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    Antilock Braking System (ABS) for IndianMotorcyclesby Deepak on July 8, 2009

    The German firm of Robert Bosch GmbH had been developing anti-lock braking technology since the 1930s,but the first production cars using Boschs electronic system became available in 1978. The early era did nothave the kind of a technology and sophistication that we have right now. But for its time, the system wassuperior. But if we were to compare the earlier systems with todays ones it would seem a bit OLD SCHOOL.

    ABS in India

    Right now, in Indian motorcycles we still dont have the system. But in cars, yes we have it, but, at a cost, Aswe now know, ABS stands for Antilock Braking System. This is a device which avoids locking of wheelsequipped with hydraulic brakes.

    When Bajaj introduced disc brake system, they had a lot of troubles with the design which I guess was due tolack of knowledge. But Royal Enfield was the first to introduce disc brakes in India. They introduced thissystem in vehicle called Fury. Fury was launched by Royal Enfield Motors. The original company who madethis awesome motorcycle was Zundapp. When they launched this powerful moto in India, it came with discsystem. The disc system was from BREMBO Germany. One of the biggest companies specializing in discbrakes.

    Fury had a very good and bad reputation in India. It was very good in speed but very bad in braking due to itsDisc Brake system. At the, time the disc brake system was very much unknown to all our Indian friends. So itwas much harder to use. People whoever bought FURY had many accidents due to the brakes. Why did thishappen? Well the answer is simple: misunderstanding the brakes. Using the front or rear brake depends on thevehicle speed. It has to be in some ratio which we learn by our experience and judgement. Due to wrongusage, Fury owners had problems. But after this long span of time, this system began to be introduced onIndian motorcycles but without an ABS.

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  • Types of ABS

    ABS comes with two different types. One is mechanical and another is ECU based. If I am not mistaken, thefirst motorcycle with an ECU controlled ABS in India and for Indian roads is CBR1000 by Honda.

    The mechanical system works on pressure but continuously varies it according to the pressure applied by therider on the brake lever. An ECU controlled ABS works in a smarter way because it is based on sensors and aprocessor which work together to vary braking force based on numerous information for the bikes systemssuch as throttle position, vehicle speed, angle of lean etc. It is bit complicated to understand.

    Installing Mechanical ABS For Your Bike

    But lets talk about mechanical ABS. Its a good news to all moto lovers in India that an Indian basedcompany actually manufactures Mechanical ABS systems themselves.

    The system was introduced by company called EATA Plast Fabrics. And they currently manufactureMechanical ABS for Indian motorcycles. When I saw the article related to ABS in Bike India magazine Iwas very curious to understand it. But since no one has ever got an ABS system in India which can be fittedto any of our Indian made motorcycles. I bought the system online and tested it on a ThunderBird Twin Sparkand a Bajaj Avenger.

    The result was amazing. I could instantly feel the change between both the brakes, I meant, without and withABS. The bike can stop without skidding under hard braking. The system works 2-3 times per second. Whenrider presses the brake lever it applies variable pressure to the brake pads hence making sure that the brakesmaintain maximum pressure while keeping wheel lock aside on any surface.

    But it depends on vehicle speed. If the speed or load of the motorcycle is high then the system works faster.That means the system is activated 2-3 times every second the brakes are applied. This system is relies onsome mechanical spares. The unit is quite small and can fit onto any motorcycle without any alterations orchanges. You can roll back to original if you dont want it.

    The only catch is that Bajaj vehicles need different spares forABS, but for other motorcycles all the spares are same. Bajaj has got a different threading style. So EATAPlast Fabrics provides spares for that too. You can order ABS online through or canorder from me also.

    The price tag is very reasonable which is M.R.P.1250/- without shipment charges. The price tag on site isincluded courier charges. Rest of the information you can get is from their website. This system is not

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  • suitable for foreign motorcycles. Get it as fast as possible and fix it from your skilled and professionalmechanic.

    Friends, remember one thing this system is not an entertainment plug in. It is A Guaranteed Hardcore SafetyDevice, In effect, you can brake on any surface, be it water, mud or gravel, with full force at any speedwithout having the fear of locking the wheels and crashing.

    Do not hesitate to buy. The installation guide is packaged along with the unit, if you have any doubts feel freeto contact me or you can contact the concerned company directly.

    - Chinmay

    In this video you can understand the bottom line difference between two motorcycles with and without ABSeach. Courtesy of Honda.

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  • yash July 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    wat a video!an eye opener!but wat did u mention abt bajaj bikes i dint realy get tatdo u mean to say it will be costlier to install this system in a bajaj bike than other bikes???if thye abs costs only 1200 then y arent they company fitted??


    Chinmay Dangre July 9, 2009 at 9:04 am

    No. ABS units for all the bikes are same and so the cost(MRP 1250/- + Courier Charges). The onlyreason in Bajaj is the thread difference nothing else. So Saferide company gives the differentattachment for Bajaj. Dont worry to solve this problem I will show you theabs unit but for that youwill have to mail me. send your test mail on so I can send you the ABS picture.All the proper attachment you will get in one pack. Yet any company has not given the approval toABS coz its retro unit well you can ask the same Qeustion to saferide company..

    Reply July 9, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    No doubt ABS helps but its not a very cost effective option yet. TVS will be the first to get it intoregular production.


    Akhil July 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    hello.i am a final year mechanical engineering student.i am very much fascinated by thisinnovation.I am interested in doing a project on you think its feasible?can u help me out withthis?is it possible to fabricate the system?


    Deepak July 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    You should contact Chinmay Dangre. If you search enough in the site, you will find him.


    Aaron July 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    hey there akhil, did u work on ur project with the ABS? cause i am looking forward to do one,contact me ASAP!


    kodieswar July 14, 2009 at 6:01 am

    i hav karizma R .can i fit it to my there any problems with large dia zma brakes.can even fit an

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    chinmay dangre July 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Akhil,Y do u want to fabricate this system when it is avialble in the market? Well I may help u in yourproject. Coz generally ppl come to me for project help purpose. I would like to help u either. I will trymy best to guide u @ my level. mail me at

    kodieswar,ABS supports all the byke. Suitable for both Rear and Front.


    Tran Trung May 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I need algorithm to control ABS for motorcycles, Can you help me, plz, Iresearched a lot of dataon the world but its hard to understand, In my country at Vietnam not yes.Please help me. Have a nice day.


    chinmay dangre July 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Kodieswar,But it is not suitable for Imported bykes(only indian)


    SAI GOVIND July 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    we are a manufacturer of ABS breaking system for two wheelers in india.for further details cont-00919249591341


    vaibhav alai February 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    DEAR SIR ,WE HAVE TRY TO WORK ON PROJECT ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM IN 2WHEELAR but sir we creat many problem ,so you help to us about this .&give your contact no.


    faiz July 14, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    hi this is faiz i am going to do a project work on hydrollic brakes can u give a topic or an idea aboutit.and i am interested in designing bikes,will u tell me whe


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