Honda and Kawasaki have filed patents for sensors and cameras that detect possible risks out on the road.

Honda and Kawasaki’s PATENTS for cameras and sensors on its motorcycles

Patents filed by Honda and Kawasaki confirm that the next advance in safety equipment is much closer to becoming a reality. Kawasaki has already announced that it will be launching models equipped with radar technology – and Ducati and KTM have also publicly displayed its own radar technology developed in partnership with Bosch.

Kawasaki has already announced that some of its future sensor equipped motorcycles will arrive on the market very soon – and the latest patents show sensors fitted to its H2 SX , Versys 1000 and Ninja 400 (and what looks like the ZX-12).  The sensors are located near either the indicators or headlights – and in some cases, come fitted with cameras too.

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