Driving control made easy.
The innovative multi-controller was introduced to the motorcycle sector at the end of 2009 as part of an integrated control concept. Perfectly within reach at all times at the inside of the left handlebar grip, it supersedes the functional unit that was previously installed on the handlebar. The major advantage the multi-controller enjoys over a cluster of control elements is that it can be operated manually without removing your hands from the handlebars. The multi-controller is operated by turning it up and down or tilting it to the left and right. Unlike a keypad, the multi-controller can be operated by drivers without having to take their eyes off the road ahead. The Bluetooth function in the audio system can transfer audio, telephone, and navigation signals to the loudspeakers in the driver's and pillion passenger's helmets. And the multi-controller offers another distinctive feature for comfort: drivers can use it to regulate the loudspeaker volume in their helmets, all while keeping their hands firmly on the handlebars.
In addition to operating the audio system, the multi-controller can also be used to select other menu functions on the TFT colour display. These include the onboard computer, ESA II, the navigation system, and the heated grips and seat. Drivers can also access the set-up menu for configuring their user and vehicle-specific preferences. Examples include changing the user language or configuring the xenon headlight for right and left-hand traffic.
The menu structure was developed specifically for motorcycle requirements and optimised over a series of user tests. For riding safety purposes, the menu structure was designed as straightforward as possible, keeping the number of sub-menus to a minimum. Activatable functions in ride mode have also been further reduced. By programming a favourite button, drivers can enjoy direct access to their most important functions (e.g. the navigation system menu). This has led to both a practical reduction in the number of keys as well as enhanced usability.