Merits of Combined ABS
Advanced brake systems developed by Honda so far, CBS and
ABS, were merged as combined ABS to enable to produce a greater
|Expansion of Honda's Advanced Brake System|
| A survey was conducted to find out how the advanced brake
system of Honda was actually evaluated by users in the market.
The following graph shows the satisfaction of users of four
models sold in ten countries in Europe equipped with CBS and
combined ABS. It can be seen that as many as 87.5% of users
have a positive opinion about the advanced brake system.
Honda’s advanced brake system has rapidly increased in the latter half of 1990s. The aggregate throughout the world exceeded the mark of 1.5 million units in 2003. Approximately 50% of the models are now equipped with these advanced brake systems in Japan, America and Europe.
|Future of Advanced Brake System of Honda|
| Honda aims at increasing the application of advanced brake
systems to many more models in the future. The required performance
and costs vary greatly by categories of motorcycles. Therefore,
a proper system must be introduced according to the need. Ceaseless
efforts are made for that purpose. For examples, there are systems
adapted to the excellent kinetic characteristics of more sporty
models and the development of more light and compact ABS. It
is required, however, to overcome a variety of tasks for the
realization of such goals.
Honda will strive for the development and expansion of advanced brake systems from the viewpoint of positively tackling with improving performance.