Saving lives as a priority
BMW plans to introduce antilock braking across the board
2004, and stability control, which debuted in 2006.
The S1000 RR sportsbike has been a winner for BMW, with multiple stages of traction and ABS control since it was launched in 2009. That has led to electronics becoming common on European bikes— giving them a rare edge over their Japanese counterparts.
BMW’s flagship K1600 moved the game another step along last year when it launched the first adaptive headlight on a motorbike.
BMW-badged riding gear is also fitted with the latest impact-absorbing composites. The firstBMWhelmet came in 1976 and by 1978BMWwas building entire outfits.
Rider training is the third safety aspect that can improve safety and survival rates. BMW has courses for off-road and track riders. For dates, view bmwmotorrad.com.au.
Safety first: BMWK1600 GT-L with (inset) BMW’s Active Stability Control