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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 12:06:56 PM »
Honda's version is an inexpensive safety measure that costs next to nothing, adds very little complexity to maintenance and just might save you someday - or not. Avoiding it on your own bikes is your right, but advise to others to do the same should be taken with a grain of salt - or three. 

Helmets don't really make any difference either, crashing is crashing  :138:
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 02:02:54 PM »
My 2 cents- if your a new rider than yes get it-my self if the bike came with it I'm Ok with that but would not pay extra for it- the longer you ride the less you will need it
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 03:35:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
the longer you ride the less you will need it

Well as this French car pulled out right in front of me in Calais, I squeezed the brake as much as my sphincter and said a big "thank you ABS". The little beauty stopped dead.
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2019, 03:38:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
Well as this French car pulled out right in front of me in Calais, I squeezed the brake as much as my sphincter and said a big "thank you ABS". The little beauty stopped dead.

+1 (tho not with a French car in Calais)

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 04:34:09 PM »
If this video doesn't convince you to use ABS...


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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2019, 05:02:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by raski66 [+]
If this video doesn't convince you to use ABS...

I am convinced but not by a publicity stunt. With a stabilisers on he will probably deliberately have locked up the front to prove the point. I'd liked to have seen a few non lock ups then finally the lock up stop.

In ideal dry conditions I'm pretty sure the experienced rider wins over ABS. I remember on the Vstrom I was surprised how often I felt the ABS kick in.
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 05:24:19 PM »
Problem is I am not an experienced rider :-) So by definition need all the help I can get.

If this technology can help me stop sooner than hitting grandma in a Cadillac that pulled out in front of me because she didn't see me, then I'm gonna want it. Anyway, that's the theory I'm going on...

Yes, there are plenty of scenarios where a rider just can't help it, but a combination of alertness and safety tech like ABS is all to the good, no?

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 06:35:54 PM »
I've had quite a few bikes over the years but none of them have ever had ABS  :306:
I wouldn't mind having a bike with it fitted
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2019, 06:39:25 PM »
Surely it's just common sense -

ABS - why not?
A helmet - why not?
Some good boots - why not?
Some armoured clothing and gloves - why not?

My brother was a country policeman in Scotland, near some very popular bike routes, and witnessed first hand the difference made by good bike gear.  Leather race-suits were OK too - they kept the blood and guts inside in those worst case scenarios that we all try not to think about!!   :005:

Only my opinion, but get ABS, and some decent gear too.
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2019, 07:02:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]

In ideal dry conditions I'm pretty sure the experienced rider wins over ABS.
No, that's why all moto-GPs got it...

 


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