ABS er noe som man stort sett har sett på touring til Honda.
Nå har de utviklet et nytt (og eget) ABS-system for sine sportssykler som de kaller brake by wire.
Systemet er utviklet med tanke om at sportssykler normalt sett, og kanskje spesielt i situasjoner på bane, blir kjørt mye mer agresivt agresive enn hva som er normalt med en touring.
Hard nedbremsing fra høy fart med standard ABS kan skape situasjoner hvor konvensjonelle ABS-systemer tar feil kontroll over bremsene. Det nye systemet til Honda tar elektronisk kontroll over bremsesystemet og skal være justert for ikke å forstyrre balansen i sykkelen og monitorerer begge hjulene for optimal bremsing.
Honda has announced the worlds first electronically-controlled Combined ABS for Super Sport motorcycles, aimed at combining ABS and CBS systems into one system that applies the basic advantages of both, while specifically addressing the requirements of a Super Sport context.
In order to achieve this, the particular characteristics of Super Sport bikes, such as short wheelbase, are taken into account. The system also operates without interference to sports riding, and with an emphasis on maintaining full rider control.
The system consists of an electronically controlled combined brake by wire system with an innovative stroke simulator. Direct motor control ensures precise operation of the ABS. The components are divided into several smaller units so there are more, but smaller units than in previous systems.
The systems effectiveness is due to four main factors:
1. Electronic control of the CBS, allowing more advanced control of brake force. This provides a more sensitive distribution of brake force over both wheels.
2. Measurement of rider input force on each lever. The ideal brake force on both wheels is generated accordingly, providing optimum distribution and minimizing vehicle body reaction.
3. An ABS modulator which ensures late triggering of ABS, and smooth ABS intervention.
4. Small size meaning that the systems components can be well integrated in the motorcycles package. Thus mass-centralisation, a key feature for Super Sport bikes, is supported.
All the basic ABS and CBS functions are provided, including the prevention of wheel lock, improved balance and easy operation. This is achieved without any compromise to stability during ABS operation. Pitching is minimized so that the bike keeps its normal position. Overall, sport riding performance is uninterrupted – cornering feel remains the same and controllability is enhanced.