Jakarta – Two-wheelers have become an important mode of transportation in Indonesia – especially for people in big cities that need solutions to avoid crowded traffic in Indonesia. A study conducted by the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) shows that Indonesia becomes the third largest market for two-wheeler in the world, with sales of more than 20 million units from 2012 to 2015. Unfortunately, the number of accidents involving two-wheeler hikes up correspondingly.

As one of the leading suppliers for two-wheeler safety technology, Bosch will present its new, smaller and lighter generation of motorcycle ABS at this year's Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) 2016 for the first time. "Bosch consistently provides innovative solutions to improve safety and comfort in riding motorbikes, one of which is antilock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles that has been developed for more than 30 years. With our high-quality ABS, Bosch aims to help reducing the number of accidents involving motorcycles in Indonesia," says Ralf von Baer, Managing Director for Bosch in Indonesia.

Bosch started the development of motorcycle ABS in 1984 and since 1995 has been producing ABS for two-wheelers and has manufactured more than two million units. Since then, there have been many improvements and enhancements. Last year, Bosch presented its new smaller and lighter ABS 10, especially developed for small two-wheelers popular in ASEAN markets including Indonesia.

In the upcoming five years, Bosch is expecting significant growing market of two-wheeler safety systems, which is triggered by the growing demands of the said markets. According to Bosch's end-user survey conducted in 2014 in Thailand and Indonesia, over 70 percent of riders recognize the importance of motorcycle ABS.

Motorcycle ABS for increased vehicle stability and enhanced riding safety
Every year, 21,000 fatal two-wheeler accidents happen in Indonesia and Thailand. Studies from Bosch Accident Research indicate that if every two-wheeler had been equipped with ABS, roughly one in four of these accidents could have been prevented. The antilock braking system enables riders to brake more confidently, so they tend to react faster and brake harder. ABS prevents the wheels from locking during emergency braking, so the bike remains stable, and it helps riders to avoid falling down.

Motorcycle ABS is becoming a standard in many countries
Worldwide, even more countries are promoting motorcycle ABS: In the European Union, the motorcycle ABS legislation has been implemented and applies to all new vehicle types with an engine displacement over 125 cc from the beginning of 2016. Similar regulations will also be applicable in Japan and India from 2018 and in Taiwan from 2019. Motorcycle ABS is also on the political agenda in the U.S., Australia and Ecuador.

Bosch also provides comprehensive solutions for two-wheelers
In addition to its comprehensive safety solutions, Bosch also provides two-wheeler specific products that can be retrofitted, such as spark plugs, batteries light-bulbs or horns.

Especially for spark plug, this two-wheeler product champion has been in the market for more than 111 years since Bosch invented it in 1902. The product has been produced with the highest quality to meet and even exceed the original equipment standard of motorcycle manufacturer across the world. It is also designed to be compatible with Japanese two-wheeler brands in Indonesia.

Advocating safe mobility and quality, Bosch also launched a campaign titled "One Wrong Part Ruins Everything". Moreover Bosch provides end-user education through channels such as microsite or startwithbosch.com that explain how Bosch enhances safety through quality products.

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