ABS predicted to become “standard fitting”

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Published on 21 August 2016 by Robert Drane

A report from Research and Markets predicts that the global ABS (anti-lock braking system) market for motorcycles will grow at 29.62% between 2016 and 2020.

The growth will likely be driven by a “rapid electrification of mechanical components” and the continuous evolution of technology. A research analyst from the report’s team predicted that this will also occur in tandem with a move of ABS systems “from accessories to standard fitting”

The report also suggests that “frugal innovation” could be a challenge for the market. It suggests that the mechanical ABS system developed in India, while not as effective as electronic ABS, still prevents wheels locking with the added benefit that it can be fitted on motorcycles which have “both mechanical and hydraulic braking systems.”

ABS anti-lock braking systems were rated the best recent motorcycling safety innovation in the results of surveys by FEMA.


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