Choosing A Motorcycle With Antilock Braking ‘Is Right Up There With Wearing A Helmet’

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A new study of antilock braking systems for motorcycles reinforces the technology’s known safety benefits and makes a strong case in favor of a federal mandate requiring it. Overall, bikes equipped with the lifesaving feature, known as ABS, were involved in 22% fewer motorcycle driver fatalities per 10,000 motorcycles registered for one year than those without it.

(The fatal crash rate was slightly higher for standard and cruiser motorcycles and for touring and sport touring bikes, and slightly

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