A notified by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, government has made it mandatory for all the two-wheelers with more than 125cc engine capacity to be equipped with ABS from 1st April 2018. This will be a big step forward in ensuring safety for commuters considering the current ratio of accidents in India is dominated by two-wheelers.
Either an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) or a CBS (Combined Braking System) is mandatory to be fitted for making the traffic conditions in India safe.
Every product to be manufactured under the L2 category with engine capacity of 125cc or more must churn out atleast 16.09 BHP and power to weight ratio equal to or more than 0.134 BHP/kg to be fitted with ABS or CBS.
What we’d like the government to push for is that all vehicles get CBS (Combi Brake System) while those with engine capacity over 125cc getting C-ABS (Combined Anti-lock Brake System). This increase the cost of two-wheelers for sure, but result in a much safer ride for commuters.