Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Traction Control?

Will traction control and electronic assistance becomes the new criteria for the best superbike?

Traction control systems are designed to curtail excessive rear wheel spin by modulating engine torque allowing the back tire to hook-up and drive forward in a more constant method (optimize torque delivery). A more appropriate description of the technology would be wheel spin control. The interface is designed to compensate for a variety of factors including less than optimum suspension set-up, tire degradation, road surface, and of course the action of the rider’s wrist. However, it isn’t a cure-all fix and is intended to be another tool in a rider’s arsenal. When properly set-up, traction control should help record faster, more consistent laps. As the technology evolves the TC systems are starting to include wheelie and launch control as well.

Click here for further reading http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/9/14095/Motorcycle-Article/2012-Superbike-Traction-Control-Comparison.aspx

Source : motorcycle-usa.com

Comments : Looks like Aprilia RSV4R Factory APRC is leading the pack. I've tested on S1000RR, it give you a good feeling when approaching the corners. But APRC comes with more advance adjustable TC system. Will BMW fight back with it's new HP4?

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