® Kawasaki ABS

As of the 2016 model year, Kawasaki had not only complete use of ABS in its lineup, but also six different ABS systems on its motorcycles.

1. ABS

  • "Plain Jane"
  • 1996 GPZ1100 ABS
  • Ninja 300
  • Ninja 650
  • Versys 650 and 1000
2. K-ACT
  • 2009 VN1700 Voyager
  • Linked
  • Single mode
  • Variable ratio front to rear depending on conditions
3. K-ACT 2nd generation
  • 2010 Concours
  • Less aggressive than Voyager
  • Two modes so rider can dial down linked effect
  • Faster processor to match power of traction control system
4. KIBS
  • 2011 ZX-10R
  • MotoGP inspired, i.e. our sport ABS
  • Adds gear position and throttle position, industry's first engine-inputting ABS
  • Introduced rear wheel lift suppression
  • "Downright spectacular" says Motorcycle-usa.com
5. ABS 2nd generation
  • Ninja 1000 -- has rear wheel lift suppression
6. K-ACT 3rd generation
  • 2015 Concours
  • Greatly reduced front-to-rear wheel linking
  • Results in reduced rear wheel abrupt feeling at very low vehicle speeds
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