Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
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yes mass production would reduce the costs....
but does the presences of ABS significnatly improve safety, which is afer all a mindset. Having passed my (mandatory) bike licence test after some 4...5 days training I then took another series of optional training post licence to improve my skills..... in my books money well spent. meaning I didn't get to learn dodgy habits from mates, I learned to string corners together, and learned all about observations, giving and receiving information. I don't claim to know it all... it's be a prat who did claim so, but I reckon most riders would benefit from some form of structured skills development. it is a mindset, but I think a good parallel is to think almost like a fighter pilot.... there is soemone out there out to get you, but its part of your job to keep a good look out for them and not let them surprise you. on the bike it may not be 'the hun in the sun', it may well be the hockey mum in suburban... the point us they are nearly always capable of being anticipated if you push your observation bubble out far enough. if you are reacting to are too late, you should be anticipating. ride defensively, that doesn't mean wimpishly, it means that in the event of an accident you as a rider will come off worse against a car, van or truck.... so take appropriate actions