Kawasaki Technology


(Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Kawasaki developed KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during hard sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU.

In addition front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analysed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, the large drops in hydraulic pressure seen on standard ABS systems can be avoided. Additionally, the tendency on supersport models for the rear wheel to lift under heavy braking can be suppressed and rear brake controllability can be maintained when downshifting.

And because the drops in hydraulic pressure are much finer than with a standard ABS system, kickback to the brake lever during operation is minimal, resulting in a very natural feeling.

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