Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
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i honestly dont see the appeal of ABS,(on most bikes) i personally have been riding for over 20 years on and off road and yes there were times it could have been of use possible.....but i can think of meany other times it would be a hindrance, and if someone learns on a bike with abs and is use to braking to aggressively when they get on something without abs there going to have a bad time
the place i can see it being of good use it on something like a gold wing but a 650 not so much..
but thats just my opinion
Personaly I see ZERO negatives of ABS for the normal person. Yes there have been tests done and they can get a bike to stop faster without ABS than with it turned on. But all of these tets are done with professional riders, or top level racers. Lets see the same tests done with just a standard person who rides for enjoyment. I am sure the ABS will wi 99% of the time.
Haveing ABS should not change a persons braking habbits. It is only tere incase you get a tad over carried away on squeezing. I have ABS in my truck, and have used it on a few ocasions. That doesn't make me drive around flooring the brake pedal through the floor every time I need to stop.
As far as it being bad to have it if you may ride a bike in the future that does not.....That is just crazy. If we followed that idea all bikes other than the new Kawi H2 should be eliminated, because some of them allow yiu to just wack open the throttle with no worries of what may happen.....
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