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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 08:10 PM
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Well I am a very seasoned rider and I had a BMW with ABS...the brakes were not linked and the ABS worked great...to say you are a seasoned rider and ABS would do you no good is foolish...I loved the ABS on the BMW and wondered why more bikes don't use it...I will admit at first I thought I wouldn't like it, but ride a bike with non-linked ABS and see for yourself...oh the 02 ZX6R never had it...on a side note the 98-02 ZX6R's are some of the best all around rode bikes out there, however if you plan on tracking with that bike it will show its limitations very quickly depending how talented a rider you are...

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I'm calling BS
+1. I've never read a review of any sportbike that includes ABS. They are designed specifically for the track and you simply have no use for ABS on the track. That on top of what Vash has already noted (weight, expense).

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Well I am a very seasoned rider and I had a BMW with ABS...the brakes were not linked and the ABS worked great...to say you are a seasoned rider and ABS would do you no good is foolish.
I was thinking of that from a car angle. I've driven about a half million miles in my life and I find ABS very useful. Maybe not the same thing, but its a point of data anyway.

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There was an article a while back comparing several ABS and non ABS models (of the same bike) they used 4 riders from different backgrounds. A track junkie, an expirienced road racer, a long distance touring guy, and a newbie. On dry pavement, both the sport riders did much better with no abs. On dry pavement with one slick obstacle, the two still did better with no abs, by not touching the brakes untill after they passed the obstacle. However in the wet, no one could even come close to the ABS performance.




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