mechanical sympath soloy historic motorcycle

Do you have a conversation with your bike?

Do you have a conversation with your motorcycle, listening for strange mechanical noises and sometimes even talking to your bike (or swearing at it)? It’s not weird. It’s called “mechanical sympathy” and in some ways, that’s what Kawasaki’s future Rideology will achieve using a bluetooth system where the rider can talk to their bike and it …

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mechanical sympath soloy historic motorcycle

Do you have mechanical sympathy?

Modern motorcycles and helmet bluetooth systems could be depriving riders of that innate sense of mechanical sympathy with their bike. Older riders will be familiar with the term “mechanical sympathy”. It referred to the rider/driver/user being careful with their machine, protecting and nursing its weaknesses and vulnerabilities. These riders gently warmed up their machines, changed …

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