Adaptive cruise control, or as BMW calls it “active cruise control” has been available in many cars for several years and keeps your vehicle a nominated distance behind the vehicle in front.
In the BMW it also holds the bike at a set speed when going downhill which is handy as many cops set up radar “traps” at the bottom of hills, even though they shouldn’t by law.
Ducati, BMW and KTM have been working with Bosch for several years on the tech and we expect KTM will be next with the handy safety feature.
We also expect BMW will roll it out across their K, R and possibly F ranges in coming months, especially in their popular adventure touring models.
But first it comes in the cops’ favourite bike, the RT, which also gets a mild cosmetic update, better designed aerodynamic fairing, as well as some features that are now standard and some extra options.
Standard features now consist of ABC Pro (combined braking), traction control and a new “Eco” riding mode to save you some dollars on fuel.
Riding Modes Pro with riding mode preselection and engine drag torque control will also be offered as options.
The RT now comes with LED headlights with the turning light function that helps you see round bends at night.
There is also a new 10.25” TFT colour screen with integrated navigation and optional phone connectivity and Audio System 2.0. It arrives in a choice of white, blue and bronze in three style variants: “Elegance”, “Sport” and “Option 719”.