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Harley-Davidson Is Developing A Self-Balancing System!

According to some patents that detail a self-balancing system, Harley-Davidson is working on a solution to the motorcycle weight problem. This move makes sense from Harley’s perspective, as their bikes can be quite heavy, which is a problem for aging bikers and newcomers that may be intimidated by the weight. 

Of course, the weight isn’t that much of a problem once you’re riding at higher speeds, but when cruising at low speeds, you can intimately feel the weight. 

To prevent those clunky tip-overs, Harley aims to add a gyroscope that will help with maintaining balance on their bikes. It will rotate between 10,000 and 20,000 rpm, made possible by an electric motor mounted in a gimbal. There will be speed, and tilt sensors included to prevent the gyroscope from affecting the average riding experience. 

We certainly think this is an excellent idea for the company that could establish a better deal for the higher percentage, older customer base, and inexperienced riders. 

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Source: Web Bike World

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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