BMW is without a doubt one of the top motorcycle manufacturers and has manage to keep its please on top at the food chain thanks to numerous technical innovations.
The latest product designed by the Bavarian manufacturer is the new premium ABS system. Dubbed the ABS Pro, the new system raises the bar even higher as far as safety is concerned improving the bike’s control in difficult situations and corners.
The new system is a road-oriented add-on and works by interpreting the information received from a sensor and afterwards combining it with the Dynamic Traction Control and Dynamic Damping system to prevent the rear wheel from locking during hard braking.
BMW explained “As the banking angle increases, the brake pressure gradient is limited more and more at the start of the brake maneuver. This means that the pressure build-up is slower. In addition to this, pressure modulation within the ABS control range is more even. The benefits of ABS Pro to the rider are a sensitive response and a high level of brake and ride stability together with the best possible deceleration on bends.“
Available from October 2014, the new ABS pro function is offered only for the S1000RR HP4 and will cost 380 EUR.