Riding under decidedly iffy conditions during a press launch on the normally sunny island of Sardinia allowed me to make the most of these rider safety aids. And when the precipitation paused momentarily, I was briefly able to exploit the benefits of the electronic suspension, too. In the auto setting, ADD electronically adjusts compression damping (rebound remains hydraulically controlled) in real time in response to bump energy transmitted to the bike. The system monitors vehicle acceleration, throttle position, braking input, fork and shock extension speeds (measured via patented, automotive-inspired pressure sensors), and more, and then adjusts the damping in response. The ride quality is uncannily good, reminding me of the old cliché about a magic carpet ride. You can see the bumps and junior potholes in the road surface, but you barely feel them as you ride across—all without sacrificing feedback, which remains quite good.