WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For 150 years, bike technology has been changing. Ever since a
steam-powered engine was attached to an iron-framed pedal bike, circa
1870, and was called a “steam-powered velocipede,” bike technology has
During Motorcycle Safety Month, GEICO
wanted to share some innovations and focus on motorcycle
Electronic throttle control processes engine speed, bike speed,
and gear selection before it releases an adjusted amount of throttle,
resulting in a smoother overall riding experience. Electronic throttle
control also allows for “Eco” and “Sport” settings for better
performance and fuel economy.
Adaptive headlights will brighten up your turn. As the motorcycle
leans into a curve, an onboard sensor calculates the lean angle and
directs the light, illuminating the dark areas standard headlamps miss.
Motorcycle stability control utilizes several sensors to detect a
loss of traction and applies both brakes. However, don’t mistake this
for anti-lock brakes (ABS), also available on bikes. The stability
control system not only applies the brakes but also uses engine braking
to regain control of the bike.
Thin-Film Transistor displays will likely replace analog speed
clusters. The LCD flat-panel screen already used on performance-oriented
bikes allows users easily to update interfaces and customize depending
on riding disciplines.
(Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger
auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in
1936, provides millions of auto
insurance quotesto U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to
serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more
than 27 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO’s online
service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy
changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can
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GEICO also providesinsurance quoteson motorcycles,
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes
(RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by
non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO
Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella
protection are also available.
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