Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Gets Bosch’s New ABS 10

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At EICMA 2015, German automotive components manufacturer Bosch introduced ABS 10. Now, this component goes into production with the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS.

The Versys-X 300 ABS will be the first production model to be equipped with this system in the world. Suzuki will be also adding this system to its 2018 GSX-S125 ABS.

Geoff Liersch, head of the Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports business unit said, "Bosch has designed and launched motorcycle ABS 10 with the aim of bringing this key safety technology to all vehicle classes and markets."

Bosch said that the new ABS 10 system is nearly 30 percent lighter and about 45 percent smaller than the current unit.

It is expected that approximately 160 million two-wheelers will be manufactured annually in Asia. The majority of the production, which means almost 90 percent of the units will be made in China, India and Southeast Asia.

Most of the countries are now mandating motorcycle ABS and soon India will also make it mandatory. Motorcycle ABS legislation has been enacted in the European Union. This will be applied from 2017 to all newly registered motorcycles, which has over 125cc engine displacement.

In India, this legislation will be applied from 2018. Japan and Taiwan are also considering this legislation, and they will apply this within 2 years.

Brazil also makes a plan to mandate this legislation for all two-wheelers with an engine displacement over 300cc. Most of the developed countries like United States, Australia, and Ecuador have this legislation on the political agenda.

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