By making ABS mandatory for motorcycles, the EU commission hopes to make driving safer for motorcyclists. This requirement is part of the recently presented draft framework regulation for motorcycles, and is intended to apply to motorcycles with more than 125 cc displacement. The proposal is currently passing through the EU legislative procedure, and will likely be adopted next year. The regulation is to come into effect from 2017. On the basis of a new generation of brake control systems, Bosch has developed an independent series for motorcycles for the first time. The ABS 9 systems for motorcycles are the world's smallest, says Dr. Werner Struth, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. This is our way of encouraging manufacturers to install this life-saving safety system in all motorcycles equipped with hydraulic brakes. Bosch began producing the new motorcycle ABS in late 2009.