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The Indian government has made it compulsory for all two-wheelers, which account for the highest share of accidents in India, to either have the antilock braking system (ABS) or the combined braking system (CBS) by April 2019. Two-wheeler manufacturers will have to fit the equipment for existing scooter or motorcycle models available for sale in the market by that time. For all new models they plan to introduce this regulation from April 2018. For two-wheelers with an engine capacity above 125 cc, fitting ABS will be compulsory and for those with capacities at or below 125 cc, manufacturers will have an option to provide either the ABS or CBS.
Shorter braking distances, fewer accidents, enhanced safety. The benefits of ABS on motorcycles are beyond dispute. With front-wheel ABS, Bosch is able to offer a cost-effective and customized motorcycle safety solution for all markets worldwide. The new system is now available in the brand new Pulsar RS 200, made by the Indian manufacturer Bajaj.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is also equipped with the Bosch Engine Management System (EMS) ― the innovative core of powerful and economical two-wheelers.
All Zero Motorcycles 2015 models feature an advanced Bosch antilock braking system (ABS) that improves control in a wide array of conditions and ensures the best braking performance. Coupled with Bosch ABS, Zero Motorcycles are not only a dream to ride, but the first production electric motorcycles ever to offer ABS.
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution. By combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today’s most advanced technology, Zero produces high performance electric motorcycles that are lightweight, efficient, fast off the line and fun to ride.
The Ducati Scrambler is the contemporary interpretation of the iconic Ducati model, as if it had never been out of production.
Anti-conformist, accessible and essential, the Ducati Scrambler is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity and marks a return to the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, a wide handlebar, a simple engine and a huge amount of fun. And of course, fitted with ABS from Bosch.
This year’s EICMA (Esposizione Mondiale Del Motociclismo), one of the world’s most important exhibitions for two-wheelers, is the venue at which Bosch will present a Connectivity Control Unit (CCU) for two-wheelers for the first time. This innovative box acts as a communications center that can collect the operating data of individual vehicles and use an automatic emergency call system to deliver important information to rescue workers and call them to the scene of an accident with pinpoint accuracy.
Bosch is entering the global motorcycle market with new powertrain systems. With its electronically controlled fuel-injection technology, Bosch is making motorcycles around the world more fuel-efficient.
Today, some 60 million two-wheelers with internal-combustion engines are produced around the world each year. By 2020, the market is expected to grow to 110 million units. Bosch is entering this market with a global approach. The company has developed solutions for both affordable two-wheelers in Asia and high-performance bikes in Europe and North America. In doing so, Bosch is extending its portfolio. Two-wheeler riders have long relied on Bosch safety systems such as ABS or motorcycle stability control (MSC). For accelerating just as much as for braking, Bosch offers systems for two-wheeler safety, efficiency, and riding fun.
At the so-called "Dinner for Winner" event, the innovative Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control was ranked the second most innovative technology in the "safety" category. By constantly adapting the rider’s braking and acceleration commands to the actual road surface and lean angle, MSC offers motorcyclists the best possible support. Summing up the benefits of the system at the award ceremony in Brussels on October 7, 2014, Gerhard Steiger, the president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division, said: "For motorcyclists, the result is an unprecedented combination of dynamism and safety."
The Energica EGO is the world’s first all-electric superbike bred from the heartland of Italian racing legend. Designed and built by the same people who have designed and engineered racing performance from Formula One Racing to Le Mans 24h for over 40 years.
The first production model, Ego, is already available for pre-order with delivery in 2015.
Bosch is entering the global market for two-wheeler powertrains with its own range of complete systems. The company has developed an electronically controlled fuel injection system that can be adapted to any vehicle — allowing Bosch to offer solutions ranging from the cheapest single-cylinder two-wheeler in Asia to the high-performance bikes prevalent in Europe and North America. Until now, the company’s presence in the two-wheeler segment has revolved chiefly around automotive components modified for use in high-performance motorcycles.
Now motorcyclists will be able to see for themselves the benefits of Bosch’s perfectly matching systems solutions in areas such as fuel consumption, reduction of CO2 emissions, and engine performance. Bosch also intends to apply its unified systems approach to low-cost models in Asia. Especially in India and southeast Asia, the two-wheeler market is experiencing double-digit annual growth. What is more, the popularity of carburetor technology seems to be waning in Asia as elsewhere. In developing markets, Bosch is pinning its hopes on its electronically controlled injection systems, which are considerably more efficient. In technical terms, they are comparable with the port fuel injection systems for cars that Bosch produces in the millions.
The 1199 Superleggera is the most exclusive and desirable Ducati ever made. Materialized in magnesium, carbon fiber, and titanium, it boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle in history and will be produced as a limited edition of only 500 units.
A bike as blindingly fast as 1199 Superleggera requires the best brakes available. The 1199 Superleggera’s braking system is given electronics in the form of ABS enhanced and configurable rear wheel lift-up control, putting unparalleled braking power and ultimate control in the hands of every rider, in all conditions.
Greater safety and faster help for injured motorcyclist
Motorcycling is a pleasure for many people – a passion with risks and correspondingly high need for security.
The Björn Steiger foundation presented together with the project partners, the motorcycle helmet manufacturer Schuberth GmbH, Deutsche Telekom and Bosch Security Systems the first eCall (emergency call) for motorcyclists in Europe.
With the "SCHUBERTH RiderEcall" injured motorcyclists can be provided with medical treatment earlier through an automatic emergency call and localization via GPS. The system will be functioning and available from January 2013 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Additional European countries will follow in 2013.