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Old 26th December 2007, 19:58   #1
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Thumbs up In a first, TVS plans to offer ABS in 2-wheelers

NEW DELHI: The Chennai-based TVS Motors is all set to become the first global company to launch anti-lock brake system (ABS) on its two wheelers.

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Old 26th December 2007, 21:56   #2
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well, bmw has been offering abs on its bikes for over a few years now.

if tvs would be the first "global" company to launch abs for 2-wheelers then perhaps bmw is a local company.
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well, bmw has been offering abs on its bikes for over a few years now.

if tvs would be the first "global" company to launch abs for 2-wheelers then perhaps bmw is a local company.
arre hogan baba, global does not include Europe, US, Japan & Australia. Don't you know that ? TVS is a global company because it is in a globe of its own.

Jokes apart, it is great to know that we will be getting to ride bikes with ABS very soon.
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We are working on a proven technology that is available on several super bikes (500 cc and above) which is currently very expensive and unviable for the price-sensitive Indian market. To control costs an indigenous model is on the way, company sources said.
It is good to see that automobile manufacturers are taking serious efforts to ensure safety of the customers. And we should be glad that TVS Motors is working on the cost aspects of this technology, to make it available to an average Indian biker. Also good to see that it has plunged into this way before HH or Bajajcheers: .
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But on which bikes are they fitting ABS? If theres one place you must have ABS on bikes, its INDIA!!
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Old 27th December 2007, 00:27   #6
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Even Kawasaki has been offering ABS on its ZZ1400.

Its good to know that TVS is the first Indian Motorcycle company to do so.

I think they will use it on the 180cc Apache.
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well, bmw has been offering abs on its bikes for over a few years now.
Yes, few years as in 20 years, and they did take some time to master it. The ABS on my friend's BMW bike locked up on a highway. Luckily it happenned when there was no sight of other vehicles. I would not like to be the first to tryout TVS's version of ABS technology, but maybe after they sell a few thousand such bikes, and I read good reviews about it here.

Its good news that they are developing safety features at a good price. I just hope they do not introduce such features without ironing out all the bugs, and scare people away from buying an ABS bike forever.

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The History of BMW Motorcycle ABS
Looking back at a Pioneering Achievement. Motorcycle experts certainly waxed lyrical back then in spring 1988, expressing their admiration for a “revolution in technology” and “the most significant progress ever made in the area of active safety”.
This was when BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to introduce an electronic/hydraulic anti-lock brake system (ABS) in the BMW K100 motorcycle. Originally weighing in at 24.5 lbs. (11.1 kg), BMW Motorrad’s revolutionary ABS was a great success from the start, with some 70 per cent of all purchasers ordering their K100 with ABS as early as in 1989.
BMW ABS and ASC - webBikeWorld
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Old 27th December 2007, 02:51   #8
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I remember watching a video where BMW was testing ABS on their K1 superbike when it was new. This must be 15 years back. They had 2 extra wheels on the side to support the bike much like you have on a kids 'TOBU' cycle .
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I think they will use it on the 180cc Apache.
On the 200 cc one, it's mentioned in the article.
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How can a national finance daily be so irresponsible in publishing something like this? haven't they heard of Research? Maybe all their editors & proof readers are on vacation!

Just Imagine some outsiders reaction to this article, particularly owners of ABS fitted bikes
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now now. TVS is world famous in India. don't the outsiders know that. this makes them global !!
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ET must have got that article as a Press Release from TVS, which they must have sent to print without even going through it.
However this should be really an eye opener for manufaturers like Maruti, who should at least have the basic sense of offering it as an option on ALL their cars.
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Hmm this needs to be seen as to how effective this tech would be, I think they are planning to put this in there 2xx cc bike..

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However this should be really an eye opener for manufaturers like Maruti,
Why blame Maruti they are already proving these features at lower price which competition is not even bothering at higher prices??
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It is not that ABS always helps. There are some disadvantage and limitation with ABS. Search the google and you will get to know.
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Gold wing also comes with ABS if I am not mistaken.

But ABS on a under 500cc? not heard of.
ABS on a under 200cc - Never ever thought of.

I bet this is going to be on a under 200cc bike max a 225cc bike.

What a waste !
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