Are electronics a step backwards?

Ex GP winner Simon Crafar thinks so

7w ago

For the last decade or so, electronics have become more dominant on our road-going motorcycles. From ABS (which we can all agree is a vital safety tool) to traction, slide and wheelie control, it's safe to say us bikers have never had it so good.

Does electronic trickery deplete enjoyment when it comes to racing? Here's what 500cc GP winner Simon Crafar thinks

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Comments (3)

  • I think so. Driving, racing especially, should have at least some level of man and machine vs the conditions. Electronics ruins the fun.

      1 month ago
  • No tech best tech, too many assistances can make drivers overconfident and negligent, thus dangerous, but things like abs, auto-emergency callers, black boxes, maybe trackers..., things like that you can rely on in an emergency but wont babysit the driver. Tech like autonomy in any degree of implementation is a big no-no for me, but if it were up to me, that technology would be allowed with limited availability depending on the degree of disability of the user or their age, because of course, over time one loses qualities. Still, in either case the car should be equipped with a license plate indicating the presence of this technology so that the rest of the drivers can adapt to the situation if necessary.

      1 month ago
  • For racing, I’d agree with electronics diminishing the art of riding and competitive showmanship. On the roads however, they’d be necessary to help keep enthusiastic folks short of talent from getting maimed and causing irreparable collateral damages to the public. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 month ago