The world of motorcycles is evolving rapidly, not only in terms of styles and sizes, but also in terms of motorcycle equipment, such as the moto 125. Today, security is a much more critical consideration, and technology has matured in recent years. Would you like to know more about the latest technologies? Keep reading!
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Much more digital and technical motorcycle equipment
Even the world of motorcycles is evolving rapidly, not to mention the world of technology. We are now witnessing the gradual convergence of these two areas. We have a largest selection of GPS devices for motorcycles, with very easy-to-use functions that you can take full advantage of.
But there are also superbly intercoms integrated with your smartphone and its smart assistant (Siri or Google Assistant), numerous travel applications that remind you of the telemetry of your motorcycle, etc. Technology simplifies life and makes travel more enjoyable, don't you think?
Due to the increased power of the new generation of engines, the management of the engine has become important to adjust it to the various conditions that can be experienced while driving, where road quality, temperature and climate can have a significant impact on usable grip. Kawasaki pioneered the use of control modes.
Less sporty bikes have a full, low curve that provides 70% of maximum power and a more progressive power distribution. These two modes are available on the Versys 1000 and Z1000SX, while sports bikes have three: absolute, medium, and low. This means that you can change the look of the bike with the push of a button.
Since the Scotsman John Boyd Dunlop patented them in 1888, a lot has changed. In the last 130 years, various types of tires have been developed for different motorcycle segments. And have arisen innovations like TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) to alert drivers if their tire pressure is incorrect.
If the tire rotates due to extreme braking, the antilock braking mechanism kicks in. When the motorcycle's control unit detects the wheel speed sensors slip, it decreases the braking pressure before regaining traction. As emergency braking begins, you will feel a slight pulsation of the brake lever or pedal. With the KIBS, the intelligent anti-lock braking system specially designed for Kawasaki sports models, a brand that has undoubtedly taken a step forward.
Link the motorcycle's control unit to the ABS control unit so that your management has access to all the details that the motorcycle is picking up and you can take more specific action.
Clutch with anti-kickback properties
Prevents the rear wheel from locking when downshifting, avoiding impacts and / or collisions. It is no longer a solution reserved for the most exclusive motorcycles, as has happened with other technical advances in the motorcycle industry, but is used in various segments.
KTRC traction control
Traction control is one of the most significant electronic achievements of the last generations of motorcycles. Now you can accelerate with the same technology that MotoGP riders use. Kawasaki started with the KTRC, which comes in three power levels and is intended for maximum traction with strong grip or maximum protection with low grip.
This traction control is available in the S-KTRC Sport Edition for the Z1000SX, Versys 1000, GTR1400 and Supersport trims. It has three settings and uses DELTA technology to predict rear tire slip.
Hill start assistance
As previously reported, the two-wheeler industry has inherited technical advancements that began in the automotive industry. One of them is this: hill start assistance. Awesome, right?
Headlights are also part of the active protection of a motorcycle because they can prevent an accident. We have moved from incandescent or halogen lamps to LED technology, which provides a wider and better field of view. In addition, some motorcycles have self-adjusting cornering lights. In the future, laser light, which doubles the beam of light and lasts longer, will be common.
What do you think of the different advances we have had in the motor world? Without a doubt, every year they bet higher, what will they surprise us with in the future? We will find out!