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 facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob

Honda has filed a patent application for a facial-recognition helmet that would act as a key fob to unlock your motorcycle. It features a camera on the inside that identifies your face and then activates the motorcycle. Don’t expect that this will happen any time soon. It’s sort of an answer to a question no …

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Honda plans hydrogen motorcycle

Honda is forging ahead with plans for hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles. A patent for the design which was submitted in late 2017 has just been made public. The design shows a rather conventional bike from the outside with a perimeter frame, telescopic forks and shaft drive. However, and the seat is a hydrogen gas tank and an …

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Plan to standardise electric motorcycles

The big four Japanese manufacturers are believed to be working to standardise electric motorcycle batteries and charging infrastructure. Noted electric vehicle website Electrek says Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki hope to standardise the technology to prevent any obstacles to its adoption. No doubt it’s also hoped to avoid the Beta/VHS situation where new video recording …

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Gannet Design Honda CB1000R in Camo camouflage paint

Radical Honda takes camo to extreme

Camo motorcycle riding pants were once a big thing and now it looks like urban camouflage paint is coming to motorcycles. Royal Enfield recently launched the Himalayan Street in grey camo and Californian electric motorcycle company Fly Free has a model in grey camo. Now, famous Swiss custom motorcycle company Gannet Design has produced this custom Honda …

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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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Honda tipped to lead sales rush

Honda has led the January sales rush for the past three years and there is good reason to believe they will get the sales rush going again. January is a big motorcycle sales month as manufacturers/importers offer discounts to get rid of stock they didn’t sell at Christmas time. They are also keen to clear last …

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2019 Honda CB 500X

Honda updates 2019 CB model range

Rather than new models or a radical V4-powered Fireblade as widely tipped, Honda showed up at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan with a range of updated CB models including a more off-road-oriented CB500X (pictured). 2019 CB models Honda’s mid-sized CB range has been very popular in Australia for years, especially the more recent 500 …

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