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July 11, 2012

ABS to be Standard on All BMW Motorcycles

BMW has announced that it is making anti-locking braking systems (ABS) a standard option for all of its motorcycles as part of its Safety 360 plan, a much larger program that focuses on rider safety by offering increased safety technology in the motorcycles themselves, safer riding equipment, and better rider training.  

In addition to being a portion to its Safety 360 initiative, many believe the move is being made in a pre-response to the probable passing of laws that will require all motorcycles in the European Union to be equipped with ABS by 2016. Not only is BMW the first bike maker to make ABS standard on all its bikes, it is also the first to fit ABS on production bikes, something it did in 1988.

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