2017 Vespa GTS 150 with stop-start technology

Vespa adds stop-start tech to save fuel

The new Vespa GTS scooter range includes stop-start technology to switch off the engine when stationary and automatically restart when the brake is released. Stop-start technology has been used in many cars for several years now and was introduced by Honda on the PCX 125 scooter in 2010. Yamaha has added it to their Janus 125 …

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ABS brakes autonomous

Go slow on ABS, ESC and autonomous vehicles

The Australian Motorcycle Council is calling on authorities to slow down the testing and introduction of autonomous vehicles and to abandon plans for mandatory ABS and traction control. AMC representative Guy Stanford says authorities seem to keen to progress toward autonomous vehicles without considering the impact on motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists who may not be …

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Traction control Harley-Davidson 2017 launch

Harley-Davidson to add traction control?

Could traction control be coming to the 2017 Harley-Davidson fleet? The clue comes in the invitation to the world’s media to attend the launch of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle range in Seattle suggesting traction control could be introduced. The words “more control” are accompanied by “more power” and “better handling” to indicate the updates to …

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How to ride safely in the wet

How to ride safely in the wet: part 2

Next time it’s raining and the roads are wet, don’t stay inside watching the TV,  get out and ride safely using our expert riding tips. It’s good practice. Rather than give you our tips for riding on wet roads, we assembled a panel of experts to get their tips on riding techniques, tyre choice, roadcraft, …

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KTM 390 Duke riding in the wet rain

How to ride safely in the wet: part 1

We may not like riding in the wet, but with weather being such an unpredictable mistress, you are bound to get caught in the rain at some stage. Rather than give you our tips for riding on wet roads, we assembled a panel of experts to get their tips on riding techniques, tyre choice, roadcraft, …

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