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Home Forums General Discussion News ABS Mandatory on new motorcycles from April 2020

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    Daniel Fisher
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    • Bike: DRZ250 DRZ400E
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The NZTA is to implement the use of mandatory ABS on new motorcycles from April next year. There are exclusions and allowances, e.g “Trial and Enduro motorcycles primarily used off-road or at motor cross events” and “motorcycles designed for agricultural use.” Guess the old DR/DRZ fits in that bracket hey? 🙂

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/abs
    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/rules/docs/light-vehicle-brakes-abs-faqs-2019.pdf

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    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Wow, I suspect that will be the final nail in the coffin for many bikes in NZ unless the manufacturers announce updated versions between now and then, the DR650 and DRZ-400 particularly.
    We already know the KLR650 is going, NZ and Australia are basically the only countries still selling out the remaining stock.

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    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I was thinking about this today and how it will make bikes that don’t currently have ABS heavier, though not by as much as I thought it would.

    According to a number of articles I looked at current ABS units weigh from 700 grams to 1.6kg depending on whether the unit provides ‘advanced’ ABS or not.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-lock_braking_system

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