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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Abs ?

Does anyone know if ABS will be offered for the 09 Versys ?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 10:03 PM
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It's already offered in Europe. My guess is that it will be available.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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I think it's going to come down to how well it sells here in the states as well as demand. They offer ABS on a lot of models in Europe that we do get here like the Z1000 but don't get the ABS option so it would be tough to say.
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Part of me really hopes they dont bring it here! I have ridden the new SV-650 ABS model and I find it very difficult to make clean hard stops. The system is a little to invasive. Of course, I have been riding for so long that I am very practiced in panic stopping cold raw breaks and cold tires on morning commutes so maybe I'm bias. I guess I feel ABS is great for those that dont have the ability, or at least fine tuned ability, to really sense break lock and all...
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I test rode both bikes here in UK, with and without ABS, I have bought the one without. Some years back I had a BMW GS650 with ABS and that was OK but not brilliant, Kawasaki's system is too sensitive and starts to operate under normal had braking.
It's only my opinion, but I wouldn't want it for free, never mind having to pay an extra 350 ($700) for it.
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