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BMW Patent Motorcycle Seat

16
September
2011
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  BMW Ideas
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

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BMW Open link in a new window have registered a patent for a motorcycle seat. Nothing revolutionary so far, but when you look at the patent, you'll notice it's a bit more than a normal motorcycle seat.

The motorcycle seat not only has a series of dampers, meant to reduce the motorcycle's motion and vibrations, but it is electronically controlled. With a series of sensors, on the front wheel and seat, the sensors supply information to the electronic regulating & control system of the seat, damping the seat when the road surface is uneven, ie, bumpy.

BMW Patented Motorcycle Seat

The idea is that this will make the rider less tired from vibrations and bumps, making the ride more pleasant.

Interesting concept. But it adds a lot more components that can break down. How long before we see this on BMW's top-of-the-line motorcycles like their K1600GTL? Now the only thing left for the seat to do is provide a massage option...

Click here to read the BMW Motorcycle Seat Patent Open link in a new window.





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