It’s one of the objectives of all motorcycle manufacturers. Removing some of the risk that comes with riding on 2 wheels. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that motorcycles with anti locks versus without are 37 percent less likely to be in fatal crashes per 10,000 registered vehicle years. Insurance claims filed for damage to motorcycles equipped with ABS are 22 percent fewer than the same models without antilock brakes.
We all know that stopping a motorcycle is trickier than stopping a car. For one thing, the front and rear wheels have separate brake controls. In an emergency, a rider faces a split-second choice to either brake hard, which can lock the wheels, or hold back on braking and risk running into an obstacle. ABS can help by reducing brake pressure when they detect impending lockup and then increasing the pressure again when traction is restored. Brake pressure is evaluated multiple times per second, so riders may brake fully without fear of locking up. ABS is gaining traction among manufacturers and riders. Buyers can find them on at least 60 new models.