cracker, im a re-entry motorcyclist after 4 road hondas then
an enforced break.. also never experienced abs, but researching
this system before buying again i was impressed with reviews from
experienced riders, mc journos etc, together with my own reviews of
the system itself [design etc]..
still had some slight reservation as to perhaps losing some rider control
but decided for the abs, esp when a used black [preferred - 600km only]
abs model came up for a very good price plus good shark helmet, good
alpinestars jacket and gloves thrown in as inducement for my cash..
anyway, normal or typical suburban riding, with some care after years
out of the saddle etc, and learning this bike, and the brakes worked
like non abs, with rear perhaps feeling bit weak [good for surburbia etc]..
when nutcases in tin boxes tried to get us tho, my pre-existing skills
developed over decades of riding kicked in [to my great satisfaction
and the abs brakes did their job [i was going to say flawlessly] very well..
testing them out i found i coiuld make the rear wheel do little 'hops'
by stepping on it hard at fairly low speeds, otherwise good as gold..
first emergency use was overtaking a truck parked on my road [uphill]
noone in it facing me on my side of the road, after acellerating into my
street but still not high speed a bloke walked straight out from behind it
in front of me, pushing two wheely-bins..
it was and could only be a reflex response, i was half way past the truck,
but anyway, grabbed a handfull of front and she virtually stopped on sixpence..
no discernable easing off but no screaching of tires either, just stopped on
the spot, doing a 'frontie', rear rising up high, me up on the pegs holding bars,
pause up there [nicely balanced] then drop back down onto both wheels..
after glaring at the garbo for a second, continued up the street to park
with a big smile on my face... they certainly worked, no problem..
according to one review i read they tested using various riders of various
skills levels incl experienced road racers, over various surfaces, and only
one road racer [mc journo] managed to better the abs stopping distance
while braking with a cbr250r without, abs...
so in a nutshell, i recommend this abs system
for any rider or level of skill..