Last updated on –29 Sep, 2017

ABS Equipped Motorcycles

ABS Equipped Motorcycles

ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is considered as one of the best safety features available in the motoring industry. It ensures that bike does not skid while harsh braking. From the available manufacturers in the Indian market, a few are offering this advanced safety fitment as standard or as optional in their entry-level performance motorcycles. Starting from 2018, the government of India has mandated ABS as a must have a safety feature in all the two-wheelers. As a part of safe riding, one must choose ABS fitted motorbike and to help for the same, have a look at this post which shares brief details of ABS-equipped motorcycles under INR 2.5 Lakh in India.

Ranking Model Name Ex-Showroom Price Details
1 TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS INR 91,400 More
2 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 INR 1,21,800 More
3 Bajaj Dominar 400 INR 1,41,000 More
4 2017 KTM RC 390 INR 2,34,300 More
5 KTM 390 Duke INR 2,29,500 More

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

In the Indian motoring industry, the Apache RTR 180 ABS is the first and the most affordable motorcycle offering which falls in this ABS-equipped bikes under 2.5 lakh category. However, TVS Motors offers three variants based on engine displacement titled as the RTR 160, RTR 180 ABS and the RTR 200 4V, but for now, the one and only RTR 180 is available with this advanced safety fitment of ABS. Whereas, the top end RTR 200 ABS variant is lined up to make its emergence soon this year.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

The Apache RTR 180 ABS comes equipped with a 177.4cc air-cooled, single cylinder engine that churns out 17PS of power at 8500 rpm and 15.5Nm of torque at 6500 rpm through the mated five-speed gearbox transmission. As the company claims, the beast aka RTR 180 can touch the top speed of 124Km/h and can accelerate 0-60kmph in 4.3 seconds by using these power figures in its healthy condition. So, in order to control that power and acceleration, TVS has armed this naked streetfighter with a dual-channel ABS system to avoid skidding off the bike during harsh braking. The provided ABS feature comes with an ON/OFF switching option to disable the system functioning whenever you want to get adventurous.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

The next and the second one in the queue is the Pulsar RS 200 from the Bajaj stable, India’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer. It is a whole and sole fully-fairing motorcycle in the offered product portfolio by the giant motorcycle maker. For a reminisce, the company has recently updated this sports runner for the impending BS-IV emission norms on 1st April 2017.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

For the propelling power, the Pulsar RS 200 underpins a 199.5cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine that belts out 24.5PS of maximum power at 9750 rpm and 18.6Nm of peak torque at 8000rpm. All the generated power transmits to the rear wheel with the help of a mated six-speed gearbox transmission. And, these power figures make the bike to touch easily the officially claimed top speed of 140.8kmph. To de-accelerate and control this speedy monster on to that much speed, Bajaj has armed a pair of disc brakes on both wheels of measure 300mm and 230 respectively. A single-channel ABS that only works on the front wheel are also provided to support in breaking of the motorcycle. There is no ON/OFF switching facility for ABS system.

Bajaj Dominar 400

The flagship sports cruiser from Bajaj in the 400cc segment, the Dominar 400 is the following product in this run. Recently launched motorcycle received a warm welcome from the audience as it overtook the segment leader Royal Enfield in terms of monthly sales in February 2017. Embellished with an all-LED headlamp, the Dominar 400 gets a slipper clutch and a two-channel ABS fitment as an optional extra for which you have to pay an additional amount of Rs 14,000.

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400

The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single that pumps out a healthy power of 35PS at 8000 rpm along with 35Nm of torque at 6500rpm. The powerful mill comes mated to a six-speed gearbox which helps in attaining 0-100km/h in 8.23 seconds. In order to stop this machine, Bajaj has equipped this beast with a large 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, which are in integration with dual-channel ABS. with all these features, the Dominar 400 is guaranteed a great value-for-money motorcycle in this sub-500cc motorcycle segment.

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2017 KTM RC 390

KTM RC390, a range-topping model in offered RC range in India by the Indo-Austrian manufacturer, KTM. Early this year, the manufacturer has updated this RC390 trim with an array of updates including BS-IV compliant engine and an Auto Headlamp On feature. Other noteworthy changes are a ride-by-wire technology that ensures smooth throttle response, adjustable brakes and clutch levers and an all-new EVAP system that prevents vaporized fuel loss. Tagged with a price sticker of INR 2,25,300 ex, showroom, Delhi, it is a preferable sports bike equipped with ABS under INR 2.5 lakh category.

2017 KTM RC 390

2017 KTM RC 390

On powering front, it is equipped with same old 373.3cc, liquid-cooled engine of the previous model. The motor churns out a maximum power of 43.5PS along with 36Nm torque through the mated 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. The powerful disc brakes are integrated with the dual channel ABS which offers braking confidence to the rider not only at corners but also in an emergency braking situation.

KTM 390 Duke

The last and the final in this ABS-equipped bikes under Rs. 2.5 lakh is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The naked monster is a value for money bike as it is equipped with several top-level components which also consists a different ABS system which comes with a supermoto model along with the ABS-Off option. With this new supermoto mode, you can turn off ABS in the rear wheel to get off-road and supermoto style riding.

2017 KTM Duke 390

2017 KTM Duke 390

It is really noticeable that various bike makers are still not offering ABS on their entry-level performance bikes. While, it could help them to offer the bikes at a competitive price, and they could offer ABS as an option. Hopefully, these all scenarios would change from next year, as it will become mandatory in legislation to provide ABS that will make the manufacturers move towards more proactive safety.