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

Dual-Combined ABS - GL1800 Gold Wing

Dual-Combined ABS - GL1800 Gold Wing

Over the years, Honda has adapted its Combined Brake Systems to a wide range of its motorcycle models, and Dual-Combined ABS

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Combined Brake System - PCX

Combined Brake System - PCX

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.

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Combined ABS - FORZA

Combined ABS - FORZA

The large scooter segment of the world motorcycle market, in which Honda's Forza commands a prominent position, has, over the years, taken root as a major genre of lifestyle vehicles that offers a great sense of value and convenience.

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Honda's Advanced Brake System Q&A

Honda's Advanced Brake System Q&A

From the perspectives of active safety and riding convenience, Honda has long focused on optimized braking performance as one of the most important elements of its research and development activities...

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