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The right information at the right time: Bosch debuts compact five-inch TFT displays for motorcycles

TFT Cluster 5” and Connectivity Cluster 5”

  • Compact: the new TFT Cluster 5” and Connectivity Cluster 5” displays are optimized for various vehicle sizes.
  • TFT Cluster 5”: Suzuki’s new production models, the V-STROM 1050/1050DE, features the Bosch TFT Cluster 5”.
  • Connectivity Cluster 5”: vehicle information and app content such as navigation on one display – with no need for a second device.
Jennifer Kallweit

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Stuttgart, Germany – When riding a motorcycle, having the right information at the right time can sometimes be a lifesaver. But while riders have to be constantly aware of their speed and vehicle information, they must not take their eyes off the road. With both the new the TFT Cluster 5” and Connectivity Cluster 5” from Bosch, riders can see all the information they need at a glance.

Motorcyclists should be able to enjoy the ride while having all the information they need at a glance. We also want to give our customers the freedom to customize our products. With the TFT Cluster 5”, we’ve found the right way to do this

says Geoff Liersch, head of the Two-Wheeler & Powersports unit at Bosch.

TFT Cluster 5”: optimum readability, compact design

Because the Bosch TFT Cluster 5” is freely programmable, manufacturers are completely at liberty to tailor it to their design and handling specifics. Customers can also install the five-inch display in the more confined space available in various vehicle segments. And this is something they appreciate: Suzuki has opted for Bosch’s new TFT Cluster 5” in the new generation of its V-STROM 1050/1050DE, which it is launching worldwide. “Motorcyclists should be able to enjoy the ride while having all the information they need at a glance. We also want to give our customers the freedom to customize our products. With the TFT Cluster 5”, we’ve found the right way to do this,” says Geoff Liersch, head of the Two-Wheeler & Powersports unit at Bosch. The new Suzuki V-STROM 1050/1050DE featuring the Bosch TFT Cluster 5” will get available in the market in January 2023. The bright display of this variant, without Bluetooth and networking option, means readability is good in all weather conditions.

Connectivity Cluster 5”: connected companion for every tour

By adding connectivity functions to the TFT Cluster 5”, Bosch has created the Connectivity Cluster 5”. In the past, motorcyclists often had to use a second display – and attach it to the vehicle using a separate mount – so that they could look ahead and use navigation information. This is where the Bosch Connectivity Cluster 5” can help: by connecting their smartphone to the Connectivity Cluster 5”, riders can access functions such as navigation, music, and telephony. At the same time, the cluster displays important information such as warning messages or current speed. As a leading supplier of motorcycle safety systems, Bosch has sought for years to make motorcycles first and foremost safer, but also comfortable – without diminishing riding enjoyment. Connectivity plays an important role here: not only between rider and motorcycle, but also between the vehicle and its surroundings. Motorcycle displays form the interface between general riding information and the ability to display and control advanced vehicle functions such as rider assistance systems.

Bosch motorcycle displays: safety across the board

From electric motorcycles to e-scooters to powersports vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs): Bosch’s five-inch TFT Cluster and Connectivity Cluster can be integrated into various vehicle types. These units can also display all the extra information the riders of electric vehicles need, such as battery level and remaining riding range. Bosch began large-scale production of its motorcycle displays in 2017.


Pictures of the TFT Cluster 5” in the new Suzuki V-STROM 1050/1050DE can be downloaded here: https://www.globalsuzuki.com/globalnews/2022/0905.html

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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