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Better Riding Through Modern Technology

Posted in Cool Stuff, Motorcycle, Sportbikes, Videos by Kurt Ernst | June 18th, 2011 | 1 Response |

The problem with sportbikes is that they’re tricky to ride anywhere near the limit. Take launching one, for example: too much throttle and you either light the rear tire of loft the front end; too little throttle and you suddenly find yourself looking at every other rider’s taillight. Then there’s the issue of power-on wheelies exiting corners; sure, they’re fun, but they’re also slow. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could buy a sportbike that minimized problems like this without slowing you down? You can, and it’s called the Aprilia RSV4. Equipped with all the techno-wizardry you need to make you a better rider, the bike is way smarter than the average rider. The video below explains what Aprilia’s Performance Ride Control can do better than I can, but be warned: you still have to supply your own common sense.

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  1. Taylor says:

    Sorry but this falls into the same category as cars with too many “smart” controls, taking the driver out of the equation.

    Motorcycles, by their nature, leave little to no room for error if the rider does not understand the mechanics/physics of what is going on at any given time. Having integrated controls that make some of the aspects of the mechanics/physics of riding transparent to the rider will not make them a “better” rider.

    It will help them ride better but most definitely will not make them a better rider.