Anti-lock Braking System or ABS in bikes is a set of safety mechanism. Which helps the bike to maintain traction control with the surface. The technology prevents the bike from skidding on wet or slippery surfaces and also from rough and gravel filled roads avoiding sudden accidents.
The ABS system is an automated braking technology which detects sudden emergency or hard braking.
Thus, Instead of locking the wheels, the brakes are pumped and applied multiple times per second preventing the bike from skidding and slowing down the speed much faster.
In a Single channel ABS, the bike compromises of the system fitted to only one wheel (mostly to the front). The purpose of it is to reduce the cost as it can be installed at low-end bikes making it affordable.
In Dual channel ABS, the bike compromises of the unit installed to both the wheels making it a bit expensive. Being available mostly at mid to high-end displacement bikes.
Why ABS is Important?
ABS bikes in India Under 2 Lakhs
Top 150cc bikes with ABS
ABS bikes in India under 1 Lakh
Technically, It is possible to get ABS fitted into a bike, but you cannot get ABS fitted into a bike if the manufacturer never offered its successor with ABS.
Since the government of India has made it mandatory for Bike manufacturers to avail ABS in Bikes from April 2019. Being a matter of safety bikers have become more concerned about it.
There has been a huge cry for those who already own a bike or just bought it before April 2019 without ABS. Many of those who want to know whether they can install an Anti-Braking System to their non-ABS bikes.
For some bikes such as Apache RTR, and KTM Duke 200 the installation has been possible considering it has proved to be quite expensive. One of my friend who owns a Duke 200 recently installed an ABS system which costed him ₹67,500 only.
There are a lot of aftermarket ABS units coming from manufacturers such as Bosch and many more. But you need to make sure that you find the kits which are exclusively built for your specific bike model.
So let me tell you what are the drawbacks to getting abs installed to a non-abs bike
Before you even think to install ABS on your bike, you will need a bunch of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts to proceed.
So looking at these list of parts you need, it’s obvious that everything has to be replaced. So here are few things to keep in mind before you install abs in bikes.
Upcoming ABS Bikes in India 2019
Scoots with ABS in India
Currently, there are only two brands available which offer an abs version such as Vespa and Aprilia. The abs models are listed below :
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