Adaptive cruise control has been coming for a long time now to the two-wheeled world, and in the past couple of years we have seen more than a few European brands playing with the technology (all of which are likely working with Bosch to integrate this feature).
Already a staple in the automotive industry, now adaptive cruise control comes to the motorcycle industry, with BMW Motorrad being the first company to feature the tech on its bikes.
Don’t we ride bikes because we enjoy riding bikes, ie. being involved in the control of them , making decisions & using our experience to anticipate what’s likely to happen ahead & if necessary, reacting to circumstances & the situation as things change.
With this stuff, you may as well just go on a coach tour!
Yeah, for the most part, but sometimes you gotta ride on motorways to get from nice road to nice road, and adaptive cruise control would be nice for those times. They’re also a safety feature, they’ll brake when you don’t see something.
I love cruise control and have had it in every car I’ve bought for years. The first time I experienced it, and realised how much it reduced my propensity to speed, I started thinking that insurance companies should offer a discount for cars/bikes fitted with it.