Cruising just got easier
ONE of the few downsides to riding a cruiser long distances is the lack of standard cruise control, especially in Victoria where a momentary lapse in watching the speedo can seriously hurt your pocket.
That’s where companies such as Motor Cycle Cruise come in. The Victorian company has developed an international market for its aftermarket electronic cruise control.
A trial ride to Phillip Island on a dressed-up Triumph Thunderbird proves it is $1009 well spent.
The system is operated with a three-button panel (set/accelerate, resume/decelerate and on/off) above or below the left handlebar and it’s as good — in some ways better — than many of the units fitted to cars.
Triumph technical guru Cliff Stovell says fitting the system takes three to five hours and he’s a big fan, given the model-specific units don’t involve cutting any wires on his machinery.
For long-distance and long-term riders, it’s an investment in enjoying the ride as much as protecting your licence.
MCC sells units for all major bike companies, along with a universal kit.
More details at mccruise.com.au