2. Buttons


Like it or not, taming over 200 horses requires a sophisticated level of electronics. During a race the riders are also on-board technicians tasked with making sure the bike makes it to the end while still going as quickly as possible. To help do this, they can press certain buttons to either modify power delivery, traction control, and other parameters. Note the red dial above the buttons on the left bar (click here for a closer look), used to adjust the brake lever position throughout a race. Note also the brake lever guard to help prevent accidental applications of front brake in the event of a collision.