Bosch is set to revolutionise motorcycle safety with the introduction of a new generation of motorcycle rader, which some press are calling the most important update in a while.

In a press release, Bosch says its new-generation radar could prevent up to “one in seven motorcycle accidents,” by integrating the radar with emergency electronic assists. Essentially, the radar would be used to detect proximity to hazards and intervene on behalf of the human rider to try to avoid a collision. This is different to the radar-linked Unified Braking System on the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ because the Yamaha system only applies the rear brake in the event of high pressure applied to the front brake by the rider.

Bosch is set to present a new, longer-range radar at the upcoming EICMA show, with a range increase of 50 metres over its previous version to have a maximum distance of 210 metres. Additionally, it will have a 15-degree horizontal aperture, which “improves its accuracy in object detection,” the German firm says.

This kind of emergency radar system used in the context of autonomously operated braking is not a new thing, generally speaking, even if it is such in motorcycles. In the four-wheeled world, it’s an increasingly common feature on cars.

Bosch is also set to unveil a new version of its Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC). The existing iteration of Bosch’s MSC “could prevent or mitigate five per cent of all motorcycle accidents involving personal injury in Germany alone if every motorcycle were equipped with it,” according to the company’s research. The newer version would also be targeted at smaller bikes, after Bosch found that its existing system is used mostly on mid-to-large-sized motorcycles. To make it compatible with smaller bikes, the new MSC will be compatible not only with the 6D IMU, but also the smaller 3D ABS sensor.

In addition, a new-generation rear-wheel hub electric motor will be showcased that saves 2kg and loses no performance compared to the previous iteration, while new engine management systems will help manufacturers meet future regional emissions regulations.

Keselamatan penunggang motosikal mungkin akan mengalami perkembangan besar berkat inovasi terbaru dari Bosch.

Syarikat Jerman ini akan memperkenalkan banyak inovasi baru pada pameran EICMA yang akan datang di Milan, dan generasi baru radar motosikal boleh dikatakan sebagai yang paling penting.

Dalam satu kenyataan media, Bosch menyatakan bahawa radar generasi baru mereka boleh mencegah sehingga “satu daripada tujuh kemalangan motosikal” dengan menggabungkan radar dengan sistem bantuan elektronik kecemasan. Pada dasarnya, radar ini akan digunakan untuk mengesan kedekatan dengan bahaya dan campur tangan bagi pihak penunggang motosikal untuk mencuba mengelakkan perlanggaran. Ini berbeza daripada Sistem Brek Bersatu berasaskan radar di Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ kerana sistem Yamaha hanya mengguna paksaan brek belakang dalam keadaan tekanan tinggi pada brek hadapan oleh penunggang.

Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control

Bosch akan memperkenalkan radar jarak jauh yang baru pada pameran EICMA yang akan datang, dengan peningkatan jarak sebanyak 50 meter berbanding versi sebelumnya sehingga mencapai jarak maksimum 210 meter. Selain itu, ia akan mempunyai aperture horizontal 15 darjah, yang “meningkatkan ketepatan dalam mengesan objek,” kata syarikat Jerman itu.

Walaupun penggunaan sistem radar kecemasan seperti ini dalam konteks brek yang beroperasi secara autonomi bukanlah perkara baru, secara umum, ia semakin menjadi ciri biasa dalam kereta.

Bosch Side View Assist Sva For Motorcycles

Bosch juga akan memperkenalkan versi baru Pengawalan Stabiliti Motosikal (MSC) mereka. Iterasi MSC yang sedia ada “boleh mencegah atau mengurangkan lima peratus daripada semua kemalangan motosikal yang melibatkan kecederaan peribadi hanya di Germany sahaja, jika setiap motosikal dilengkapi dengannya,” menurut penyelidikan syarikat. Versi terkini ini juga akan dijejaskan pada motosikal berukuran kecil, setelah Bosch mendapati bahawa sistem sedia ada mereka digunakan terutamanya pada motosikal berukuran sederhana hingga besar. Bagi menjadikannya serasi dengan motosikal berukuran kecil, MSC yang baru akan serasi bukan sahaja dengan Unit Pengukuran Masaan 6D (IMU) tetapi juga sensor ABS 3D yang lebih kecil.

Selain itu, motor elektrik hub roda belakang generasi baru yang dapat mengurangkan berat sebanyak 2 kilogram dan tidak mengurangkan prestasinya akan dipamerkan, dan sistem pengurusan enjin baru akan membantu pengeluar mematuhi peraturan emisi wilayah yang akan datang.

If you don’t already know, the world is facing a semiconductor shortage due to Covid 19.

Semiconductors are necessary for modern electronics to function, such as gaming consoles and even electronics in cars and motorcycles.

As Covid-19 began to spread around the world, early signs of fluctuating demand led to stockpiling and advance ordering of chips by some tech firms such as Bosch.

The automotive industry is among those feeling the shortage most acutely. At the start of the pandemic, manufacturers scaled back their production plans as demand for cars fell away.

Consequently, suppliers have struggled to meet consumer demand at times, although manufacturers have been able to catch up once again in recent months.

This has resulted in a supply chain disruption across countless industries, and a recent US Department of Commerce study shows that the global chip stocks will plunge under soaring demand in 2022.

According to trade body the Semiconductor Industry Association, sales of chips actually fell 12% in 2019 but were already growing (up 6.5%) in 2020 before rocketing by 30% between August 2020 and August 2021.

The value of semiconductors has historically been quite volatile, meaning makers don’t want to over-invest in multi-billion-dollar factories for fear demand will disappear and profits could collapse at any moment.

That means the industry is now playing catch-up to meet sustained demand for chips in everything from smartphones to cars with advanced driver assistance technology and cloud-connected infotainment systems.

That, combined with the fact that the automotive manufacturing industry is a relatively small part of the chip maker’s business, means they are now at the back of the queue when it comes to securing vital electronic components.

As for riders, modern-day motorcycle prices might be higher until the supply-chain cycle returns to its pre-pandemic efficiency.

Radar sensor technology is currently the most advanced system ever applied to a motorcycle.

The new technology allows the motorcycle to engage Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection, which subsequently increases the safety aspect.

The Bosch-developed system is already available on Ducati’s Multistrada V4 S, BMW’s R 1250 RT and KTM’s 1290 Adventure S, whereas Honda, on the other hand, went to develop their own radar sensor technology.

However, the new system is not easily integrated into the bike’s styling, which looks out of place at the front and rear of the motorcycle.

That is where Honda intend to overcome that aspect by developing their own front and rear radar technology based on a patent unveiled earlier this year involving the Goldwing and Africa Twin.

In the latest development, the Japanese firm’s new patents clearly show that the radar sensor has been cleverly hidden behind the bodywork. This is done by placing two image sensors tucked in beside the front LED bulbs.

The sensors are mounted with internal walls to keep them from being overwhelmed by light from the LED bulbs.

However, it is still too early to judge how well these new Honda-developed sensors would work compared to Bosch-developed radar technology.

What we do know is Honda always pride itself as a technology leader in motorcycles, and the in-house development of radar technology could well be better than the one available in the market today.

(Source: CycleWorld)

Bosch will begin the production of motorcycle ABS at the start of Q2 2022 in Thailand.

The Amata plant has been producing car components for the last 25 years, including the anti-lock braking system (ABS) since 2014.

The move to produce motorcycle ABS is in accordance with the Thailand Department of Land Transport announcement that all motorcycles must have ABS by 2024.

It is also mandatory that all existing motorcycles above 125cc have ABS by 2026.

The announcement is seen as an essential move to elevate the safety aspect of every rider in the country.

According to Bosch, around 25 per cent of motorcycles accidents can be avoided with ABS.

Moreover, Thailand has the highest rate of road traffic fatalities out of all the ASEAN countries.

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Sempena dengan sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Malaysia (Bosch AA) dengan kerjasama Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat  (KPWKM) dengan sokongan daripada PROTON, Petron dan Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (JKJR) telah meganjurkan bengkel penyelenggaraan kereta bagi wanita. 

Objektif utama bengkel ini adalah untuk memperkasakan wanita dengan ilmu untuk menjaga kenderaan serta keselamatan diri sendiri dan anak-anak.

Dilancarkan oleh Timbalan KPWKM, YB Hannah Yeoh, bengkel ini turut menyaksikan penglibatan lebih 60 staf Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita.

Bengkel ini memfokuskan terhadap menyuntik ilmu penjagaan kenderaan serta kepentingan Child Restraint System (CRS) dan juga cara pemasangan yang betul.

Hannah Yeoh turut mengetengahkan kepentingan bengkel ini susulan keputusan kajian yang membimbangkan oleh Institut Penyelidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (MIROS).

“Menurut kajian oleh MIROS, 58 peratus kematian membabitkan kanak-kanak dan bayi berpunca daripada kemalangan jalan raya yang boleh dielakkan dengan penggunaan kerusi kanak-kanak.

“Jadi saya amat teruja kerana bengkel ini memfokuskan terhadap kepentingan penjagaan kenderaan termasuk penggunaan CRS yang akan diwajibkan bermula tahun depan.

“Penggunaan CRS dapat mengurangkan kadar kemalangan maut yang menyumbang kepada kematian kanak-kanak dan bayi,” jelasnya.

Sementara itu, menurut kajian Bosch AA yang dijalankan pada 2018 mendapati hanya 1 peratus wanita yang tahu apa yang perlu dilakukan ketika kereta rosak.

Bengkel ini turut menyaksikan Bosch mengajar teknik mudah kepada peserta bagi penjagaan kenderaan yang melibatkan bateri, pengelap cermin, minyak enjin dan tayar.

Pengurus Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Malaysia, Pang Yoon Kong yakin ilmu penjagaan kereta mampu merendahkan risiko kereta rosak dan kemalangan jalan raya.

“Penjagaan kereta dan keselamatan jalan raya adalah fokus utama kami kerana kami percaya dua faktor ini amat penting dalam memperkasakan golongan wanita di Malaysia.

“Sempena sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan, bengkel ‘Heels & Wheels’  akan memberi inspirasi pada wanita untuk menjaga kereta tanpa perlu bantuan daripada orang lain,” katanya.

Bengkel ini turut menyaksikan sesi penyampaian keselamatan kenderaan oleh PROTON serta Petron Malaysia dan JKJR.

Percaya atau tidak, lebih daripada 50 peratus rakyat Malaysia tidak memiliki pengetahuan asas mengenai penjagaan kereta meskipun ia faktor perkara penting bagi setiap pemilik kenderaan.

Menyedari perkara ini, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket melancarkan kempen ‘Drive for Live bagi mendidik orang awam tentang kepentingan penjagaan kereta termasuk penggunaan alat ganti berkualiti.


Majlis turut dilancarkan Menteri Pengangkutan, YB Anthony Loke bersama Timbalan Menteri Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, YB Hannah Yeoh.

Pengarah Penjualan Dan Pemasaran Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Asia Tenggara, Marcio Coelho mendapati kurang ilmu pengetahuan mengenai penjagaan kereta memberi impak besar terhadap pemandu.

“Menerusi kajian yang kami lakukan pada 2018, kami mendapati lebih 50 peratus rakyat Malaysia kurang pengetahuan asas mengenai penjagaan kereta dan apakah kesannya terhadap penumpang, kereta dan keselamatan di jalan raya.

“Menerusi kempen ‘Drive for Live’, Bosch akan melengkapkan pemandu dengan ilmu asas penjagaan kereta bagi membantu mereka sekiranya kenderaan mengalami kerosakkan,” katanya.

Kempen ‘Drive for Life’ akan berjalan selama tiga tahun yang akan dilaksanakan dalam tiga peringkat – Educate, Engage dan Empower.

Antara aktiviti yang akan berlangsung adalah, bengkel ilmu bagi mendidik pemilik kereta mengenai asas penjagaan, tip pemanduan selamat bagi pemandu baharu termasuk membantu dalam melahirkan mekanik pada masa akan datang.

Selain itu, segmen #BoschEmpowersWomen turut akan dijalankan bagi mengetengahkan idea bahawa penjagaan kereta bukan hanya tugas lelaki susulan laporan kajian mendapati hanya satu peratus pemandu wanita yang tahu cara bagi menangani masalah kerosakkan kereta.

Bosch yang turut sama dengan Petron akan menawarkan pemeriksaan percuma kepada setiap kenderaan sempena balik kampung pada 18-19 Mei serta 25-26 Mei ini di beberapa stesen minyak Petron terpilih di sekitar Lembah Klang.

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After our extensive launch report, you’d think you already know everything you need to about the new and massively upgraded 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. However, Kawasaki doesn’t think so, explaining its newly released video below that details the brand’s flagship superbike in all its glory.

To cut things short, what Kawasaki have done was essentially taking the vast input from its World Superbike Championship (WSBK) team’s riders and engineers in the superbike’s development, resulting in the creation of one of its most potent machines ever.


You could say that the new ZX-10R has leaped ahead of its predecessors significantly, and you could perhaps measure that in lightyears if needed. But, lets not forget the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R’s core mission, which is to grant the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) with a strong machine to defend its WSBK title in the coming years.


The full upgrade package starts with an uprated powerplant that’s caged within a revised chassis that boasts built-in resonance chambers and a longer swingarm. The follow up to that is the redesigned exterior with improved aerodynamic stability as well.


However, one of its most critical new gains lies in its generously upgraded electronics, the icing of said cake though being the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that ties all the systems together.


Then comes some of the impressive new hardware starting with the production bike debut of the adjustable Showa Balance Free Front Fork system featuring gas-charged tubes. Complementing those further are the adoptions of new radially mounted Brembo monobloc calipers up front that grabs a pair of larger 330mm rotors that is tasked with the bulk of arresting this superbike to a halt.


Check out the video from Kawasaki we posted above and revel in this precision instrument of speed and aerodynamic in all its green glory. Alternatively, you could also read our extensive report here.

Source: Kawasaki via YouTube

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