Kawasaki patents radar assisted safety system

Kawasaki puts safety tech on radar

Kawasaki is the latest manufacturer to indicate they will add radar systems to their bikes to detect imminent collisions and either warn riders or intervene with automatic braking. The Japanese manufacturer has filed patents for their system which uses front and rear radars and controls the brakes and throttle. Kawasaki’s patent drawings of what looks …

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Honda granted leaning trike patent

Honda has been granted a patent for a leaning trike possibly powered by the Goldwing six-cylinder engine, a V-twin or electric motor. The Japanese company filed for the patent with the European Patent Office in August 2016 after the Neowing leaning three-wheel concept (pictured above) was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The filing has just been …

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Honda Goldwing emergency brakes tip

The next Honda Goldwing could have emergency brakes that sense a collision and slow the bike automatically. These automatic or emergency braking systems have been endorsed in all new cars made in Europe from 2020. The decision is based on a joint study by Euro NCAP and Australasian NCAP which concluded that automatic emergency brakes …

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Mandatory airbag recall on Honda Goldwings

Despite Honda issuing voluntary recalls and several pleas for owners of Goldwings to have their airbags checked, the ACCC has decided to enforce a mandatory recall. The recall is part of a worldwide issue affecting faulty Takata driver’s side airbag inflators which have been linked to 18 deaths. It involves more than 60 million vehicles …

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Kymco AK550 distracted bag

Distracted riders a new safety concern

Riders often complain about distracted drivers who text while driving, but riders may soon be in the same league of distracted motorists. The new Kymco AK550 maxi-scooter features a screen that displays information such as Facebook updates. See the top photo on this page? I mean, who really needs to know Michael and two other …

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2018 Honda Gold Wing sheds weight

The 2018 Honda Gold Wing has shed up to 48kg of weight, has an electric windscreen, seven-speed automatic transmission, traction control and a link front fork. It is also more hi-tech with Apple CarPlay that allows iPhone users to use their device, smart key, electronic suspension, four power modes, LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators. But it …

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Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

A hybrid four-cylinder Honda Goldwing could be revealed in October, but leaked photos show the traditional flat six engine. The 2018 Goldwing will be unveiled on October 24 ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. However, these leaked photos confirm what we already knew from a very early spy photo. It will have hub-centre steering with a …

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2018 Honda Goldwing goes radical

Radical hub-centre steering, traction control, cornering ABS, electronic suspension, engine modes and a whole new frame are believed to be coming for the 2018 Honda Goldwing. Since the six-cylinder GL1800 was introduced in 2001, it as only received cosmetic updates, an airbag option and the addition of stripped down F6B and F6C models. Many riders …

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