Motorcycles have come a long way since their invention in 1885. Motorcycles have become safer and more enjoyable over the years as a result of experience and technological advancement. Previously, the features seen on standard bikes were only found on high-end, expensive bikes. When compared to a decade ago, the list of features has grown by orders of magnitude, and we believe that some should be made mandatory. So we compiled a list of ten must-have motorcycle features for 2023.
ABS with dual channels
We have seen improvements from the manufacturer side as a result of the government’s requirement that ABS be installed on bikes larger than 125cc. However, some manufacturers still attempt to save money by only installing single-channel ABS in the front wheel. While this might be adequate for daily commuters, it is insufficient for sportier bikes with greater power. Dual-channel ABS is highly advantageous and ought to be available on all motorcycles with engines larger than 200cc. The dual-channel ABS has saved our lives in numerous situations that we have personally experienced.
Prevention of Rear Lift
Another essential component for a motorcycle that is already present on the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is this one. ABS with a single channel and ABS with two channels both offer this feature. Your body will only use the panic brake to slam on the brakes as hard as it can. At faster speeds, there is a chance that the rear wheel will lift because the front wheel has stopped suddenly, which will cause the bike to knock you off balance. This feature ensures that the rear wheel does not lift off the ground and stops it from happening, giving the rider more control.
Flexibility in Suspension
In order to ensure that the rider and pillion are comfortable in most circumstances, manufacturers typically tune the suspension setup of bikes with a generalized setting. A rider has a wider variety of settings to experiment with when using an adjustable suspension. The Duke 390, for instance, can be tuned differently depending on whether you’re driving to work, strolling through the city, or using a track or winding roads. Depending on the number of passengers or even the amount of luggage you will be carrying, you may need to adjust the suspension to be stiffer or softer. Overall, a motorcycle must have this feature.
A motorcycle is already dangerous due to its small size, which makes it even riskier at night. Hazard lights are unquestionably helpful in those circumstances and ought to be included on all motorcycles, not just those intended for performance or touring.
Adjustable brake and clutch levers
Another essential component, but this one focuses more on comfort than safety. The dimensions of each rider vary. Because of this, manufacturers ought to include features like movable brakes and clutch levers so that each rider can adjust them to their preferred positions. If you consider a person with short fingers not applying the brakes in a panic situation in that case, it might be a safety concern.
Always prioritize performance and safety when choosing a two-wheeler. If a fancy, branded, the expensive motorcycle does not guarantee effective performance and the highest level of safety, it is pointless to purchase it. Therefore, when making a short list of bikes to buy, keep an eye out for the features mentioned above and choose wisely.