A BMW that rides itself

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by timeOday, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    Huh.

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  2. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    That was yesterday. This is today

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  3. WindBlast

    WindBlast Recalculating........

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    Now you can make really cool videos without leaving the Starbucks!
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  4. juno

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    They can even send them to Starbucks for takeout coffee by themselves!

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  5. WindBlast

    WindBlast Recalculating........

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    That means Aerostitch will be going out of business!
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  6. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Don't we all have to study these videos to figure out if the bike is really counter steering itself or not? :lol3
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  7. D R

    D R Been here awhile

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    Well, I do see one possible advantage. If something comes up which interferes with the start of that big trip you've been planning all year, you can just send the motorcycle on its way and catch up with it later; no need to postpone the trip. Now if they could also get it to set up your campsite at your destination for when you do catch up, that would be something.
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  8. CosX

    CosX Adventurer

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    There's gonna be a lot of high mileage bikes out there... and not enough lattes :jack
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  9. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    Interesting to watch, weird like the self balancing Honda. I could see it being beneficial from an engineering viewpoint to try traction control and ABS/braking that could endanger a rider until a production model is developed.

    Heh, heh. I have always told my MSF students that motorcycle don't crash on their own, they need a human riding them to accomplish crashing. Maybe this BMW changes that? I bet not. My bet is this one will still crash at the hands of a human.
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