Entire 2012 BMW motocycle line to come with standard ABS
21 April 2011
BMW has announced that the company's entire line of 2012 motorcycles will come with anti-lock braking systems as standard equipment.
The German manufacturer points to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that shows bikes with ABS are 37% less likely to be involved in a fatal accident than their non-ABS counterparts. BMW has been a longstanding advocate of the safety system as it helped bring anti-lock technology to the two-wheeled consumer market 23 years ago.
The manufacturer's 2012 K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL are loaded with technology and safety kit such as ABS brakes that are designed to keep riders in the saddle and off the tarmac. As you may recall, BMW has fitted the bikes with the industry's first adaptive headlight, and a new multi-function grip means that riders can access and adjust most of the motorcycles systems without having to remove their hands from the handlebars.