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Steve Farrell  says:

Return of speed control threat

A bike throttle which gets stiffer to force the rider to slow down has been developed in a European Commission research project. The system uses an electric motor attached to the throttle cable to increase stiffness when an onboard computer calculates the bike is going too fast. It could be used, along digital maps and GPS, to prevent speeding or...

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Sep 10

Posts: 7

mesbclar says:

speed control threat

are they trying to take the fun out of motorcycling. If this happens people will stop riding. These days cars try too tell you when something is wrong with bleeps and alarms for this and that. They are trying to make bikes do the same. Boring.

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Sep 07

Posts: 2860

James600zx says:

Where do they get their ideas from?

Stiff grips and vibrating gloves? What a bunch of...

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Mar 10

Posts: 1040

bmwgs says:


well if all this shit gets fitted to bikes. it wont take long to take it all off or just ride classics.

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Mar 09

Posts: 11

pilkol says:


Sounds good to me time to move on to electric bikes with electric brakes 100-0  in around 1s

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Jul 08

Posts: 6

davetodd says:

speed control

why are peple still adding  controle items that are allready there. fly by wire, controls the throtle body the , traction controle controles torque , a.b.s. the brakes and ecu is brain  . why ad more crap todo the same jobs.use the e.c.u. to do the limiting. or make them all a125cc engine and cut out the midle man ?

stop messing about with things,  people want to enjoy the things they save up for if it must be fitted use what is there and make it a option  

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Jul 09

Posts: 66

CaNsA says:

Want to get out the way quickly?

This will make you hesitate about every overtake, every filtering move etc

If they get the "go-ahead" it will only be a matter of time before some poor sod gets thrown down the road because he couldnt give it a handle and move out the way of something big........

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Jul 09

Posts: 66

CaNsA says:

Im a spanner....

By the way, i meant Handful not Handle.....



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May 10

Posts: 86

mattyamaha says:

get yer capes out

if it does come  to affect   we may aswell wear superman suits  because when it bikes  get the stupid tension or can pull off the overtake  then we will be flying from our bikes

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Jun 10

Posts: 46


This is far from the solution to the problem.


What we need is a transport system similar to the one on the Isle of Man. De-restriction signs instead of National Speed Limit signs. By making driving that little more dangerous and unpredictable road deaths and casualties will fall as people will be removed from their nice little cotton wool shells and exposed to far more realities. Once the initial peak is overcome the only way is downward. I'd reckon there'd be a massive reduction in accidents within a very short period of time.


Drivers would also gain far more responsibility than they do just now with having crazy rules, regulations and pulsing wank gloves thrown at them.

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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:


What pisses me off is that Yamaha also backed the project.  As a motorcycle OEM, you'd think they'd understand WHY people ride in the first place and have said "hell no" as no one would ever buy their bikes again if they were the first to integrate it.  Looks like Yamaha is on our list of enemies. 

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