2012 will be remembered for a lot technological innovations in the motorcycling field. An important change was that these technological advancements started becoming part of the standard equipment. Manufacturers like Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia and BMW have kept on pushing the boundaries of what can be provided to the rider. Top among the technology that is actively becoming a must have is the semi-automatic suspension. In a nutshell, it lets the rider control the suspension settings on the go, but the icing on the cake is that on advanced systems the suspensions are controlled electronically while running and adjusts depending on terrain and riding style. This optimises the power delivery, grip and reduces minute power loses by controlling suspension compression and expansion at controlled rates.
Currently this technology is available on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and the BMW S1000RR HP4. BMW call it Dynamic Damping Control and have released a video on how it works. Check it out below.