GET YOUR CLOCKS OUT

MCN - - GROUP TEST -

Each bike has a dif­fer­ent ap­proach: the KTM ap­peals to the iPhone gen­er­a­tion with a full-colour dis­play, while the Honda and Kawasaki have more straight­for­ward de­signs. The KTM is the only bike with re­mote mode but­tons on the left bar while the oth­ers are again more old-school with con­ven­tional but­tons next to the clocks, which means you have to take one hand off the bar to change the clock dis­play. Each bike con­veys sim­i­lar in­for­ma­tion but sur­pris­ingly the Honda doesn’t have a gear po­si­tion in­di­ca­tor, and none of the bikes record am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture.

KAWASAKI

The most con­ven­tional switchgear plus an ana­logue rev counter with LCD speedo. Some of the de­tails are a lit­tle small and hard to read on the move.

KTM

The four-way mode but­ton al­lows you to scroll through with ease, and even lets you de­ac­ti­vate the ABS at a stand­still. It’s the only bike with this func­tion.

HONDA

The large horn but­ton is above the in­di­ca­tor switch. As it’s nor­mally the other way around it means the horn of­ten gets pressed by mis­take un­til you get used to it.

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