BMW’s ABS Pro technology is an upgrade for the company’s Race ABS system found on their supersport bikes. Its function is to prevent the wheels from locking-up when the brakes are applied quickly when cornering.


BMW ABS Pro Display


Technically speaking, ABS Pro adapts ABS control to the motorcycle's banking angle, depending on the situation. The system determines the bike's banking angle by drawing signals for roll rate, yaw rate and lateral acceleration from the sensors that are already in use for Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and for the Dynamic Damping Control electronic suspension system (DDC).


BMW ABS Pro in Action


As the banking angle increases, the brake pressure gradient is limited more and more at the start of the braking manoeuvre. This means that the pressure build-up is slower. In addition to this, pressure modulation within the ABS control range is more even. The benefits of ABS Pro to the rider are a sensitive response and a high level of brake and ride stability together with the best possible deceleration around corners.


The influence exerted by ABS Pro will depend on the riding mode configured. The system is available to its full extent only in "Rain" and "Sport" modes, not in the ‘Race’ or ‘Slick’ modes, as it is specifically designed to be used only on public roads.