Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 20:49

Committed to Improving Motorcycle Safety Featured

KTM Adaptive Cruise Control system frontKTM introduces Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection systems on future models

KTM has demonstrated its commitment to improving safety for motorcyclists and reducing accidents as the first motorcycle manufacturer to demonstrate Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection systems. 

Still in the development process, both of these features use sensor-based technology to help detect and prevent a collision from the front or rear. The prototype systems were unveiled on a modified KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S to a select group of media before being live demonstrated at the ÖAMTC driving technique center in Marchtrenk, Austria, on May 2. You can see the video here

KTM Adaptive Cruise Control demonstratio

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is not designed as an emergency brake system but works when the machine is in cruise control above a designated speed. The system can detect a vehicle in front, ranging from the size of a motorcycle and above, and then locks on to maintain a distance of two seconds by automatic throttle control and – if needed – gentle application of the front brake. 

The finalized packaging of the system is still in development along with adding the ability for the rider to customize the operational distance and speed. When fully developed, it is expected that ACC will be able to respond faster than any rider in such a given situation. 

The ‘blindspot’ on a bike is usually checked by a long, rearward look which can be dangerous in heavy traffic situations. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) adds another set of eyes in such demanding riding conditions or during a particularly long ride. BSD uses a short distance radar to ACC to alert the rider to the potential of an undetected rear collision – such as when changing lanes – by way of a visual warning on the TFT display as well as with illuminating superbright LEDs integrated within the rearview mirror glass, also boosted by audible signal. 

These game-changing features will be part of new electronics packages offered on certain KTM models, beginning from Model Year 2021. This technology will also create provision for other sensor-based systems further in the future, already in development. 

After personally demonstrating the effectiveness of these systems to the journalists by riding the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S without his right arm and leg on the machine’s controls, Gerald Matschl, Vice President for KTM Research & Development, said: “As a company, KTM is committed to improving rider safety and also to reduce accidents. We have a lot more development and many thousands of kilometers to test these systems in the real world before we can implement them on series production bikes, but they are coming in the near future and we are sure they will make a difference.” 

KTM PR Manager (Street), Luke Brackenbury said: “When it comes to KTM applying electronic rider aids to its sportmotorcycles, it has always been the same approach to offer features that help riders control their bikes without losing the joy of riding. Improving safety for motorcyclists is part of our responsibility as a manufacturer and KTM has demonstrated this in the past as the first company to offer two-channel ABS as standard on a 125cc machine with the KTM 125 DUKE in 2014 in the same year as introducing the pioneering cornering-ABS function. With ACC and BSD we hope to make motorcycling safer still.” 

As a motorcycle technology leader, KTM currently offers a wide range of leading electronic rider aids across most of its 2018 Street range. The goal of such systems is to either help improve rider safety or add to the enjoyment of riding. 

Lean angle-sensitive systems can be found on the new KTM 790 DUKE and all of the 1290-powered machines, which includes Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) with the revolutionary cornering ABS function, along with Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) and multi-stage traction control. On some models, semi-active suspension is offered along with Hill Hold Control (HHC), Automatic Turn Indicator Reset (ATIR), Quickshifter+ and cornering LED headlights. 

Full details of the entire range of technical features on the current KTM Street models can be found in the digital KTM Tech Guide: www.ktm.com/techguide2018

Source: Press Release

Last modified on Saturday, 09 June 2018 04:04

In this Edition...

Need Harley part? U Need parts SPECIAL OFFERS of the week! Need Harley part? U Need parts SPECIAL OFFERS of the week! 2018-10-17 - Looking for used Harley Parts? Then you've come to the right... More detail
Don't Miss the East Coast Night at Blackjacks Roadhouse Nov 3 Don't Miss the East Coast Night at Blackjacks Roadhouse Nov 3 2018-10-17 - On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Blackjacks Roadhouse and Believe... More detail
4th Annual Steel Vixens Toy Drive is Saturday Nov 17th, 2018 4th Annual Steel Vixens Toy Drive is Saturday Nov 17th, 2018 2018-10-17 - In conjunction with Santa's Elves Bonnyville Alberta More detail
LAST DAYS to get your service/product in our Rider Friendly Gift Guide 2018! LAST DAYS to get your service/product in our Rider Friendly Gift Guide 2018! 2018-10-17 - ATTENTION Rider Friendly Business Members!   More detail
GP Game of Barnes champs compete in 5 contests - Vote Now! GP Game of Barnes champs compete in 5 contests - Vote Now! 2018-10-17 - Game of Barnes Grande Prairie Edition - BONUS CHALLENGE ROUN More detail
3 Profound Lessons from the McDonald Observatory 3 Profound Lessons from the McDonald Observatory 2018-10-17 - My recent trip east from Los Angeles to Atlanta became a race... More detail
Brown Memorial Trial in BC on November 10 & 11, 2018 Brown Memorial Trial in BC on November 10 & 11, 2018 2018-10-17 - The Brown Memorial Trial will be held at Ross Rathbone's Ranch... More detail
Vanderhall Displays Luxurious Carmel Three-Wheeled Roadster Vanderhall Displays Luxurious Carmel Three-Wheeled Roadster 2018-10-17 - Vanderhall Motor Works hosted the first public appearance of... More detail
Meet Brad. A devoted volunteer changing lives. Meet Brad. A devoted volunteer changing lives. 2018-10-17 - Here at Wish of a Lifetime Canada, we believe that our elders... More detail
Indigenous Veterans Day November 8th, 2018 - Volunteers Needed! Indigenous Veterans Day November 8th, 2018 - Volunteers Needed! 2018-10-17 - Come help us honour our Indigenous Veterans for Indigenous Veterans... More detail
Find out how to get your service/product in our Rider Friendly Gift Guide 2018! Find out how to get your service/product in our Rider Friendly Gift Guide 2018! 2018-10-10 - ATTENTION Rider Friendly Business Members!   More detail

Ride Like a Local TV - Season 6 - Mini Eps

Ride Like a Local TV - Season 6 - Mini Eps

© 2018 Belt Drive Betty Media ®. All Rights Reserved. Powered by AliG8r