5 Ways Technology has Helped Motorcycle Riders in 2016


Statistical reports show that the use of motorcycles has been in a consistent rise in the last few decades. The figure is however, higher in Latin America and Asia Pacific. Remarkably, the figures are expected to grow to approximately 1.1 billion by 2020. With the increasing number of motorcycles being used, specialists are showing greater technological interest in this area. The basic motive is to enhance fuel efficiency in the economy and regulate fuel emission. More than that they wish to advance motorcycle designs to improve on safety and ease of travel. Below I will outline different technologies that have affected motorcycles in 2016: 



Electronic Throttle Control. 

Also known as ride-by-wire technology, this is an evolutionary bike technology. The critical aspect of this advancement is the automated control of the amount of fuel getting into the engine. Previously, motorcycles used a cable driven mechanism. This technology utilizes a ride-by-wire mechanism which works by sending an electric signal to a small computer from the throttle that accounts for the amount of power needed by the rider and compares it to the current engine speed. What follows then? The rider can select the next gear with ease. The technology offers profound advantages such as greater control of the bike engine which gives the rider a smoother riding



Exclusive Technology on the Helmets. 

Touch screens have brought a significant change in cars, motor boats, and even airplanes. However, the technology has not shown great impact on motorcycles. However, a significant innovation known as the AR or Argument Reality and voice recognition has helped to improve the ride experience. Motorcyclists can now use this technology to place phone calls or use their GPRS select music to listen to music all without the bother of using their hands. More advanced AR helmets have a rare facing camera with the ability to project the surrounding. This technology makes the rider aware of the surrounding environment. 



Stability Maintenance. 

A new technological advancement aimed at improving on stability maintenance has been introduced, aimed at giving bike riders an easier time riding. Unlike in driving cars where all four wheel remains contact to the ground without any struggle, a motorist can lively prevent the bike from falling over with ease for instance in adverse weather conditions. 


Just like the ride by wire technology, balancing is enhanced by a computer system. Sensors detect loss of traction and the bike automatically regains stability. For riders in unconventional terrain and winding roads this technology should serve for an unforgettable experience. 



Conditioned Engine Systems. 

Traditional motorcyclists created attention with loud engines. Many said it was annoying though some were amused. Later, some opted for a milder alternative. This marked the beginning of a new era whereby the liquid-cooled engines replaced the air cooled engines. The new designs are enclosed, producing less heat and noise. The engines last longer, cool efficiently and give a better entire performance. 



Google Maps Technology in Motorcycles.

With the use of C++ language, computer specialists are taking motorcycle riding to the next level. The latest apps enable the cyclists to see route suggestions and make a choice from multiple directions. Most importantly, the technology suggests the shortest way to the destination. Upcoming versions are more advanced as they have an enhanced voice command. The rider will be able to ask questions such as, what time to my destination and where my heading is and the new technology should be able to respond with accurate feedback.


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