The Blackbird's pretty old school. This immobilizer stuff is fairly recent. Just since '09 on the KTM. KTM doesn't generally add electronics unless it has to to meet gov't regs in one of their markets. I suspect all the mfrs will eventually go that way. Auto mfrs have been doing it for much longer. My wife's '00 Toyota Avalon has it.
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cpmodem screwed with this post 03-13-2011 at 06:53 PM