Advanced Brake Systems
Simpler Braking for Increased Riding Enjoyment
Honda believes that an 'ideal' motorcycle brake system should be one that anybody can easily operate with complete confidence and peace-of-mind, no matter what road conditions are like at any particular moment. Even now, Honda continues to develop and refine its Advanced Brake Systems in order to get even closer to that ideal.
Starting with the Combined Brakes first installed on the 1983 Gold Wing, which joined together the operations of front and rear brakes when the rear brake pedal was pressed, Honda's brake systems have evolved to include Antilock Brake Systems (or ABS), designed to help maintain traction and prevent wheel lock when braking, and Combined-ABS systems, which join together the best of these two highly effective systems. All these Advanced Brake Systems have been installed on a broad range of motorcycle and scooter models.
We asked moto-journalist Ben Matsui to experience the easy operation these brake systems offer on a range of Honda bikes, and test their ability to bring out the performance potential of each machine, judging for himself whether these systems really do enhance a rider's peace-of-mind. He soon discovered that "reducing the complexity of braking leads to greatly increased riding enjoyment
Over the years, Honda has adapted its Combined Brake Systems to a wide range of its motorcycle models, and Dual-Combined ABSSee all
Having had quite an interest in Honda's interlinked front-and-rear wheel brakes for small bikes and scooters, I tested out the PCX, a popular new scooter model equipped with the Combined Brake System.See all