning both Husqvarna and GasGas, it makes sense that there are components shared across all three but the recently-launched 2023 ranges seem to be simple badge-engineering jobs, so where is the logic?

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Head-Up Display in motorcycle Helmets Nearing Reality Thanks to Shoei

Head-Up Display in motorcycle Helmets Nearing Reality Thanks to Shoei

After a number of false starts, a head-up display for motorcycle helps could become the next best thing

While Head-Up Display technology is common in cars, it has been a long-time-coming for motorcycles. Now helmet manufacturer Shoei is nearing launch-time with its system.

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New App Turns Your Phone into a Speed Camera

New App Turns Your Phone into a Speed Camera

Controversial Phone App Can Turn Us All Into Speed Traps

Up to now, all we had to worry about was official police speed traps but now a new phone app can record the speed of any road user.

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Got $777,000 Going Spare? Buy Yourself a Flying Bike

Got $777,000 Going Spare? Buy Yourself a Flying Bike

Japanese Company Sees It As The Future

Is it a motorcycle? Is it a drone? No, it’s XTurismo and its Japanese manufacturer is seeing this as the future of personal transport. Blade Runner has just come to life!

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Are Three cylinders better than four?

Are Three cylinders better than four?

They’re Both Good But Is One Better Than The Other?

Three cylinders or four? There are arguments for both but one configuration has the best of both worlds.

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Land Moto Is The Next American Electric Bike Vying For Supremacy

Land Moto Is The Next American Electric Bike Vying For Supremacy

Land Moto District Proves America is the Home of the Electric Vehicle

Joining Tesla, Livewire and Zero are already showing the way for electric vehicles and now, Land Moto, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is set to boost the country’s claim to being the home of electric vehicles.

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Aerodynamics Set To Gain Importance on the Next Generation of Motorcycles

Aerodynamics Set To Gain Importance on the Next Generation of Motorcycles

Cutting through the air will have a greater importance as electric bikes become more popular

MotoGP has displayed an appreciation of aerodynamics in recent years for add downforce and now, road bike manufacturers are paying increasing attention to aerodynamics to make bikes more slippery.

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Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Randy ’Detroit’ Hayward Goes All the Way Modifying His 1929 Indian Four

To some, cannibalising a 1929 Indian Four to turn it into an electric powered bike might seem like sacrilege but, to this guy from Detroit, it’s just another cog in the wheel of history.

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Creator of Modern Two-Stroke Masterpiece Says Firm Will Move into Four-Stroke Engines and Electric

Creator of Modern Two-Stroke Masterpiece Says Firm Will Move into Four-Stroke Engines and Electric

Good News for Lovers of Bespoke Motorcycles

The creator of Langen Motorcycles, who have built possibly the sexiest two-stroke motorcycle currently on sale today, has announced that a move into four-stroke and electric technology is on the cards.

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Does Your Electric Bike Sound Lame? Try the new Exhaust from Akrapovolt

Does Your Electric Bike Sound Lame? Try the new Exhaust from Akrapovolt

First Exhaust System Specifically for the Electric Bike

Electric bikes are great but they lack one thing: that spine-tingling noise from the exhaust. Now famed exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has come up with the Akrapovolt system to give some oomph to your Energica, Zero or Livewire

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Is A Motorcycle That Has A Low Mileage A Good Buy?

Is A Motorcycle That Has A Low Mileage A Good Buy?

A Low mileage motorcycle might be tempting but there are problems

A low mileage motorcycle might seem like a good idea - after all, it has had less time to get worn out, but there are other considerations.

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Power Steering For Bikes? Yamaha Thinks It's a Good Idea

Power Steering For Bikes? Yamaha Thinks It’s a Good Idea

Electronic Power Steering System Would Aid Low-Speed Riding

Electronic Power Steering is common in cars but not motorcycles: yet! Yamaha has been working on a system for pedal-assisted electric bicycles but now. the technology is being adapted for use on both road and off-road motorcycles.

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Electric? Forget That: What About Salt Water?

Electric? Forget That: What About Salt Water?

Argentinian Student Invents Salt Water-Powered Motorbike

The drive towards electric power for cars and motorcycles is throwing up many ingenious solutions but perhaps this Argentinian student has hit on the best one yet.

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All the technology in the world and Kawasaki Builds a robot goat....?

All the technology in the world and Kawasaki Builds a robot goat....?

Just what we were all waiting for

Self-riding bikes? Check. Self-driving cars? Check. Robotic goat you can ride? Well, we’ll check that too but we’re not sure why

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Motorcycle Manufacturers' Electric Plans Will Work in Europe, But What About America?

Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Electric Plans Will Work in Europe, But What About America?

There’s a big difference between what Europe and Asia Needs and What America Needs

Diddy little electric scooters and e-bicycles might be great for crowded Asian and European cities, but do they have any relevance to riding conditions in America?

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Electric Revolution Will Bring More Motorcycle Brands Out of the Woodwork

Electric Revolution Will Bring More Motorcycle Brands Out of the Woodwork

Portuguese Students Looking for Startup Funding

Up to this point, innovation in motorcycling has been the preserve of the major manufacturers. Now, with the future of motorcycling being electric, it is opening up the market to small start-ups with no experience of producing motorcycles but with plenty of good ideas.

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