In a mo­tor­cy­cle fit­ted with an an­tilock brak­ing sys­tem (ABS), the ABS con­trol unit con­stantly mon­i­tors the speed of the wheels, us­ing wheel speed sen­sors to reg­is­ter the ro­ta­tional speed. If a wheel risks lock­ing due to in­tense brak­ing or slip­pery road con­di­tions, the ABS hy­draulic unit re­duces the brak­ing pres­sure ap­plied by the rider and con­trols the wheel speed as well as the ve­hi­cle de­cel­er­a­tion. This pre­serves the gy­ro­static ef­fect of the wheel and keeps the bike sta­ble even on vary­ing sur­faces such as sand, loose chip­pings or wa­ter, thus short­en­ing the brak­ing dis­tance and sig­nif­i­cantly re­duc­ing the risk of a brake-in­duced fall. Multi-level ABS al­lows a cer­tain de­gree of tol­er­ance be­fore step­ping in to as­sist with brak­ing duty. For in­stance, the KTM Ad­ven­ture mod­els have an ‘Off-road’ mode that is bet­ter suited to gravel and loose soil.

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