2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show - Bosch to introduce eBike ABS

JRA

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#2
An interesting article on how auto component manufacturers are pushing the tech for eBikes.

https://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trend...ke-motor-market-becoming-overcrowded-10134917

Bosch is not the only one in the ABS game and looks like it won't be the last.

"Integrated systems
Interesting is also that ZF/Sachs, together with BrakeForceOne and Magura (they formed a joint venture company named Sachs Micro Mobility), presented it’s e-bike drive system including an ABS system. And one that thanks to its compact dimensions allows for frame integration. With this integrated anti-blocking brake system bikes are entering uncharted territory with sensors and actuators that combine electronics and hydraulic technologies. It’s bringing new standards to electric bicycles."

While I feel it is useful in auto's/trucks the only way I can see it becoming popular is to have a single lever that controls both brakes as it does for the formers four brakes. Not a feature I am attracted to but not opposed to the idea for those that feel the need. Combining it with an auto transmission belt drive and you would have a pretty easy bike to ride and maintain. Hopefully.
 
#3
That bosch abs unit looks like something designed by a committee that doesn't ride. 800 gms of abs equipment hanging from the handlebars ? Imagine what that would do to the handling !

I just pray abs doesn't become compulsory for bikes like it effectively has for motorbikes - it's annoying having to switch abs off every time you start the bike, and terrifying to be accelerating down a steep rocky hill when you forget !