Global NCAP Believes ABS As Mandatory On All Two-Wheelers In India

As we all aware of India is going to shift to new safety norms and regulations from April 2019. Wherein, all the two-wheelers with displacement 125cc or above will need to be equipped with ABS as mandatory.

A good initiative concerning rider, pillion and pedestrian safety. People, who are aware of ABS working and understand its presence welcomed these new norms warm-heartedly. Meanwhile, those who don’t know, how ABS works and turns productive in saving your life. For those, it is an advanced safety feature being provided in both the cars and two-wheelers. It ends up the risk of wheel locking under harsh braking, reduces stopping distance and keep the vehicle in ongoing direction without losing control over steering.

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Keeping these measures, John Chatterton Ross, Director, Public Affairs, FIM Global NCAP at the NCAP Global Congress said, the ABS should be made compulsory for all two-wheelers without categorizing it depending upon displacement. As, in going to imply safety norms, the two-wheelers below 125cc will be fitted with CBS. That means, after April 2018, the two-wheelers with 125cc or above displacement will be armed with ABS and below this displacement with CBS system as mandatory.

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CBS or combi-braking system, on the other hand, evokes by pressing rear brake lever, as the front brake gets associated with the rear brake lever. It partially activated and start sending calculated braking force to the front wheel simultaneously for preventing wheel skid.

It should be understood that for such safety feature, we have to spend a premium over ongoing products pricing. But, it is value for money rider’s aid which ends up saving lives.