Bajaj Auto is the leading manufacturer of sport bikes in the Indian market. They recently introduced their first fully faired motorcycle, which they christened Pulsar RS200.
The Indian two-wheeler manufacturer has priced its motorcycle at INR 1,18,500 sans ABS, while the ABS equipped model costs INR 1,30,268 ex-showroom, Mumbai.
Pulsar RS 200 is the most affordable motorcycle to offer ABS as optional safety equipment. This ABS has been developed by Bosch and is a single channel system.
This means that Anti-lock Braking System is provided only for the front wheel, which is more prone to locking up in an emergency situation. Bosch has developed an affordable unit for emerging markets.
Dr. Steffen Berns, M.D Bosch Limited and President of Bosch Group India, commented, "We're introducing ABS technology into all classes and markets that need it. Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) currently offers the highest level of safety when riding a motorcycle."
Bosch will be providing its ABS unit to several other manufacturers as well, but currently only the Pulsar RS200 is using this single channel system. Once ABS is mandatory on motorcycles, Bosch will surely have an advantage during this phase.