QUESTION: Ride by wire is a de facto part of modern motorcycling. Bravissimo. With multi-mode fueling maps, traction control, six-axis stability control, we now have safer, more reliable motorcycles. I'm all for that. My question is about sensor durability. I presume much of what we enjoy technologically in motorcycling today has come from the automotive and perhaps the aerospace industries. So much of motorcycling technology has a mature pedigree, albeit not a long one. It seems only a decade or less since the ECU has evolved to become the nerve center of the motorcycle with a disparate number of remote sensors feeding the ECU thousands of inputs in mere nanoseconds. What happens when the critical sensors become unreliable or fail outright? Will the motorcycle revert to a "limp home" state like my car, allowing continued travel in a limited way? Or will the ECU protect the rider by not allowing the motorcycle to move under its own power? How would/could a field repair be accomplished in such a situation? We know that all mechanical/electronic equipment has a finite life. Are the numerous new motorcycle sensors robust enough to last for years and years without a glitch and designed well enough to protect us when they do eventually fail? Is that yet to be determined, or is there evidence that complex technology may prove to be as sketchy in a different way than a gummy carb or a fouled plug?