Jointly developed by TVS along with Continental Corporation, the ABS system prevents the brakes from locking under emergency situations and at the same time improves overall braking performance by reducing stopping distance and time in all weather conditions like dry or wet, thus helping in improving the overall safety of the rider.
With the ABS technology, an average rider will have 10-25 per cent quicker stopping distance on dry roads and 20-30 per cent on wet roads.
The Apache RTR 180 ABS,come at price of Rs. 79,800 (ex showroom Goa). The bike is available only in white colour and comes with differentiating orange decals.
Some details of the ABS Verison
* Weight: 1.2 kg
* Two small discs mounted onto both wheels of the motorcycle with the brake disc.
* Each disc connected to two non magnetic sensors
* HECU (Hydraulic and Electronic Control Unit), mounted behind engine. Receives pulses from sensors every 1 millisecond to monitor wheel speed.
* Pump housed in HECU which regulates oil pressure acting on callipers acting on both ends.
When there is a sudden drop in the wheel speed during braking, HECU regulates brake pressure through its digital valves to avoid wheel lock-up. The information is given to the control unit from the signals of the front wheel. Now the best part is that you can control this beast by just by a push button on dashboard.LED on the dashboard tells the biker when he is backed up by the ABS or not.