Kawasaki Versys-X 300 with Bosch 10 ABS unit confirms

Kawasaki first with lightest ABS unit

The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 (pictured above) will be the first production motorcycle to use the new Bosch 10 ABS unit which is their smallest, lightest and most effective yet. It will be followed by the 2018 Suzuki GSX-S125 ABS. Kawasaki Motors Australia has not yet confirmed whether we will be getting the new small-bore adventure bike. The …

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BMW Motorrad creating digital riders information apps friends distracted passion

BMW Motorrad creating digital riders

BMW Motorrad riders may soon be able to use their smartphone with their instruments and helmet, automatically call for help in a crash, while plotting and sharing their routes. The Bavarian company has used the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan to launch their Concept ConnectedRide as “the next advancement in motorcycle connectivity for increased safety and …

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Bosch hill hold and blind spot alert study mandatory

Irresponsible advice on motorcycle ABS

A VicRoads brochure has given the wrong impression of ABS (anti-lock brake systems) and even offered advice that riders fit an aftermarket system. The comments have been considered irresponsible and dangerous by university safety researcher Ross Blackman. UPDATE: VicRoads has now replied to all the concerns mentioned in this article. Scan down to ‘VICROADS REPLIES’ for …

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Bosch hill hold and blind spot alert

Bosch blind spot alert and hill hold

Bosch is working on safety systems such as a blind spot alert and a hill hold control as the German company seeks to dominate the motorcycle market. Their “Side View Assist” is similar to systems used in cars that recognise another vehicle in the blind spot and provide a visual warning in the wing mirrors. “Vehicle …

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Bosch ABS

Bike ABS gets smaller and more imminent

The leading manufacturer of ABS equipment for motorcycles, Bosch, has unveiled their smallest, lightest and most effective unit yet as they suggest that mandating ABS is coming closer to reality. The new Bosch ABS10 motorcycle unit is up to 30% lighter and 45% smaller than the current ABS9 unit. Bosch board of management member Dirk …

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Future motorcycles safe, clean, connected

Future riders will have bikes that connect with their mobile phone, the internet and even activate the engine immobiliser and read engine faults via a smartphone app, according to German automotive electronics company Bosch. The comment comes as the company announced the formation of a Two-Wheeler and Powersports division to consolidate all its motorcycle activities …

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KTM 1290 Super Adventure motorcycle seat

KTM 1290 Super Adventure first ride

As the KTM 1290 Super Adventure pierces the Canary Islands mountain fog on treacherously narrow roads with precipitous unguarded cliff plunges, I experience an overwhelming sense of calm and satisfaction. You see, the 1290 Super Adventure is about more than just power. It’s about more than hi-tech electronics. It’s about more than exotic components. It’s …

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KTM 1190 with Bosch ABS and MSC road safety

Bosch wins motorcycle road safety awards

Car stability control experts Bosch have won Australian road safety awards for the motorcycle versions of their anti-lock braking system (ABS) and motorcycle stability control (MSC) systems. The first bikes to feature Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability System (MSC) are KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R. Bosch claims the systems prevent side slipping when leaned over in …

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KTM 1190 Adventure - touratech

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure review

The new KTM 1190 Adventure follows its biggest competitor, BMW’s R 1200 GS, into a more road-focused market. Both are now geared for 90% tar and occasional dirt. But it’s KTM which has made the biggest leap forward with a massive increase in engine capacity from 990 to 1190cc and subsequent power and torque increases. …

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