The Global Who report as on February 2020 on accidents is alarming.
- Nearly 1.35 million people die due to road crashes.
- More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
- Now, these road accidents cost around 3% of countries gross domestic product.
However, on the other side, the motorcycle world is changing towards building motorcycles that are more safe and easy to ride.
Although the tech is expensive, however, it will ensure the rider is safe and it does help to avoid multiple accidents, thus making the motorcycle world safer.
While Japanese big three, Italians and Germans are in a race to build safe motorcycles, we feel Yamaha may also be working on the same tech.
And the ideal motorcycle to implement radar-based tech would be the Niken or Niken GT.
And well there are reasons why Yamaha should implement the radar technology on the Niken.
- Unlike other motorcycles, the Niken GT doesn’t have two wheels. However, it has three wheels—two at the front and one at the rear.
- Second reason following the LMW Ackerman geometry, the front bank angle, is set to 45 degrees which is a bit difficult to ride on twisties and an experienced rider will be able to judge it.
- Further, the Niken GT weighs around 267kgs, which is bit enormous compared to the other two-wheel motorcycle.
Although the 847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder motor makes 85kW (116PS) / 10,000r / min which is reasonable 114.41 hp. The three-legged Niken structure might not be everyone’s ride.
Unlike Ducati’s collaboration with BOSCH has brought the safe radar tech in the new Multi V4. We may be able to see something like it in the upcoming Yamaha Niken or Niken GT.
We visualize on how this can happen. Yamaha may place the sensors at the front between those huge protruding lights of Niken, inside the body and located at the centre and the other would be at the rear.
The front sensor
The rear sensor
The way it works for Ducati
Radar technology permits the Blind spot detection and Adaptive cruise control.
While riding at the speed from 30 and 160 km/h, the radar placed at the front helps detect the vehicles and automatically adjusts the distance.
The rear radar helps detect the blind spots for the areas which the rider is not able to see.
The BSD mechanism indicates the entire circumstances via the LEDs placed on the rearview mirrors when there is the presence of vehicles, the one located on the sidelights up.
Further, the BSD also indicates if there are any vehicle coming at enormous speed.
If you are looking forward to changing the lens in both these circumstances, the BSD flashes the LED suggesting it is a dire circumstance.
At the three different levels, the rider can adjust the brightness of the LEDs.
The rider can adjust the aerodynamic appendages near the engine to change the flow.
Similarly, we do expect to see it in the next version of Niken.