Sav­ing lives as a pri­or­ity

BMW plans to in­tro­duce an­tilock brak­ing across the board

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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 bmwmo­tor­

Safety first: BMWK1600 GT-L with (in­set) BMW’s Ac­tive Sta­bil­ity Con­trol

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