Unless you’re a motorcycle enthusiast who deliberately follows trends in the industry, you may not have noticed some of the motorcycle trends in recent times. This is not surprising since the motorcycle industry has not been enjoying much publicity from the media like their automotive counterpart. In fact, it is easier to come across different latest information on the social media and the main stream media concerning the trending self-driving cars and electric cars than you would find on motorcycle. Trending news on motorcycle is not commonly found.
The truth, however, is that there are a few ground breaking technological discoveries being made in the motorcycle industry on daily basis with the aim of revolutionizing the riding experience. Some noticeable motorcycle trends include the rolling out of motorcycles with technological advancements such as adaptive headlights, electronic throttle control, and stability control bikes, among others.
With the adaptive headlights, motorbikes can now make real time automatic adjustment of their headlights. They can dynamically illuminate dark areas that traditional headlights would ordinarily not reach. The Stability control system technology, on the other hand, comes with an artificial intelligence that makes falling off your motorcycle nearly impossible.
Also, the touchscreen technology has found its way into everything, including cars and airplanes. But due to the nature of motorcycles, where motorcyclists would need their two hands to ride safely, the screentouch technology may not be ideal. However, with the advancements in Augmented Reality, which now allowed voice recognition, motorcyclists can now leverage on highly futuristic helmets to make phone calls, use their GPS, and listen to music, without lifting a finger.
Motorbikes with electronic throttle control (also called ride-by-wire technology) are flooding the market as well. With this technology, turning throttle is now possible via an electronic mechanism rather than a cable-driven one.
All these technological innovations are giving bikers increased control over the engine as well as making the riding experience for both beginners and experts more exciting.
Some of the latest motorcycles you can find on the market include the following:
- Suzuki GSX-R1000R
- Yamaha YZF-R1
- Aprilia Tuono 1100 RR
- BMW S1000R
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R
- Yamaha FZ-10
- 2017 BMW HP4
- Aprilia RSV4 RR
- Honda CBR1000RR
The future of motorcycles is being created today. New wave of innovation is being seen in the industry every now and then. Manufacturers are investing heavily in innovations that would improve rider’s safety and riding experience.
Recently, Kawasaki announced the introduction of its next generation of motorcycles. The new motorbikes are featuring an “Emotion Generation Engine and Natural Language Dialogue System” that will give the bikes a human-like personality, which allows it to adapt to the rider’s preferences, riding skills and habits. It will come with the capacity to solicit verbal input from the rider in order to pick up his/her emotions and intentions. This will help to improve performance, increase safety, and promote exciting experience.
In similar manner, BMW is also envisioning the motorcycle of the distance future tagged, “VISION NEXT 100.” This future bike will come with an innovative gyroscope-aided, self-balancing system that maintains the bike in an upright position whether it is standing or moving. This will be possible because the VISION NEXT 100 is projected to come with zero-emission, twin-engine that adjusts its shape based on whether the bike is in motion or stationary. The manufacturer also promised to include THE VISOR glasses, which cover the rider’s entire field of vision to provide real-time information concerning everything ranging from road conditions to the motorcycle actual performance. All these help to improve the riding experience and ensure rider’s safety.
In order to guarantee your safety with any new motorcycle, we recommend that you always visit local a mechanic shop in your neighborhood for professional advice on your new bike. You can always contact Motorcycle Enhancements for any motorcycle related services, repairs, maintenance, and custom work.