Sensible is not a word that is commonly applied to motorcycles. They're too fast, too dangerous and, with only two supplied wheels, far too unstable. Fireblades, R1s, 999s? Nope, they're not sensible at all. Far from it.But there is one marque within the vast array of bikes on th...
and then retarding the ignition. No system as yet, uses the brake caliper to initialize the TC.Bosch, however, are well advanced with this latest brake-controlled TC system.Can't wait to try it...
After we'd finished frightening ourselves panic braking on ice, gravel, wet cobblestones and sand it was time to test the latest Bosch traction control (TC) as fitted to Aprilia's delicious new V4 Tuono. This is an eight-stage TC system with eight
I warming to the technology? Have I also started to take a keen interest in decorative needlework and fancy cake baking? Is my manhood at risk of being questioned? No. I've just spent a full day at Bosch's test facility near Frankfurt and it's pretty
ACCORDING to German component suppliers, Bosch, ABS looks set to become mandatory on all machines from 2017.European Parliament is likely to sanction the legislation before they break for their summer recess at the end of July. The imminent decision
kilogram, was developed in close collaboration with specialist supplier Bosch, the latest-generation dual channel system has been specifically adapted to the requirements of a very sporty Supermoto. The SMT also boasts Brembo radial four pot callipers which
With ABS brakes set to become mandatory on bikes over 125cc in the future it's no surprise there's a flurry of development work going on at the moment – and this is one of the neatest solutions we've seen yet.Developed by Bosch's Japanese R
. The air-cooled engines of the 796 and 1100 have been replaced by a new 821cc water-cooled engine that produces the same amount of power as the 1100, but around 10ftlb less torque.The new Hypermotard is busrting with the latest technology including Bosch 9
that the anti-lock-equipped model will also get more toys, like traction control. However, Honda is at something of a disadvantage here, as its leading rivals – the BMW and Kawasaki, which both have high-tech electronics – share the same Bosch-designed ABS
ON OUR recent trip to the Bosch test facility in Germany, their boffins teased us with news that they're developing an ABS system that works when the bike is leaning and turning. Their very neat and compact SU-MM5.10 lean angle sensor is capable
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