AUTOMATIC START/STOP SYSTEM FOR SCOOTERS
THE latest piece of car tech to cross over into the motorcycle world, it seems, will be the automatic start/stop system.
Honda pioneered the tech on its PCX125 scoot back in 2010, and now Yamaha has introduced a fuel-saving stop/ start system on its new Janus scooter, a 125 cc, slightly retro scoot weighing 97 kg and targeted at female riders in the Vietnamese market, where a massive 2,85 million motorcycles and scoots are sold per year. The fuel-saving feature will roll out on the Deluxe and Premium models, but not the Standard. The Premium model also gets a smart key.
With the BMW C650GT now starting to integrate blind spot warning lights, it’s interesting to think what other tech from the car world we’ll be seeing on two wheels.
Automatic braking would be a death sentence for riders, but other car tech could prove useful. Maybe laser headlights like Audi and BMW are doing? Gesture control? Electric turbocharging? … Maybe not.