As highway safety regulators push to curb motorcycle fatalities, antilock brakes will no longer just be for four-wheel automobiles. BMW plans to make antilock brakes standard on all their 2012 model motorcycles, like the K 1600 GT. However, due to the hefty price tag, Honda and Harley-Davidson are waiting to gauge customer interest before they make it standard. The ABS system uses electronic sensors and software to keep the bike's wheels from locking up during abrupt stops, but some are skeptical about whether the new technology will make a big enough impact on motorcycle safety. This sounds great to us—now you can checkout hot chicks while riding without worry.
[via Wall Street Journal]