Equipment and accessories
Thanks to or because of the electronic age, the flood of useful accessories and sometimes somewhat less useful gadgets is almost unmanageable. On the motorbike itself, traction control, cornering ABS, headlights that shine into the bends and smartphone compatibility (especially for navigation and telephony) are already mostly standard; currently, distance warning systems with gently intervening brakes are making inroads similar to those in cars. For practically all models, the manufacturers already offer extensive accessory programmes for customising the vehicle. The trend is towards accessory exhaust systems, electronic suspension systems, airbag vests/jackets, complex communication and audio systems for the helmet and head-up displays.