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New ABS System From Continental Set To Debut At EICMA
Continental, a long-time automotive supplier, is showcasing a new 2-Channel ABS system for motorcycles for the first time at the EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan from November 7–11 2013.
Named the MK 100 MAB, Continental says the system will be half the weight and half the size of its previous systems. Due to this slim design, the company says it should be well suited adaptation into many different motorcycles. Production is slated to begin in Europe in 2015.
Beyond the standard ABS functionality, the MK 100 MAB also features RLP, or rear wheel lift-off prevention, which can be tuned for sport or off-road settings depending on the individual’s needs. Continental says the unit can even be programmed to accept traction control functions.
Continental has been developing ABS systems for motorcycles for ten years, utilizing its automotive ABS experience to create systems better suited for two-wheels. While many of its products have been utilized on small-displacement scooters in Asia, with Europe set to mandate ABS on all motorcycles starting in 2016, Continental is expanding its product line to better meet the demands of manufacturers needing to comply with the mandate.
More information to come as we wait for its debut at EICMA, November 7-11.