Introduced in 2009, Honda Activa was the first product launched with the combi brake system in India
Japanese auto major Honda Motor Company has bagged a patent for its invention related to its combined brake system for a motorcycle, which helps riders have better control over two-wheelers. The company has been offering the combi brake system (CBS), which is a method of applying the front and rear wheel brakes simultaneously through a single lever in two-wheelers. The method has been operational in Honda motorcycles in India for almost eight years now.
In the existing technology of interlocking brake device, the number of parts around a pedal is high, which makes the brake system complicated. On the other hand, the structure can be simplified by adopting a disc brake system that involves the hydraulic operation of the front wheel and rear wheel brakes. This particular method, however, pushes up the cost of production.