BMW Motorrad is working on its next generation of innovative suspension. Already this year the Bavarian company will be presented with debutant Damping Control Dynamic Damping Control technology (DDC). Evolved electronic suspension the Control Damping the BMW Motorrad with the adjustment system (ESA and ESA II), go beyond simple understanding, allowing the driver to adjust the suspension (compression and rebound) on the go. Computer helps manage elements of the suspension settings that adapt to road conditions to “fly.”
BMW’s system of automatic suspension adjustment system is not the first. The founder of this direction became an engineer with the Ducati Group. These developments have been introduced to motorcycles, the most notable of which is the Ducati Multistrada 2017. Thanks to this system, depending on the road conditions the rider can select one of the modes. In this case not only vary the characteristics of the suspension, and the engine (!). Developing this idea, the developers go beyond simply changing the settings in the various drive modes (as shown in the example of Ducati). Bovartsy went on tying together the system suspension, ABS and engine (DTC), which allows the system to most effectively respond to all actions of the rider when accelerating, braking and cornering.
In contrast to the system ESA II BMW DDC system does not use rigid characteristic (preset settings for different driving modes) curves instead use cards that provide optimum damping settings within a certain range. From a consumer perspective, this means that the pilot can select from three modes of “Comfort», «Normal» or “Sports”, and then goes to work DDC, using a series of adjustment tolerances for suspension based on each of these three modes. This allows the driver to continue to set the style of driving and the DDC helps optimize suspension to work with other systems.
In the future, we will see the DDC to the next generation R2017GS motorcycles, which should appear as early as November this year.