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This year’s EICMA (Esposizione Mondiale Del Motociclismo), one of the world’s most important exhibitions for two-wheelers, is the venue at which Bosch will present a Connectivity Control Unit (CCU) for two-wheelers for the first time. This innovative box acts as a communications center that can collect the operating data of individual vehicles and use an automatic emergency call system to deliver important information to rescue workers and call them to the scene of an accident with pinpoint accuracy.
Bosch is entering the global motorcycle market with new powertrain systems. With its electronically controlled fuel-injection technology, Bosch is making motorcycles around the world more fuel-efficient.
Today, some 60 million two-wheelers with internal-combustion engines are produced around the world each year. By 2020, the market is expected to grow to 110 million units. Bosch is entering this market with a global approach. The company has developed solutions for both affordable two-wheelers in Asia and high-performance bikes in Europe and North America. In doing so, Bosch is extending its portfolio. Two-wheeler riders have long relied on Bosch safety systems such as ABS or motorcycle stability control (MSC). For accelerating just as much as for braking, Bosch offers systems for two-wheeler safety, efficiency, and riding fun.
At the so-called "Dinner for Winner" event, the innovative Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control was ranked the second most innovative technology in the "safety" category. By constantly adapting the rider’s braking and acceleration commands to the actual road surface and lean angle, MSC offers motorcyclists the best possible support. Summing up the benefits of the system at the award ceremony in Brussels on October 7, 2014, Gerhard Steiger, the president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division, said: "For motorcyclists, the result is an unprecedented combination of dynamism and safety."
The Energica EGO is the world’s first all-electric superbike bred from the heartland of Italian racing legend. Designed and built by the same people who have designed and engineered racing performance from Formula One Racing to Le Mans 24h for over 40 years.
The first production model, Ego, is already available for pre-order with delivery in 2015.
Bosch is entering the global market for two-wheeler powertrains with its own range of complete systems. The company has developed an electronically controlled fuel injection system that can be adapted to any vehicle — allowing Bosch to offer solutions ranging from the cheapest single-cylinder two-wheeler in Asia to the high-performance bikes prevalent in Europe and North America. Until now, the company’s presence in the two-wheeler segment has revolved chiefly around automotive components modified for use in high-performance motorcycles.
Now motorcyclists will be able to see for themselves the benefits of Bosch’s perfectly matching systems solutions in areas such as fuel consumption, reduction of CO2 emissions, and engine performance. Bosch also intends to apply its unified systems approach to low-cost models in Asia. Especially in India and southeast Asia, the two-wheeler market is experiencing double-digit annual growth. What is more, the popularity of carburetor technology seems to be waning in Asia as elsewhere. In developing markets, Bosch is pinning its hopes on its electronically controlled injection systems, which are considerably more efficient. In technical terms, they are comparable with the port fuel injection systems for cars that Bosch produces in the millions.
The 1199 Superleggera is the most exclusive and desirable Ducati ever made. Materialized in magnesium, carbon fiber, and titanium, it boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle in history and will be produced as a limited edition of only 500 units.
A bike as blindingly fast as 1199 Superleggera requires the best brakes available. The 1199 Superleggera’s braking system is given electronics in the form of ABS enhanced and configurable rear wheel lift-up control, putting unparalleled braking power and ultimate control in the hands of every rider, in all conditions.
For many people, the world is at its best when viewed at an angle. This experience simply cannot be compared with anything else, but you can benefit from added safety while enjoying the ride — with MSC, motorcycle stability control from Bosch.
The system is being launched with the 2014 models of the KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R.
KTM sets the new standard in the travel segment with the new Adventure generation. It's over a decade now since the first Adventure motorcycle from Mattighofen appeared on the market – with the genes of the KTM that won the Dakar Rally eleven times in succession.
The ultimate in safe deceleration: The combined antilock braking system fitted to the 1190 Adventures was developed in close collaboration with Bosch. The ABS offroad mode allows the rider to block the rear wheel as and when required - a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in offroad mode. MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) guarantees sporty yet completely controllable propulsion on all surfaces.
Greater safety and faster help for injured motorcyclist
Motorcycling is a pleasure for many people – a passion with risks and correspondingly high need for security.
The Björn Steiger foundation presented together with the project partners, the motorcycle helmet manufacturer Schuberth GmbH, Deutsche Telekom and Bosch Security Systems the first eCall (emergency call) for motorcyclists in Europe.
With the "SCHUBERTH RiderEcall" injured motorcyclists can be provided with medical treatment earlier through an automatic emergency call and localization via GPS. The system will be functioning and available from January 2013 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Additional European countries will follow in 2013.
At the Motorcycle Information Day in Boxberg on July 6–7, 2011, Bosch showcased current and future Bosch safety systems for motorcycles to motorcycle bloggers and journalists.
In addition to presentations, in which participants learned about Bosch technology first hand, visitors also had the opportunity to put the performance of the Bosch systems to the test in various driving maneuvers.
With the relaunch of KTM 125 Duke, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer is presenting its first engine to feature gasoline injection technology from Bosch.
Bosch is supplying the injection system for the single-cylinder bike; this system is controlled fully electronically. The advanced single-cylinder bike, which boasts 125 CC displacement, a sophisticated DOHC four-valve cylinder head and liquid cooling, delivers 11 kilowatts (15 PS) at 10,500 rpm. The maximum torque is 12 Nm at 8000 rpm. There are also plans for a 200-CC version to follow in the future for the Asian market. The performance characteristic of the 1/8-liter engine is adjusted to ensure that bike does not come up short in terms of driving pleasure. The strengths of the power unit in the 125 include spontaneous response behavior and pronounced speed for short bursts. An integrated balancer shaft ensures the engine runs smoothly. Bosch is also providing the EV14 injection nozzle, as well as the engine management system (EMS). Thanks to the advanced injection technology, the four-stroke engine sets itself apart with its low consumption levels and uniform power characteristic. A regulated catalytic converter ensures low emissions, enabling the KTM to meet the Euro 3 standard that currently applies to motorcycles.
Other components from Bosch
In addition to the engine control system and injection nozzle, Bosch is also providing the KTM 125 Duke with the fuel pump with pressure regulator, position sensor for the throttle valve and sensors to measure the intake air temperature and pressure, as well as the lambda sensor and spark plugs.
The Diavel design embodies both power and poise; it is technically superb with an engine power of 162 hp and weighs in at just 207 kg, thanks in particular to its lightweight carbon design. It also features the latest Ducati innovations: Ducati Traction Control, Riding Mode and, of course, ABS from Bosch.