Road transport ministry has issued the date of compliance for new bikes to have mandatory ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) or CBS (Combines Braking System) by April 2017 in India.
This means that all the bikes having 125cc and above engine will come with ABS/CBS as standard in India. This is a brilliant and positive move by the government, towards the safety of two wheelers users, as they are more likely to get involved in a road accident than a car.
All the new bike models that will launch after April 2017 will have ABS or CBS installed in them and for the existing bike models available in market currently, the deadline for manufacturers to fit the safety equipment is April 2018.
If everything gets executed as planned, we will have ABS/CBS in following bikes (if they continue to be sold in the market):
Discover and Pulsar series, including RS200, Avenger.
Hero Moto Corp.
Super Splendor, Glamour, Ignitor, Achiever, Hunk, Impulse, Xtreme Sprots, Karizma Series.
Shine, Stunner, Unicorn 160, CB Trigger, CBR 150.
Duke 200, RC 200.
All the bikes in current product line up
Slingshot, GS150R, Gixxer, Gixxer SF.
Phoenix, Apache series.
Saluto, SZ-RR, FZ and YZF series including R15 and R3
Scooters are expected to be covered in this new law as well however, 2-wheeler variants which only have front disk brakes may come with single-channel ABS, just like Pulsar RS200.
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