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    Modern times, old man talk

    Whether our hobby will have new growth in 25 years? No idea. But I fear the worst. I've had the 2021 press kits and read the first complete tests. Motorcycling today is apparently 80% about electronics, assistance systems, connectivity and communication. And about the fact that under 100 hp you are somewhat poorly motorized. Because you read mildly surprised: 'Despite the fact that this engine has only 105 hp, you never have the feeling that your power is lacking'. More

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    Electronics and nostalgia

    A friend came by for a quick chat. He had a recent motorcycle magazine with him. And was firmly entrenched. That motorcycle magazine paid tribute to the new Yamaha R1. That 1000 cc'er now delivered 200 hp and had more electronics on board than the lunar lander ever had. Already More

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    "Electronics take possession of the car"

    That was written in 1984. That was when combustion engines and cars were still mainly simple and without electronics. But electronics? It was coming! That was certain. Whether that was good or bad? The person who just had to pay 650 euros for a new electronic accelerator pedal will certainly have an opinion there More

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    Does electronics make motorcycles more fun?

    A motorcycle used to have a kickstarter and two brakes. That's different now…. A self-respecting motorcycle hangs from the electronics through its axes. The question is: Do electronics make motorcycles more fun? There was a time when people looked very suspiciously at something as wildly modern as electronic ignition. Most motorcyclists More