The Bosch MSC system isn’t the only game in town when it comes to cornering ABS systems and anti-lowside technology, as another German company has entered the fray, Continental.
The Continental Optimized Curve Braking system factors into account roll, pitch, lateral acceleration, and lean angle and then modulates the brakes accordingly to slow the motorcycle down when the brakes are applied, while keeping the motorcycle upright.
The BMW S1000XR is the first production motorcycle to use the Continental Optimized Curve Braking, and we can expect other BMW models to follow.
With the EU set to mandate that all new motorcycles over 125cc have ABS starting January 1, 2016 for already existing models, and January 1, 2017 for brand new models, the writing is on the wall for ABS and motorcycles worldwide.
More advanced ABS and electronic packages are where motorcycle manufacturers are going to be distinguishing their more premium models from the more basic ones.
It is unsurprising then that BMW is equipping the S1000XR with the Continental OCB system, to rival the KTM 1290 Super Adventure with its Bosch MSC setup.
It will be interesting to see what other brands and models choose Continental over Bosch, and vice versa, as this space heats up with competition.