Antilock Braking System ABS and Controlled Braking System CBS for motorcycles.
The MRAQ has put together from factual information not here say nor quotes in regards to and pertaining to the implementation Antilock Braking System ABS and Controlled Braking System CBS for motorcycles. We hope you are able to follow the process Thank you for your continuing support…
As per the draft rules, fitting ABS would be mandatory for all vehicles having more than 125 cc engine, which will cover the majority of bikes and scooters. While CBS is only for 125cc and under. While the deadline for all new models is from November 2019.
Here is the link to announcement from Minister
The Minister hasn’t gone into depth on what the requirements will be only to say they are in alignment with paragraph below
In line with action item 16c of the NRSS 2011-2020 and action item 7 of the NRSS Action Plan2015-17, the Department will shortly be considering the MUARC report towards the development of a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the adoption of ABS for new motorcycles in Australia.
ABS generally improves control over the vehicle and decreases stopping distances on dry and slippery surfaces. Due to fear of a locked wheel, riders often don’t apply the brake fully even in emergency situations, which contributes to a higher number of crashes. ABS can avoid the accident or reduce collision speed significantly.
As per the draft rules, fitting ABS would be mandatory for all vehicles having more than 125 cc engine, which will cover majority of bikes and scooters
CBS is a system for linking front and rear brakes on a motorcycle or scooter. In this, the rider’s action of depressing one of the brake levers applies both front and rear brakes. The amount of each brake applied is determined by a proportional control valve. CBS in all new models of two-wheelers having less than 125cc engine. In the case of existing models, the manufacturers have to do so from April 2018 onwards.
More information on this can be gathered from this link a graphic on page 16 is easy to follow
The ADR’s for Brakes on a motorcycle is required to be changed and as of now the ADR has not been changed
This is the current ADR re. assisted braking systems
Currently the motorcycle types are not showing a required date so the legislative change has not yet been made in regards to ADR.
The Ministerial announcement is obviously just that – an announcement that the rule will be changed/added in the near future.
The information contained at the end of the ADR is the way that a system is certified. It is obviously the ECE standard/system.
So until the ADR changes have occured we can only rely on the information given…