Honda C-ABS Ash On Bikes

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Honda CBR600RR Prototype

Honda C-ABS

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Honda has a new electronically-controlled braking system as a option on the 2009 CBR600RR and Fireblade — I tried out the prototype version at the LUK Driving near Baden-Baden in Germany and was impressed. While the system, Combined-ABS, is being touted in places as the first ABS system for a bike, this is wrong on two one, the year-old BMW HP2 Sport has ABS and that-s a sports bike (if not a or superbike), and two, ABS is only one of the Honda system.

Slam on the with the front-rear balance all and the system converts clumsiness refined, smooth stopping ABS has taken a different route as appearance on motorcycles to the car world. it first appeared on high cars before filtering to more mundane vehicles, not appeared on superbikes because of problems. High performance have short wheelbases and a centre of gravity compared most other machines so are prone to lifting the back as well as becoming unstable the pumping action of an ABS system grips then releases the

So Combined ABS does much It allows normal, direct and rider control of the brakes up to levels of braking (although the ABS always come into should a wheel show of locking up even when gently).

Then, as the lever increases further, pressure detect this and the system over: it continues to monitor the being applied at the front and brake levers, but cuts off the connection between the levers and the calipers. The real news then is that this is the brake-by-wire system fitted to a motorcycle.

Main components add (10kg) to the bike-s weight The ECU how much braking is required by the (judging from the brake pressure) and distributes the braking to the front and rear appropriately. At a over medium braking the rear brake is working but as the pressures increase and the rear close to lifting off the ground, so the force at the front is upped the rear-s force is decreased.

The same system, with hydraulic pressure pumps and for the front and rear wheels, operates the ABS, detecting lock-up and reducing the braking until the wheel speed is

Even when I deliberately to lift the rear wheel it come up If this sounds a formula for interfering in feedback to the and a hard-to-modulate non-linear brake my test ride showed of the sort. Indeed, even extreme braking it was hard to the system was even fitted, than by the impressive composure of the regardless of the balance of front and brake I was applying, whether in a line or peeling into a

Weight transfer to the front is smoother than with brakes, giving the bike a stable platform as soon as is started. It remains more too as it-s almost impossible to the rear wheel off the ground the system is designed to prevent from happening, and that the bike much easier to on corner entry.

Corner is slower as the bike dives and the steering geometry is less You do need to adapt your style though: because the settles more evenly as you for a turn, without diving down on its forks, the steering is affected less and the bike is reluctant on the initial turn in. so, with practice and the knowledge you can-t lock up a wheel, still possible to enter a faster, and lap times are better. probably safer too, is quite an achievement.

Honda CBR600RR Prototype

One of the key components, according to development Oliver Fuchs, is the … which measures the braking from the rider and passes to the ECU: -This is very in determining how the system feels to the not just in terms of the levers but in how the stops in response to that,- he

The ABS modulator is a very high low friction device which the pulsing associated with ABS which can cause problems sports bikes in particular, and it is designed to trigger very closer to the wheel lock-up than existing systems.

For the time on a supersports bike, an ABS sender ring on the front There-s no question the system and Honda-s claims that top level racers find it to outbrake the system are perfectly This is important because ABS can be beaten relatively easily by a concentrating on doing so, although its value is in preventing wheel in emergency situations, when few would perform as well.

The new system offers the same of safety in normal road but should, for most riders, the bike-s performance in track or race conditions.

There-s a weight penalty as well as the as the system adds 22lb to a CBR600RR, and that is certainly and some of the bike-s reluctance to in is likely due to this as much as its stability. On the road however the are very clear and there-s no the bike is better for Combined however much many will sneer at the thought of ABS on a sports bike.

This down to ego more than but the Honda system will need to overcome that so think if it not as taking away from the rider, but taking a lack of control. Would I opt for it on a new A qualified yes. The system is excellent and would add to my riding rather than detracting it. But £1000 is a lot of money on top of the price of a

I’d rather wait it gets cheaper.

Honda CBR600RR Prototype
Honda CBR600RR Prototype
Honda CBR600RR Prototype


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