Polaris has applied for a patent on an anti-lock braking system for an ATV.
Dug up by ATV.com, the patent application was published on October 4, 2018 in the United States. ABS has moved heavily into the world of motorcycles, so it’s not surprising to see that off-road manufacturers would be considering adding the technology to their models.
But the real driving factor behind this is likely new European regulations. The European Union T3b catgory says that vehicles with an ABS system can hit a maximum speed of 105 km/h (65 mph) while vehicles without ABS will be limited to 60 km/h (37 mph).
Can-Am was the first manufacturer to introduce ABS to its European models to make sure they comply with the regulations.
ABS can be tricky on off-road vehicles since the terrain constantly changes, and often in soft or wet situations, you want the wheels to skid, rather than continue to roll.
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