Kawasaki has filed designs for a new radar assisted safety system with the Japanese Patent Office – and it confirms that it’s joining the radar revolution alongside Ducati and KTM.

Right across the board, motorcycle manufacturers have started working on the next-generation of safety features to keep riders safe. Ducati and KTM’s plans have been public knowledge for a while – but new patent drawings confirm that Kawasaki’s about to join the party.

The patents details new front and rear radars, fitted to a Kawasaki Versys. In practice, the front radar will work to measure the distance between the vehicle in front – and use ABS and an electronic throttle to control its speed. It’ll also engage automatic braking if there’s a hazard ahead. The rear radar will work to measure the distance to the vehicle behind – and will alert the rider if it starts catching up quickly; meaning riders will be able to react and move out of its path.


At this stage, that’s about as much as we know – but considering Kawasaki’s relationship with Bosch, we reckon it’s likely the German brand will supply the radar tech. We’ll have to wait and see.

Ross Mowbray

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