BOSCH Explains The New Motorcycle Stability Control

The Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) is a new form of technology intended to make motorcycles much more safer than when only equipped with ABS. It is conceived to prevent both wheels from slipping when the bike is leaning right or left and from righting when braking in a curve. During strong acceleration, the MSC system helps prevent the front wheel from rising off the ground. The new BOSCH Motorcycle Stability Control is equipping the 2014 KTM 1190 with the brand trying to make this model the world’s safest adventure motorcycle. A video demonstration…

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17 Responses to “BOSCH Explains The New Motorcycle Stability Control”


  1. 1 Laurence Zankowski Oct 26th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Cyril,

    The KTM is the bike i wished i had while riding up the washes on my Road King in Chloride, AZ. It is the bike I would gladly let go of my harley for.

    Be well

    Laurence

  2. 2 Jeremy Oct 26th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Interesting.

  3. 3 troll Oct 26th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    More electronic crap to become reliant on, and then screw you hard when it fails…If you really think you need this, then you should ride the bus….

  4. 4 Terence Tory Oct 26th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    When will they come out with a stability system that stops the overweight lump falling over pinning your leg underneath it in the mire.Kids bicycles are fitted with trainer wheels for very valid reasons.Maybe they should look in this direction for inspiration.

  5. 5 nicker Oct 27th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    JeeZuz…..!!!
    When will this idiocy stop?

    Ya go ahead and keep yammering for “safety”….
    And soon you’ll have Obama-care morph into the MC industry.

    RE:
    “… the world’s safest adventure motorcycle…”

    What moron signs up for … “safe adventures”….???
    (an oxymoron)

    -nicker-

  6. 6 JackS Oct 27th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I don’t care how smart someone thinks they can make a machine, it will never cover all possible scenarios. Couple that with possibilities of machine failure and potential rider over-reliance upon (and overconfidence in) the system and potential disaster lurks.

    Example and somewhat related question: Now that we have linked ABS brakes (another smart safety system that is supposed to save us from ourselves), what is the proper procedure for quickly coming to a safe stop the next time I get a flat while going 80 down the interstate? The last thing I want is for the bike to decide it needs to also use the rear brake when I apply front brake with a rear flat. I am sure the engineers have thought of this, right? And, even if there is a solid response to this particular question (I really want to know the answer), chances are good that there are still questions lingering out there that weren’t asked by the engineers.

  7. 7 Iron Horse Oct 27th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I’m with JackS and several others…learn to ride what you have competently and quit relying on someone else and their ideas on how to keep your happy ass safe.

  8. 8 Johnny Gypo Oct 27th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Remember the “Cowboy after OSHA” cartoon?

  9. 9 BobS Oct 27th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Lot of people fear that which they don’t understand so resistance to new technology always has and always will be present. But if i have the choice between a motorcycle with more capability and a motorcycle with less…I always choose more.

  10. 10 fausto Oct 27th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Kind of takes the fun out of motorcycling.

  11. 11 Terence Tory Oct 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    BobS.I always choose the simplest and lightest dirt bike:It works for me.

    The heavy adventure bike fashion is based on poor engineering and bike dynamics.MSC and ABS systems fitted to these overweight lumps is an open admission that the excessive weigh causes lesser riders problems that need remedied with yet another black box.

    Not having the option of lofting the front wheel with the throttle to avoid a hole or being able to lock the rear wheel to change a bikes direction and attitude seems to hamstrung the actual riding of a dirt bike to me.

    A two day adventure bike riding technique course would be a far better investment to safe riding than any electronic “riders aid”.The rider training courses should come free of charge with every new ADV bike sold.Every rider benefits from fresh training regardless the level of skill or years of experience.Usually the ones “who know it all” benefit the most,and openly admit it.

    nicker.you are right. Safe:Adventure Reality:TV Virtual:Reality Suburban:Outlaw …..

  12. 12 timmoking Oct 28th, 2013 at 4:46 am

    The ability to wheelspin the back end and loft the front have saved my life twice in 30+ years of riding dirt and street bikes. Sure that Kato seems awesome but someday out in the middle of nowhere, some little diode or capacitor or circuit no bigger than fly’s bum, is gonna go “pfft!” all you can do is activate your EPIRB and wait red-face for the chopper to roll in.

  13. 13 BobS Oct 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Well if I’m taking a real dirt bike out on the trails, sure, give me a bare bones 125 and make it a two-stroke please. But if we’re talking a sport-tour, adventure, or good ‘ol street bike…something likely to get thousands of miles on it and ridden in the rain, in the snow, or just balls to the wall aggressive through some twisty 2-lanes…oh yeah, I want it all. 50 horsepower is plenty a make a motorcycle go, but 100 is better. Stopping that bike in 80 ft is plenty for a skilled rider, doing it in 70 ft is better. Being able to lean a couple more degrees, accelerating just a little harder out of the turns…give it to me baby.
    A CVO “factory custom” is good, but a true hand built custom from a real craftsman is better. At least for me with motorcycles, more is almost always better.

  14. 14 motojefro Oct 28th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Every day it get to be more and more.

  15. 15 bartsky Nov 7th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I love to know how the sensor can tell when your front wheel is going out from under you? too much electronics these days..

  16. 16 Daryl Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Jack knows his S…….! This is bound to fail at some point … but not with me at the bars.

  17. 17 nick Dec 2nd, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    while ” new tec” may be good, I’m afraid that this will been seen as a way for the less experienced riders to get on and tyr to handle more ride than they should. I have been on bikes since the tender age of 9 and at 57 I have a lot of miles under my tires. i don’t knw how many time i see newbies out on way way more scooter than they can handle. This is something else that for the seasoned rider could give just a bit more control in wet or slick conditions, but for te beginners it is just a crutch. learn to ride te bike that fits your experience level and stay away from the “heavies” until you have the time in the saddle. Just say’n

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