Ride By Wire and the IMU
All Explorers get ride-by-wire throttle control, which enables a lot of technologies, including standard cruise control (with the buttons on the right switch cluster), ride modes, and traction control. The middle- and top-spec versions also get an Inertial Measurement Unit, which keeps tabs on the bike's pitch, roll, and yaw movements and tells the system how to scale traction control and ABS intervention. We first saw cornering ABS with the KTM Adventure followed by the Ducati Multistrada. This is a significant safety feature that allows you to continue to turn while simultaneously applying maximum possible brake force without losing traction. No need to straighten the bike (and possibly leave your lane) before clamping the binders. It will also intervene if you panic and fail to modulate brake force controllably.