What is Yamaha’s Unified Brake System (UBS)?


What is Yamaha’s Unified Brake System (UBS)?
Yamaha’s Unified Brake System (UBS) is a front-rear linked braking system.
The basics of using the brakes on a motorcycle or scooter is to use both the front and rear brakes at the same time. The Unified Brake System was developed to assist the rider by providing a good balance of brake application. When the rear brake is operated, braking power is also suitably distributed and sent to the front brake, giving a good braking feel. The Unified Brake System is equipped on many models, from tourers to Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMWs).

When riders stand on the pegs while riding unpaved roads on adventure bikes, it can be difficult to use just small amounts of rear brake. There is a Unified Brake System meant for that type of riding. Based on how strongly the front brake is applied, how fast the bike is traveling, etc., this system—governed via electronic control sends a suitable amount of force to rear brake.