We’ve just been sent some information about Kaoko – a clever cruise control system that can be easily fitted to a massive range of bikes.
Apparently Kaoko’s been around quite a while, with development first kicking off around 20 years ago – so there is a chance that you might have heard of this clever cruise control system already. But if you haven’t, here’s a bit of history on the South African-based brand.
Kaoko was first established after its owner, Roy Mentis, developed a long-range fuel tank for a trip through the Kaokoveld in Namibia. While the fuel tank proved a great success, Roy discovered a slightly more serious problem: an extremely tired wrist. And that’s where development of design of Kaoko’s first cruise control began, back in 2001.
It’s a surprisingly simply solution – but it looks like it works a treat. Essentially, the Kaoko throttle stabiliser fixes a nut to the end of the throttle grip, which can be used to gently exert friction and keep the throttle open where you want it – all while, allowing you to continue using the throttle if you need to wind off quickly. Here’s a short video of the clever gadget in action.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, there’s a massive range of options to fit most motorcycles. And it’s not hugely expensive either, costing around £100 on average. For more information, click HERE.
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