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Brakes: Are Front & Rear fully independent or are they "split"?

Curious-- I've heard that some bikes have brakes that will automatically apply a little rear when the fronts are engaged & vice versa. Did a quick search here & scanned the manual, but didn't see anything.

Anyone know if the Versys has this? Sounds like a good idea.
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They are called linked brakes, the Versys does not have them. Take a look at your brake lines on your bike, quite easy to see how they work.
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see bmw for smart braking
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See BMW for Rube Goldberg style braking.
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See BMW for Rube Goldberg style braking.
I hear the new one will have Computer Controlled Automatic Parallel-Parking

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is that the same system that takes control while you talk on phone at 85 mph and will ride for you while you have a quick snooz
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The answer is "YES". Versys has a very intelligent link system, the control unit is the rider!

Just kidding around... There are quite a few bikes other than BMW that have link brake. Following are a few that I know.

2010 Honda VFR
2010 Kawasaki Concour 14
Yamaha FJR1300
Honda V700n or N700V (new this year)

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forgive my ignorance of link brake system, is that where if i only jammed on rear brakes a computer logic thingy would work out bike actually needs a lot of front brake and apply them and if it were tied in with ABS would not lock up?
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forgive my ignorance of link brake system, is that where if i only jammed on rear brakes a computer logic thingy would work out bike actually needs a lot of front brake and apply them and if it were tied in with ABS would not lock up?
Most link brake will use more more front than back if you use front brake and vice versa the back brake.

If a bike got got 6 calipers front brake system and 2 calipers back, using front brake will use 4 of the 6 front calipers and one of the rear calibers... Using rear brake will use one rear calipers and 2 of the front calipers... Using both front and back will use all calipers... ABS just prevent wheels from locking up.

Every manufacturer do it a little differently...

Check this out about Honda ABS and link brake.
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-87864.html

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Thank's, checked out article, glad that if there is the failure in the C-ABS system will fail safe so all vv's open and you can use brakes as normal, i suppose this is the way of the future and not knocking the technology but my only safety concern is for the riders that have only rode on this or even just ABS and get back on non linked or ABS and have a serious accident. Good explaination in that article, cheers
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jws3 Hi.

Just in case all the guys above and their explanation have confused you, I will explain the V braking system.

It use state of art bicycle braking system.

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Just in case all the guys above and their explanation have confused you, I will explain the V braking system.

It use state of art bicycle braking system.
No way, my caliper isn't nearly that big or effective...


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No way, my caliper isn't nearly that big or effective...


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