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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

WOW - Antilock brakes demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8zk_zkdyE&feature=player_embedded

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kinderlingers

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Impressive.........

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mobileenoph

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mobileenoph says:

ABS

I have anti lock brakes on my Bandit, only ever came into operation once,very impressive.

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fred1021

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fred1021 says:

very good demo

nice demo :smile

ABS is a GOOD thing i dont get why so many people are against it:unsure:

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fred1021

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fred1021 says:

yeah surveyor57

i know what you mean no one brakes like that for real


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AdieR

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AdieR says:

It is possible

to panic brake in an emergency situation.

The idea of having ABS is probably a good one, but could also have a negative effect (ie taking increased risks thinking ABS will save your bacon; this isn't the idea of the system).

Personally I'd rather keep my wits about, and avoid using the system as far as possible, though i do know full well there are always going to be unpredictable situations....

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londonbill

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londonbill says:

Fred

Road conditions like that, combined with todays ultra powerful brakes mean you can lock up the front with very little effort. There are tecniques you can use, but in the heat of the moment, very few people have time to think it through. ABS is a good thing,

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fred1021

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fred1021 says:

londonbill

yeah im all for abs i wasn't saying its not a good addition to modern bikes , i just think that was a very extreme test , id like to see a more realistic test i.e good combined braking on a normal uneven slippery road and see how the abs helps then.rather than just riding on a wet road and grabbing a load of front and hope and pray you live through it.:smile

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londonbill

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londonbill says:

Fred

You said that no one brakes like that for real. In ordinary day to day riding, that's true but on a wet greasy road when that dozy pillock in the Volvo pulls out on you and you've nowhere to go, you are going to have to brake like that for real. That's the whole point of this test. To show how effective abs is in a panic brake situation where you've no time to think. I think it's a very realistic test, because exactly this scenario does happen and is the cause of a lot of off's. There was a London courier last year who had exactly this happen to him on a wet road. He got caught out by a pedestrian running across the road, applied a handful, lost the front and slid off to the opposite side of the road where he ended up under the wheels of a coach and of course was dead immediately. (I know this because a friend of mine works for the same firm). The whole point of abs is to bail you out of a situation like this, which is why I believe the video is a good test.

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Dazthenewbie

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Dazthenewbie says:

Wahey!!

Think im going to opt for ABS next time around, very impressive!!!

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JWRPayne

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JWRPayne says:

Well...

...MCN did their own comparison test last year with riders of various skills. Very interesting.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6kO6ltk3a0

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