Active safety coming to high-performance bikes

May 25, 2006
The BMW Group has designed a special motorcycle to test highly dynamic processes in engine and driving dynamics, under extreme conditions.

BMW engineers use a high-performance motorcycle to test engine and driving dynamics, under extreme conditions.


The BMW Group has designed a special motorcycle to test highly dynamic processes in engine and driving dynamics, under extreme conditions.

"The dynamics of powerful motorcycles operating at the physical limits are among the most complex phenomena in the field at the current time," says BMW's Head of Development Burkhard Göschel. "For our engineers this is a highly sophisticated and fascinating task."

"Regulation systems for longitudinal dynamics such as drive-slip control will be introduced in powerful production motorcycles in the years to come. In addition to ABS, they will form part of an integrated concept to increase active safety," says BMW Motorrad Director Herbert Diess.

Management of the high-performance engine and the entire electronics system, including hardware and software, will be a focus of the project.

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