The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which is located close to the machine’s centre of gravity is the bike’s nerve centre, constantly interpreting roll, yaw and lean angle.
The bike's unit also gathers wheel speed, engine revs, brake and throttle use from the other ECU's and – depending on the suspension mode selected by the rider – can calculate the optimal compression and damping force needed at different speeds.
On the brakes
Rear Lift Control (RLC) helps keep the rear end under control when braking hard and late, especially into corners. There’s also New ABS, which controls braking force according to lean angle; the Fireblade is incredibly forgiving.