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IDS opens web store!

IDS opened our web store June 26, 2015! We now offer street and performance Engine Control Modules, sensors, and tools for Buell™ and EBR™ customers worldwide. Whether you ride a 1999 Buell X1, a 2015 EBR 1190SX, or something in between, we offer products and services to help you get the most out of your bike!

IDS Electronics on the EBR 1190RX and 1190SX

IDS partnered with Erik Buell Racing on the all-new EBR 1190RX and 1190SX! IDS developed the Engine Control Module and introduced unique and intuitive Traction Control for these Superbikes. We have seen some great reviews on these bikes! Get some seat time on one today, and you will know why!


EBR honored by Motorcyclist 

The EBR 1190RS has been awarded "Dreambike of the Year" for 2011 by Motorcyclist magazine! Erik Buell was also named "Motorcyclist of the Year". Congratulations, Erik!

IDS Electronics on the EBR 1190RS 

IDS partnered with Erik Buell Racing on the all-new 2012 EBR 1190RS. IDS developed the Engine Control Module and the Chassis Control Module for this street-legal Superbike. Go to or follow them on Facebook for details on this bike and future product offerings from EBR!

Team Blomenberg scores podium finish in chicken throwing contest!

IDS-sponsored Team Blomenberg scored a second-place finish just behind Team Hot Pants at the first annual Friedheim Rubber Chicken Toss! Read more at Rubber Chicken Toss.

IDS releases Model Year 2010 Buell DDFI-3

IDS completed hardware and software validation for 2010 Buell motorcycles in early June. All ignition and fuel injection electronic modules for Buell are designed by IDS and produced by Synerject, LLC. IDS is excited about the new features and level of refinement for model year 2010! Visit your Buell dealer this fall and ask about the 2010 models!

IDS enters manufacturing agreement with Synerject LLC

DDFI-3 ECMs are now being built in Delavan, Wisconsin, just down the road from Buell Motorcycle Company.  Synerject LLC began manufacturing DDFI-3 in late 2008 under an agreement with IDS, Inc.  DDFI-3 was previously built by a contract manufacturer in southern Indiana.  IDS will continue to provide software and hardware development for DDFI-3 as in the past. 

Buell Motorcycle Company selects DDFI-3 for 1125CR

In July of 2008, Buell Motorcycle Company launched the 1125CR using DDFI-3 as its engine management system.  This vehicle has received outstanding magazine reviews and is being well received in the marketplace.  The 1125CR joins the 1125R and the air-cooled XB family of Buell motorcycles using DDFI-3.  Go to for more information on the 1125CR!

IDS produces relay modules for ventilation controls

In March of 2008, IDS received a one-year blanket order for ventilation control modules from a new customer.  These modules will be used for cooling fan and curtain controls, primarily in agricultural applications.

President locked up for good!

Tim represented IntelliRay, Inc. and IDS, Inc. at the Adams County MDA lockup on September 18, 2007.  The MDA fund drive raised over $28,000 to help fight Muscular Dystrophy in Adams County.  Thanks to our friends and customers, Tim raised $1635 for his "bail" and was the top bail raiser for the county, so they let him out of jail early!

IDS signs agreements with Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Motor Company

In August of 2007, IDS signed agreements with Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  These agreements formalize the relationship between IDS and these two important customers.  IDS looks forward to growing our relationship with these customers in the months and years to come!

Buell Motorcycle Company selects DDFI-3 for the all-new 1125R

In July of 2007, Buell Motorcycle Company announced the all-new 1125R.  With a planned start-of-production in October of this year, the 1125R features a new 72-degree water-cooled overhead valve engine!  This high-performance power plant is controlled by IDS' DDFI-3 Engine Control Module.  With Buell's innovative and outstanding frame design, the 1125R is a truly awesome machine to ride!  The 1125R makes good use of the new features available on the DDFI-3 ECM, including high-speed CAN cluster communication, variable fuel pressure control, idle speed control, and vehicle security features.  Go to for more information on the 1125R!

Buell Motorcycle Company launches DDFI-3 on Model Year 2008  XB 

Concluding several years of new product development, Buell Motorcycle Company launched its 2008 model year XB motorcycles with DDFI-3, an all-new Engine Control Module designed in partnership with IDS, Inc.  This ECM provides all the features of the DDFI-2B ECM used in previous years along with many new features.  DDFI-3 provides over twice the processing power and input/output capability in the same compact case as DDFI-2B.  IDS thanks Buell for choosing us as their partner on this important project! 

IDS Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Incorporation!

As of May 15, 2007, Intelligent Design Solutions Inc. is one year old. It was an exciting challenge, and we want to extend our appreciation to all who made it possible.

IDS Holds Open House

Nearly 100 people toured the IDS headquarters on November 18, 2006.  Family, friends, neighbors, and construction workers attended the open house at the new facility.  It was an opportunity to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone that helped make our building a reality.  Some folks even stayed around until the wee hours of the 19th...everyone seemed to enjoy the day!

IDS Purchases Kimball Small Engine Control Designs and Equipment

On August 8, 2006, Intelligent Design Solutions, Inc. purchased development equipment and intellectual property from Kimball International.  Kimball is closing the Auburn, IN facility September 1.  This transaction allows previous customers that purchased small engine controls from the Auburn facility to continue developing these systems uninterrupted with the same design staff and equipment, while production of their units continues at other Kimball facilities. 

Much of the development equipment and product designs date back to previous owners of the plant in Auburn including Magnavox, Philips, VDO, Siemens, and Kimball.  If your company purchased modules or systems from the Auburn plant, give us a call or drop us an e-mail.  We can most likely continue to provide product development support!


The IDS corporate headquarters is at 10262 N. 550 West, Decatur, IN.  The 6000 square foot building is now in use!  Facility pictures are available, or you can check out our construction pictures.


Intelligent Design Solutions, Inc. was incorporated on May 15, 2006, in the state of Indiana, doing business as IDS.