By law, motorcycles with engine capacities of over 125cc need to be fitted with ABS as standard in India. The law was enacted because of the fact that motorcycle ABS is a life saver. Let us explain.
Most accidents involving a motorcycle end with the rider losing control, and eventually balance. Braking is an activity that precedes such incidents, where the motorcyclist loses balance. This is simply because braking too hard for either an obstacle or on a slippery surface results in loss of traction.
Loss of traction means that the motorcyclist is very likely to lose balance and crash. Motorcycle ABS prevents loss of traction even during the hardest of braking scenarios, and ensures that the motorcycle’s wheels continue to turn. This allows the rider to have steering control, through which she or he can steer around an obstacle rather than crashing into it.
ABS is also very useful while riding in wet and slippery conditions, where hard braking would otherwise cause a skid and loss of balance. ABS helps prevent such situations by modulating braking pressure. Since this is controlled by a computer and a bunch of sensors that form a part of the ABS system, ABS allows the rider to brake as hard as possible under all situations, without the rider losing traction or balance.
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