Because some motorcycle manufacturers were reluctant to make the systems standard, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (representing insurance companies) ordered a study whose main conclusion is that motorcycles with antilock brakes were about 38 percent less likely to be involved in fatal crashes.
I know that car and motorcycle braking can’t be compared, but it is worth mentioning that studies have not yet shown that there is a strong safety advantage for having antilock brakes in cars. Motorcycle braking is by far trickier than with cars, and without challenging the study results, the question that many are asking is if money should not be better spent in more motorcyclist education on riding and handling emergency braking, with or without ABS system in place.
ABS use a conventional slotted disc and infrared sensor combination to gauge the speed and control the hydraulic pressure on brake discs. Currently nearly 80 percentage of the cars built in the world are using ABS technology but this technology has yet to get momentum in two wheelers.