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      08-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by CamelBiscuit View Post
What are your thoughts on the new suspension that BMW is throwing on the s1000? Supposed to be electrical.

I think its great for weekend warriors like myself. Especially for a bike that will be pulling double duty as a street bike and track day bike. Suspension will automatically dial in based on conditions and aggressiveness. That translates into a bike that is somewhat forgiving/comfy on the street, yet tightens up for track day or extreme canyon carving.

Technology has been around for a few years. MotoGP tried using it a few years back and then it was banned. Original idea for them was to have it linked to GPS and have a suspension that adjusted individually for each and every corner, much like the engine/fuel mapping already is.

Ducati has had it in production for a bit now. The Multistrada has an electronically controlled on the fly adjuster for choosing between different set ups (off road, city, etc), and the Panigale has it as an available option.