April 10, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The anti-lock braking system with RLM (anti-rear wheel lift) is now available on the new F4 range, offering a significant contribution in terms of both safety and performance, under all driving conditions.
The heart of the ABS system installed upon the MV Agusta F4 supersport model is the compact and lightweight Bosch 9MPlus control unit. The unit contains pressure sensors that interface with the two phonic wheels, one per wheel. The main objective is naturally to reduce the braking distance upon wet, damp or otherwise low-traction surfaces. In addition to preventing the dangerous locking of the wheels, thanks to the control unit’s sophisticated algorithms, the MV Agusta ABS system also prevents the relative deceleration from causing the rear wheel to lose contact with the asphalt, thus impeding the motorcycle from tipping forward. This situation – which is not uncommon on sports motorcycles equipped with extremely powerful braking systems – is prevented by the Bosch 9MPlus control unit, which implements the appropriate countermeasures whenever the rear wheel loses contact with the asphalt.
The ABS system on the new F4 range even offers two operating modes which can be easily selected using the handlebar controls: Normal mode, which ensures the system’s effective intervention at all times, above all when on the road, and Race mode, which limits the system’s intervention to the minimum indispensable, ideal for use on the track and on roadways that allow for a more extreme approach. The system can also be disengaged if desired by the rider.