The Öhlins Smart EC aftermarket steering damper is designed
to complement the Öhlins Smart EC system equipped on the Yamaha R1M. The Smart
EC software controlling for this steering damper is already pre-programmed into
the Yamaha R1M’s SCU. The steering damper is controlled by the Smart EC
algorithms and reacts on speed as well as acceleration.
Continuously changing the damping settings in real time to
suit the current riding conditions improves overall rider experience and handling. The already
excellent mechanical function in the steering damper is further improved by the
Smart EC algorithms and the result is an ideal platform for any rider who wish
to improve the performance on road as well as reduce the lap times on track. It
allows the rider to apply the throttle with more confidence and feel reassured
the extra stability will prevent head shakes and tank slappers. The experience
of riding at race pace is also less physically demanding allowing the rider to
focus on the riding, and reducing fatigue during a track session.