3. Cornering ABS and traction control are amazing technologies
To test the cornering ABS and traction control, I was instructed to ride in circles at 35, 45, and 55 mph at 35 degrees of lean angle and then to stab at the brakes or throttle with increasing severity—in the rain. On any other motorcycle this would result in an immediate lowside crash, but the Multistrada refused to go down. As I gained trust in the systems, the speeds and lean angles increased until the pegs started scraping. Grabbing full throttle on a 160 hp motorcycle, in the rain, at 52 degrees of lean angle, just shouldn’t be possible—but it was. It almost felt like cheating.