RIDER AIDS

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In 1977 the BMW R80/7 was the first bike with fac­tory-fit heated grips and in 1988 the K100 de­buted ABS. In 1992 the Honda Pan Euro­pean was the first to have trac­tion control. Lap timers ap­peared on the 1995 Aprilia RS250 while BMW added ser­vos to its ABS in 1997 on the K1200LT. In 2003 Con­troller Area Net­work (CAN bus) ar­rived with the Du­cati 999. The MV F4 Tam­burini of 2005 had elec­tron­i­cally vari­able length in­takes and in 2005 BMW’S ESA was the first elec­tronic sus­pen­sion. The 2006 R6 was the first ride-by-wire bike and the GSX-R1000 K7 was the first with proper vari­able fuel modes. Du­cati’s 1098 brought in­built dat­a­log­gers to the party in 2007. The 2009 CBR600RR and Blade were the first sports­bikes with ABS while the 2010 BMW S1000RR saw an­gle-sen­si­tive sys­tems via an IMU. The BMW HP4 brought semi-ac­tive sus­pen­sion and launch control in 2012 while the 2014 KTM 1190 Ad­ven­ture was first with an­gle-sen­si­tive ABS. And breathe…

KTM brought us cor­ner­ing ABS

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