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Innovation Award 2014 for Bosch Award for MSC motorcycle stability control

  • MSC motorcycle stability control can help in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents occurring in bends due to rider error
  • Marked trend toward safety technology in motorbikes
  • Award presented jointly by Automobil Produktion, VDA, and CLEPA
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  • October 08, 2014
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Brussels – At the so-called “Dinner for Winner” event, the innovative Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control was ranked the second most innovative technology in the “safety” category. By constantly adapting the rider’s braking and acceleration commands to the actual road surface and lean angle, MSC offers motorcyclists the best possible support. Summing up the benefits of the system at the award ceremony in Brussels on October 7, 2014, Gerhard Steiger, the president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division, said: “For motorcyclists, the result is an unprecedented combination of dynamism and safety.”

The judges – renowned automotive experts – were especially impressed by the comprehensive support that the system provides in nearly every riding situation. “MSC offers the same degree of sensitivity as ESP does in the car,” Steiger said. “The system counteracts any risk of wheel slip or wheel spin in the bud.” MSC improves safety when braking and accelerating, even if the rider is leaning into a bend. The system computes the optimum distribution of braking force between the two wheels. Moreover, many other functions can be added to it, such as drag torque control and a hill hold control.

MSC is based on the antilock braking system, and features an additional lean-angle sensor. In production bikes, the system first featured in KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models at the end of 2013. And only recently, at the end of September, it was confirmed that the system would be installed in the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure. According to analyses of the GIDAS accident database, MSC motorcycle stability control can help in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents occurring in bends due to rider error.

At the annual so-called “Dinner for Winner” event, awards for innovative technologies are presented in three categories. The awards are presented by the German trade journal Automobil Produktion, the German association of the automotive industry (VDA), and the European association of automotive suppliers (CLEPA).

Related links:
Press release about Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control:
Website on Bosch automotive technology for motorcycles:
CLEPA website:

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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