Triumph Street Triple RS brembo brakes

Brembo Brakes expands in India

Italian-based motorcade braking systems manufacturer Brembo Brakes has announced it will set up a new factory in Chennai, India. The third Indian plant is expected to mainly make low-budget ByBre (by Brembo) brakes for mass-produced low-capacity bikes. ByBre has more than 50% market share in the two-wheeler segment. The opening of the new Brembo plant …

Read more

Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes over ABS issue

Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than a quarter of a million motorcycles worldwide over an issue with antilock brakes in 2008-11 Touring, CVO and V-Rod models. It has nothing to do with the recent global Brembo brake issue. The Harley ABS issue came to light in July 2016 after 43 complaints, three crashes and two injuries. …

Read more

abs mandatory combined braking

ABS and combined brakes standard

From November 2019, all new motorcycle models sold in Australia will either have anti-lock braking systems (ABS) or combined braking systems (CBS). Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher has approved the Australian Design Rule changes which will also affect all models, including existing models, from 2021. He says the requirements will ensure “all” new …

Read more

abs mandatory combined braking

Should ABS be mandatory on motorcycles?

Australia is planning to follow Europe in making anti-lock brakes (ABS) mandatory on all new motorcycles over 125cc and either ABS or combined braking system (CBS) for bikes under 125cc. We would join countries such as India, Brazil, Taiwan and Japan in moving toward compulsory motorcycle ABS. The Federal Government cites statistical research that claims …

Read more

Bosch hill hold and blind spot alert study mandatory

First real-world motorcycle ABS study

A real-world study into the effects of ABS in motorcycle crashes has been completed with the help of Australian riders. There have been plenty of studies in the past about the effectiveness of ABS on motorcycles, but they are all statistical summaries and not real-world surveys. Last year UK motorcycle road safety researcher Dr Elaine Hardy contacted us …

Read more

ABS brakes autonomous

Go slow on ABS, ESC and autonomous vehicles

The Australian Motorcycle Council is calling on authorities to slow down the testing and introduction of autonomous vehicles and to abandon plans for mandatory ABS and traction control. AMC representative Guy Stanford says authorities seem to keen to progress toward autonomous vehicles without considering the impact on motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists who may not be …

Read more

Honda first with emergency braking

Honda first with emergency braking

Honda Motorcycles look like being the first to introduce emergency braking that automatically stops a motorcycle if it detects an imminent crash. In 2015, the United Nations #STOPTHECRASH campaign called for autonomous emergency braking on all bikes. The system activates usually at slow speeds if an obstacle is sensed in front of the bike. There …

Read more

ABS disc brakes coming to Royal Enfield? study

ABS disc brakes coming to Royal Enfield?

The 2017 range of Royal Enfield have launched in the UK with dual-channel ABS, a rear disc instead of drum brake and a “Redditch” selection of three bright new colours. There is a stony silence from Australia distributors Urban Moto Imports (UMI) about the likelihood of these coming to Australia. Perhaps they are still stuck …

Read more

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 with Bosch 10 ABS unit confirms

Kawasaki first with lightest ABS unit

The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 (pictured above) will be the first production motorcycle to use the new Bosch 10 ABS unit which is their smallest, lightest and most effective yet. It will be followed by the 2018 Suzuki GSX-S125 ABS. Kawasaki Motors Australia has not yet confirmed whether we will be getting the new small-bore adventure bike. The …

Read more