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post #1 of 13 Old 09-11-2019, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Did you get a bike with or without ABS? Worth it?

I had a minor crash on my last bike a little over a decade ago when I gave it too much front brake and it locked up, when I let go of the brake the bike fell sideways soon as it the front wheel started rolling again. So this time I paid the few hundred extra bucks extra and got the ABS version. I do all street riding (no track) and worry about cars pulling out in front of me. Was getting the ABS a smart choice?
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-11-2019, 05:02 PM
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For you, yes.

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For you, yes.
lol why me?
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Aren't you from ny?

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For you, yes.
lol why me?
If you did track, the ABS can be a bit of a hindrance since you’re expecting to potentially ride that line of wheel lockup under hard braking and the ABS would kick in when you don’t want it to, extending your stopping distance. ABS is good though for street only riding where you have to deal with cars and other random obstacles jumping out in front of you causing unexpected panic stops and such.

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If you did track, the ABS can be a bit of a hindrance since youíre expecting to potentially ride that line of wheel lockup under hard braking and the ABS would kick in when you donít want it to, extending your stopping distance. ABS is good though for street only riding where you have to deal with cars and other random obstacles jumping out in front of you causing unexpected panic stops and such.

Not to mention, generally a track will have a good and consistent surface, and streets can have who knows what on them and be built with pretty sketchy materials to begin with.
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And on track the ABS controlled rear wheel lift mitigation system is a disaster looking to sabotage very hard and fast riders.

In the hardest charging and most demanding braking situations if the bike detects the rear wheel getting light and lifting, it uses the ABS system to reduce front brake pressure to settle the rear tire down again - this has caused fast riders to overshoot their brake point ate the most critical point and has sent a number of riders into the runoff.

ABS is perfect for the street and can get in the way of the fastest riders.



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Aren't you from ny?
No. Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Close to Miami.
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lol why me?
Because your new, not confident going by your other posts on here, and have already locked up the front brake and crashed previously. Your exactly the type of rider they had in mind when they designed the system.

For me, I would never buy an ABS bike. I've got over 90,000 miles of riding under my belt and many trackdays. I am extremely comfortable with braking and don't want intervention.

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Because your new, not confident going by your other posts on here, and have already locked up the front brake and crashed previously. Your exactly the type of rider they had in mind when they designed the system.

For me, I would never buy an ABS bike. I've got over 90,000 miles of riding under my belt and many trackdays. I am extremely comfortable with braking and don't want intervention.
Fair enough. I just need to ride more often. I have had my new 1kRR for almost a month and it just turned over 200 miles.
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