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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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  • Posted 4 years ago (25 March 2011 17:31)

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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:


You'd think all the OEMs would fight this.  When you take the fun of riding with this gadgetry, people will stop riding all together and never buy a new bike again.  This could effectively put moto manufacturers out of business and all their employees on the streets.

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Sep 07

Posts: 2816

James600zx says:

Yamaha sponsorship.

Might be a wise move on Yamaha's part. If you own the technology you can control its use.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

I am too strong for some crappy electric motor! Couldn't slow me down. but in reality this wont happen it is un-safe andit is common sense that it is dangerous

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Aug 02

Posts: 3270

eatcs01 says:


I can't believe FEMA are supporting this... They are supposed to fight for OUR rights.

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Apr 05

Posts: 77

firkit says:


the EU should look at what causes the most accidents to bike riders if we get this will cars get the same sort of thing ? i doubt it and how will they make you fit this bloody thing to your bike ? my speed control is my right hand and fear

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Mar 07

Posts: 1464

joeslow says:

Speed on the brain

Doesn't matter what speed a bike is traveling at, if the car driver doesn't look then any add on technology is worthless.

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Jan 10

Posts: 427

rlf3 says:


Complete rubbish.

Can't help but wonder why MCN give this FUD any credibility by printing it.

I'm old enough to remember the absurd idea to fit leg protectors, that came to nothing as will this throttle controller.

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Mar 11

Posts: 11

Jamieh5463 says:

1984 by George Orwell anyone?

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Feb 11

Posts: 46

lewi103 says:

"non invasive"...

Sounds pretty distracting to me. Alarms in helmets, vibrating hands, throttle stiffness changing. Also surely this will kill the new bike market? Anyone with any sense knows people will just by used bikes without the system, assuming they go totally crazy make it never know...

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Aug 10

Posts: 13

charlie2128 says:

The death of biking

The day and hour the in force this, is the day i give up biking for two reasons. one - this will be unsafe and a hindrance, not what biking is all about. two - This surely is an infringement in my human rights? If they do this then they'll have to do this to all cars?? Im in ranged with this idea! wank&*s

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