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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How wide are your chicken strips?

Chicken strips can be one of the biggest causes of embarrassment for riders and may even be a safety risk. In case you’ve been riding in a vacuum, “chicken strips” is a term for the shiny, unused part of a motorcycle tyre’s tread. They signify that the rider hasn’t leaned the bike over very far …

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What are the best bikes for tall riders?

Tall riders have almost as much trouble finding a bike to suit their build as short riders and it’s not just about seat height. For short riders, seat height is the most important factor. So we put together a comprehensive list of seat heights of your favourite motorcycles to compare. Click here to check all seat …

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Rider dies in multi-vehicle collision

A 24-year old male rider has died and another male rider has been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving two motorcycles and two cars in Melbourne last night (15 April 2019). Police are appealing for witnesses to the multi-vehicle collision in Clifton Hill at the intersection of Roseneath and Hoddle streets about 8pm. The …

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Alpinestars Apparel Buying Guide

(Sponsored post) Alpinestars Apparel is an Italian motorcycle gear company known for its innovative, forward-thinking creations, each of which are designed not only to keep bikers of all types safe, but which keep them looking cool, too. The company’s focus is on making durable, worthy clothes for dedicated street bikers, adventurers who take on the …

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Kawasaki electric Ninja patent battery swap

Kawasaki proposes battery swap

Kawasaki appears to be joining Kymco in proposing a battery that can the owner can swap quickly to recharge their electric motorcycle. The company filed a patent for an electric version of its baby Ninja in 2013, but the patent has only now been published. In the main photo above, the battery and motor are shown …

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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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Reward for two-wheeled commuting?

If cyclists have their way, the Federal Government should pay them a $5 daily reward for commuting to work and taking the strain off roads and public transport. The ridiculous suggestion comes in the lead-up to the Federal election from the Bicycle Network which claims to be Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation with more than …

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