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    ABS will be mandatory on new bikes

    Here's an article on 1 NEWS NOW I thought you might be interested in.

    NZ Transport Agency orders most significant safety change in decades for motorbikes
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...des-motorbikes

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    So, what does that mean for people buying a new bike after April next year? Probably just means a restriction to what bikes are sold here, any model that doesn't have ABS will not be available to NZ buyers. Dearer bikes won't be affected much at all, but some budget bikes will no longer be available here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
    So, what does that mean for people buying a new bike after April next year? Probably just means a restriction to what bikes are sold here, any model that doesn't have ABS will not be available to NZ buyers. Dearer bikes won't be affected much at all, but some budget bikes will no longer be available here.
    ABS was commonly available on European cars in 1985, if the motorcycle industry can't offer that kind of technology thirty five years later then they only have themselves to blame.
    I'm sure we will all scrape by somehow.

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    Bikes need ABS in Europe already. Small bikes are equipped overseas, it's just a matter of having it as part of the package available here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    Bikes need ABS in Europe already. Small bikes are equipped overseas, it's just a matter of having it as part of the package available here.
    And even more relevant to us Australia has it already too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    And even more relevant to us Australia has it already too.
    Australia goes mandatory on 1 November 2019 for new motorcycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    Australia goes mandatory on 1 November 2019 for new motorcycles.
    My bad, I must've misread it as effective rather than passed. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    ABS was commonly available on European cars in 1985, if the motorcycle industry can't offer that kind of technology thirty five years later then they only have themselves to blame.
    I'm sure we will all scrape by somehow.
    Yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of compliant bikes. It might make some cheaper bikes unavailable, but safer bikes will be a good thing.
    There will still be lots of 2nd hand bikes without ABS for a long time to come.
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    Current-model motorcycles and imported used motorcycles will need to have ABS fitted as standard from 1 November 2021.

    Several limited exceptions are included in the rule change, including the importation of classic and collectable motorcycles.

    This worries me. Who gets to define classic or collectable?

    Every time the government gets concerned about my safety, I seem to end up poorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Peanut View Post
    Current-model motorcycles and imported used motorcycles will need to have ABS fitted as standard from 1 November 2021.

    Several limited exceptions are included in the rule change, including the importation of classic and collectable motorcycles.

    This worries me. Who gets to define classic or collectable?

    Every time the government gets concerned about my safety, I seem to end up poorer.
    ABS is nice to have, but who cares if its available or not. If you can't stop quickly on gravel with a single front disc with 2 pot caliper and a drum brake, maybe bikes are just not for you? I'd rather they made rider training compulsory rather than what kinda brakes you have.
    Then I could get a Kb Tshirt, move to Timaru and become a full time crossdressing faggot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Peanut View Post

    This worries me. Who gets to define classic or collectable?
    the vintage car club simply. 40 year old rolling over each year, so pre 79 at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    the vintage car club simply. 40 year old rolling over each year, so pre 79 at the moment.
    Which is fucking stupid. I want to import a CBR954 which is a modern classic. I'm not waiting until 2042

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