Originally Posted by jwnsc
Being able to plug a flat tire while it is still on the bike makes more sense on a bike aimed at a 90/10 (if that) real world ratio of miles ridden on paved vs. unpaved roads.
The onboard computer with tyre pressuer monitoring is handy too. My wife got a puncture on her F650GS first ride out, with only ~100km on the clock. What someone was doing leaving a self tapper on a dirt road is anyone's guess, but she was alerted on the dash when the tyre pressure dropped and I finished the job and just screwed the bastard screw completely in to plug the leak it had caused. Unloaded one compressed air cartridge in it to get it back up to approx full pressure. It only lost 0.1 bar pressure on the 25km ride to the bike shop... whatever that is. Pity the dash isn't configurable.. Is it just the Germans who uses 'bar' to measure tyre pressures ?