BMW & KTM to Use New Bosch Technology

KTM & BMW to utilize new Bosch Technology on 2017 Motorcycles

Both BMW and KTM will utilize Bosch instrumentation for 2017. Since the features will require more use of the screen, Bosch also updated the manufacturing process for the TFT. Previously, the LCD and the glass of the screen were separate pieces. Now, the LCD is bonded directly to the glass. This has two benefits. First, it improves usability by reducing reflections. Second, the life of the unit is increased. Previously,…

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Bosch Receives 3 Motorcycle Innovation Awards

Bosch Wins 3 2017 CES Innovation Awards for Motorcycle Technology

Enhanced safety and more infotainment for powered two-wheelers was Bosch’s formula for success at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards. On November 10, 2016, the judges honored the company’s motorcycle systems with a total of three awards. A rider information system that replaces a traditional instrument cluster with a display impressed the judges twice, becoming a winner in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category and an honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence category. In…

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Motorcycle Safety Summit in Portland, OR

Skid Bike at the State Motorcycle Safety Summit

Traffic fatalities are increasing this year in Portland, including deaths in motorcycle crashes. City officials are hoping to reduce the trend with Vision Zero policies that call for no traffic fatalities or serious injuries in the future. By coincidence, the State Motorcycle Safety Administrators annual summit meeting is being held this week through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach. Motorcycle safety professionals from all regions of the…

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Bosch Introduces Motorcycle Stability Control

Yamaha History Lookup

It’s nearly impossible to purchase a new motorcycle that doesn’t include some form of pre-installed electronic rider aid. From cornering ABS to switchable ride modes, on-the-fly adjustable traction control to hill-hold start, the variety of rider aids made available in just the last few years is mind blowing. Behind much of this electronic rider aid development is Bosch – the privately held German company with motorcycle ABS research dating back…

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