Wednesday, December 2

Taiwan Requires Larger Scooters to Have ABS


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning New Year’s Day in 2019, all scooters built in Taiwan will be required to be installed with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), which could translate into a increase in price of up to NT$8,000.

In order to enhance traffic safety, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has amended the Vehicle Safety Testing Directions to specify that, as of New Year’s Day 2019, new scooters with 125 cc engines or smaller should be equipped with an ABS or combined braking system (CBS), and scooters with motors that are 126 cc or larger must have ABS installed. Once the new systems are installed, the price of scooters will rise by as much as NT$7,000 (US$226) to NT$8,000 (US$259).

Globally, there is a strong trend toward requiring two-wheel vehicles 125cc and above to have ABS.


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