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Thread: Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

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    Default Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

    We have already heard about big motorcycle manufacturers working on incorporating artificial intelligence in their motorcycles. The sole intent of doing so is to make riding a motorcycle safer. Another player in the game is Damon, originating from Canada. They are claiming that their Damon X sports bike, which is based on the ballistic Yamaha R1M will be the safest bike in the world.

    They are working in association with Yamaha to develop phone apps and sensor technology which will assist in alerting the riders regarding the hazards on the road. Uncertainty still surrounds the launch of the system though, that when will it finally hit the markets, whether it will be available for other motorcycles as well, apart from the R1M.



    What is Damon System?

    It uses 360-degree sensors and cameras which work in unison to detect the hazards found on the road while riding. Once the hazard is detected, it will alert the rider by sending signals through the rear view mirrors and “haptic” pads which will be placed in the seat and on the handlebar. Moreover, this system can also sense the changing road conditions, courtesy temperature and moisture sensors.

    They are going a step beyond and mention that they will place “force input sensors” on the handlebars and in the seat. This system might intervene in case of any hazardous situation and if the rider isn’t taking any action.

    It’s high time that these kind of systems and rider aids make it to the production motorcycles because if we take a closer look, motorcycles are a lot behind than the cars when it comes to safety systems and aids. With companies like Damon coming up with such intelligent systems and big giants like Yamaha backing them up, we are certainly headed in the right direction! We have also seen other manufacturers like BMW, Ducati and KTM coming up with similar concepts.

    To up the safety game, helmet manufacturers have also stepped in. Many of us have already heard about the infusion of “Heads-up” display in motorcycle helmets. The coming few years are going to be very very interesting for us motorcyclists… and safer as well!

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    Default Re: Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

    ....as long as neither the AI software not the hardware drivers, are outsourced and developed or tested in India!

    On a more serious note - while the tech already exists (mostly), and works as well (mostly), would it not have made more sense trying it out on a tamer bike, given that system and rider response times would be far more with a slower bike than the R1? Or is it that the bloody thing costs so much, that it doesn't make sense in any segment other than the very top?

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    Default Re: Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

    Safe. SAFE. SAFE!!!!!

    If you are that concerned about being safe, dont ****ing ride a motorcycle, and get a cage instead.
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    Default Re: Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    ....as long as neither the AI software not the hardware drivers, are outsourced and developed or tested in India!

    On a more serious note - while the tech already exists (mostly), and works as well (mostly), would it not have made more sense trying it out on a tamer bike, given that system and rider response times would be far more with a slower bike than the R1? Or is it that the bloody thing costs so much, that it doesn't make sense in any segment other than the very top?
    Haha, good point bro. Makes sense why didn't they launch in smaller bikes with a bigger margin for error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Safe. SAFE. SAFE!!!!!

    If you are that concerned about being safe, dont ****ing ride a motorcycle, and get a cage instead.
    That's a good point of view. Being a biker is about being more prone and vulnerable to the conditions around you, if one wants comfort and safety he'd go for a car.

    Motorcycling is all about dealing with those extreme events and coming out safe. I thank my reflexes a dozen times for getting me out of some pretty peculiar circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Safe. SAFE. SAFE!!!!!

    If you are that concerned about being safe, dont ****ing ride a motorcycle, and get a cage instead.
    Somewhat agree.

    To some extent, motorcycle safety aids like TC, ABS, etc have done a good job, but I think we should have a choice.
    Choice to choose different products and the choice to switch off these rider aids.

    Otherwise this will cripple us to the point where we can never be good riders... What's the point of experience then? As an experienced rider with 15 years experience, will you be any better than a Playstation 4 gamer who rides MotoGP bikes in the game?

    Even our ancestors rode the RD350 with (almost no) brakes it used to have. But they became responsible riders, right?
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    Default Re: Is the Damon X based on the Yamaha R1M, the safest bike in the world?

    Safest or not, you'll get hurt and bruised the moment you take a fall, period. Its not like Bike has Anti drop feature and thus labeling it same. Motorcycling will not be same with these techs.

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