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Latest Motorcycle Technology Taking Riders into the Future

Motorcycles keeping the classic look with new technology

Motorcycle riders or enthusiasts like to stay with the brand loyalty of course. In fact, manufacturers depend on this brand loyalty. They, of course, use it as a selling point. To keep rider’s loyal they have a plan. The builders regularly work on motorcycle improvements. Bike makers integrate new technology into the bikes. But they strive to keep the classic appearance of the bike that attracts riders.

Motorcycle makers integrate new technology into the bikes. But they strive to keep the classic appearance of the motorcycle that attracts riders.

Some improvements include headlights and the electronic throttle. But other improvements are not that noticeable.

Electronic Throttles.

In fact, the electronic throttle’s one of the differences of course seen. In this case the throttle control’s ride-by-wire technology. The change makes fuel control from the engine by electronic sensors. In this instance its instead of the older cable-driven system. The electrical signal, in fact, avoids sudden stalls. It’s done by the electronic throttle signal sent to a small computer.

This computer is called an ECU. In fact, the speed of the bike and gear lets the throttle send a signal. As a matter of fact the bike signals to the ECU. This process allows control over the engine. This makes for a smoother ride, better performance, and fuel economy. It’s a system that’s, in fact, perfect for beginning riders and of course experts. Also, the ride-by-wire system automakers use in some cars can be used in bikes.

Cooler Engines.

Bike engines attract riders, and of course, it’s the distinct sound they like. But bikers did begin making a choice in fact for an alternative driving force. Though rather than the traditional air-cooled engine times did change. Liquid cooled engines are another choice. In fact, the outer sports fins don’t exist on the liquid cooled engine. The fins on the air cooled engine allow the heat from the engine to escape.

In fact, the newer engine has a closed design. Because of the design the bike also makes decreased noise. Also, it produces a lower amount of heat. As a matter of fact, the engine runs cooler. So the engine runs better than an air cooled engine. In fact, it helps prevent overheating and engine damage. The heat instead is transferred to the radiator at the front of the bike. In this case, it makes riding the bike comfortable on hot days and in traffic.

But the liquid cooled engine has other benefits. For example, it helps avoid hot spots on the cylinders. The liquid cooled engine maintains an even dispersion of the heat. But the engine difference changes the long history. In this case, the change differs from the original motorcycle air cooled engines.

Motorcycle Lights.

Lights on a bike remain essential, day or night. In fact, day riding lights make the bike visible on days without the sun. At dusk, lights keep the bike visible. They allow the rider the same visibility as a car driver. But bikers still face other dangers. For example, they can get harmed by animals, insects, weather and road conditions.

Bikers have life-altering challenges that car drivers don’t face. For example, they can be thrown by potholes the headlight may miss. While taking corners, the headlight illuminates a portion of the turn. This differs from a car’s headlights showing the whole turn. Technology has helped with adaptive headlights.

The sensor uses the angle to determine the direction of the lighting. Adaptive lighting illuminates areas that traditional lights miss. The smart headlights have government safety approval. The American Automobile Association (AAA) backs the headlights. AAA says the lights are 90% safer. This is because the lamps give better lighting at night on curves.

Motorcycle Stabilizers.

The first thing riders learn of course that bike stability important. Instructors teach new riders the importance of bike stability. It’s a motorized vehicle with two wheels instead of four. In this case, handling the bike becomes different. In fact, motorcycle stability is essential. But unlike a car, the motorcycle rider must prevent the bike from falling over. Also, bikers need to keep both wheels on the pavement.

Motorcycles have shock absorbers and steering dampers. Also, good quality tires help keep the bike stabilized. Though, great tires don’t always help with skidding or riding in bad weather. But technology advances do help the bike’s stability. Though, the Bosch Stability Control helps the bikes have even greater stability.

The controls are run by a computer that monitors several sensors. If the computer sees a loss of traction, it helps correct the problem. In this case, it automatically applies the disc and engine brakes. The computer does this to regain control of the bike. Hence, riders have this extra protection on winding roads. Also, it offers protection on terrain with sand or gravel.

Motorcycle Touchscreens.

The tech world, in fact, meets bike with touchscreens. In this case riding a bike, the rider needs both hands on the handlebar. It didn’t make sense for riders in motion to use personal technology. For example, riders can’t use cell phones or GPS. But a company named Skully based in Silicon Valley has changed things.

In fact, it makes the AR-1 helmet. So this helmet now allows riders to listen to music and more. Also, they can use GPS and make phone calls without using their hands. In fact, the rider doesn’t need to take their eyes off the road.


Michael Ehline, Motorcycle Lawyer

Michael P. Ehline has an honorable discharge from the United States Marines. He founded Ehline Law Firm after leaving the Marines and owning several small businesses. At any rate, Ehline remains an all-American.

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