The Sync Brake System automatically applies the front brake when the rear brake is applied.
There’s a common misconception among a lot of two-wheeler riders that one should apply, or rather rely solely on the rear brake. That, however, is not true. Since the weight transfers from rear to front under braking, it’s advisable that most of your braking force should come from the front brake. And, so, the ratio between the front and rear should be even when you apply brakes.
Having said that, most riders are still ignorant to this fact. So, all they do – in all riding conditions – is grab the rear brake and wait for a miracle. Two wheeler manufacturers have now worked around this problem since most of them now offer combined braking system on their products. Honda calls it CBS (combined braking system), Hero markets it as IBS (integrated braking system) and TVS has named it SBS (sync brake system).
To make braking a simpler and safer affair for riders, TVS has now introduced SBS on Jupiter and Wego automatic scooters. The system works on a really simple principle – you apply the rear brake or depress the left lever, and the front brake is automatically applied in a quick succession, allowing for an even brake force distribution. What’s the benefit? You don’t lock up the rear wheel, braking distance is greatly reduced, and, as per TVS, the life of brake liners and tyres is also improved.
Apart from the addition of SBS, the Jupiter and Wego are mechanically unchanged. TVS hasn’t revealed the prices of the SBS-equipped variants of the TVS Jupiter or Wego. Currently, the Jupiter range is priced between Rs 49,966 and Rs 53,966, whereas the Wego range costs Rs 50,934 (drum) and Rs 53,832 (disc).