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03-13-2008 05:32 AM
Vash 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.



03-13-2008 04:26 AM
kanwisch
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Originally Posted by the wizz View Post
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.
03-13-2008 04:25 AM
kanwisch
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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).
03-12-2008 09:10 PM
the wizz 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...
02-05-2008 04:39 AM
Vash
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my buddies 2005 r1 has ABS...it came in handy when i was ridding his bike a couple hours i finished MSF

I'm calling BS



02-04-2008 10:51 PM
5ktec my buddies 2005 r1 has ABS...it came in handy when i was ridding his bike a couple hours i finished MSF
01-28-2008 04:36 AM
Vash I wouldnt say either system is superior. ABS is better for year around conditions, especially for less skilled riders.
Another system that is fairly popular is the linked brake systems, where the front brake lever actuates 2 pistons on the front and one on the rear, and the rear brake lever actuates 1 piston on front and 1 on rear. Having never ridden one I dont know what its like, but it sounds like a pain in the ass. Again, not something you will find on a race replica.



01-27-2008 01:43 PM
ezrollin
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Originally posted by Vash
Also, abs systems are pretty heavy, and expensive. Comparing the VFR's with and witout the system, they add about $2000 to the price and around 25lbs to the weight.
All those explanations you gave were very good and informative!
Much better than dribble and filler (fluff).
But I read somewhere (I thought on this site through a link) that ABS was superior. What a load of crap. I'd agree with your comments
thanks
01-26-2008 08:54 AM
Vash Also, abs systems are pretty heavy, and expensive. Comparing the VFR's with and witout the system, they add about $2000 to the price and around 25lbs to the weight.



01-26-2008 08:54 AM
Vash ABS is pretty rare on bikes. Some VFR models have it, and some of the sport touring bikes, but no sportbikes. On dry pavement, a skilled rider will get better stopping distances without ABS. The other issue with most abs systems, is that if you are braking in the corner, while leaned over, the front wheel will slide long before it actually locks, so most ABS systems will not benefit the rider any. BMW is supposed to be working on the system that takes cornering loads into account, but I have not seen it yet.



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