No. The proposal is for ABS to apply to new-model, new motorcycles entering the fleet from 1 November 2019, and for current-model, new motorcycles and imported used motorcycles entering the fleet from 1 November 2021.
New-model, new motorcycles are defined as new model motorcycles introduced for sale in New Zealand after 1 November 2019. The 1 November 2019 cut-off would mandate any newly introduced motorcycles models to be fitted with ABS technology.
Current-model, new motorcycles are defined as motorcycles already available for sale in New Zealand prior to 1 November 2019. The 1 November 2021 cut-off allows motorcycle importers a sufficient period to update the specifications of current model motorcycles imported into New Zealand to include ABS technology.
There is no requirement for other motorcycles to be retrofitted with ABS as it would be too complex and expensive.
Most motorcycles entering New Zealand are new motorcycles. In 2017, 27 percent of motorcycles entering New Zealand were used motorcycles.