ABS Cornering exploits Bosch's 6 axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform to maximise balancing of the braking power delivered to the front and rear wheels even in critical situations and with the motorcycle in a leaning position. By interacting with the Riding Modes, the system is able to provide the ideal solution for every situation and riding condition. Thanks to an ABS control processor, the Multistrada 950 boasts a front and rear Electronic Combined Braking System, optimised for Urban and Touring Riding Modes, but with reduced action in Sport mode, a context where preference is given to non-fully automated control.
The combined braking system increases braking stability by using four pressure gauges, to best distribute the braking power between the front and rear wheels. Conceived to improve rear tyre control in abrupt braking situations, the "lift-up prevention" function of the ABS system is fully enabled in Urban and Touring Riding Modes, while it is deactivated for use in Sport and Enduro mode. The ABS function is also available for front brakes only, a feature that Multistrada exploits in the Enduro Riding Mode in order to allow rear drifts when braking on bumpy ground. The system integrates perfectly with the Ducati Riding Modes and interacts on three different levels. Level 1 offers the highest performance for off-road use, eliminating rear lift-up detection and allowing the drift during braking with the ABS applied to the front only.
Level 2 ensures the balance between the front and rear without the rear wheel lift-up detection when riding in Sport mode, but with the cornering feature enabled and calibrated for a sporting character riding style, level 3 allows optimisation of the combined braking action in the Touring and Urban modes with rear wheel lift-up detection and the cornering feature enabled and calibrated for ultimate safety.