3. Wires For Days


Sometimes it’s difficult to quantify the amount of technology we enjoy on today’s motorcycles. This should put that into perspective. Here is Martin Forster, Head of Components Development at KTM. In his left hand he’s holding the wire harness for a 1999 KTM Duke with the LC4 engine. Meanwhile, in his right hand is the wire harness for a 1290 Super Adventure and its LC8 engine which is shared with the Super Duke GT. With numerous sensors, systems, and subsystems talking to each other all trying to either keep the motorcycle operating or the rider from crashing, it’s remarkable to think this amount of wires and cables are stuffed throughout the motorcycle.